Almost every city and town in Massachusetts has some sort of public transportation system. Communities depend on them to aid people, who don’t have access to personal vehicles, so they can go shopping, check-in with physicians, or just spend time with friends. These days, commuters can use busses and trains to run their errands, however, in 1888, this trolley operated on only the power of two horses.
The Brockton Street Railway company is still in operation, but it’s now called Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company. They have retired horse drawn carriages for busses and trolleys, but they still provide reliable and local transportation to those in need. Transit systems have always been an important part of a community's infrastructure because they connect shoppers with local merchants. Small businesses can thank these transit companies for literally bringing customers to their doorsteps for more than a century.