9.1.1 2010 Change Log

Chronological log of editorial and content changes to the All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems made in 2010. This page is primarily auto-generated and no attempt is made to retain reference points or context.
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Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-ab.html

2010 Apr 15 13:36
(photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox).
Diamond Lines [Jasper Place] Twins (Peter Cox 13 Sep 1964)

History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

2010 Apr 16 11:01

Morinville Interlink (April 1997 - present)

Morinville Interlink (April 1997 - 30 April 2010)

Diamond Bus Lines Ltd. (circa 1965 - February 1969)

Diamond Lines [Sherwood Park} Twin Coaches and CanCars (Peter Cox 14 May 1966) Diamond Bus Lines Ltd. (circa 1965 - February 1969)
Succeeded by WBL (CC69, TC75). Succeeded by WBL (Canadian Coach 1969, Transit Canada 1975). (photos: Peter Cox).

Diamond Lines [Sherwood Park] Twins (Peter Cox 13 Sep 1964)

Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

hull-qc.html

2010 Apr 16 16:24

Hull Electric Company (1895 - 30 November 1946)

Hull streetcar at Main and Bridge Hull Electric Company (1895 - 30 November 1946)
to Aylmer (see below). to Aylmer (see below).


Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

toronto-on.html

2010 Apr 24 11:57

Eatons Inter Store Coach Service [Toronto] Eatons Inter-Store Coach Service ticket Eaton's Inter-Store Coach Service (circa 1930? - ?)
The T. Eaton Company provided a coach service between its two Toronto department stores. The service was contracted to Gray Coach Lines. (photo Wikipedia).


Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-on.html

2010 Apr 24 13:46
Service to Carleton Place probably replaced 03 May 2010 by LCT (see below).

Lanark Community Transit (03 May 2010 - present)
Commuter bus service between Carelton Place and Ottawa operated under contract by Groupe Galland. Initial schedule of eight two-way trips, four each in the AM and PM. (website 2010).


system logo 2010
Data source: website 2010

Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

victoria-bc.html

2010 Apr 24 22:32

British Columbia Electric Railway Company (15 April 1897 -

BCER [Victoria] ticket British Columbia Electric Railway Company (15 April 1897 - By 1945 was operating eight streetcar routes and eleven bus routes in greater Victoria (CC67). By 1945 was operating eight streetcar routes and eleven bus routes in greater Victoria (Canadian Coach 1967). Late period tickets bear the title Greater Victoria Transit System. VICL [Victoria] ticket Pendray's Douglas Ralph Lines (CC66, TC). By 1945 was operating seven local routes in the Victoria area (CC67). Pendray's Douglas Ralph Lines (Canadian Coach 1966, Transit Canada). By 1945 was operating seven local routes in the Victoria area (Canadian Coach 1967). franchise 1947-50. City transit franchise and many franchise 1947-50. Late period tickets bear the title Greater Victoria Transit System. City transit franchise and many area bus routes (CC67). Acquired by the BCERy summer 1946 (Ewert 1986).
area bus routes (Canadian Coach 1967). Acquired by the BCERy summer 1946 (Ewert 1986).
Metchosin (CC68, CC70, Scrafton et al. 1970). All these areas are now part of the Metchosin (Canadian Coach 1968, Canadian Coach 1970, Scrafton et al. 1970). All these areas are now part of the (CC72). (Canadian Coach 1972). VICL suburban routes on the Saanich peninsula (CC71). (CC74) VICL suburban routes on the Saanich peninsula (Canadian Coach 1971). (Canadian Coach 1974) Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


Transit History of the Banlieue de Montreal, Quebec

montreal-suburbs-qc.html

2010 Apr 26 20:36
(CN 1956/57). This commuter service was begin in 1945, and ended in 1968 (Harry Dodsworth, Tom Box). (CN 1956/57). This commuter service was begin in 1945 (or 1946, sources differ), and ended in 08 November 1968 (Harry Dodsworth, Tom Box, Cartwright).
  • Cartwright, Glenn F., All Aboard for Montreal Nord, a WWWeb page at the URL: http://www.education.mcgill.ca/profs/cartwright/railways/nord.htm, 2005.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2010 Apr 29 14:55
    [Boischatel]

    Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré via Boischâtel. Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré via Boischâtel. Omnibus service between Québec and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré via Boischâtel. Omnibus service between Québec and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré via Boischâtel.

    Côte-de-Beaupré, Québec

    ? (circa 1865 - ?)
    Horse-drawn stagecoaches operated between downtown Québec and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré via Boischâtel. (Jean Breton 2009).

    François Cloutier (19 May 1882 - ?)
    Omnibus service between Québec and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré via Boischâtel. (L'Electeur [newspaper] 19 May 1882, research by Jean Breton 2009).

    Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company (27 May 1900 - 15 March 1959>)
    Interurban electric railway (see QRL&P interurban).

    la Compagnie d'Autobus de Charlesbourg Ltée (1930 - 1933)
    Company serving Charlesbourg, Orsainville and Loretteville. Service to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré begun 1930 but competed illegally with QRL&P car service and was ordered halted 1933. (Jean Breton 2009).

    PluMobile (circa 2010 - present)
    Commuter-scheduled passenger service between Mont-Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Château-Richer, and L'Ange-Gardien and Québec. A taxibus extension also connects Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges and Saint-Joachim. Sponsored by the MRC Côte-de-Beaupré and operated by vehicles contracted from Autobus M. Auger Inc. Service is described as “Transport collectif et adapté” [public and disability transit] and requires advanced booking. (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010).

    [Ile d'Orleans]

    No common carrier bus service since 1991. (Jean Breton 2009). No common carrier bus service 1991 - 2010. (Jean Breton 2009, 2010).

    PluMobile (circa 2010 - present)
    Commuter-scheduled passenger service between Île d'Orleans and Québec. Sponsored by the MRC Île d'Orleans and operated by vehicles contracted from Autobus M. Auger Inc. Service is described as “Transport collectif et adapté” [public and disability transit] and requires advanced booking. (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010).


    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2010 Apr 29 15:22
    [Charlesbourg Services]

    Service to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré begun 1930 but competed illegally Service to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré begun 1930 but competed illegally

    [QRL&P Interurban]

    Route from Québec through Montmorency Falls to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Route from Québec through Montmorency Falls to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2010 May 5 14:18

    [Côte-de-Beaupré]

    PluMobile (circa 2010 - present)

    PluMobile (circa Spring 2009 - present)

    [Île-d'Orleans]

    PluMobile (circa 2010 - present)

    PluMobile (circa Spring 2009 - present)


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2010 May 7 13:58
    Annual reports and other documents give the agency's full name as South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority.

    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2010 May 8 11:05
    Annual reports and other documents give the agency's full name as From 29 November 2007 the agency's full name has been

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 May 13 17:15

    Banlieue de Montréal, Québec

    Banlieues de Montréal, Québec

    City, Kingston and elsewhere. In 1964 Banlieue de Montréal services were City, Kingston and elsewhere. In 1964 Banlieues de Montréal services were

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 May 13 18:58
    (See Banlieue de Montréal for prior PTCo history.) (See Banlieues de Montréal for prior PTCo history.)

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2010 May 13 18:58
    (See Banlieue de Montréal). (See Banlieues de Montréal).

    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2010 May 16 17:06

    Windsor Electric Street Railway Company (06 June 1886 - 18 April 1893)

    Windsor Electric St Ry Opening day 1886 Windsor Electric Street Railway Company (06 June 1886 - 18 April 1893)
    Reorganized 1893 as the CRCo of W (RFC). Reorganized 1893 as the CRCo of W (RFC).


    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2010 May 16 17:57

    Grey Bus Line Company Limited (circa 1926 - 1962)

    Grey Bus Lines [Moncton] ticket Grey Bus Line Company Limited (circa 1926 - 1962)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 May 21 14:02

    Portneuf, Québec

    The Municipalité régionale de comté de Portneuf was formed in 1981 and includes Cap-Santé, Donnacona, Lac-Sergent, Neuville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Saint-Basile, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, and Saint-Raymond. (Wikipedia).

    Corporation de transport régional de Portneuf (25 May 2010 - present)
    Shuttle bus service connecting Saint-Raymond, Pont-Rouge, and Neuville, with Sainte-Foy and Québec. Initial service is a single round trip scheduled for commuting. Use requires booking 24 hours in advance. (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010).

    Corporation de transport regional de Portneuf logo Data source: website 2010

    Note

    According to its Winter 1955/56 and Winter 1956/57 time tables Canadian National Railways operated a daily except Sunday train between St. Raymond and Québec (Palais Station) (34.2 mi./54.7 km, 80 min.). Commuters arrived at Palais at 8:35am and departed homebound at 5:30pm. This meets a basic definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under a bout 90 minutes). The service does not appear in the CN 1966/67 time table.

    Lac-Sergent Systems

    Lac-Sergent annexed to Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf 01 January 2002. (Jean Breton 2009).

    Autobus A. Drolet Ltée (1938 - ?)
    Summer-only bus service between Québec and Lac-Sergent. (Jean Breton 2009).

    la Compagnie d'Autobus de Charlesbourg Ltée (? - 1945)
    Bus service operator in Charlesbourg. Seasonal bus service between Québec and Lac-Sergent sold to AF 1945. (Jean Breton 2009).

    Autobus Fournier Limitée (1945 - 28 June 1949)
    Bus service operator in Sainte-Foy. Sold seasonal Québec - Lac-Sergent service to ALB Enr. 1949. (Jean Breton 2009).

    Autobus Lionel Boutet Enr. (28 June 1949-06-28 - 31 March 1954)
    Lionel Boutet, owner. Operating rightes expanded to year-round 19 June 1951. Sold route to AJJ Enr. 1954. (Jean Breton 2009).

    Autobus Joseph Jacques Enr. (31 March 1954 - Fall 1972)
    Joseph Jacques, owner. Enterprise transferred to son Philippe Jacques 13 March 1964. Operations sold 1972 to AP Inc. (Jean Breton 2009).

    Autocars Portneuf Inc. (Fall 1972 - 01 July 1987)
    Sold 1987 to AStR Ltée. (Jean Breton 2009).

    Autobus Saint-Raymond Ltée (01 July 1987 - 1992)
    Québec - Lac-Sergent service abandoned 1992. (Jean Breton 2009).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2010 May 21 14:08

    Autobus Joseph Jacques (15 November 1963 - September 1971)

    Autobus Joseph Jacques Enr. (15 November 1963 - September 1971)
    service between Québec, Saint-Raymond and Rivière-à-Pierre. Sold 1971 to AP Inc. service between Québec, Saint-Raymond and Rivière-à-Pierre. Sold 1971 to AP Inc.

    Autocar Portneuf Inc. (September 1971 - 1988)

    Autocars Portneuf Inc. (September 1971 - 1988)
    service between Québec, Saint-Raymond and Rivière-à-Pierre. Service abandoned 1988. service between Québec, Saint-Raymond and Rivière-à-Pierre. Service abandoned 1988.


    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2010 May 21 14:17
    Canadian National Railways operated a daily except Sunday train between St. Raymond and Canadian National Railways operated a daily except Sunday train between St. Raymond and Saint-Raymond sold to AF 1945. Extensions reached Saint-Raymond sold to AF 1945. Extensions reached Lac Saint-Augustin, and Lac Sergent sold to Sainte-Foy operator AF 1969. Lac Saint-Augustin, and Lac Sergent sold to Sainte-Foy operator AF 1969. Northern part of Saint-Augustin served as part of company's Québec -- Saint-Raymond service. Service abandoned 1988. Northern part of Saint-Augustin served as part of company's Québec -- Saint-Raymond service. Service abandoned 1988.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 May 21 15:26
    [Montmagny]

    TCA Montmagny logo Data Source: website 2010

    [Portneuf, Québec]

    advance. advance. Contract operator is Autobus M. Auger Inc.


    Banlieues de Québec & Lévis, Québec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 May 22 1:58

    Created new page for suburban transit services in the region surrounding Québec and Lévis. This included the relocation of the following entries:



    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 May 22 02:03

    Banlieues de Québec & Lévis, Québec

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Québec & Lévis, Québec



    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2010 May 25 11:08
    (see WUBS Transit and South Mountain Stagecoach/Transit).

    WUBS Transit (2009? - present)
    (see Wubs Transit and South Mountain Stagecoach/Transit).

    Wubs Transit (01 March 2009 - present)
    (Nanda Wubs 2010, website 2010).


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2010 May 25 11:17
    The adjacent cities of Kitchener [called Berlin prior to 1919] and Waterloo have always share a transit system. From 01 January 2000 Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge have been served by a single system. The adjacent cities of Kitchener [called Berlin prior to 01 October 1916] and Waterloo have always share a transit system. From 01 January 2000 Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge have been served by a single system. Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway Company (13 June 1889 - circa 1919)
    Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway Company (13 June 1889 - circa 1916)
    Utilities commission. (Mills 1977) Berlin renamed Kitchener in 1919. (Dorman, CYB 1905-1918) Utilities commission (Mills 1977). Berlin renamed Kitchener 01 October 1916. Company reported in the annual Dominion government statistical report Canada Year Book under Berlin & Waterloo through 1918. (Dorman, CYB 1905-1918) Kitchener and Waterloo Street Railway (circa 1919 - circa 1927)
    Kitchener and Waterloo Street Railway (circa 1916 - circa 1927)


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 May 25 16:31
    [Île-d'Orleans]

    No common carrier bus service 1991 - 2010. (Jean Breton 2009, 2010). No common carrier bus service 1991 - 2009. (Jean Breton 2009, 2010).


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 May 26 13:13

    Black Diamond - Turner Valley, Alberta

    Cardinal Coach Lines
    (Scrafton et al. 1970). Suburban service from Calgary to Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley.

    Regional Shuttle [Black Diamond] (Peter McLaughlin 2010) Regional Shuttle Service (circa April 2010 - present)
    Commuter shuttle service connecting Black Diamond and Turner Valley to Calgary. (cptdb 2010, website 2010, photo Peter McLaughlin 2010).


