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Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

victoria-bc.html

2011 Jan 4 14:02

Victoria Transfer Company Limited (09 November 1885 - circa 1890)

Victoria Transfer Co stables (BCArchives b04910) Victoria Transfer Company Limited (09 November 1885 - circa 1890)
(photo: BC Archives).

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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Feb 17 18:21

Saint-Pascal – La Pocatière, Québec

? (13 September 2010 - present)
Three weekday round trips between Saint-Pascal and La Pocatière via Saint-Philippe-de-Néri and Saint-Pacôme, funded primarily by MRC de Kamouraska and operated by Trans-apte. Requires booking 24 hours in advance.

[Sept-Iles — Port-Cartier]

Interbus (17 January 2011 - present)
Weekday transit service between Sept-Îles and Port-Cartier initially announced as four round trips per day. Administered by Corporation de transport adapté de Sept-Îles. Service is public but geared towards students of the CÉGEP de Sept-Îles [Sept-Iles collegiate].

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History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Feb 22 18:40
[Selkirk]

Selkirk Transit Logo
system logo
Data source: APR 2011

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Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-on.html

2011 Feb 24 18:23
[Lanark Community Transit]

(website 2010). Service interrupted approximately Christmas 2010 due to funding issues, resuming 04 January 2011. (website 2010, Ottawa Sun 05 January 2011).

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History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Mar 1 15:54

City of Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011 - present)

City of Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011[?] - present)


Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

quebec-suburbs-qc.html

2011 Mar 4 15:44
[Laurier-Station]

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

Transport collectif de la MRC de Lotbinière (08 September 2009 - present)
Commuter-scheduled bus service linking Laurier-Station and Saint-Apollinaire to the Québec metropolitan area. Initial service connected at Saint-Nicholas to Société de transport de Lévis. From 03 January 2011 service extended to Sainte-Foy (website 2010). The service is called ÉcoBus and is operated by Éco-Voiturage Lotbinière. (website 2011, Jean Breton 2011)

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Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

quebec-suburbs-qc.html

2011 Mar 4 18:17
[Laurier-Station]

Éco-Voiturage Lotbinière. (website 2011, Jean Breton 2011) Éco-Voiturage Lotbinière. EVL has operated a ride-sharing service in MRC Lotbinière since circa 2000. (website 2011, Jean Breton 2011)

Eco-Voiturage Lotbinière logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

h2z-ab.html

2011 Mar 8 14:05
[Peace River]

News reports in late 2010 and early 2011 identified the contract operator as Napp 'n Sons Ventures Ltd. Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.
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History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Mar 8 20:20
[Selkirk]

City of Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011[?] - present)

Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011[?] - present)
the first quarter of 2011. Contract operator will be the spring of 2011. Contract operator will be


Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2011 Mar 9 15:31

Wawa, Ontario

Wawa Transit System (February 2006 - present)
Dial-in/demand-responsive transit service in Wawa and Michipicoten River operated under contract by Lloyd's of Wawa Ltd. Using the service requires advance booking. (website 2011, CPTDB wiki 2011).
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Transit History of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

saint-johns-nf.html

2011 Mar 11 00:24

Newfoundland Light & Power Company Limited (1924 - 15 September 1948)

St. Johns birney car 12 (1925) Newfoundland Light & Power Company Limited (1924 - 15 September 1948)

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Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

quebec-suburbs-qc.html

2011 Mar 11 21:05
[Lac-Beauport]

Lac-Beauport discontinued CTCUQ service 1973. No transit service 1973 – 2010. (Jean Breton 2009). Lac-Beauport discontinued CTCUQ service 1973. No transit service until 2010 when TCJC began (see above). (Jean Breton 2009, 2011).

[Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval]

Service to Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval abandoned 1988. No transit service 1988 – 2010. (Jean Breton). Service to Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval abandoned 1988. No transit service until 2010 when TCJC began (see above). (Jean Breton 2009, 2011).

[Saint-Lambert]

? (circa 1925 - 10 April 1945)
Bus service initially linking Saint-Lambert with Saint-Romuald where connections via Levis Tramways Company to Lévis and then Québec could be made. Direct service to Québec via the Quebec Bridge begun circa 1929. (Jean Breton 2011).

Autobus Louis Lachance (10 April 1945 - 16 February 1948)
Bus service from Saint-Lambert to Québec. (Jean Breton 2011).

Autobus Marcel Bedard (16 February 1948 - 18 April 1950)
Bus service from Saint-Lambert to Québec. (Jean Breton 2011).

Autobus Breakeyville Enr. (18 April 1950 - March 1970)
Bus service from Saint-Lambert to Québec. Owners: Marcel Bedard (1950 - 16 June 1953), Rosaire Lemay (16 June 1953 - 13 April 1960), Georges Barry (13 April 1960 - 22 January 1962), and Melvin Mountain (22 January 1962 - March 1970). Company sold to AL Inc. (Jean Breton 2011).

Autobus Lévis Inc. (March 1970 - 01 January 1979)
Bus service from Saint-Lambert to Québec. (Jean Breton 2011).

Corporation intermunicipale de transport de la Rive-Sud de Québec (01 January 1979 - circa 1981)
Lévis transit operator. Bus service from Saint-Lambert to Québec operated as an “out of territory” service contracted to Saint-Lambert. Discontinued because of cost circa 1981. (Jean Breton 2011).

