Springfield Transportation Company

The Springfield Transportation Company came into existence in 1933 when the Illinois Power Company, which had previously operated Springfield's street car lines split into a gas and electric division and formed a separate company-The Springfield Transportation Company-to operate the lines. The first buses began operation in 1936 as the final street cars were phased out by 1938. By 1960, the Springfield Transportation Company became the city operated Springfield Mass Transit District. The materials in this collection include photographs, newspaper clippings, employee records, newsletters and information from the founding of the SMTD from the 1930's to the 1970's.