    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2010 May 26 15:01
    In addition to the City of Gatineau, STO also provides transit service to Chelsea and Cantley. In addition to the City of Gatineau, STO also provides transit service to Chelsea and Cantley.

    Transit History of Brantford, Ontario

    brantford-on.html

    2010 May 26 19:11
    acquired the Brantford Street Railway Company 1907 and eventually absorbed the Brantford Street Railway Company 1907 (which it controlled from 1902) and eventually


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2010 May 26 19:53
    Restored CMR 14 at Heritage Park

    Restored CMR 14 at Heritage Park "Heritage Park Street Railway" (summer 1975 - present (summer seasons only))
    "Heritage Park Street Railway" (summer 1975 - circa 2007, 2010 - present (summer seasons only))
    entrance 3300 ft (1 km) away. Line has no formal name. (Photo Blickpunkt Straßenbahn) entrance 3300 ft (1 km) away. Line has no formal name. Operations shut for approximately three years (2007 - 2010?) while the line was rebuilt. (Photo Blickpunkt Straßenbahn)


    Transit History of Hamilton, Ontario

    hamilton-on.html

    2010 Jun 4 20:11
  • Luton, Tom, Hamilton Transit History, a World Wide Web page at the URL: http://hamiltontransithistory.host-ed.net/, 2010.

    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2010 Jun 8 14:10
    Third rural route from Chatham to Blenheim and Ridgetown launched 02 January 2010 (website 2010).

    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2010 Jun 9 13:52
    Converted from horsecars to electric cars in 1901, the last commercial operation of horsecars in Canada. Converted from horsecars to electric cars in 1901, the last commercial operation of horsecars in Canada. (photos: author's collection, Joseph Lamarche collection).
    Sarnia Street Ry electric car (Joseph Lamarche collection)


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2010 Jun 9 20:03
    "Heritage Park Street Railway" (summer 1975 - circa 2007, 2010 - present (summer seasons only))
    "Heritage Park Street Railway" (summer 1975 - circa 2007, 22 May 2010 - present (summer seasons only))
    entrance 3300 ft (1 km) away. Line has no formal name. entrance 3300 ft (1 km) away. Line had no formal name until its relaunch in 2010 as the ENMAX Electric Streetcar System in recognition of the rebuilding sponsor.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2010 Jun 18 13:06

    Terrace Bay, Ontario

    International Transit Limited (1947 - circa 1949)
    Intercity bus operator based in Port Arthur [Thunder Bay] (1926-1965). Operated local bus service in Terrace Bay, a one-industry town on the remote north shore of Lake Superior. Service unprofitable and discontinued. (Lawrence, Loring M., “International, From the Lakehead: Part I”, Bus Industry, March 2010, Vol. 24, No. 91, pp. 30-45.)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2010 Jun 18 13:07

    Marathon, Ontario

    International Transit Limited (1946 or 1947 - 1953)
    Intercity bus operator based in Port Arthur [Thunder Bay] (1926-1965). Operated local bus service in Marathon, a one-industry town on the remote north shore of Lake Superior. Service unprofitable and discontinued. (Lawrence, Loring M., “International, From the Lakehead: Part I”, Bus Industry, Vol. 24, No. 91, March 2010, pp. 30-45.)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Jun 18 18:31

    Kimberly, British Columbia

    Kimberly Paratransit System (01 January 1982 - 200x?)

    Kimberley, British Columbia

    Kimberley Paratransit System (01 January 1982 - 200x?)
    Kimberly Community Transportation Committee for the Handicapped Society Kimberley Community Transportation Committee for the Handicapped Society


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Jun 18 19:33

    [Port Hope]
    In operation at least since 1981. As of 2010 service comprised of two routes. Route “B” also connects Port Hope to Cobourg. Operated by contractor Trentway-Wagar Inc. (website 2010 including online map dated 2008).


    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2010 Jun 19 21:47
    Miramichi Transit Commission. Miramichi Public Transit Commission Inc. Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Jun 19 22:16

    [Laval]
    Autobus Inter-Cité / Autobus Inter-Cité Ltée /


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Jun 23 11:35

    [Leduc]

    A commuter transit service between Leduc and Edmonton, operated under contract by the Edmonton Transit System, is announced for August 2010.


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2010 Jun 28 11:43

    Galt Public Utilities Commission - Transportation Department (01 February 1962 - 01 January 1973)
    (Dawes et al. 1972, Canadian Coach 1973)

    Cambridge Transit (01 January 1973 - 31 December 1999)

    Galt PUC 100 GM ol (WE Miller 1969 Apr 20) Galt Public Utilities Commission - Transportation Department (01 February 1962 - 01 January 1973)
    (Dawes et al. 1972, Canadian Coach 1973, photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox coll.]).

    Cambridge Transit 300 GM nl (WE Miller 1977 Sep 11).jpg Cambridge Transit (01 January 1973 - 31 December 1999)
    (Transit Canada 1975, CUTA 1976-77, Sotnyk 1981, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998). (Transit Canada 1975). (CUTA 1976-77, Sotnyk 1981, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998, photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox coll.])


    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Jun 28 16:46

    British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (30 March 1962 - 31 August 1973)

    BCHPA [Victoria] 732 GM TDH-4512 old look (Peter Cox 1968 Jun 15) British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (30 March 1962 - 31 August 1973)
    (CUTA 1976-77).

    Capital Region Transit System (01 September 1973 - 31 March 1983)
    (CUTA 1976-77, photo: Peter Cox).

    Capital Region Transit System [Victoria] 717 CanCar C36TC (Peter Cox 1974 Sep 07) Capital Region Transit System (01 September 1973 - 31 March 1983)

    Victoria Regional Transit System (01 April 1983 - present)
    (photo: Peter Cox).

    BC Transit [Victoria] 805 GM T6H-5308N new look (Peter Cox 1983 Aug 05) Victoria Regional Transit System (01 April 1983 - present)
    (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, BC Transit 1989/90, CUTA 1992) (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, BC Transit 1989/90, CUTA 1992, photo: Peter Cox).

    Sooke Stages (02 January 1958 - October 1972)

    Sooke Stages [Victoria] 9 mci courier 85 (Robert Loat 1969 Jan 02) Sooke Stages (02 January 1958 - October 1972)
    (photo: Robert Loat [Peter Cox coll.]).

    Pacific Commuter (circa April 1971 - ?)

    Pacific Commuter [Victoria] 904 MCI Courier 96 (Peter Cox 1973 Jun 09) Pacific Commuter (circa April 1971 - ?)
    VICL suburban routes on the Saanich peninsula (Canadian Coach 1971). (Canadian Coach 1974) VICL suburban routes on the Saanich peninsula (Canadian Coach 1971). (Canadian Coach 1974, photo: Peter Cox).


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2010 Jun 28 19:19
    (CYB 1934-35, CYB 1939, TBB, CC69, Photo davesrailpix) (CYB 1934-35, CYB 1939, TBB, CC69, Photos davesrailpix, Peter Cox, W.R. Linley [Peter Cox coll.]). NSL&P [Halifax] 238 CCF-Brill (WR Linley 1967 Sep 12, Peter Cox coll.) NSL&P [Halifax] 309 GM new look (Peter Cox 1969 Oct 25)

    Dartmouth Transit Service Buses Ltd. (01 April 1957 - 01 February 1978)

    Dartmouth Transit Service 139 GM new look (Brian Sullivan 1973 Oct 19, Peter Cox coll.) Dartmouth Transit Service Buses Ltd. (01 April 1957 - 01 February 1978)
    (RS, CC69, Dawes et al. 1972, TC75) (RS, CC69, Dawes et al. 1972, TC75, photo: Brian Sullivan [Peter Cox coll.])
    Copyright ©1989-2008 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2010 Jun 28 19:43

    Sarnia Transit (mid 1974 - present)
    (Canadian Coach 1974, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992)

    Sarnia Transit 756 GM T6H-4523N new look (Bernard Drouillard 1979 Sep 17, Peter Cox coll.) Sarnia Transit (mid 1974 - present)
    (Canadian Coach 1974, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo: Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox coll.]).


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2010 Jun 28 20:04
    [Kentville]

    Kings Transit Authority (01 May 1981 - present)
    (Bus Industry Vol. 8, No. 2, Apr.-May-Jun. 1981, p. 25; RS, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992)

    Kings Transit [Kentville] 3 Orion.01 (Bernard Drouillard 1988 Jun 21, Peter Cox coll.) Kings Transit Authority (01 May 1981 - present)
    (Bus Industry Vol. 8, No. 2, Apr.-May-Jun. 1981, p. 25; RS, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo: Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox coll.]). Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Kingston, Ontario

    kingston-on.html

    2010 Jun 28 20:44
    Township of Kingston services and routes in Pittsburgh Township Township of Kingston services and routes in Pittsburgh Township

    Kingston Township Transit (1975 - 1998)

    Kingston Twp Transit 74169 Orion.01 (Bernard Drouillard 1979 Sep 17 [Peter Cox coll.]) Kingston Township Transit (1975 - 1998)
    (Sotnyk 1981, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992 "non-member"). (Sotnyk 1981, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992 “non-member”, photo: Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox coll.]).


    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2010 Jun 29 11:27

    Pickering Dial-a-Bus (27 January 1973 - ?)
    (CUTA 1976-77).

    Pickering Dial-a-Bus 906 OBI Orion.01 (Bernard Drouillard 1981 Sep 23 [Peter Cox coll.]) Pickering Dial-a-Bus (27 January 1973 - ?)
    (CUTA 1976-77, photo: Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox coll.]).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Jun 29 12:35

    City of Orillia Transit System (circa 1975 - present)

    Orillia Transit 7504 GM new look (WE Miller 1979 Oct 30 [Peter Cox coll.]) City of Orillia Transit System (circa 1975 - present)
    (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1988 or Sotnyk 1981) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1988 or Sotnyk 1981). (photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection]).


    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2010 Jun 29 16:48

    City Transit Limited (01 July 1948 - 31 December 1976?)

    City Transit Ltd. [Saint John] 4529 GM T6H-4521 new look (1972 Apr. 14 Peter Cox coll.) City Transit Limited (01 July 1948 - 31 December 1976?)
    S.M.T. (Eastern) Limited. (CC70, Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1976-77).

    S.M.T. (Eastern) Limited. (Canadian Coach 1970, Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1976-77, photo: Peter Cox collection).

    (CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photo: G. Donnelly through JM)

    (CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photo: G. Donnelly through Jacques Matte)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2010 Jun 29 17:06

    Greater Niagara Transit Commission (15 October 1960 - ?)
    (Dawes et al. 1972)

    Greater Niagara Transit Commission [Niagara Falls] 10 GM TGH-3102 old look (1968 Sep. Peter Cox coll.) Greater Niagara Transit Commission (15 October 1960 - ?)
    (Dawes et al. 1972, photo: Peter Cox collection).
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2010 Jun 29 18:55
    [Tecumseh]

    Tecumseh Transit orion 01 (Bernie Drouillard 1986)

    Tecumseh Transit 193 (OBI Orion.01) (Bernard Drouillard 1986 Jan 31 [Peter Cox coll.]) (internationalmetropolis 2007, photo Bernie Drouillard).
    (internationalmetropolis 2007, photo: Bernie Drouillard [Peter Cox collection]).


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2010 Jun 29 19:30

    British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (30 March 1962 - 31 August 1973)

    BC Hydro [Vancouver] 3189 (Twin model 34S) (Peter Cox 1964 Aug 22) British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (30 March 1962 - 31 August 1973)
    (CUTA 1976-77).

    Greater Vancouver Transit System (31 August 1973 - 31 March 1983)
    (CUTA 1976-77, photos: Peter Cox).

    BC Hydro [Vancouver] 3402 (CanCar model CD52TC) (Peter Cox 1966 Jun 29) BC Hydro [Vancouver] 3298 (Twin model 44S) (Peter Cox 1967 Sep 04)

    Greater Vancouver Transit System 3418 (CanCar model CD52TC) (Peter Cox 1979 Aug 16) Greater Vancouver Transit System (31 August 1973 - 31 March 1983)
    (photo: Peter Cox)


    Transit History of Cornwall, Ontario

    cornwall-on.html

    2010 Jun 29 20:48
    Cornwall St. Ry L&P 32 (Fitzjohn) (Peter Cox 1966 May 25) Cornwall St. Ry L&P 64 (CanCar model CD52TC) (Peter Cox 1966 May 25) Cornwall St. Ry L&P 65 (CanCar model TD51) (Peter Cox 1966 May 25) Cornwall St. Ry L&P 67 (GM model TDH-3501 old look) (Peter Cox 1966 May 25) since 1974. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos: David A. Wyatt) since 1974. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos: Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox coll.], David A. Wyatt) Cornwall Transit 7829 (GM T6H-5307N new look) (Bernard Drouillard 1987 Aug 11 [Peter Cox coll.])

    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Jun 30 13:51

    Victoria Blue Line Transit ticket (front)

    Sydney Flying Line [Victoria suburbs] jitney

    Blue Line Transit [Victoria] 148 Victoria Blue Line Transit ticket (front)


    Transit History of London, Ontario

    london-on.html

    2010 Jun 30 15:35

    The London Transportation Commission (01 January 1951 - mid 1974)
    (Dawes et al. 1972). Municipal operation. Contracted for a time to Charterways Transportation Limited (CC70).

    The London Transit Commission (mid 1974 - present)
    (CC74, Sotnyk 1981, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992)

    London Transportation Comm. 322 (CanCar CD44ATC) (Peter Cox 1963 Sep 19) The London Transportation Commission (01 January 1951 - mid 1974)
    Municipal operation. Contracted for a time to Charterways Transportation Limited (Canadian Coach 1970). (Dawes et al. 1972, photos: Peter Cox).

    London Transportation Comm. 329 (CanCar TD43) (Peter Cox 1963 Sep 19) London Transportation Comm. 3 (GM TDH4519 new look) (Peter Cox 1963 Sep 19)

    London Transit Comm. 84 GM T6H-4523N new look (Brian Sullivan 1980 May 24 [Peter Cox coll.]) The London Transit Commission (mid 1974 - present)
    (Canadian Coach 1974, Sotnyk 1981, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos: Brian Sullivan [Peter Cox collection])

    London Transit Comm. 182 GM Classic (Brian Sullivan 1986 Oct 06 [Peter Cox coll.])