Autobus la Québecoise Ltée (May 1983 - circa 1988)
Service abandoned circa 1988. (Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus la Québecoise Ltée (May 1983 - circa 1989)
Service abandoned circa 1989. (Jean Breton 2009, 2011).

Autocars des Chutes Inc. (circa 1994 - 01 January 2002)
Operator under contract to the municipality. Contracting responsibility transferred to STL 2002. (Jean Breton 2011).

Autocars des Chutes Inc. (2002 - present)

Autocars des Chutes Inc. (01 January 2002 - present)


History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

2011 Mar 11 21:30
[BCE Interurban]

BCE interurban 1313 (RailPictures.Net/John F. Bromley coll.)

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Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2011 Mar 15 16:18

Coaticook / Compton, Québec

Service de transport interurban de la MRC de Coaticook (28 August 2006 - present)
Commuter-scheduled weekdaily bus service from Coaticook via Compton to Sherbrooke. (website 2011). Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Mar 15 16:33

Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011[?] - present)

Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011 - present)


Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

h2z-ab.html

2011 Mar 17 20:19
[Peace River]

Peace River Transit (22 February 2006 - present)

Peace River Transit (22 February 2006 - 31 March 2011)


Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2011 Mar 18 15:19
[Tecumseh]

Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company (1907 - 1956)
See Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Interurban. The SW&A continued to operate the route to Tecumseh with buses until 1956 (Drouillard).


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

q2z-bc.html

2011 Mar 18 19:01
[Skeena]

Regional connector service for Terrace, Kitimat, Kitsumkalum, New Remo, Gitaus, and Kitamaat Village.
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Mar 18 19:41

Saint-Donat, Québec

Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Québec



Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2011 Mar 19 01:21
[Hazelton]

Tri-weekly service connecting Gitsegukla, New Hazelton, Hazelton, and Kispiox; and twice-weekly service connecting Smithers, New Hazelton, Hazelton, and Kispiox.
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History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Mar 24 10:40
[Selkirk]

Selkirk Transit (01 April 2011 - present)

Selkirk Transit (30 May 2011 - present)
the spring of 2011. Contract operator will be 2011. Contract operator will be


Transit History of London, Ontario

london-on.html

2011 Mar 25 01:01
London Street Ry Co. streetcar 146
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Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

h2z-ab.html

2011 Mar 30 13:17
[Peace River]

(The [Peace River] Record-Gazette various issues 2006-2010, website 2010). Napp 'n Sons Ventures Ltd. Napp 'n Sons Ventures Ltd. Service cancelled March 2011. (The [Peace River] Record-Gazette various issues 2006-2010, “Say goodbye to the PR bus service” [Record -Gazette 29 March 2011], website 2010).


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

a2f-bc.html

2011 Mar 30 13:41
[Fort St. John]

Fort St. John Transit System (02 February 1981 - present)

Fort St. John Transit System (06 March 1981 - present)

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Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

h2z-ab.html

2011 Mar 31 00:41

Peace River Transit (22 February 2006 - 31 March 2011)

Peace River Transit (22 February 2005 - 31 March 2011)
News reports in late 2010 and early 2011 identified the contract operator as Napp 'n Sons Ventures Ltd. Service cancelled March 2011. Napp 'n Sons Ventures Ltd. purchased TBCo June 2010. Service cancelled March 2011.


Transit History of Brantford, Ontario

brantford-on.html

2011 Mar 31 01:35
[Grand Valley Interurban]

Grand Valley Railway Company (12 March 1903 - 03 February 1916)

Grand Valley Ry 50 at Brantford circa 1910 Grand Valley Railway Company (12 March 1903 - 03 February 1916)

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Transit History of Guelph, Ontario

guelph-on.html

2011 Apr 2 02:42

Guelph Railway Company (17 September 1895 - 1903)

Guelph Ry Co tram 2 (1895) Guelph Railway Company (17 September 1895 - 1903)


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Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

yarmouth-ns.html

2011 Apr 5 13:50

Yarmouth Street Railway Company (26 August 1892 - 1912)
Incorporated 1887 (NS). Also reported as just "Yarmouth."

Yarmouth streetcar circa 1900 Yarmouth Street Railway Company (26 August 1892 - 1912)
Incorporated 1887 (NS). Also reported as just “Yarmouth.” (photo: History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia). Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2011 Apr 5 14:05
[Tecumseh]

Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company (1907 - 1956)
Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company (01 May 1907 - 1956)
Interurban operation 1907-1938.


Transit History of Levis, Quebec

levis-qc.html

2011 Apr 11 14:47

Levis County Railway Company (08 December 1902 - 1919)

Levis Electric Railway Company (08 December 1902 - early 1906)
Initially established 04 January 1902 as the Levis Electric Railway Company. Incorporated 1901 (Que.), company established 04 January 1902. An elevator (enclosed funicular) was opened connecting the lower and upper parts of Lévis 26 January 1904. Company sold at sheriff's auction in June 1905 and subsequently reorganized in 1906 as the LCRy. (Grumley).

Levis County Railway Company (early 1906 - Spring 1919)
Fire destroyed the elevator 05 December 1910. Further financial difficulty resulted in the incorporation of a new company in 1919. (Grumley).

