San Diego street cars.. they were a common sight for about 50 years

These 2 are about 1906 manufacture

Once the 40's came, the street cars were deemed inefficient and replaced by gas guzzler buses.. a lot of that was due to GM's lobbying and political pressure to increase corporate profits and stock value through fleet sales of buses. The govt had the mentality of "What is good for GM is good for America" a saying I've often heard on the History Channel
This was the beginning of scrapping most streetcars

Some were bought in large numbers and became "bungalow courts"