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2010 Jun 30 16:29

    The Saint Catharines Transit Commission (01 September 1961 - present)

    St. Catharines Transit Comm. 22 Twin model 41S (Brian Sullivan 1977 Jan 12 [Peter Cox coll.]) The Saint Catharines Transit Commission (01 September 1961 - present)
    St. Catharines Transit mid 1974 (CC74). (Dawes et al. 1972, TC75, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998) (Photo St. Catharines Transit) St. Catharines Transit mid 1974 (Canadian Coach 1974). (Dawes et al. 1972, Transit Canada 1975, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998) (photos: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox coll.], Brian Sullivan [Peter Cox coll.], Peter Cox collection)

    St. Catharines Transit Comm. 30 GM TDH-4512 old look (1968 Sep. Peter Cox coll.) St. Catharines Transit 7821 GM T6H5307N new look (W.E. Miller 1980 Jun 25 [Peter Cox coll.]) St. Catharines Transit 8029 Orion.01 (W.E. Miller 1980 Jun 25 [Peter Cox coll.])
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    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Jul 2 13:45

    South West Coach Lines (October 1972 - ?)

    South West Coach Lines (October 1972 - circa 1974?)
    Pacific Commuter (circa April 1971 - ?)
    Pacific Commuter (circa April 1971 - circa 1974?)

    victoria-VITL6317GMsdh5302-016_nl-cox1978aug03.jpg Vancouver Island Transit Ltd. (circa 1974 - circa 1978)
    Crown corporation established as an operator for commuter transit services previously operated by Sooke and Pacific Commuter. Communities linked with Victoria included Langford, Sidney, and Metchosin. Operations folded into the Capital Region Transit System and it's operator British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority about 1978. (John M. Day 2010, Wally Young 2010, photo: Peter Cox).


    Transit History of Hamilton, Ontario

    hamilton-on.html

    2010 Jul 2 14:56

    Hamilton HSR ticket (front)

    Hamilton HSR ticket (front) HSR streetcar (W.E. Miller Collection) Chow 1998) (Photos: Collection of W.E. Miller, Richard Hooles 2001, Alex Regiec 2007)
    Chow 1998, photos: Collection of W.E. Miller, Peter Cox, Richard Hooles 2001, Alex Regiec 2007)
    HSR streetcar (W.E. Miller Collection) Hamilton Street Ry 309 CanCar CD52TC (Peter Cox 1966 May 31) Hamilton Street Ry 509 GM TDH4512 old look (Peter Cox 1966 May 31)


    Transit History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    saskatoon-sk.html

    2010 Jul 2 15:22
    (Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos: DavesRailPix, Peter Cox)
    Saskatoon Transit System 208 CanCar CD52TC (Peter Cox 1966 May 15)

    Saskatoon Transit (July 2006 - present)
    Municipal operation.

    Saskatoon Transit 0617 New Flyer DE40LFR (David A. Wyatt 2010 Jun 25) Saskatoon Transit (July 2006 - present)
    Municipal operation. (Photo: David A. Wyatt)
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    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2010 Jul 2 16:58
    [Calgary Municipal Railway]

    Service extended to Ogden, Forrest Lawn, and Bowness. CMR Introduced bus service in 1931. Name changed to CTS 1946. (Photo: DavesRailPix) Municipal operation. Service extended to Ogden, Forrest Lawn, and Bowness. CMR Introduced bus service in 1931. Name changed to CTS 1946. (Photo: DavesRailPix)

    [Calgary Transit System]

    Name changed to CT 1970. (Photo: DavesRailPix) Municipal operation. Introduced electric trolley buses 1947. Discontinued electric streetcars 1950. Absorbed Forest Lawn Bus Service 1961. Name changed to CT 1970. (photos: DavesRailPix, Peter Cox)

    A Siemens RegioSprinter diesel light rail car (or self-propelled commuter rail

    Calgary Transit System 324 GM TDH-3610 (Peter Cox 1966 May 12) Calgary Transit System 358 Twin FT2-40 (Peter Cox 1965 Mar 22) Calgary Transit System 372 CanCar CD52TC (Peter Cox 1966 May 12) Calgary Transit System 307 Econobus (Peter Cox 1966 May 12) Calgary Transit System 390 CanCar TD51 (Peter Cox 1965 Mar 22) Calgary Transit System 548 Daimler (Peter Cox 1968 Nov 20)

    [Calgary Transit]

    CT C-Train LRT Calgary Transit (07 July 1970 - present)
    Municipal operation. Discontinued electric trolley buses 1975. Introduced light rail transit 1981. A Siemens RegioSprinter diesel light rail car (or self-propelled commuter rail (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photo Blickpunkt Straßenbahn)
    (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photo Blickpunkt Straßenbahn, Peter Cox)

    Calgary Transit 253 flxette (Peter Cox 1978 Jul 22) Calgary Transit 303 Orion.01 (Peter Cox 1985 Mar 30)


    Transit History of Regina, Saskatchewan

    regina-sk.html

    2010 Jul 2 17:26
    Regina Transit System (05 September 1950 - present)
    Regina Transit System (05 September 1950 - present)
    (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos Alex Regiec). (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos: Alex Regiec, Peter Cox).

    Regina Transit System 205 GM TDH-5105 ol (Peter Cox 1969 Oct 03) Regina Transit System 228 CanCar TD43 (Peter Cox 1969 Oct 03)

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    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Jul 2 17:44

    BC Hydro [Victoria] 713 CanCar (Peter Cox 1972 Apr 15) BC Hydro [Victoria] 753 GM TDH4519 new look (Peter Cox 1965 Feb 07)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2010 Jul 2 17:54
    [Brockville]

    Brockville Transit 2 Orion.01 (W.E. Miller 1982 Aug 09 [Peter Cox coll.])


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Jul 5 15:57

    Saint-Joseph-du-Lac System

    [Autobus de Saint-Joseph-du-Lac] (circa 2010 - present)
    Municipally operated local service in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac connecting with CITL route 80. Free fare. If the service has a formal name it doesn't seem to be mentioned on the website or in the timetable pdf. (website 2010).

    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Jul 6 01:37

    Blue Line Transit [Victoria] 148 Victoria Blue Line Transit ticket (front)

    Victoria Blue Line Transit ticket (front)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Jul 6 01:40

    Blue Line (circa 1940 - ?)

    Blue Line Transit [Nanaimo] 148 Blue Line (circa 1940 - ?)



    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Jul 6 11:08
    Blue Line (circa 1940 - ?)
    Blue Line Transit (circa 1940 - ?)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2010 Jul 6 11:13
    Ivanhoe (CPTdb 2009 and Central Hastings 2009). Ivanhoe. Operated under the auspices of Central Hastings Support Network Inc. (CPTdb 2009, Central Hastings 2009, website 2010).

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Jul 7 15:12
    Service to Rigaud discontinued 30 June 2010. One daily round trip reaches Hudson but most trains originate/terminate at Vaudreuil. (Wikipedia, Tom Box, Photos: Marc Dufour) (Wikipedia, Tom Box, AMT website, Photos: Marc Dufour)

    Transit History of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

    saint-johns-nf.html

    2010 Jul 8 13:21

    Golden Arrow Coaches Limited (just before January 1940 - ?)
    (TJ Jan 1940)

    Capital Coach Lines (? - circa November 1957)

    Golden Arrow Coaches Limited (just before January 1940 - May 1949)
    From late 1939 to September 1948 operated generally in parts of the city not served by the street railway. Operations became city-wide when the NL&PCo ended transit operations. Company became strikebound May 1949 and did not resume service. Franchise to operate revoked by city council October 1949. (Transit Journal Jan 1940, Baker)

    various private jitney operators (circa May 1949 - December 1949)
    During the strike at Golden Arrow and for a period after, ad hoc transit service was provided by many independent jitney operators. (Baker).

    Transit Limited (December 1949 - circa December 1950)
    Company formed by group of jitney operators granted a franchise to operate city transit service. (Baker).

    Capital Coach Lines Limited (December 1950 - April 1958?)
    Operations acquired by the City of St. John's 15 November 1957. (Baker).

  • Baker, Melvin, Oral History and municipal government: A history of the bus service in St. John's, Newfoundland, 1948-1957, Atlantic Oral History Association, 1982.

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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Jul 14 14:02

    [High River]

    Good Company Travel (2003 or before - present)

    Good Travel Company Inc. (1992? - circa 2009)
    Service closed circa 2009 “After more than 17 years” when ridership declined (High River Times archive Article ID# 2005343).

    High River Shuttle (circa 2010 - present)
    Weekdaily shuttle service between High River and Calgary (website 2010).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Jul 15 23:53
    [Autobus de Saint-Joseph-du-Lac] (circa 2010 - present)
    [Autobus de Saint-Joseph-du-Lac] (circa 2007 - present)
    (website 2010). (website 2010, cptdb 2010).

    Transit History of Manitoba Communities

    a2z-mb.html

    2010 Jul 21 11:09
    [Portage-la-Prairie]

    ? (circa July 2001 - present? [July and August only?])
    ? (circa July 2001 - 2006? [July and August only?])
    Service disappeared sometime after about 2005.

    Steinbach, Manitoba

    City of Steinbach (1999)
    Trial transit service for about two weeks in 1999. One cutaway operated over a three-route network. Trial cancelled for insufficient ridership. (Dennis Cavanagh 2010).

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    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2010 Jul 22 15:22
    Motor bus ? - present Motor bus ? - circa 1998?
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2010 Jul 26 14:34

    Canso, Nova Scotia

    Harold R. DesBarres (1920's)
    Received in 1927 a Public Utilities Board certificate to operated scheduled bus service between Canso and Hazel Hill [4 km] (Gillis p. 141). Does not appear on the list of 1930 certificates.

    Cheticamp, Nova Scotia

    Joseph George Aucoin (1950's)
    1954 Public Utilities Board certificate to operated scheduled bus service serving Petit Etang, Belle Marche, Plateau, and Cheticamp (Gillis p. 156).

    Kentville (Kings County), Nova Scotia

    Kings County - Hants County, Nova Scotia

    Thomas E. Hutchinson (early 1920's - after 1930)
    Received 15 December 1923 a Public Utilities Board certificate to operate two buses on scheduled service Wolfville - Kentville and Kentville - Kingsport (Gillis p. 140). Certificate renewed 1930 (Gillis p. 142).

    Maritime Bus Corporation (circa 1935 - 1955)
    Subsidiary of United Service Corporation (owner Fred Manning). 1938 P.U.B. certificates for Wolfville - Kentville and Aylesford - Kentville (Gillis p. 145). 1946 P.U.B. certificate Wolfville - Kentville, Aylesford - Kentville via Berwick [30 km], and Wolfville - Canning [14 km] (Gillis p. 147). 1954 certificate covered the same three routes (Gillis p. 153). Operating certificates cancelled 1955 (Gillis p. 159).

    Hugh Kenneth Harris (1955? - 1956)
    Operating certificate for scheduled bus service between Wolfville and Kentville cancelled 1956 (Gillis p. 160).

    Operating in the Annapolis Valley and Hants County serving: Wolfville, Greenwich, New Minas, Kentville, Coldbrook, Cambridge, Waterville, Berwick, Aylesford, Auburn, Kingston, Greenwood, Middleton, Lawrencetown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, Cornwallis, Digby, Weymouth, Hortonville, Avonport, Hantsport, Falmouth, Windsor, St. Croix, Ellershouse, Brooklyn. Service also extends to Cornwallis Park and Upper Clements Park (website 2010). Beginning September 4, 2007 service area extended to include West Hants, Windsor and Hantsport, runing between Hortonville to Windsor to Brooklyn (website 2010).

    Secondary Systems

    F.V. Anthony (1920's)
    In 1927 received a Public Utilities Board certificate to operate scheduled service between Windsor and Hantsport (Gillis p. 141).

    Doran's Taxi (mid 1930's - circa 1950?)
    Received 1938 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service Windsor - Hantsport and Windsor - St. Croix (as well as intercity route Windsor - Walton) (Gillis p. 145). Certificate renewed 1946 (Gillis p. 147).

    Doran's Taxi Limited (circa 1950? - 1955)
    P.U.B. 1954 certificate for Windsor - Hantsport and Windsor - St. Croix (Gillis p. 153). P.U.B. cancelled certificate for Windsor - Hantsport and Windsor - St. Croix 1955 (Gillis p. 159)

    John Graham Turner (1950's? - 1956)
    1954 Public Utilities Board certificate to operate scheduled bus service Middleton - Wilmot - Kingston - RCAF Greenwood [14km] (Gillis p156). Certificate cancelled 1956 (Gillis p160).

    Liverpool, Nova Scotia

    Liverpool Bus Co., Ltd. (late 1920's - 1930's?)
    Public Utilities Board list of valid certificates for scheduled bus service includes LBCo operating Liverpool - Milton and Liverpool - Brooklyn (Gillis p. 142). Company does not appear on the 1927 or 1946 lists.

    Hartford T. Long (1940's?)
    1946 P.U.B. certificate for local routes Brooklyn - Liverpool - Milton and Liverpool - Western Head [7 km] (as well as intercity routes) (Gillis p. 150). Does not appear on the 1954 list of P.U.B. certificates.

    [Pictou County]

    Pictou County Bus Services Limited (May 1931? - ?)

    Pictou County Bus Services Limited (May 1931? - 1980?)
    (Scrafton et al. 1970 indicates that bus service in this area is handled by Irving Bus Line, while Dawes et al. 1972 lists Irving's Transfer and Pictou County Bus Service). Company purchased 1987 by SMT (Eastern) Limited chiefly for its Nova Scotia charter licence (Gillis).