Lévis Tramways ticket Levis Tramways Company (1919 - 01 July 1948)
Levis Tramways Company (Spring 1919 - 20 November 1921)
acquire the LCRy. A carbarn fire 23 February 1921 forced the suspension of street railway service until 12 April 1922 (Thomas Grumley). Company name changed to LTCo 1948.
acquire the LCRy. Formal name change from LCRy to LTyCo occured 22 December 1924. A carbarn fire 21 February 1921 destroyed most of the rolling stock. A skeletal service was maintained until November 1921. (Grumley).

Levis Tramways Company (11 April 1922 - 01 July 1948)
la Compagnie de Tramways de Lévis. Street railway service recommenced April 1922 and continued until the franchise expired in 1946. Buses introduced 1927. Company name changed to LTCo 1948. (Grumley).
Electric railway08 December 1902 - 20 November 1921,
11 April 1922 - 24 November 1946
Elevator (funicular)26 January 1904 - 04 December 1910

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Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

kitchener-on.html

2011 Apr 13 00:33

Lishman Coach Lines Ltd. (11 March 1929 - 07 January 1975)

Lishman Coach Lines [Elmira] Gotfriedson bus (Marion Roes coll.) Lishman Coach Lines Ltd. (11 March 1929 - 07 January 1975)
(Roes and Gerber). (Roes and Gerber, photo: Roes).
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Transit History of Montreal, Quebec

montreal-qc.html

2011 Apr 13 14:52
L'Île-Dorval, L'Île-Dorval, L'Île-Dorval has probably never did. Both fall within STM's jurisdiction. L'Île-Dorval has only a municipally operated seasonal ferry. Both fall within STM's jurisdiction.

Île-Dorval System

A seasonal (April to October) ferry service is operated between Île-Dorval and Dorval by the Ville de l'Île-Dorval [the municipality]. Use is restricted to residents and their guests which disqualifies the service as “public” transit.
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Transit History of Cornwall, Ontario

cornwall-on.html

2011 Apr 15 11:43

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Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

calgary-ab.html

2011 Apr 15 13:47

Note

The Dominion government received a petition from James F. MacLeod and others on 08 February 1884 for the incorporation of the Calgary Omnibus, Tramway and Transfer Company. The petition was withdrawn before a bill could be passed. (Journal of the House of Commons Vol. 18, p. 86).
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Transit History of Brandon, Manitoba

brandon-mb.html

2011 Apr 19 21:21
Brandon Transit 52 (NewFlyer D40LFR) (Alex Regiec 2010 Oct 15) Brandon Transit 55 (NewFlyer D35LFR) (Alex Regiec 2010 Oct 15)
Brandon Transit logo (2010)
system logo (2010)
 

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

c2d-on.html

2011 Apr 25 18:31
[Collingwood]

Collingwood Transit (? - present)

CollTrans [Collingwood] 702 (ElDorado EZRider) (Kevin Nichol 2011 Apr 02) Collingwood Transit (? - present)
(CUTA 1992 "non-member", Chow 1998, CTHF/SSG 1998) (CUTA 1992 “non-member”, Chow 1998, CTHF/SSG 1998, photo Kevin Nichol)
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Transit History of Guelph, Ontario

guelph-on.html

2011 Apr 25 18:33
Chow 1998, photo: Peter Cox).
Chow 1998, photos: Peter Cox, Kevin Nichol).
Guelph Transit 222 (Nova LFS) (Kevin Nichol 2011 Apr 02)



Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2011 Apr 25 18:37
[Midland]

(Chow 1998) (not in CUTA 1991/2). (Photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection]).
Also uses the name Midland Transit Service. (Chow 1998). (not in CUTA 1991/2). (photos: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection], Kevin Nichol).

Midland Transit 65 (Kevin Nichol 2011 Apr 02)

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

o2r-on.html

2011 Apr 25 18:43
[Orangeville]

Orangeville Transit System (02 December 1991 - present)

Orangeville Transit 099059 (Kevin Nichol 2011 Apr 02) Orangeville Transit System (02 December 1991 - present)
CUTA F94, CUTA 1992 "non-member") CUTA F94, CUTA 1992 “non-member”, photo Kevin Nichol)
(photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection]).
(photos: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection], Kevin Nichol).

[Orillia]

Orillia Transit 0113 (Thomas TL960) (Kevin Nichol 2011 Apr 02)

(RS, CUTA 1992 "non-member", Photos: anonymous, W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection]).
(RS, CUTA 1992 "non-member", Photos: anonymous, W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection], Kevin Nichol).

[Owen Sound]

Owen Sound Transit 606 (ElDorado EZ Rider) (Kevin Nichol 2011 Apr 02)

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2011 Apr 25 18:45
[Wasaga Beach]

Wasaga Beach Transit (07 July 2008 - present)

wasaga_beach-WBT9103-nichol2011apr02.jpg Wasaga Beach Transit (07 July 2008 - present)
Georgian Coach Lines. Georgian Coach Lines. (photo: Kevin Nichol).


History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 May 6 14:25
[Selkirk]

Local bus service within the City of Selkirk is scheduled to commence in 2011. Contract operator will be Selkirk & District Handibus. (Selkirk Journal 02 September 2010, website 2011). Local bus service within the City of Selkirk starting 2011. Contract operator is Selkirk & District Handibus. Service operated fare-free 30 May 2011 - 01 July 2011. (Selkirk Journal 02 September 2010, website 2011).


Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

o2r-on.html

2011 May 21 00:09

Parry Sound, Ontario

Parry Sound Transit (summer 2007 - present)
Transit service operated three days/week (Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays), operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. (website 2011).

Parry Sound Transit logo
system logo
Data source: online schedule 2011


History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 May 24 13:47
[Selkirk]

Selkirk Transit (30 May 2011 - present)

Selkirk Transit 7-360 [2011 Crestline] (Alex Regiec 2011 May 24) Selkirk Transit (30 May 2011 - present)
(Selkirk Journal 02 September 2010, website 2011). (Selkirk Journal 02 September 2010, website 2011, photo: Alex Regiec).


Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-bc.html

2011 May 26 16:00
[Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody]

Suburban services to Port Moody and Coquitlam (Canadian Coach 1966, 1969). (Photo: Peter Cox).
Suburban services to Port Moody and Coquitlam (Canadian Coach 1966, 1969). (Photos: Peter Cox, Gordon Henry Collection).

Columbia Stage Lines Ford transit (Gordon Henry Collection) Columbia Stage Lines Reo (Gordon Henry Collection)

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Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

saint-john-nb.html

2011 May 30 23:48
(Lawrence and Leger).
(Lawrence and Leger, photo: William A. Luke).

SMT 3223 (GM old look) at Saint John (William A. Luke)
Motor bus 1936 - present Motor bus 1936 - present (city)
1927-1978, 2007-present (suburbs)

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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2011 May 31 18:29
[Banff]

Note

Planning (and provincial approval) is underway for the establishment of a Bow Valley Transit Authority to include Roam and extend service to Canmore, Lake Louise, and elsewhere in Banff National Park. The BVTA would be administered by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission and operated by one or more contractors. (Bus Industry, Vol. 25, No. 96, June 2011, pp. 12-13).

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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2011 May 31 18:51
[Banff]

would be administered by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission and operated by one or will be administered by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (established 21 April 2011) and operated by one or


Transit History of Guelph, Ontario

guelph-on.html

2011 Jun 14 23:33
Guelph Transportation Commission (? - present)
Guelph Transportation Commission (1939? - present)


Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

sydney-ns.html

2011 Jun 22 18:40

Sydney & Louisburg Railway Company (circa 1910 - March 1963)
Incorporated 1910 (N.S.) as a subsidiary of Dominion Coal Company. While primarily a coal hauler, the S&L also carried miners to and from work at mines around Sydney, Louisbourg, and Dominion. Passenger trains discontinued March 1963. [Commuter passenger service may have begun with one or more of the S&L's predecessor lines prior to 1910]. (Wikipedia 2011, A Chronology of the S&L Railway, p. 3, 2011).

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2011 Jun 22 23:00

Lindsay, Ontario

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 Lines Limited (circa 1950 - February 1953)
Affiliated with Local Lines Ltd. of Sudbury (Canadian Coach 1970).

Lindsay Bus Lines (February 1953 - ?)
(Canadian Coach 1970).

Fred C. DeNure [Ltd.] (? - circa July 1970)
Denure Bus Co. was induced by a municipal subsidy to continue it's transit operations in Lindsay in December 1959 (RS). (Canadian Coach 1970).

Algar Coach Lines Ltd. (circa July 1970 - ?)
(Canadian Coach 1970). Perera 1973 lists that the Town of Lindsay received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government. Perera 1973 also lists a contact with Stock-Algar Coach Lines Ltd. in Lindsay. ACL acquired by Travelways circa mid 1974 (Canadian Coach 1974).

Lindsay Transit 7901 (Orion 01) (W.E. Miller 1981) Town of Lindsay Transit Department (circa 1978? - present)
Lindsay Transit (CTHF/SSG 1998). (pb89, CUTA 1992 "non-member") (not in CUTA 1991/2 or CUTA 1989) (Photos: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection], Luke Olszewski)

Lindsay bus after sale to Chatham


Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

e2k-on.html

2011 Jun 23 10:47

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

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).

Lindsay Lines Limited (circa 1950 - February 1953)
Affiliated with Local Lines Ltd. of Sudbury (Canadian Coach 1970).

Lindsay Bus Lines (February 1953 - ?)
(Canadian Coach 1970).

Fred C. DeNure [Ltd.] (? - circa July 1970)
Denure Bus Co. was induced by a municipal subsidy to continue it's transit operations in Lindsay in December 1959 (RS). (Canadian Coach 1970).

Algar Coach Lines Ltd. (circa July 1970 - ?)
(Canadian Coach 1970). Perera 1973 lists that the Town of Lindsay received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government. Perera 1973 also lists a contact with Stock-Algar Coach Lines Ltd. in Lindsay. ACL acquired by Travelways circa mid 1974 (Canadian Coach 1974).

