Category Archives: Research Activity

The California Public Utilities Commision and what it means to public transportation history

The California Railroad Commission was formed in 1911 to regulate railroads. In 1912 it was empowered to regulate other public utilities such as electric companies, water companies and gas companies. Regulation of buses and trucks started in May 1917. In 1943, the Railroad Commission was renamed the Public Utilities Commission. The Commission maintains jurisdiction over […]

Welcome to More Than Red Cars

Hello, and welcome to More Than Red Cars I am Charles P. Hobbs (“cph” on most transit blog comments) and have been involved in transit advocacy and transportation history since 1984.  I have also been a research/technical/medical librarian for the past 20 years. The name of this blog is also the working title to a […]