    Irving Bus Line (circa1940's - circa 1950's?)
    Ellard Burns Irving received a Public Utilities Board operating certificate in 1946 for scheduled bus service Pictou - New Glasgow [18 km] and Pictou - PEI Ferry at Caribou (Gillis p. 148). 1954 certificate added third route Pictou Landing Wharf - New Glasgow (Gillis p. 154). (Scrafton et al. 1970, Dawes et al. 1972 lists Irving's Transfer).

    [Truro]

    Hub Coach Lines Limited (1940's)
    Received a 1946 Public Utilities Board certificate to operated scheduled bus service Debert - Truro, and Truro - Valley via College Road, Fast Court Rd, the Main Highway, and Cross Roads (Gillis p148). Does not appear on the 1938 or 1954 lists.


    Transit History of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

    saint-johns-nf.html

    2010 Jul 26 14:42
    Subsidiary of United Service Corporation of Nova Scotia.

    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2010 Jul 26 16:33
    Does not appear on the list of P.U.B. operating certificates for the end of 1930.

    Trefry's Bus & Transportation Limited (1940's?)
    Public Utilities Board 1946 certificate to operate scheduled bus service between Yarmouth and Arcadia [4 km] (Gillis p. 148). Does not appear on 1938 or 1954 lists.

    Yarmouth Argyle Transit Authority (? - circa 1995?)

    Yarmouth Argyle Transit Authority (circa 1982 - circa 1995?)
    Bus service for Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Belleville, Argyle, and Port Maitland (Bus Industry Vol. 9, No. 2, Apr-May-Jun 1982 p. 40).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Jul 26 16:58
    [Port Hope]

    Dermo Transit Lines (1970s?)
    (CC Vol. IX, No. 3, May/June 1973).

    Burley Bus Lines (1948 - 1969)
    Town service. Company also operated transit service in Cobourg and intercity routes out of Cobourg, Oshawa, Kitchener and elsewhere. (Ross).

    Dermo Transit Lines (1969 - 1974?)

    D.J. Travel Transit Limited (1970s?)
    Dermo acquired 1974 by Trentway Bus Lines. (Ross, Canadian Coach Vol. IX, No. 3, May/June 1973).

    D.J. Travel Transit Limited (1974? - ?)
    Transit in Port Hope at least as late as 1979 (Ross).

    Reference

    • Ross, Greg, “Burley Once, Burley Twice,” Bus Industry, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1979, pp. 7-14.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2010 Jul 26 17:04

    [Woodstock]
    In Bus Industry's article on Burley Bus Lines Greg Ross writes that Burley bought used transit buses in 1951 from Lakeview Coach Lines who had used them in a short-lived town service at Woodstock (Bus Industry, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1979, pp. 7-14).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2010 Jul 26 18:21

    [Cobourg]

    Burley Bus Lines (1960s?)
    (CC69). City service. BBL acquired by CT Ltd circa May 1970 (CC70).

    Carter's Coach Service (? - 1952)
    Sold Cobourg town service to Burley 1952 (Ross).

    Burley Bus Lines (1952 - circa May 1970)
    City service. Burley also operated town service at Port Hope and intercity service in the Port Hope, Cobourg, Oshawa, and Kitchener areas. BBL acquired by CT Ltd circa May 1970 (Canadian Coach 1970). (Canadian Coach 1969, Ross).

    Reference

    • Ross, Greg, “Burley Once, Burley Twice,” Bus Industry, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1979, pp. 7-14.
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    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2010 Jul 26 18:51
    Oshawa Public Utilities Commission 1960 - 1996 (CC70, Dawes et al. 1972, TC76). Oshawa Public Utilities Commission 1960 - 1996 (Canadian Coach 1970, Dawes et al. 1972, Transit Canada 1976). Gray Coach Lines (CC69). Gray Coach Lines (Canadian Coach 1969). Discontinued for lack of patronage (Shortreed). CC72 says that circa 1967 Discontinued for lack of patronage (Shortreed). Canadian Coach 1972 says that circa 1967 (CC72). Taken over by the municipality 1973 (CC Vol. IX, No. 1, January/February 1973). (Canadian Coach 1972). Taken over by the municipality 1973 (Canadian Coach Vol. IX, No. 1, January/February 1973).

    Burley Bus Lines (? - 31 July 1970)

    Garton Coach Lines (? - 1960)
    GCL bought by BBL 1960. (Ross).

    Burley Bus Lines (1960 - 31 July 1970)
    cancelled 1970, except one hourly route to Oshawa (CC71). cancelled 1970, except one hourly route to Oshawa (Canadian Coach 1971). (TC76). (Transit Canada 1976).

    Burley Bus Lines (1960s?)
    (CC69).

    Garton Coach Lines (? - 1960)
    Service area reduced when Oshawa annexed area in 1955. GCL bought by BBL 1960. (Ross).

    Burley Bus Lines (1960 - 1970)
    1970 (CC70). Not on the CT Ltd systems list in 1994 (CUTA F94). 1970 (Canadian Coach 1970). Not on the CT Ltd systems list in 1994 (CUTA F94). (Canadian Coach 1969, Ross).

  • Ross, Greg, “Burley Once, Burley Twice,” Bus Industry, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1979, pp. 7-14.

    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2010 Jul 26 18:56
    Discontinued bus service between Ottawa and La Péche, Québec, 15 January 1979 (Bus Industry, Vol. 5, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1979, p. 4).

    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2010 Jul 26 20:07

    Sydney Bus Company Ltd. (late 1920's - late 1940's)
    Sydney - New Waterford Public Utilities Board operating certificate in effect 31 December 1930 (Gillis p 142). Certificate renewed 1938 (Gillis p 145). 1946 certificate for scheduled bus service covered Sydney - New Waterford and New Waterford - New Victoria via Scotchtown (Gillis p. 147). Does not appear in the list of 1927 or 1954 certificates.

    Alex G. Traboulsee (late 1920's - mid 1930's)
    P.U.B. Certificate in effect as of 31 December 1930 for Glace Bay - New Waterford (Gillis p. 142). Does not appear in certificate list for 1927 or 1938.

    Sullivan Bus Service Sydney - Florence Michael D. Sullivan (circa 1930 - 1943)
    Suburban and intercity bus carrier in Cape Breton. Local bus service from Sydney and North Sydney to Little Bras d'Or and Florence. Enterprise sold to United Service 1943. (Mike O'Neill 2007, Gillis p. 142 photo Mike O'Neill collection).

    Michael A. Musial (late 1930's - early 1940's)
    P.U.B. certificate issued/renewed 1938 for scheduled bus service between New Waterford and Glace Bay (Gillis p. 146). Probably succeeded by his wife/widow.

    Bertha L. Musial (early 1940's - late 1950's)
    1946 P.U.B. certificate for service from New Waterford to Glace Bay (Gillis p. 148). Certificate renewed 1954 (Gillis p. 154).

    Sullivan Bus Service Sydney - Florence Mike Sullivan (1939 - 1948)
    Local bus service Sydney - North Sydney (Mike O'Neill 2007). Photo suggests 1920's and Sydney - Florence (about 8 km beyond North Sydney). (photo Mike O'Neill collection).

    Highland Lines Ltd. (circa 1950's - 1959)
    Suburban carrier. Routes included Westmount, North Sydney, and New Waterford (Mike O'Neill 2007). Affiliated with intercity carrier Acadian Lines. (Leger & Lawrence).

    Cape Breton Bus and Tram Company (- 16 May 1947 - 04 March 1957)

    Mike Sullivan Bus Service, Ltd. (1943 - circa 1950)
    Subsidiary of United Service Corporation. 1946 Public Utilities Board operating certificate included local services Sydney to Little Bras d'Or Bridge and Sydney to Point Edward via Westmount and Edwardsville (Gillis p. 148). Reorganized as HL.

    Nello A. Tomada (1940's - late 1950's?)
    1946 certificate for scheduled service between Donkin and Glace Bay [12 km] (Gillis p. 148) Certificate renewed 1954 (Gillis p 154).

    Cape Breton Bus and Tram Company ( 16 May 1947 - 04 March 1957)
    1946 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Sydney and Glace Bay (Gillis p. 148). Added intercity and additional suburban routes on its 1954 P.U.B. certificate: Sydney - New Waterford and New Waterford - New Victoria via Scotchtown suburban routes. Intercity routes to Little Narrows, Christmas Island, and Stirling (Gillis p. 153). Bankrupt 1957.

    Oscar Louis Pettipas (1940's - 1957?)
    1946 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Birch Grove and Glace Bay [9 km] (Gillis p. 150). Certificate renewed 1954 jointly in the names of Oscar Louis Pettipas and Gustave Pettipas. Pettipas family later organized the Glace Bay Bus Company.

    Michael MacDonald (1940's - 1950's?)
    1946 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Port Morien and Glace Bay [14 km] (Gillis p. 150) Certificate renewed 1954 (Gillis p 155).

    Angus A. McDonald (1940's - early 1950's?)
    1946 certificate North Sydney - Scotch Lake via Little Bras d'Or [17km] (Gillis p150). Not on 1954 certificate list.

    David Robertson (1940's - 1956)
    1946 certificate for scheduled bus service from Sydney Mines to Alder Point via Florence, Florence Colliery, Little Pond and Bras d'Or [12 km] (Gillis p. 150). Certificate renewed 1954 (Gillis p. 155) and transferred to A.J. MacLean the next year.

    Highland Lines Ltd. (circa 1950 - 1955)
    Suburban and intercity carrier in Cape Breton. Subsidiary of United Service Corporation, parent company of Acadian Lines. Discontinued suburban service in the Edwardsville area of Sydney circa 1951 (Gillis p. 44). 1954 P.U.B. certificate included three local routes (Sydney - Sydney Mines, Sydney - Naval Base via Westmount, and North Sydney - Sydney Mines intertown service) as well as intercity routes to Louisbourg and Inverness (Gillis p. 153). US Corp. bus operations consolidated as Acadian Lines 1955.

    Acadian Lines (1955 - 1961)
    Province-wide intercity and suburban carrier. Initial Sydney-area suburban routes were Sydney - Naval Base via Westmount, and North Sydney - Sydney Mines intertown service (Gillis p. 158). Acquired Sydney suburban routes from bankrupt CBB&T 1957. Routes included Westmount, North Sydney, and New Waterford (Mike O'Neill 2007). Abandoned Sydney-area suburban routes 1961 (Gillis p. 70). (Leger & Lawrence).

    Allen James MacLean (1956 - ?)
    Assumed Sydney Mines - Alder Point route of D. Robertson 1956.

    Allen Buses Ltd.
    (CC70).

    Allen Buses Ltd.(1960's? - 1970's?)
    P.U.B. 1975 certificate to operate scheduled bus service for: Glace Bay environs, Glace Bay - Sydney, and Glace Bay - New Waterford (Gillis p. 174). (Canadian Coach 1970).

    C and M Coach Lines (1961 - 1965?)
    (CC74). Suburban service.

    C and M Coach Lines (1961 - 1975)
    Ended New Waterford - Sydney suburban service 1975 (Gillis p. 173). (Canadian Coach 1974). Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2010 Jul 27 01:21
    Expanded service area resulted in displacing Acadian Lines suburban services in 1970, 1972, and 1979.

    Pender's Bus Company (1920's - late 1940's)
    Suburban services. Also cited as Charles A. Pender, Ltd. (Canadian Coach 1970).

    Richmond Bus Company (22 September 1923 - 29 November 1926)

    Charles A. Pender (early 1920's - 1933)
    Probably known publically as Pender's Bus Service. Began operating bus service in the very early 1920's between Halifax and Bedford (Gillis p. 9). Received a Public Utilities Board certificate 13 July 1923 to operated four buses in scheduled service between Bedford and Sackville (Gillis p. 139). 1927 certificates for Halifax to Bedford and Sackville, and Halifax to the Ashburn Golf Club (Gillis pp. 140, 141). Incorporated 1933 as CAP, Ltd.

    Joseph J. Purcell (1920's)
    P.U.B. 1923 certificate to operate scheduled bus service between Bedford and Sackville, 4 buses (Gillis p. 139). Certificate renewed 1927 (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on the 1930 list.

    George M. Robinson (1920's)
    P.U.B. 1923 certificate to operate 1 bus in scheduled service between Halifax and French Village (Gillis p. 139). Certificate renewed 1927 (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on the 1930 list.

    Parker Berry (1920's)
    P.U.B. 1923 certificate to operate scheduled bus service from Armdale to Memorial Tower, Jollimore Village, 1 bus (Gillis p. 139). P.U.B. 1927 certificate to operate from Head of North West Arm to Flemming Park (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on 1930 list.

    Richmond Bus Company, Ltd. (22 September 1923 - 29 November 1926)
    P.U.B. 1923 certificate to operate 2 buses on Gottingen and Duffus Streets (Gillis p. 139). Certificate renewed 1927 (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on 1930 list.

    George C. Jackson (late 1920's)
    P.U.B. 1927 certificate to operate scheduled bus service between Halifax and Bedford (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on the 1930 list.

    Oswald Dauphinee (late 1920's)
    P.U.B. 1927 certificate to operate scheduled bus service from Halifax to Hackett's Cove (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on 1930 list.

    Charles Mahar (late 1920's)
    P.U.B. 1927 certificate to operate scheduled bus service from French Village to Hackett's Cove (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on 1930 list.

    North and South Bus Line Limited (1920's - 1927)
    Owned by Cyril N. Pike. P.U.B. cancelled certificate to operate on Prospect Road in 1927.

    Charles A. Pender, Ltd. (1933 - 1945)
    Probably known publically as Pender's Bus Service. 1938 P.U.B. certificate covered schedule services Halifax - Sackville, Halifax - Johnson's Cabins, and St. Margaret 's Bay Road (Gillis p. 145). Added route between Sackville and Bedford 03 September 1942 (Gillis p. 38). Company purchased 1945 by United Service Corporation (Gillis p. 41). (Canadian Coach 1970). United Service Corp. Buses United Service Corporation. Buses

    Ocean View Bus Company (circa 1940's)
    World War II era suburban carrier (Canadian Coach 1970).