Lindsay Transit 7901 (Orion 01) (W.E. Miller 1981) Lindsay Transit (circa 1978? - present)
Prior to 2001 was also often listed as Town of Lindsay Transit Department. A pilot project to provide weekly bus service to rural parts of Kawartha Lakes was begun 04 July 2011. Communities served include Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, and Omemee. (pb89, CUTA 1992 “non-member”, CTHF/SSG 1998, website 2011). (not in CUTA 1991/2 or CUTA 1989) (Photos: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection], Luke Olszewski)

Lindsay bus after sale to Chatham

Lindsay Transit logo
system logo
Vehicle fleet3 minibuses
Data sources:CTHF/SSG 2000 (1998 data)
website 2010 (logo)
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Jun 23 14:12
[Sorel-Tracy]

la Régie de la Gare de Sorel (starting 2011 or 2012)
A bus-based local transit service for Sorel is being established.


Transit History of Manitoba Communities

a2z-mb.html

2011 Jun 23 14:31
[Flin Flon]

(APR 1991, RS) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988) (APR 1991, RS, photos: Sue Luchuck, Kevin Nichol) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988)

Northern Bus Lines [Creighton] 33 (Kevin Nichol 2011 May 24)

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History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

2011 Jun 23 20:10
BCER express motor 1802 on the Stave Falls line electrified in 1922 and abandoned 04 December 1944. Traffic on the line consisted entirely of freight and company employees and guests. electrified in 1922 and abandoned 04 December 1944. While traffic on the line consisted primarily of freight and company employees and guests, common carrier passenger service was provided.


Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-bc.html

2011 Jun 23 20:12

Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Company (28 June 1890 - April 1894)

Vancouver Electric Railway tram 12 Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Company (28 June 1890 - April 1894)



Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

chatham-on.html

2011 Jun 24 10:58

Chatham Coach Lines (15 July 1948 - June 1977)
(RS, CC71, CC74). Also an intercity carrier.

Chatham Coach Lines 85 (GM old look) (William A. Luke) Chatham Coach Lines (15 July 1948 - June 1977)
(RS, CC71, CC74). Also an intercity carrier. (photo: William A. Luke).
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Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2011 Jun 26 00:12
[Prince Albert]

(Photos: Peter Cox collection, Martin's Transportation Pictures, 2002) (Photos: Peter Cox collection, Martin's Transportation Pictures, 2002, Kevin Nichol) Prince Albert Transit/FirstCanada 10-0068(New Flyer D40LFR) (Kevin Nichol 2011 May 24)
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Transit History of Guelph, Ontario

guelph-on.html

2011 Jun 27 16:29
Guelph Railway Company (17 September 1895 - 1903)
Guelph Railway Company (17 September 1895 - May 1903)
07 August 1894. Name changed to GRRyCo 1903. (Mills 1977) (A Guelph Street Railway Company was incorporated in 1877 (Ont.) (Dorman). Martin indicates that horse cars operated in Guelph from 1879 to 1898 but this is almost certainly erroneous.) 07 August 1894. Charter rights extended 1901 to include Berlin [Kitchener], Hespeler [Cambridge] and Puslinch Lake (all never built). Name changed to GRRyCo 1903. (Mills 1977)
Guelph Radial Railway Company (1903 - 01 July 1939)
Acquired by the City of Guelph through a vote of ratepayers 28 September Guelph Radial Railway Company (May 1903 - 01 July 1939)
Accompaning the name change was extended charter rights to build to Elora, Fergus, Arthur, Mount Forest, Erin, Galt, and Preston (all never built). Acquired by the City of Guelph through a vote of ratepayers 28 September

Note

A Guelph Street Railway Company was incorporated in 1877 (Ont.) (Dorman). Martin indicates that horse cars operated in Guelph from 1879 to 1898 but this is almost certainly erroneous.

Transit History of Kingston, Ontario

kingston-on.html

2011 Jun 27 17:42

Kingston Street Railway Company (09 May 1877 - 1893)

Kingston Street Railway horsecar Kingston Street Railway Company (09 May 1877 - 1893)

Kingston, Portsmouth and Cataraqui Electric Railway Company (1895

Kingston Portsmouth & Cataraqui car 11 Kingston, Portsmouth and Cataraqui Electric Railway Company (1895
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Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2011 Jun 28 00:09
[Swift Current]

The City of Swift Current "Tel-a-Bus" service (? - present)
Name taken from Swift Current website, 2002.

Swift Current Tele-Bus #T-154 (Kevin Nichol 2009 May 13) The City of Swift Current Tele-Bus (? - present)
Name taken from Swift Current website, 2002, was The City of Swift Current Tel-a-Bus. (Transit News Canada 1986, 1987). (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1988 or pb89) (Transit News Canada 1986, 1987, photo Kevin Nichol). (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1988 or pb89)


Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

e2k-on.html

2011 Jun 28 00:52
[Kenora]

Kenora Transit (circa 1993? - present)

Kenora Transit #502 (El Dorado EZ Rider II) (Kevin Nichol 2011 June 07) Kenora Transit (circa 1993? - present)
Photographs from 1999 show buses carried the inscription “Operated by Excel Coach Lines Ltd.” (photo Kevin Nichol).


Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

chatham-on.html

2011 Jun 28 01:48

Chatham Bus Limited (May 1946 - February 1947)
Operated by Jack Bayne. Contract cancelled February 1947. (CPTDB Wiki 2011).

