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Brief History-Syracuse Transit Corporation was formed on November 22,1939 as successor to New York State Railways' Syracuse City Lines, which had 27 routes in operation, of which 7 still operated with streetcars out of a peak of 100 miles and 200 streetcars, approximately one quarter of these were still in service. The rest of the lines were operated by bus. However, two lines that were abandoned prior to STC's formation did not receive bus substitution. Under the able leadership of Benjamin Tilton,  the Syracuse Transit Corporation proceeded to bus the remaining streetcar lines as the company's finances permitted. The last four car lines went out together on January 4,1941. The following is a list of car lines operated by Syracuse Transit Corporation and date of each line's abandonment:
1.Green Street,9-29-27 (no bus substitution)
2.Valley via Elmwood, 5-31-30
3.Valley via Salina,  5-31-30
4.Burnett,1-22-33
5.West Genesee, 6-30-33
6.West Solvay,6-30-33
7.Dudley,10-31-33
8.Oak, 10-31-33
9.Park, 10-31-33
10.Liverpool, 12-31-33
11.Oakwood, 5-27-35
12.Summit, 5-27-35
13.Solvay,1-13-36
14.Elmwood,9-15-37
15.East Syracuse, 9-15-37
16.Midler (part of James St.) 9-15-37
17.Minoa,10-11-37
18.Court,7-31-38
19.Midland,7-31-38
20.University,9-30-39
21 and 22,South Salina and Nedrow,6-29-40
23-26.Walnut,Westcott,Wolf,Butternut, 1-4-41
 
In 1972, the Syracuse Transit Corporation ended its days as a private,investor owned, transit company, having outlasted sister company Rochester Transit Corporation, as such by four years. Its successor, CNY Centro assumed operation of the bus fleet, routes and other assets of Syracuse Transit Corporation together with bus routes in the nearby city of Auburn as well as Oswego,NY.

Partial timeline of Syracuse Transit Corporation from inception  to purchase by Central New York Transportation Authority.
11-22-39. Syracuse Transit Corporation is formed to assume operation of New York State Railways' Syracuse City Lines.
1-4-41.Syracuse Transit Corporation completes busing of  all remaining streetcar lines.
1958.Syracuse Transit purchases first diesel buses.
1960.First GM "new look" buses arrive.
1972. Central New York Transportation Authority purchases Syracuse Transit Corporation's assets and routes, together with those operated in Auburn and Oswego,NY.
1993. CNY Centro purchase routes and several buses from Syracuse and Oswego Motor Lines and Onondaga Coach Corporation, which quits the line run  business altogether. These consist of Syracuse to Oswego via Baldwinsville, Syracuse to Central Square and Liverpool (S&O),Syracuse to Auburn and Port Byron (Onondaga Coach). Several highway cruiser type buses are  included in these two packages.

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