    Fleetlines, Ltd. (? - 31 December 1955)
    Suburban services from Halifax to Herring Cove, Purcell's Cove, Bedford and Sackville, Leiblin Park, and Fairvew. Merged with parent Acadian in 1955.

    Ocean View Bus Company (1930's - 1944)
    1938 certificate for scheduled bus service Halifax - Purcell's Cove and Halifax - Herring Cove via Spryfield (Gillis p. 145). By 1944 was operating Halifax - Herring Cove, Halifax - Purcell's Cove, and Halifax - Shad Bay when company was bought by United Service Corporation (Gillis p. 39). Operations amalgamated with Pender as Fleetlines. (Canadian Coach 1970).

    Fleetlines, Ltd. (1945 - 31 December 1955)
    Subsidiary of United Service Corporation, parent company of Acadian Lines formed from an amalgamation of Pender and Ocean View. Suburban services from Halifax to Sackville (Oland's Corner) via Kempt Road, Rockingham via Arm Bridge, Johnson's Cabins on the St. Margaret's Bay Road via Arm Bridge, Purcell's Cove Melville Cove and Jollimore Village, Shad Bay via Arm Bridge and Goodwood School on the Prospect Road, Spryfield, and Herring Cove via Spryfield (Gillis p. 147). Abandoned Halifax - Johnson's Cabins and Bedford - Waverley 1954 (Gillis p 157). 1954 routes were Halifax - Sackville, Halifax - Herring Cove, Halifax - Fairview, and Halifax - Purcell's Cove (Gillis p. 153).. Bus operations of United Service consolidated as Acadian Lines in 1955 (Gillis p. 65).

    Acadian Lines (01 January 1956 - 31 August 1970)
    Chiefly an intercity bus line. Suburban services of subsidiary Fleetlines absorbed 1956. Several new HTC services in 1970 competed directly with Acadian services (Canadian Coach 1970). (Leger & Lawrence).

    Thomas A. Welsh (late 1940's or early 1950's - 1955)
    P.U.B. 1954 certificate to operate scheduled bus service between Halifax and White's Lake, Halifax County [Shad Bay] [23km] (Gillis p. 156) Certificate cancelled 1955 (Gillis p. 159). Does not appear on the 1946 list.

    Acadian Lines (01 January 1956 - 28 February 1979)
    Province-wide intercity bus line with suburban routes at Halifax and Sydney. 1955 P.U.B. licence included the following Halifax suburban services: Halifax - Sackville (Junction of Lucasville Road); Halifax - Herring Cove via Armdale, Spryfield and Herring Cove Road; Halifax - Fairview via Armdale and Dutch Village Road; and Halifax - Purcell's Cove via Armdale and Purcell's Cove Road (Gillis p. 158). Expansion of the HTC service area (see above) in 1970 resulted in abandonment of routes Halifax - Fairview, Halifax - Purcell's Cove, and Halifax - Leiblen Park (Gillis p. 75). In 1972 Acadian applied to abandon Halifax - Herring Cove due to HTC competition (Gillis p. 76). The final Halifax-area suburban service, Halifax - Bedford - Sackville, was abandoned to HTC 1979 (Gillis p. 77). (Canadian Coach 1970, Leger & Lawrence).

    Bell Busses, Ltd. (circa 1921 - 01 April 1957)
    Dartmouth service. In operation at least as early as mid-1943 (RS). Succeeded by DTSBL.

    Dartmouth Ferry Commission (15 July 1890 - 1994)
    Last separate operator of the longstanding ferry service between Dartmouth and Halifax (established 1752). Acquired 1890 the operations and assets of the Halifax and Dartmouth Steam Ferry Company, Limited (incorporated 24 April 1885 (NS)). Ferry service taken over by Metro Transit 1994.

    Lawrence M. Bell (circa 1921 - before 1927)
    From the early 1920's was operating in Dartmouth area (Gillis p. 9). Received Public Utilities board certificate #1 01 June 1923 covering two buses and operations between Dartmouth & Imperoyal, and Dartmouth & Eastern Passage (Gillis pp 10, 139). Incorporated before 1927 certificates were issued as L.M. Bell, Limited.

    Darmouth Garage & Bus Co. Ltd. (circa 1923 - before 1930)
    24 July 1923 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Dartmouth and Imperoyal, 2 buses (Gillis p. 139). Certificate renewed 1927 (Gillis p. 140). Does not appear on the 1930 certificate list.

    L.M. Bell, Limited (before 1927 - before 1938)
    1927 P.U.B. certificate for Dartmouth - Imperoyal bus service (Gillis p. 140). Certificate renewed 1930 (Gillis p. 142). Name changed to BB Ltd. before 1938 certificates issued.

    Waverley Bus Co. Ltd. (1930's?)
    1938 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Dartmouth and Waverley [18 km] (Gillis p. 145). Does not appear on the 1946 list.

    George W. Frizzel (1930's?)
    1938 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Dartmouth and Montague [Gold] Mines (Gillis p. 146). Does not appear on the 1946 list.

    Bell Busses, Limited (before 1938 - 01 April 1957)
    1938 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service between Dartmouth and Imperoyal (Gillis p. 145). Certificate renewed 1946 covering Dartmouth Ferry to Quigley's Corner, and Dartmouth Ferry to Port Wallis (Gillis p. 147). Succeeded by DTSBL.

    Dartmouth Ferry Commission (15 July 1890 - 1994)
    Last separate operator of the longstanding ferry service between Dartmouth and Halifax (established 1752). Acquired 1890 the operations and assets of the Halifax and Dartmouth Steam Ferry Company, Limited (incorporated 24 April 1885 (NS)). Ferry service taken over by Metro Transit 1994.


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2010 Jul 27 13:22
    Uplands Park and Waverly, and the County of Halifax amalgamated to form the Halifax Regional Municipality Uplands Park and Waverley, and the County of Halifax amalgamated to form the Halifax Regional Municipality Purcell's Cove Melville Cove and Jollimore Village, Purcell's Cove via Melville Cove and Jollimore Village,
  • Gillis, Robert A., Scheduled Motorcoach Service in Nova Scotia 1922-1990: A Study of the Effects of Government Regulation on the Industry, MA thesis, St. Mary's University, 1992.

    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2010 Jul 27 18:37
    Introduced electric trolley buses 1922. Withdrew trolley buses and introduced motor buses 1926. Withdrew motor buses, again becoming an all-streetcar system, in 1931. Began conversion from streetcars to buses in 1938. Motor bus10 January 1926 - present Motor bus10 January 1926 - 1931,
    21 March 1938 - present
    1930 - present (tunnel service)

    [SW&A]

    The SW&A continued to operate the Amherstburg route by bus 1938 - 1948, when it was sold to an independent operator (Drouillard).

    Sun Parlour Coach Lines (15 May 1948 - 1960)
    Owner George Issell. Bus operator of the Windsor - Amherstberg route. SPCL was absorbed into Charterways in 1960. (Drouillard).

    [W&T]

    last interurban line abandoned 15 May 1938. last interurban line abandoned 15 May 1938. The SW&A continued to operate the route to Tecumseh with buses until 1956 (Drouillard).


    Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-on.html

    2010 Jul 27 19:15
    Toronto Transit Commission #1371 (1948 Twin model 41-S) (William A. Luke)

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Jul 28 13:11
    [Abbotsford]

    Extended service 04 September 2007 to Aldergrove which is served by TransLink the metropolitan Vancouver transit system. Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2010 Jul 28 14:12
    Electric power utility. Forced to close its street railway by the City of Saint John. Electric power utility. Introduced first bus in sightseeing service 1927. First buses used in transit service 1936 (or 1934, sources differ). Forced to close its street railway by the City of Saint John. (Angus 1979, Bus Industry, Vol. 20, No. 76, June 2005, pp. 30-31)

    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Jul 28 16:32
    [Leduc]

    A commuter transit service between Leduc and Edmonton,

    C-Line (30 August 2010 - present)
    Commuter transit service between Leduc, Nisku, the Edmonton International Airport, and Edmonton, Edmonton Transit System, is announced for August 2010. Edmonton Transit System. The operation is a partnership of the City of Leduc, the County of Leduc, and the Capital Region. (website 2010).

    C-Line [Leduc] logo Data Source: website 2010


    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2010 Jul 29 11:02

    Saint John Motor Line Limited (1927 - 1978)

    Saint John Motor Line 11 in the 1920s Saint John Motor Line Limited (1927 - 1978)
    (Lawrence and Leger). (Lawrence and Leger).


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2010 Jul 29 11:06

    Windsor trolley bus on Lincoln Road 1922


    Transit History of Brandon, Manitoba

    brandon-mb.html

    2010 Jul 30 13:24
    (photo New Flyer collection). (photo New Flyer collection, token: Travis Koch-Gensiorek collection).

    McArthur Transportation [Brandon] token (Travis Koch-Gensiorek)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2010 Aug 5 14:46
    [Brampton]

    Bus rapid transit introduced Fall 2010 under the marketing name Züm (pronounced “zoom”).


    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2010 Aug 5 16:28
    Saint John Motor Line Limited (1927 - 1978)
    The Saint John Motor Line Limited (1927 - 1978)


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2010 Aug 6 14:43

    WRBL bus 1954 (Winnipeg Tribune Archives)

    WRBL bus 1954 (Winnipeg Tribune Archives) White Ribbon Bus Lines Ltd. (11 November 1933 - 31 December 1962)
    White Ribbon Bus Lines Ltd. (11 November 1933 - 1959)
    Became owned by Thiessen Bus Lines in 1959 which later became Grey Goose Bus Lines Ltd. In later years did business as Transcona Bus Lines. 1961 advertisement proclaimed "Serving Transcona Since 1927." Sold to Thiessen Bus Lines in 1959. (Photos Winnipeg Tribune Archives, William A. Luke)

    White Ribbon Bus Lines 34 GM old look at Portage and Main (William A. Luke)

    Transcona Bus Lines New Look at Transcona garage 1961 Transcona Bus Lines Ltd. (1959 - 31 December 1962)
    Owned by Thiessen Bus Lines which later became Grey Goose Bus Lines Ltd. 1961 advertisement proclaimed “Serving Transcona Since 1927.” (CC66, Transcona 50th, Transcona 75th, Bus Ride, November 1989, photos: Winnipeg Tribune Archives, Transcona 50th, Peter Cox).
    (Canadian Coach 1966, Transcona 50th, Transcona 75th, Bus Ride, November 1989, photos: Peter Cox, author's collection).
    Transcona Bus Lines New Look at Transcona garage 1961 Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2010 Aug 7 15:33
    [Mississauga]

    Effective 04 October 2010 MT adopted a new branding image under the name MiWay (pronounced “my way”). This branding extends to identities for local and express services as MiLocal and MiExpress respectively.
    MiWay [Mississauga] logo 2010
    system logo 2010


    Transit History of Longueuil (Rive-Sud de Montreal), Quebec

    montreal-rive-sud-qc.html

    2010 Aug 17 08:43

    Montreal & South Shore Auto Car Company (1904 - 1909)

    Montreal & South Shore Auto Car Co. (1905) Montreal & South Shore Auto Car Company (1904 - 1909)
    by the M&SCRyCo (Bachelder). (Jean Breton 2009). by the M&SCRyCo (Bachelder). (Jean Breton 2009).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Aug 17 10:05
    [M&SC Interurban]

    Montreal Park and Island Railway Company interests. Construction financing arrangements Montreal Park and Island Railway Company interests. Acquired Montreal & South Shore Auto Car Company (operating between Montréal and Saint-Lambert) 1905. Construction financing arrangements


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2010 Aug 20 16:45

    Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - present)
    Operations of the Strait Area Transit Cooperative Ltd. supported in part by the Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency. Scheduled bus service in Richmond County and southern Inverness County on Cape Breton and Mulgrave on the mainland. website 2010).

    Strait Area Transit logo
    SAT logo 2010
    Data Source: website 2010


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island

    a2z-pe.html

    2010 Aug 20 20:16

    Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

    Cavendish Trolley Cavendish Trolley (2005? - present? [summer seasons only])
    Summer seasonal hourly bus service along Cavendish Road (Route 6).


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2010 Aug 21 01:03

    Calgary Car Company Ltd. (1905 - 1908)

    William B. (Bill) Sherman (1905 - 1906)
    Short-lived omnibus service. (Sanders pp. 17-18)

    Calgary Car Company Ltd 3 (Glenbow Archives) The Calgary Car Company Ltd. (07 April 1907 - 1908)
    1915. 1915. (Sanders p. 31-32, photo: Glenbow Archives)


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Aug 24 13:27

    Namao, Alberta

    Edmonton Garrison, Alberta

    [Leduc]

    C-Line (30 August 2010 - present)

    C-Line (September 2010 - present)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2010 Aug 27 16:03
    [Mississauga]

    Chow 1998, photo: Alex Regiec) Chow 1998, photos: Alex Regiec, CPTDB Wiki)

    Mississauga Transit/Charterways Ltd 2003 GM TDH3502 (Chris Prentice 1973)



    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Aug 31 17:06
    [Airdrie]

    Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin in September 2010. Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin 13 September 2010 under the name Airdrie Transit Intercity Express (ICE).
    Airdrie Commuter Bus Service (200x? - present)
    Airdrie Commuter Bus Service (200x? - circa 10 September 2010 )
    All Calgary-area Cardinal commuter services rebranded FirstBus 2009. All Calgary-area Cardinal commuter services rebranded FirstBus 2009. (website 2010).

    [Carstairs/Crossfield/Didsbury]
    (website 2006, website 2008). (www.cardinal-cal.com 2006, 2008). Operations rebranded 2009. Operations rebranded 2009. It's not clear if these services will continue once FirstBus gives up its AirdrieCalgary service in September 2010. (website 2010).

    [Okotoks]

    Cardinal Coach Lines

    Cardinal Coach Lines (1960's?)

    [Strathmore]
    FirstBus Canada Ltd.) (website 2006). FirstBus Canada Ltd.) (www.cardinal-cal.com 2006). (website 2010).