Chatham Bus Service (February 1947 - February 1948)
Operated by the Armstrong Brothers of Leamington. (CPTDB Wiki 2011). (RS, CC71, CC74). Also an intercity carrier. (photo: William A. Luke). Also an intercity carrier. Perera 1973 lists that the City of Chatham received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government. (RS, Canadian Coach 1971, 1974, photo: William A. Luke).

Chatham Orion bus

Chatham Orion bus (Luke Olsewski) Chatham Transit (? - circa 1998?)
(Sotnyk 1981, \maps, CUTA 1992 "non-member") (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988) Perera 1973 lists that the City of Chatham received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government. (Photo Luke Olszewski)

Chatham Transit (1977 - 2002)
Operated under contract by Chatham Coach Lines. (Sotnyk 1981, Winnipeg Transit map coll. 1987, CUTA 1992 “non-member”, CPTDB Wiki 2011, photo Luke Olszewski) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988).

CK Transit (circa 1998? - present)
"CK" refers to Chatham and Kent. (Website 2007).

CK Transit [Chatham] #799 (CPTDB Wiki) CK Transit (2002 - present)
“CK” refers to Chatham and Kent (Website 2007). (photo CPTDB Wiki 2011).
Motor bus ? - present Motor bus May 1946 - present


Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2011 Jun 28 10:14

Thorold, Ontario

? (1970s?)
Perera 1973 lists that the Town of Thorold received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government separate from St. Catharines.

Thorold Transit (? - present?)
Operated by St. Catharines Transit using StCT buses (CTHF/SSG 2000). (Bus World, Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter 1996-97, p. 17, Chow 1998)


Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

saint-cath-on.html

2011 Jun 28 10:14

Secondary System

Secondary Systems

Thorold Transit (GM RTS) (Jan Gregor/Bus World 1996) Thorold Transit (circa 1995? - ?)
Separate from St. Catharines for a period in the 1990's. By 2000 operated by St. Catharines Transit using StCT buses (CTHF/SSG 2000). Perera 1973 lists that the Town of Thorold received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government separate from St. Catharines. (photo Bus World, Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter 1996-97, p. 17, Chow 1998).

Vehicle fleet2 buses (1996)
Data source:CTHF/SSG 1998 (1996 data)
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Jun 30 12:51
[Saint-Pascal - La Pocatiere]

? (13 September 2010 - present)

Transport collectif du Kamouraska (13 September 2010 - present)
(website 2011).


Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Jul 1 23:07

Saint-Georges, Québec

? (starting 2011 or 2012)
A funding partnership to establish a taxibus public transit service in Saint-Georges was announced 27 June 2011. (Edition Beauce 27 June 2011, press release).


Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Jul 2 17:15
[Saint-Georges]

? (starting 2011 or 2012)

? (starting Fall 2011)

Thetford Mines, Québec

Taxibus Thetford Mines Inc. (2008 - present)
Taxibus public transit service. Use requires advance booking. (website 2011).

Taxibus Thetford Mines logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2011 Jul 2 21:51
[Rimouski]

includes Mont-Joli, Rimouski, Saint-Anaclet, and Sainte-Luce (Radio-Canada 27 September 2010). includes Mont-Joli, Rimouski, Saint-Anaclet, and Sainte-Luce (Radio-Canada 27 September 2010, website 2011).
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Quebec Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 2 23:10
[New page to list Québec rural paratransit services.]

Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2011 Jul 2 23:11
[Plessisville]

(website 2010). Operated by Corporation de transport La Cadence. (website 2011).

[Rimouski]

includes Mont-Joli, Rimouski, Saint-Anaclet, and Sainte-Luce (Radio-Canada 27 September 2010). includes Mont-Joli, Rimouski, Saint-Anaclet, and Sainte-Luce (Radio-Canada 27 September 2010, website 2011).
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2011 Jul 3 00:21
[Plessisville]

TC de la MRC l'Erable [Plessisville] logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011

[Roberval]

For current [2011] paratransit in Roberval see Québec Paratransit Services.


Quebec Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 3 00:44

Témiscamingue [MRC], Québec

le Baladeur [Temiscamingue] logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


Quebec Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 3 13:05
Quebec Paratransit Quebec Paratransit Services

Argenteuil [MRC], Québec

Transport adapté et collectif MRC d'Argenteuil (? - present)
(website 2011).

TAC d'Argenteuil logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011

Pontiac [MRC], Québec

TransporAction Pontiac (2004 - present)
(website 2011).

TA Pontiac logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2011 Jul 3 13:32
[Coaticook / Compton]

STI Coaticook logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2011 Jul 3 14:03
[Baie-Comeau]

Website 2011 identifies operator as Autobus Manic.


Quebec Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 3 22:18
Rural paratransit services. Towns in Argenteuil MRC include Lachute and Brownsburg-Chatham.

Rural paratransit services. Major city in MRC Les Basques is Trois-Pistoles.

Beauce-Etchemin, Québec

Service de transport collectif de Beauce-Etchemin (? - present)
Rural ride-placing service in MRC de Beauce-Sartigan and MRC des Etchemin utilizing the existing services of la Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin [Beauce-Etchemin school board] and Transport adapté L'Autonomie (the handi-transit operator). MRC Beauce-Sartigan includes the city of Saint-Georges. MRC des Etchemin includes Saint-Prosper and Lac-Etchemin. (website 2011).

