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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Austin Transit Corporation Item, 1970



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin Transit Corporation
Title: Austin Transit Corporation Item
Dates: 1970
Abstract: Report to the UT Student-Faculty Committee on Transportation by the Austin Transit Corporation, 1970.
Accession No.: 91-230
OCLC No.: 948298413
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1955, Austin Transit Corporation (ATC) took over the operation of the City of Austin transit service. ATC operated the system as a private company under a franchise from the City of Austin from 1955 until July 1970. In January 1970, the City offered ATC a new five-year franchise, but ATC refused to accept this offer, partially because of a failure of the city to prohibit issuance of a franchise to any other firm for the operation of a shuttle bus system for the University of Texas, a policy which Austin Transit Corporation advocated. In August 1970 Transportation Enterprises, Incorporated (TEI) received approval from the City to operate the city transit system. This arrangement lasted until March 1971, when the City of Austin again contracted with ATC to resume operation of the system.

Source:

History of the UT Shuttle System, 1974 (from www.atxhistory.org)

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Scope and Contents

The Austin Transit Corporation Item, 1970, includes a report to the University of Texas (UT) Student-Faculty Committee on Transportation.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Austin Transit Corporation
Subjects
Local transit
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin Transit Corporation Item, 1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1991.

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Inventory

 

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2.325/A75a Report, 1970

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