    Transit History of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

    trois-rivieres-qc.html

    2010 Sep 7 13:55

    Ville de Trois-Rivières (November 1975 - 03 January 1981)

    Ville de Trois-Rivières (10 November 1975 - 03 January 1981)
    STTR logo Data source:Jacques Matte 2009
    website (logo 2010)

    Autobus Germain Inc. (1975 - 1981)

    Autobus Germain Inc. (19 November 1975 - 1981)

  • STTR: Corporatif et historique”, a world wide web page at the URL: http://www.sttr.qc.ca/profil-corporatif.html, 2010. Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Sep 9 15:18
    [Airdrie]

    Airdrie Commuter Bus Service (200x? - circa 10 September 2010 )
    Airdrie Commuter Bus Service (200x? - present)
    Discontinuance announced for September 2010, then withdrawn.

    [Didsbury - Carstairs - Crossfield]

    Operations rebranded 2009. It's not clear if these services will continue once FirstBus gives up its AirdrieCalgary service in September 2010. Operations rebranded 2009.


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2010 Sep 10 10:18
    [Banff]

    Banff Transit System (199? - present)
    Banff Transit System (199? - 31 May 2008)
    31 May 2008, when new contractor Brewster, Inc. took over. New buses June 2008 lettered Roam. (Photios: Dale Randall, David Wyatt).

    Roam [Banff] 1 (Novabus LFS) (David A. Wyatt 2009 Oct. 14)
    31 May 2008, when a new contractor took over. (Photo: Dale Randall).

    Roam [Banff] 1 (Novabus LFS) (David A. Wyatt 2009 Oct. 14) Roam (01 June 2008 - present)
    Operations contracted to Brewster, Inc.. (photo: David Wyatt).


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Sep 11 22:12
    [Airdrie]

    Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin 13 September 2010 under the name Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin 20 September 2010 under the name


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Sep 19 17:04
    [Airdrie]

    Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin 20 September 2010 under the name Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin Fall 2010 under the name


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2010 Sep 20 13:44

    Wetaskiwin, Alberta

    Wetaskiwin Transit (01 September 2010 - present)
    Existing disability/seniors transportation operations of the Wetaskiwin Community Transportation Society formally rebranded from September 2010 as available to the general public. Service area from July 2010 includes the neighbouring town of Millet. (Wetaskiwin Times 18 Aug. 2010, 15 Sep. 2010).


    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2010 Sep 23 13:46
    Ridership 68,493,582 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Belleville, Ontario

    belleville-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 13:50
    Ridership 911,770 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Brandon, Manitoba

    brandon-mb.html

    2010 Sep 23 13:52
    Ridership 974,035 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Brantford, Ontario

    brantford-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 13:53
    Ridership 1,297,773 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2010 Sep 23 13:56
    Ridership 93,042,000 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Cornwall, Ontario

    cornwall-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:15
    Ridership 644,862 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Guelph, Ontario

    guelph-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:19
    Ridership 6,111,557 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:28
    Ridership 19,346,370 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Hamilton, Ontario

    hamilton-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:31
    Ridership 20,624,536 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:32
    Ridership 18,386,444 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)


    Transit History of Kingston, Ontario

    kingston-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:34
    Ridership 3,348,503 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:36
    Ridership 16,599,974 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of London, Ontario

    london-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 14:43
    Ridership 19,145,634 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-qc.html

    2010 Sep 23 16:15
    Ridership 382,820,521 (2009) CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)


    Transit History of Longueuil (Rive-Sud de Montreal), Quebec

    montreal-rive-sud-qc.html

    2010 Sep 23 16:17
    Ridership 31,136,831 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Peterborough, Ontario

    peterborough-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 16:21
    Ridership 2,836,700 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2010 Sep 23 16:23
    Ridership 44,483,184 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Regina, Saskatchewan

    regina-sk.html

    2010 Sep 23 16:25
    Ridership 7,590,915 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:05
    Ridership 5,236,416 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:07
    Ridership 2,609,381 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

    saint-johns-nf.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:08
    Ridership 3,014,073 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:10
    Ridership 1,063,124 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    saskatoon-sk.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:12
    Ridership 11,579,606 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

    sault-ste-m-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:14
    Ridership 1,904,180 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Sudbury, Ontario

    sudbury-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:18
    Ridership4,250,142 (2009)
    Data source: CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)


    Transit History of Sherbrooke, Quebec

    sherbrooke-qc.html

    2010 Sep 23 18:22
    Ridership 7,638,575 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2010 Sep 23 19:02
    Ridership 311,296 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 19:06
    Ridership 471,233,000 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2010 Sep 23 19:08
    Ridership 187,912,227 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Sep 23 19:10
    Ridership 24,455,548 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2010 Sep 23 19:12
    Ridership 6,050,931 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2010 Sep 23 19:15
    Ridership 43,870,036 (2009)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

    2010 Sep 24 00:35
    [Selkirk]

    [Selkirk Transit System] (Late Winter 2011 - present)
    Local bus service within the City of Selkirk is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2011. Contract operator will be Selkirk & District Handibus. (Selkirk Journal 02 September 2010).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 10:59
    [Pembroke]

    The 2008 schedule (website 2010) also reports Thom.


    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 11:31
    Also uses the name Niagara Falls Transit. From 07 September 2010 to 21 April 2011 also operates a weekday intermunicipal transit service between Niagara Falls and Fort Erie.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 11:37
    [Fort Erie]

    The Town of Fort Erie also participates in the operation of intermunicipal transit between Fort Erie and Niagara Falls by Niagara Transit.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 14:41

    Ridgeway - Crystal Beach, Ontario

    The Peg Leg Railway Ontario Southern Railroad (circa 15 July 1896 - end of summer 1898 (summers only))
    Lightly constructed 1½ mi. (2 km) line between Ridgeway, Ontario and an amusement park at Crystal Beach. Track configuration consisted of one running rail with two guide rails, all mounted on posts 10-30 ft. (3-9 m) above the ground. Current supplied by battery power the first two summers, and by more conventional trolley pole the last summer. Known locally as the "Peg Leg Railway". (Mills 1967, Wikipedia 2010).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 14:44

    Ridgeway - Crystal Beach System

    The Peg Leg Railway Ontario Southern Railroad (circa 15 July 1896 - end of summer 1898 (summers only))
    Lightly constructed 1½ mi. (2 km) line between Ridgeway, Ontario and an amusement park at Crystal Beach. Track configuration consisted of one running rail with two guide rails, all mounted on posts 10-30 ft. (3-9 m) above the ground. Current supplied by battery power the first two summers, and by more conventional trolley pole the last summer. Known locally as the "Peg Leg Railway". (Mills 1967, Wikipedia 2010).


    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 15:22
    Niagara Transit (? - present)
    Also uses the name Niagara Falls Transit. From 07 September 2010 to 21 April 2011 also operates a weekday intermunicipal transit service between Niagara Falls and Fort Erie.
    Niagara Transit (? - 2008)
    Operation assumed by the City of Niagara Falls transportation department 2007 and subsequently renamed (Wikipedia 2010). Seasonal (university school year) intermunicipal routes also connect Niagara Falls to Welland and St. Catharines.
    Niagara Transit logo
    system logo

    website 2010 (logo)

    Niagara Falls Transit (2008 - present)
    Operation by the City of Niagara Falls transportation department (Wikipedia). From 07 September 2010 to 21 April 2011 also operates a weekday intermunicipal transit service between Niagara Falls and Fort Erie.

    Niagara Falls Transit logo
    system logo
    Data source:Wikipedia 2010

    Niagara Parks People Movers (1986 - present)

    Niagara Parks People Mover (1986 - present)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2010 Oct 1 16:17
    [Fort Erie]

    Niagara Transit. Niagara Falls Transit.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Oct 1 23:41
    [Airdrie]

    Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin Fall 2010 under the name Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin 04 October 2010 under the name


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Oct 2 01:06
    [Airdrie]

    ICE contract operator from 2010 is First Student Canada.


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Oct 2 11:33
    [Leduc]

    C-Line (September 2010 - present)

    C-Line (October 2010 - present)


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Oct 22 21:10
    [Rimouski]

    A scheduled bus service is forecast to commence towards the end of 2010 (Radio-Canada 22 October 2010).

    Transport adapté et collectif de La Mitis (mid-November 2010 - present)
    Two-year pilot project to provide transit service for MRC La Mitis and MRC de Rimouski-Neigette. Service area includes Mont-Joli, Rimouski, Saint-Anaclet, and Sainte-Luce (Radio-Canada 27 September 2010).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2010 Oct 24 01:07

    Peace River, Alberta

    Peace River Transit (22 Feb 2006 - present)
    Contractor from start-up was Cardinal Coach Lines. From summer of 2008 a five year operating contract was awarded to The Bus Company, formed largely from Cardinal employees. (The [Peace River] Record-Gazette various issues 2006-2010, website 2010).

    Peacer River Transit logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2010
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2010 Oct 24 21:01
    [Peace River]

    Service area population 6,315 (2006)


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Oct 25 01:14
    [Airdrie]

    Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary is announced to begin 04 October 2010 under the name Regular transit service between Airdrie and Calgary begun 04 October 2010 under the name


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Oct 28 17:47
    [Leduc]

    C-Line (October 2010 - present)

    C-Line (November? 2010 - present)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:16
    [Barrie]

    Ridership 2,568,000 (2009)

    [Brampton]

    Ridership 12,294,230 (2009)

    [Burlington]

    Ridership 1,860,825 (2009)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:19
    [Cobourg]

    Ridership 75,792 (2009)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:25
    [Milton]

    Ridership 102,986 (2009)

    [Mississauga]

    Ridership 29,542,988 (2009)

    [North Bay]

    Ridership 2,096,318 (2009)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:27
    [Oakville]

    Ridership 2,479,945 (2009)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:32
    [Stratford]

    Ridership 579,148 (2009)

    [Timmins]

    Ridership 973,764 (2009)

    [York Region]

    Ridership 18,314,619 (2009)


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:36
    [Prince Albert]

    Ridership 257,358 (2009)
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:39
    [Banff]

    Ridership 519,354 (2009)
    Data source:CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    [Fort McMurray]

    Ridership 1,178,872 (2009)


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2010 Oct 28 20:42
    [Medicine Hat]

    Ridership 1,247,000 (2009)

    [Red Deer]

    Ridership 3,730,249 (2009)


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island

    a2z-pe.html

    2010 Oct 29 00:23

    Summerside, Prince Edward Island

    County Line Express (27 October 2008 - present)
    Commuter bus service operated between Summerside and Charlottetown. Operated under contract by Trius Tours Ltd. Also known as The 7.5.3 County Line Express. (Bus Industry Vol. 24, No. 93, September 2010, pp. 23-24).
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2010 Oct 29 11:34
    [Summerside]

    Commuter bus service operated between Summerside and Charlottetown. Operated under contract by Commuter bus service operated between Summerside and Charlottetown via Kensington and Hunter River. Operated under contract by


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Oct 30 17:31
    [Leduc]

    C-Line (November? 2010 - present)

    C-Line (01 November 2010 - present)


    Transit History of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

    saint-johns-nf.html

    2010 Nov 3 14:22
    Marketed in recent years as St. John's Metrobus. Marketed in recent years as St. John's Metrobus and Metrobus Transit.
    Metrobus Transit [St. John's] logo
    system logo (2010)
    website 2010 (logo)

    Transit History of Newfoundland & Labrador Communities

    a2z-nf.html

    2010 Nov 3 14:38
    [Corner Brook]

    Contract operator circa 2010 was Murphy Brothers Limited (CPTDB wiki 2010). Ridership 78,123 (2009)
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    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2010 Nov 4 17:49
    Ridership 8,508,958 (2009)

    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2010 Nov 4 17:51
    [GO Transit]

    Ridership 54,897,200 (2009)

    Copyright ©1989-2008 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:03
    [Laval]

    Ridership 19,520,833 (2009)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:10
    [Kelowna]

    Service area population 66,000 (1989) Service area population 66,000 (city 1989)
    162,276 (CMA 2006)

    Ridership 4,344,185 (2009)


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:17
    [St. Albert]

    Ridership 1,254,146 (2009)

    [Sherwood Park]

    Ridership 2,295,537 (2009)


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:22
    [Airdrie]

    Ridership 26,987 (2009)


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:25
    [Charlottetown]

    Ridership282,481 (2009)
    Data source:CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)


    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:28
    [Fredericton]

    Ridership 1,256,957 (2009)


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:33
    Ridership83,177,342 (2009)
    Data source:CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

    [Transit Eastern Ontario]

    Ridership 105,588 (2009)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:37
    [Whistler]

    Ridership 2,607,006 (2009)


    Transit History of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

    a2z-yt.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:39
    Ridership 302,216 (2009)
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    Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

    a2z-nw.html

    2010 Nov 4 18:41
    [Yellowknife]

    Ridership 190,807 (2009)
    Copyright ©1989-2006 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2010 Nov 5 20:12
    [Banff]

    Roam [Banff] logo
    system logo

    [Grande Prairie]

    Grande Prairie Transit logo
    system logo


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Nov 5 20:35
    [Airdrie]
    Airdrie Transit logo
    system logo


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Nov 5 21:03
    [St. Albert]

    Saint Albert Transit logo
    system logo

    [Sherwood Park]

    Strathcona County Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2010 Nov 5 23:34
    [Hinton]

    Service made permanent 2009. Service made permanent 2009. Contract operator listed in 2010 was First Canada Ltd. (website 2010).

    [Lacombe & Blindman Valley Electric]

    L&BVER gascar (PAA 70.206/5)
     

    [Medicine Hat]

    Medicine Hat Transit logo
    system logo

    [Red Deer]

    Municipal system. Recently known as Red Deer Transit. From 31 August 2009 also operates transit service to Springbrook and Gasoline Alley in Red Deer County. (Dawes et al. 1972, Transit Canada 1975,

    Red Deer Transit logo
    system logo

    Springbrook / Gasoline Alley, Alberta

    Red Deer Transit (31 August 2009 - present)
    Transit service between Red Deer and the “Gasoline Alley” commercial area in Red Deer County. Peak-hour service also reaches Springbrook. Sponsored by the County of Red Deer and operated by RDT.