Rural paratransit services. Cities and towns in MRC Brome-Missisquoi include Bedford, Cowansville, Dunham, Farnham, Lac-Brome, and Sutton.

Charlevoix [MRC], Québec

Transport rural de Charlevoix (January 2003 - present)
Rural paratransit services. MRC Charlevoix includes the Ville de Baie-Saint-Paul. Also contracts for the operation of a bus service called Expressbus de Charlevoix with a weekday schedule serving La Malbaie and Baie-Saint-Paul, operated by Intercar (schedule dated 01 July 2010). (website 2011).

Charlevoix-Est [MRC], Québec

Service de Transport Collectif de Charlevoix-Est (? - present)
Rural paratransit services. MRC Charlevoix-Est includes villes Clermont and La Malbaie. (website 2011).

Rural paratransit services. MRC Maskinongé includes the city of Louiseville.

Transport adapté et collectif La Caravelle (2001 - present)
Some web references cite le Transport Collectif de La Matapédia.

le Transport Collectif de La Matapédia (2001 - present)
Rural paratransit services. MRC Matapédia includes the cities of Amqui and Causapscal. Utilizes the handi-transit services of Transport adapté et collectif La Caravelle.

Rural paratransit services. MRC Mékinac includes the city of Saint-Tite.

Service in the Petite-Nation sector of MRC Papineau. Rural paratransit services in the Petite-Nation sector of MRC Papineau.

Rural paratransit services. The administrative centre of MRC Pontiac is Campbell's Bay.

Rural paratransit services. The principal city of the MRC is Rivière-du-Loup.

Service in Comté de Roberval [Roberval County]. Rural paratransit services in Comté de Roberval [Roberval County].

Rural paratransit services. MRC Témiscamingue includes the cities and town of Belleterre, Témiscaming, and Ville-Marie.

Rural paratransit services. MRC Témiscouata includes the cities of Cabano, Dégelis, Notre-Dame-du-Lac, and Pohénégamook.


Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2011 Jul 4 02:21

Bécancour, Québec

les Autobus Hélie (2001 - present)
A local scheduled bus service is operated in Bécancour, with connection to Trois-Rivières. (website 2011)

GH [Becancour] logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


Quebec Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 4 02:25

Beauce-Etchemin, Québec

Beauce-Sartigan & les Etchemin, Québec

Bécancour & Nicolet-Yamaska, Québec

Transports collectifs Nicolet-Yamaska (April 2004 - October 2006)
Rural paratransit services. County seat of MRC Nicolet-Yamaska is Nicolet.

Transport collectif de la MRC de Bécancour (? - October 2006)
Rural paratransit services. County seat of MRC Bécancour is Bécancour.

Transport collectif Bécancour-Nicolet-Yamaska (October 2006 - present)
Amalgamation of rural paratransit operations in MRC Bécancour and MRC Nicolet-Yamaska. Rural service leverages handi-bus operations of Bougie-Bus inc. and Corporation de transport adapté Grand tronc inc. (website 2011, Le Nouvelliste 20 October 2008).


History of Quebec Rural Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 4 13:48
Quebec Paratransit Services History of Quebec Rural Paratransit Services

Matane [MRC], Québec

Transport Ajusté 2000 (06 January 2000 - 31 January 2010)
Rural paratransit ride booking service leveraging school buses and handi-transit. Principal population centre of MRC Matane is Matane. (website 2011).

le Service de transport collectif de La MRC de Matane (01 February 2010 - present)
Rural paratransit services. (website 2011).


Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2011 Jul 6 17:45
from the WECo in St. Vital in 1932. Organization changed name to Beaver Bus Lines Limited in 1939. St. Vital route reabsorbed into main Winnipeg system circa 1948 (CC69). Company shifted to operating from the WECo in St. Vital in 1932. Incorporated as Beaver Bus Lines Limited 11 December 1945 (Manitoba Gazette Vol. 74, #51, Dec. 22, 1945, p. 1418). St. Vital route reabsorbed into main Winnipeg system circa 1948 (Canadian Coach 1969). Company shifted to operating

White Ribbon Bus Lines (11 November 1933 - 29 December 1941)
Operation of former WECo bus driver William Dunn. Incorporated 1941. White Ribbon Bus Lines Ltd. (11 November 1933 - 1959)
Operation of former WECo bus driver William Dunn. White Ribbon Bus Lines Ltd. (29 December 1941 - 1959)
William Case Dunn and others incorporated by Manitoba letters patent (Manitoba Gazette Vol. 71, #1, Jan. 03, 1942, p. 1).
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History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Jul 6 17:52
[Selkirk]

Incorporated by Manitoba letters patent 11 December 1945 (Manitoba Gazette Vol. 74, #51, Dec. 22, 1945, p. 1418).

[Stony Mountain / Stonewall]

Started bus service replacing discontinued interurban to Stonewall and Stony Mountain. Sold route to GGB. (Regiec et al., Photo: William A. Luke).
Started bus service replacing discontinued interurban to Stonewall and Stony Mountain. Incorporated by Manitoba letters patent 11 December 1945 (Manitoba Gazette Vol. 74, #51, Dec. 22, 1945, p. 1418). Sold route to GGB. (Regiec et al., Photo: William A. Luke).


