Image 1: A Capital Transit guide map dated June 1, 1942, featuring both streetcar and bus lines. According to this map, there were 10 streetcar lines and more than 40 bus lines. The map also contains various points of interest across the city, as well as fare information: cash fares were 10 cents, tokens were 6 for 50 cents and weekly passes were sold for $1.25.
In a sidebar column on the top right, Capital Transit asks wives who do not work to avoid taking transit during rush hour, as people traveling during those hours are commuting to and from work, the majority of whom are “engaged in work contributing to our Nation’s War Effort.”
For more information, please view a full-size, searchable version of the map.
Image 2: The back page of the map contains an index to the streets of Washington, DC and lists the streetcar and bus routes by street and the details of where each line goes and when they operate.
For more information, please view a full-size, searchable version of the index.