October 29, 1987 A new trolleybus system was inaugurated in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar (also known as Ulan Bator). These trolleybuses have become a heavily used part of the city’s overall transit network, which also includes regular bus lines and a hodge-podge of privately owned passenger vans that are collectively called “microbuses.” The sometimes... Continue Reading →

Photo Credit: Steve Morgan (licensed under Creative Commons) April 23, 1933 The first electric trolleybus system in Ohio began regular operations in Dayton. These trackless trolleybuses -- powered by overhead electric wires rather than gasoline – started their initial runs early that Sunday morning. The day’s edition of the Dayton Daily News outlined one of... Continue Reading →

April 11, 1936 The first trackless trolley line in the Boston metropolitan area made its debut when the Boston Elevated Railway (BERy) introduced trolleybuses on what had been a streetcar route between Harvard Square and Lechmere Square in the city of Cambridge. The first of these orange vehicles left Bennett Street yard (near Harvard Square)... Continue Reading →

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