    Transit History of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

    moose-jaw-sk.html

    2010 Nov 8 01:26
    Moose Jaw Transit System logo (1967)
    system logo (1967)
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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Nov 8 15:48
    [Castlegar]

    From 01 November 2010 service expanded to include regional connections to Nelson and Trail (BC Transit press release 08 October 2010).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Nov 8 19:55
    [Creston]

    Contract operator for the period 01 April 2010 - 31 March 2017 is Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 8 20:01
    [Vernon]

    From 25 August 2008 also operated intermunicipal connector service between Vernon and Kelowna [UBC Okanagan] (BC Transit press release 26 August 2008).
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    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2010 Nov 8 21:08
    Welland Transit logo
    system logo

    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Lethbridge, Alberta

    lethbridge-ab.html

    2010 Nov 9 00:20
    Converted two car lines to buses 1939.
    Lethbridge Transit System logo (1968)
    system logo (1968)

    Motor bus ? - present Motor bus 1939 - present

  • History of Lethbridge Transit, A web page at the URL: http://www.lethbridge.ca/home/City+Hall/Departments/Transit/History+of+Lethbridge+Transit/History+of+Lethbridge+Transit.htm, 2010.
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Lethbridge, Alberta

    lethbridge-ab.html

    2010 Nov 9 13:29

     
    L.A. Transit [Lethbridge] logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Nelson, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2010 Nov 9 15:59

    Note

    The West Kootenays Master Plan [BC Transit 12 October 2010] includes that the transit and paratransit systems serving Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo - Nakusp, Trail, Kootenay Lake West, and Nelson be integrated and/or amalgamated.
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Nov 9 16:01
    [Castlegar]

    Note

    The West Kootenays Master Plan [BC Transit 12 October 2010] includes that the transit and paratransit systems serving Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo - Nakusp, Trail, Kootenay Lake West, and Nelson be integrated and/or amalgamated.

    [Creston]

    Note

    The West Kootenays Master Plan [BC Transit 12 October 2010] includes that the transit and paratransit systems serving Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo - Nakusp, Trail, Kootenay Lake West, and Nelson be integrated and/or amalgamated.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Nov 9 16:02
    [Kaslo - Nakusp]

    Note

    The West Kootenays Master Plan [BC Transit 12 October 2010] includes that the transit and paratransit systems serving Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo - Nakusp, Trail, Kootenay Lake West, and Nelson be integrated and/or amalgamated.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 9 16:03
    [Trail]

    Note

    The West Kootenays Master Plan [BC Transit 12 October 2010] includes that the transit and paratransit systems serving Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo - Nakusp, Trail, Kootenay Lake West, and Nelson be integrated and/or amalgamated.

    Transit History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    saskatoon-sk.html

    2010 Nov 9 17:50
    Saskatoon Transit logo
    system logo

    website 2010 (logo)

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Nov 10 18:01
    [Abbotsford - Mission]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010). BC Transit seems to use the ValleyMAX and Central Fraser Valley names interchangeably (2010).

    [Chilliwack]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).

    [Clearwater]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was Yellowhead Community Services (website 2010).

    [Dawson Creek]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was Diversified Transportation Ltd. (website 2010).

    [Duncan - North Cowichan]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC with the Youbou and Honeymoon Bay connector service operated by Cowichan Lake Community Services Society (website 2010).

    [Duncan - Victoria]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Nov 10 18:33
    [Kamloops]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).

    [Kelowna]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).

    [Kitimat]

    conducted since start-up by conducted from start-up by As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).

    Logan Lake / Chase, British Columbia

    Logan Lake - Merritt - Chase & Area Transit (01 April 2008 - present)
    Twice weekly bus service between Logan Lake and Kamloops, plus weekly service on routes Merritt - Kamloops, Logan Lake - Merritt - Kelowna, and Chase - Kamloops oriented primarily towards medical appointments. Booking 24 hours in advance is required to use the service. Administered in part by BC Transit. As of 2010 the contract operator was Farwest Coach Inc. (website 2010).

    [Mount Waddington]

    Mount Waddington Transit (02 July 2008 - present)

    Mount Waddington Transit System (02 July 2008 - present)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2010 Nov 10 18:52
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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 10 19:19
    [Revelstoke]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was Lyndon Enterprises Ltd. (website 2010).

    [Skeena]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).

    [Squamish]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was Diversified Transportation Ltd. (website 2010).

    [Summerland]

    As of 2010 the contract operator was Penticton & District Community Resources Society (website 2010).

    [Whistler]

    The BC Transit website still calls this the Whistler Transit System in 2010.

    [Whistler - Squamish]

    Sea to Sky Transit System (03 January 2005 - present [November - April season only])

    Sea to Sky Transit System (03 January 2005 - present)
    Initially seasonal November to April, service became year-round circa March 2009. 2004/05 operating season was 03 January - 24 April. 2005/06 operating season was 19 November - 23 April. Seasonal commuter oriented transit service between Squamish and Whistler including operated trips, regularly scheduled Commuter oriented transit service between Squamish and Whistler including operated trips, regularly scheduled


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Nov 15 16:50
    [Rimouski]

    Transport adapté et collectif de La Mitis (mid-November 2010 - present)

    Transport adapté et collectif de La Mitis (08 November 2010 - present)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 16:19
    [Burlington]

    Burlington Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Brantford, Ontario

    brantford-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 16:35
    Brantford Transit logo
    system logo

    website 2010 (logo)

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 18:28

    Deseronto Transit logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2010 (logo)



    Transit History of Cornwall, Ontario

    cornwall-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 18:41
    Cornwall Transit logo
    system logo

    website 2010 (logo)

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 19:06
    [Fort Erie]

    Fort Erie Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 20:16
    [Leamington]

    Leamington Transit logo
    system logo

    [Lindsay]

    The City of Kawartha Lakes was formed 01 January 2001 by the amalgamation of 12 rural townships: Bexley, Carden, Dalton, Eldon, Emily, Fenelon, Laxton Digby and Longford, Longford, Manvers, Mariposa, Ops, & Somerville; four villages: Fenelon Falls, Omemee, Sturgeon Point, & Woodville; the municipality of Bobcaygeon/Verulam; and the town of Lindsay. (Wikipedia 2010). Transit service is confined to the former town of Lindsay.

    Lindsay Transit logo
    system logo

    [Midland]

    Midland Transit Service logo
    system logo

    [Milton]

    Milton Transit logo
    system logo

    [North Bay]

    Palangios' DeLuxe Coach Lines (circa 1946 - 1960)

    Palangios' DeLuxe Coach Lines (1947 - 1960)
    The City of North Bay assumed direct operational responsibility 19 April 1972.

  • North Bay Transit History, a world wide web page at the URL: http://www.city.north-bay.on.ca/cityhall/department/transit/history.asp (2010).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2010 Nov 17 23:55
    [Orangeville]

    Orangeville Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Peterborough, Ontario

    peterborough-on.html

    2010 Nov 18 12:37
    Peterborough Transit logo
    system logo

    website 2010 (logo)

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2010 Nov 18 12:52
    [Temiskaming Shores]

    Contract operator in 2010 was Stock Transportation Ltd. (website 2010).

    Tri Town Transit [Temiskaming Shores] logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2010 (logo)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2010 Nov 18 15:17
    [Timmins]

    Timmins Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2010 Nov 18 16:44
    [Fredericton]

    Secondary Systems

    SMT Eastern 3258 (GM TDH3207) W.R. Linley 1968 Oct 05 [Peter Cox coll.] S.M.T. (Eastern) Limited (? - ?)
    Province-wide intercity bus operator incorporated 30 June 1937. Photographic evidence suggests that SMT operated suburban service between Fredericton and Barkers Point (5 km) in the 1960's. (photo: W.R. Linley [Peter Cox collection])


    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2010 Nov 18 16:47

    SMT Eastern 4554 (GM TDH4512) W.R. Linley 1968 Oct. 26 [Peter Cox coll.] S.M.T. (Eastern) Limited (? - ?)
    Province-wide intercity bus operator incorporated 30 June 1937. Photographic evidence suggests that SMT operated suburban service between Moncton and Fox Creek (8 km) in the 1960's. (photo: W.R. Linley [Peter Cox collection])


    Transit History of St. Thomas, Ontario

    saint-thomas-on.html

    2010 Nov 18 20:51
    St. Thomas Transit logo
    system logo

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    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2010 Nov 18 21:00
    Sarnia Transit logo
    system logo

    website 2010 (logo)

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Nov 18 23:19
    [Creston]

    System also operates twice-per-week service between Creston and Cranbrook.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2010 Nov 18 23:23
    [Kaslo -Nakusp]

    Central Kootenay Transit (200x? - present)

    Central Kootenay Transit System (200x? - present)
    CKTS is also responsible for the regional connector between Castlegar and Nelson.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 18 23:27
    [Trail]

    KBTS is also responsible for the regional connector service between Trail and Castlegar.



    Transit History of Nelson, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2010 Nov 18 23:31
    NTS is also responsible for the regional connector service between Nelson and Balfour.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Nov 19 01:09
    [Creston]

    System also operates twice-per-week service between Creston and Cranbrook. System also operates twice-per-week Creston-Cranbrook Connector service between Creston and Cranbrook.


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2010 Nov 19 17:44
    Charlottetown Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2010 Nov 19 20:23
    [Charlottetown]

    Private enterprise. Routes in Charlottetown and to Stratford and the Royalties (Lawrence). Private enterprise. Routes in Charlottetown and to Stratford and the Royalties (Lawrence).

    Charlottetown Transit System (30 September 2005 - present)

    Trius Transit [Charlottetown] 5901 (Classic) (Kevin Nicol 28 Oct. 2010) Charlottetown Transit System (30 September 2005 - present)
    (www.peiinfo.com/transit/ 2005). (www.peiinfo.com/transit/ 2005, photos Kevin Nicol 2010).
    Trius Transit [Charlottetown] 506 (Dupont Trolley) (Kevin Nicol 29 Oct. 2010)

    [Cornwall]

    The Cornwall Transit (02 June 2008 - present)

    Trius Transit [Cornwall] 511 (Transplan GSA 40LF) (Kevin Nicol 29 Oct. 2010) The Cornwall Transit (02 June 2008 - present)
    Cornwall Shuttle Express. Cornwall Shuttle Express. Bus lettering is Cornwall Express. (photo Kevin Nicol 2010).

    [Stratford]

    Stratford Transit Service (02 September 2008 - present)

    Trius Transit [Stratford] 507 (Kevin Nicol 28 Oct. 2010) Stratford Transit Service (02 September 2008 - present)
    (Bus Industry Vol. 23, No. 87, November 2008, pp. 29-30). Bus lettering is Stratford Connector. (Bus Industry Vol. 23, No. 87, November 2008, pp. 29-30, photo Kevin Nicol 2010).

    [Summerside]

    County Line Express (27 October 2008 - present)

    Trius Tours/7.5.3 County Line Express [Summerside] 2401 (Kevin Nicol 28 Oct. 2010) The 7.5.3 County Line Express (27 October 2008 - present)
    The 7.5.3 County Line Express. (Bus Industry Vol. 24, No. 93, September 2010, pp. 23-24, website 2010). County Line Express. (Bus Industry Vol. 24, No. 93, September 2010, pp. 23-24, website 2010, photo Kevin Nicol 2010)


    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2010 Nov 20 13:06
    Sooke Stages (02 January 1958 - October 1972)
    Sooke Stages Ltd. (02 January 1958 - October 1972)


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2010 Nov 21 01:24

    False Creek Ferries (1982 - present)

    Deep Cove Stage Lines (? - circa 1946)
    Service to Deep Cove in North Vancouver. Absorbed circa 1946 by Pacific Stage Lines (John Day 2003).

    Deep Cove Stage Lines (? - 01 August 1973)
    Operation to Deep Cove. Acquired by the BC government in preparation for the establishment of the GVTS. (Canadian Coach 1968, Scrafton et al. 1970)

    False Creek Ferries (1982 - present)
    Downtown Historic Railway Inc. (29 July 1998 - October 2008 (summer seasons))
    Downtown Historic Railway (29 July 1998 - October 2008 (summer seasons))
    Vehicle fleet1 streetcar (ex-interurban) Vehicle fleet2 interurban streetcars

    Deep Cove Stage Lines (? - 01 August 1973)
    Operation to Deep Cove. Acquired by the BC government in preparation for the establishment of the GVTS. (Canadian Coach 1968, Scrafton et al. 1970)


    Transit History of Nelson, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2010 Nov 21 01:38

    Interior Stage Lines (20 June 1949 - early 1950's)

    Interior Stage Lines (20 June 1949 - 01 November 1951)
    (John Day 2003).
    Nelson Transit System (early 1950's - present)
    Nelson Transit System (02 November 1951 - present)

  • Joyce, Arthur, Hanging Fire and Heavy Horses: A History of Public Transit in Nelson, City of Nelson, 2000.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2010 Nov 21 01:50
    [Penticton]

    BC Transit by contractor BC Transit by contractor. Contractor at start-up was Berry & Smith Trucking (John Day 2003). By 1990 contract operator was

    [Port Alberni]

    Operation conducted for BC Transit by contractor From 1975 operation conducted for BC Transit by a contractor. Contractor was

    [Powell River]

    Operation conducted by District of Powell River ( From 1975 operation conducted by District of Powell River (or (BC Transit 1996, 2000). (Transit News Canada 1984, BC Transit 1988, 1996, 2000).

    [Prince George]

    Northern Stage Lines Limited (early 1960s?)
    Transit operation in Prince George prior to Coachways (John Day 2003). (Canadian Coach 1966). City service. City service. (Canadian Coach 1966, John Day 1966).


