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  First Public Transit System Established
Brief Description:  The first public transit system was an omnibus line established in 1843. It ran from the old National Hotel at Third and Market Streets to the North St. Louis ferry landing at Madison Street. By 1859, which was the last year of the system´s operation, the City had eleven omnibus lines reaching all main points of interest.
Year:  1843
Decade:  1840 - 1849
Beginning Date:    1843
Ending Date:     Jan. 01, 1859

Physical Growth of the City of St. Louis



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