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2010 Nov 23 13:28
    Service extended from Waterloo to Elmira via St. Jacobs 06 April 2009. Rapid bus service between Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo begun September 2005 under the iXpress brand. Transit service extended from Waterloo to Elmira via St. Jacobs 06 April 2009.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2010 Nov 25 00:02

    Gaspésie, Québec

    Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (circa 2009 - present)
    Uses the abbreviated name RéGÎM. Rural transit across the Gaspé region. Service grouped into five mainland regions:

    • Grande-Vallée (Anse-à-Valleau, Cloridorme, Grande-Vallée, Petite-Vallée, Pointe-à-la-Frégate, and Saint-Yvon);
    • Gaspé (Anse-à-Beaufils, Anse-à-Brillant, Anse-à-Fugère, Anse-à-Valleau, Anse-au-Griffon, Anse-aux-Cousins, Barachois, Belle-Anse, Bridgville, Cap-aux-Os, Cap-des-Rosiers, Coin-du-Banc, Douglastown, Gaspé-Centre, Haldimand, Penouille, Petit-Cap, Pointe-Navarre, Rivière-aux-Renards, Saint-Georges, Saint-Marjorique, Sandy Beach, Wakeham, and York);
    • Rocher-Percé (Anse-à-Beaufils, Cap-d'Espoir, Chandler, Coin-du-Banc, Gascons, Grande-Rivière, Hope, Hope Town, Newport, Pabos, Pabos-Mills, Paspébiac, Percé, Petit-Pabos, Port-Daniel, Saint-Godefoi, Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, and Shigawake);
    • Baie-des-Chaleurs (Bonaventure, Campbellton NB, Caplan, Carleton-sur-Mer, Escuminac, Maria, Matapédia, New Carlisle, New Richmond, Nouvelle, Paspébiac, Pointe-à-la-Croix, Pointe-à-la-Garde, and Saint-Siméon);
    • la Haute-Gaspésie. Transport Sans Frontière operates services in the Haute-Gaspésie including Cap-Chat, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, La Martre, Marsoui, Rivière-à-Claude, Mont-Saint-Pierre, Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine.
    See also Îles-de-la-Madeleine. (website 2010).

    ReGIM logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2010

    Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

    Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (04 October 2010 - present)
    Uses the abbreviated name RéGÎM. Three route rural transit service. Communities served include Cap-aux-Meules, Étang-du-Nord, Fatima, Grande-Entrée, Grosse-Île, Harve-aux-Maisons, and Havre-Aubert. See also Gaspésie. (website 2010).

    ReGIM logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2010


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2010 Nov 25 00:44
    [Gaspésie]

    Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (circa 2009 - present)

    Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (03 May 2010 - present)

    [Îles-de-la-Madeleine]

    Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (04 October 2010 - present)

    Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (03 May 2010 - present)


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2010 Nov 25 18:39

    Elmira System

    Elmira - Kitchener Bus Lines (circa 1922 - 10 March 1929)
    Bus service between Elmira and Kitchener via Waterloo at least as early as 1922. From 1926 to 1929 service was owned by Philip King, who sold it to Arthur Lishman. (Roes and Gerber).

    Lishman Coach Lines Ltd. (11 March 1929 - 07 January 1975)
    Bus service between Elmira and Kitchener via Walterloo. Company expanded into additional routes, charters, airport limousines, and school buses. Bridgeport - Kitchener route opened 1949. Lishman and two other bus companies merged to form UT 1975. (Roes and Gerber).

    United Trails Inc. (07 January 1975 - August 1997)
    Scheduled service between Elmira and Kitchener discontinued 1997 (Roes and Gerber). Elmira - Waterloo service re-instituted 2009 by Grand River Transit (see above).

    Note

    Canadian National Railways branch line from Galt via Kitchener to Elimra received frequent service by electric battery car between 1924 and 1928. The schedule announced for March 1925 called for seven daily round trips between Elmira and Kitchener, with one additional daily return through trip to Galt (Roes and Gerber, p. 85). Steam train service covered the line less frequently before, and after, the battery car era.

  • Roes, Marion, and Margaret Gerber, Lishman Coach Lines 1916 - 1980: Elmira, Kitchener and Beyond, Waterloo: Marion Roes & Margaret Gerber, 2009.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2010 Nov 25 20:50

    Saint-Donat, Québec

    Transport collectif de la MRC de Matawinie (circa 2005? - present)
    Commuter-scheduled weekday service between Saint-Donat and Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts where connections with CRT de Lanaudière for further travel to Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Jérôme can be made. Operated by Transport collectif Saint-Donat. (website 2010).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 28 13:02
    [Trail]

    E & S City Bus Service (1940s?)

    E & S City Bus Service (28 September 1937 - late 1940s?)
    Owner Gus Erickson. (Joyce, p. 111).

    Interior Stage Lines Limited (late 1940's - 09 February 1956)
    Owner Gus Erickson. Also operates intercity bus service from Trail to Rossland, Salmo and Nelson (Joyce p. 137). Franchised to operate local transit service in Nelson 1949. Never resumed operation after becoming strikebound 1956. By May 1969 Trail has no local transit service (Joyce p. 167).


    Transit History of Nelson, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2010 Nov 28 13:13
    Buses temporarily replaced all streetcars for several weeks in August and September 1937 (Joyce p. 111). (photo courtesy Alex Regiec).

    Interior Stage Lines (20 June 1949 - 01 November 1951)

    Interior Stage Lines Limited (20 June 1949 - 01 November 1951)
    Bankrupt early 1950's (Parker). Also operated intercity routes and transit service in Trail. Company went out of business in 1956.
    [NTS]
    City of Nelson under a contract with City of Nelson, after 1975 under a contract with


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Nov 28 23:43
    [Trail]

    Owner Gus Erickson. Also operates intercity bus service from Trail to Owners Gus Erickson and A. Murray Gibson. Also operates intercity bus service from Trail to


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2010 Dec 2 16:00
    [Kenora]
    Service over four routes, under contracts to Kenora and Keewatin. (Photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox collection). Service over four routes, under contracts to Kenora and Keewatin. (Photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox collection, David A. Wyatt). Excel Coach Lines [Kenora] 69 GM new look (David A. Wyatt 1991)

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Dec 5 12:59

    Laurier-Station, Québec

    Transport collectif de la MRC de Lotbinière (03 Jaunary 2011 - present)
    Commuter-scheduled bus service between Laurier-Station and Sainte-Foy (website 2010).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Dec 5 13:42
    [Plessisville]

    Transport Collectif de la MRC de l'Erable (2005? - present)
    Scheduled rural transit service for the region surrounding Plessisville. Five-day service connects Plessisville with Inverness, Laurierville, Lyster, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Princeville, Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Victoriaville, and Villeroy. Several additional towns have less frequent service. (website 2010).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Dec 5 16:32

    Sainte-Marie / Saint-Isidore, Québec

    Transport Collectif de Beauce (09 September 2010 - present)
    Weekday scheduled morning and evening trips between Sainte-Marie, Saint-Isidore and Saint-Romuald where further connections to Lévis or Québec can be made. (ATCRQ website 2010). Sponsored by the MRC de La Nouvelle-Beauce. Booking 24 hours in advance is required to use the service. TCB also operates a demand-responsive transportation service in MRC de La Nouvelle-Beauce and MRC Robert-Cliche.

    TC Beauce logo
    system logo
    Data source ATCRQ website 2010


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Dec 6 13:23
    [CIT Roussillon]

    T.C. la Québécoise Inc. Transport en commun La Québécoise inc.

    [CIT le Richelain]

    Contract operator in 1996 was T.C. la Québécoise Inc. (Tom Box 1996, MR 1998). Contract operator from 1990 was Transport en commun La Québécoise inc. (Tom Box 1996, MR 1998).

    [CIT Sorel-Varennes]

    Contract operator in from 1993 was Transport en Commun La Québecoise. Contract operator from 1992 was Transport en commun La Québécoise inc.


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2010 Dec 8 16:31
    [River Spirit]

    Did not operate 2007. Did not operate 2007 or 2010.


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2010 Dec 11 01:31
    [Surrey]

    ? (1945 - 1949)
    Bus service in Surrey owned by R.L. (Reg) Taylor, R.D. Hawthorne and Jim Ferguson and run in conjunction with Taylor's Taxis. Became SSL with a change in ownership in 1949. (Brown).

    Semiahmoo Stage Lines (1949 - before 1953)
    Bus service in Surrey owned by Johnny Taylor, his wife Ruth Taylor, and J.D. MacMillan. Another change in ownership renamed the enterprise WRBL. (Brown).

    White Rock Bus Lines (before 1953 - 1964)
    Surrey bus service owned by husband and wife Jim Ferguson and Vi (Viola) Ferguson, who later sold the operation to Dick Baker and Jim Draggon who owned Vancouver Bus Lines and Metro Bus Lines. Operation sold again in 1964 to become SBS. (Brown)

    Surrey Bus Service Ltd. (1964 - 1974)
    Suburban service in southern Surrey (Canadian Coach 1971). Owners: Ralph Wyborn and Joyce Wyborn. Local bus service in Surrey assumed by GVTS 1974. Company continued as a school and charter bus operation into the early 1990s. (Brown).

    Surrey Bus Lines (? - circa 1974)
    Suburban service in southern Surrey (Canadian Coach 1971).

  • Brown, Jack, with Ralph Wyborn, Surrey Bus Service Limited, a world wide web page at the URL: http://members.shaw.ca/jack_brown/surreybus.html 2010.

    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2010 Dec 11 13:15
    [Red Deer]

    Red Deer Bus Lines (? - 31 August 1957?)
    Red Deer Bus Lines (1946? - 31 August 1957?)

  • History of Bus Service in Central Alberta, a world wide web page at the URL: http://www.forthjunction.com/transit-central-alberta.htm 2010.
  • Parkin, Steve, Red Deer Transit: Historical Perspective, a world wide web page at the URL: http://www.forthjunction.com/transit-red-deer.htm 2010.

    [Springbrook]

    Sorensen Bus Lines, Ltd. (circa 1940? - 1944?)
    Frequent wartime bus service between Red Deer and the Commonwealth Air Training base at Penhold. Service was 16 trips/day (Parkin). Training program closed 1944. After service as an RCAF base, CFB Penhold was sold for redevelopment in 1995 and eventually renamed Springbrook.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2010 Dec 13 16:23
    [Cranbrook]

    (BC Transit web page 2000) A conventional transit service for Cranbrook was expected to start service at the end of November 2000 (CTN 2000, City Website 2000). Supplanted by a conventional transit service (CTN 2000, City Website 2000).

    Cranbrook Transit System (November 2000? - present)
    (BC Transit web page 2001). (BC Transit web page 2000).

    Cranbrook Transit System (01 December 2000 - present)
    Greyhound Transportation Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of FirstBus Canada Ltd.) (BC Transit website 2008, Greyhound Transportation Canada Inc., a subsidiary of FirstCanada ULC (BC Transit website 2008, (BC Transit 2001).

    Ridership220,000 (2009)
    Data source:BC Transit press release 2010 Nov. 24


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2010 Dec 14 18:17

    Langdon, Alberta

    D & K Shuttle Services (circa February 2010 - present?)
    Commuter shuttle service between Langdon and Calgary via Chestermere. Three morning departures from Langdon, and three late afternoon departures from Calgary (Discover Calgary website 2010).


    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

    2010 Dec 14 18:32
    [Selkirk]

    [Selkirk Transit System] (Late Winter 2011 - present)

    City of Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011 - present)


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2010 Dec 15 13:35
    [Prince Albert]

    A 1959 photograph shows the transit service in P.A. to be operated by Prince Albert & Northern Bus Lines Ltd. FirstBus Canada Ltd. circa 2005. FirstCanada ULC circa 2005. Prince Albert & Northern Bus Lines 102 (1946 Fitzjohn) (John Knowles 1959)


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2010 Dec 15 14:24
    [Prince Albert]

    Prince Albert Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2010 Dec 15 15:05
    [Trail]

    Interior Stage Lines [Trail] #17 (Twin Coach) (www.busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Dec 15 15:59
    [Roberval]

    Unicar [Roberval] 104 (busfanplace.com) (Jean Breton 2009, Transit News Canada 1984, photo busfanplace.com)


    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2010 Dec 15 16:14
    [Sainte-Foy]

    Autobus Fournier [Sainte-Foy] 1938 (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2010 Dec 15 17:02

    CTJM/Gaudreault [Joliette] #1002 (Eldorado EZ Rider) (2010 Dec. 13 Jean-Pierre Lajeunesse) (Jean Breton 2009, photo Jean-Pierre Lajeunesse 2010 / Jacques Matte coll.).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2010 Dec 15 22:04
    [Sorel-Tracy]

    Autobus Bonin [Sorel-Tracy] #7265 (1965 Flxible-Canadair) (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Levis, Quebec

    levis-qc.html

    2010 Dec 15 22:23
    [Charny]

    Charny-St-Romuald #66 (GMC/Ward) (busfanplace.com) (Jean Breton 2009, photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2010 Dec 16 12:50
    [Charlesbourg]

    Autobus de Charlesbourg #82 (GM old look) (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Thunder Bay, Ontario

    thunder-bay-on.html

    2010 Dec 16 13:47
    The City of Thunder Bay was formed 01 January 1970 by the amalgamation of the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, and the townships Neebing and McIntyre (Wikipedia).

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2010 Dec 16 19:24
    [Saguenay]

    CIT Saguenay #8385 (GM new look) (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).

    Societe de transport de Saguenay #2205 (Nova LFS) (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Dec 16 19:39
    [Jacques-Cartier]

    TC Jacques-Cartier/Fortin (busfanplace.com) (photos busfanplace.com).

    TC Jacques-Cartier/Auger 07-397 (Ford/Thomas) (busfanplace.com)



    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2010 Dec 17 21:22
    [Met-Sud]

    Met-Sud #4600 (1964 GM SDM5302A new look) (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2010 Dec 19 12:13
    [Sainte-Foy]

    Autobus Fournier [Sainte-Foy] #401 (1961 GM TDH5301N new look) (busfanplace.com) (photo busfanplace.com).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2010 Dec 22 17:37
    [Rimouski]

    A scheduled bus service is forecast to commence towards the end of 2010 (Radio-Canada 22 October 2010). Scheduled bus transit service is announced to commence 10 January 2011. The service will be called Citébus and has been contracted to La Québécoise. (Radio-Canada 22 October 2010, L'Avantage 21 December 2010).