History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Jul 8 18:57
[Bird's Hill]

Eastern Bus Lines Ltd. (1950's)
Eastern Bus Lines Limited (1950's)
Incorporated by Manitoba letters patent 06 November 1946 (Manitoba Gazette, Vol. 75, #47, Nov. 23, 1946, p. 1639).

[Ste. Anne]

Eagle Bus Lines Ltd. (1950s?)
Eagle Bus Lines Limited (1950s?)
Incorporated by Manitoba letters patent 30 December 1946 (Manitoba Gazette Vol. 76, #2, Jan. 11, 1947, p. 18).


Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

c2d-on.html

2011 Jul 10 09:32
[Collingwood]

Note

Transit service linking Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, jointly funded by the towns of Collingwood and Wasaga Beach and the County of Simcoe, operated by contractor Sinton Transportation, is forecast to begin by August 2011 (“County supports transit link,” simcoe.com, 30 June 2011).

Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2011 Jul 10 17:48

Norfolk County, Ontario

Norfolk County is a single-level municipality which includes the population centres Simcoe, Port Dover, Delhi, St. Williams, Port Rowan, Waterford, Courtland, Gilbertville, Lynedoch, and Hillcrest (Wikipedia).

Simcoe Coach Lines 13(Fitzjohn 310 cityliner) (William A. Luke) Simcoe Coach Lines (1950's)
Local bus service connecting Simcoe with Vittoria, St. Williams, and Port Rowan (William A. Luke & Linda L. Metler, City Transit Buses of the 20th Century, p. 72).

Ride Norfolk (starting Fall 2011)
Community bus service linking Simcoe with other population centres in Norfolk County. (“Ride Norfolk chugs along,” Simcoe Reformer June 2011, website 2011).

Ride Norfolk logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011


History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Jul 10 23:57
[Selkirk]

Beaver Bus Lines logo
company logo
Data source: author 2011


Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2011 Jul 11 00:02
[Norfolk County]

Port Rowan (William A. Luke & Linda L. Metler, City Transit Buses of the 20th Century, p. 72). Port Rowan (William A. Luke & Linda L. Metler, City Transit Buses of the 20th Century, p. 72, photo: William A. Luke).


Transit History of Newfoundland & Labrador Communities

a2z-nf.html

2011 Jul 11 21:23

Corner Brook Transit (1981 - present)

Corner Brook Transit #53 (Ford) (Allen Dicion/CTHF) Corner Brook Transit (1981 - present)
Murphy Brothers Limited (CPTDB wiki 2010). Murphy Brothers Limited (CPTDB wiki 2010, photo: Allen Dicion/CTHF).
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2011 Jul 12 21:01
[Montmagny]

(website 2010, Benoit Gratton 2010). From 26 April 2010 advance booking was no longer required. (website 2011, Benoit Gratton 2010).

[Roberval]

For current [2011] paratransit in Roberval see Québec Paratransit Services.

For current [2011] paratransit in Roberval see Québec Rural Paratransit Services.


Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2011 Jul 13 04:05
[North Battleford]

(Transit News Canada 1986, pb89, pb96, SK gvt 2007) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988). The 2011 online schedule does not list any stops in Battleford. Operated by FirstBus Canada Ltd. (website 2011). (Transit News Canada 1986, pb89, pb96, SK gvt 2007, website 2011) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988).


Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

chatham-on.html

2011 Jul 13 13:01

Secondary System

Blueline Bus Services (2009 - 07 October 2009)
Initiated bus service between Chatham, Blenheim and Ridgetown just prior to the establishment of municipal service. (website 2011, Wallaceburg Courier Press 2009).


Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

halifax-ns.html

2011 Jul 14 00:46
Service to rural areas within amalgamated Halifax introduced 2009 under the Premium service on three routes (159 Portland Hills Link and 165 Woodside Link from 21 August 2005, and 185 Sackville Link from 20 February 2006) are marketed as MetroLink. Service to rural areas within amalgamated Halifax introduced 31 August 2009 under the
Metro Transit [Halifax] logo
Metro Transit logo
MetroLink [Halifax] logo
MetroLink logo
MetroX [Halifax] logo
MetroX logo

website 2011 (logos)
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Jul 14 02:48
[Sorel-Tracy]

Also referenced as la Régie intermunicipale de la Gare de Sorel.


Transit History of Manitoba Communities

a2z-mb.html

2011 Jul 14 19:27

Thompson Bus Lines (1959 - 1962)
Owner John Thiessen. Local transit service. Service discontinued 1962 for insufficient ridership. Company continued as a taxi and charter bus enterprise. A trial transit service was operated 23-24 December 1971. Thompson Transit System (? - present)
Thompson Transit System (March 1978 - present)
conducted under contract by Thompson Bus Lines (1984) Limited. (APR, R. Robb 1995) Contract operator switched to conducted under contract. Initial contractor was Thompson Bus Lines owned by Ken Thiessen. (Dawes et al. 1972 lists Thompson Cab & Bus Lines (1969) Ltd.). By 1995 contractor was Thompson Bus Lines (1984) Limited (APR, R. Robb 1995). Contract operator switched to (website 2011, Photo: Alex Regiec) (Dawes et al. 1972 lists a " Thompson Cab & Bus Lines (1969) Ltd.") (Photo Alex Regiec)

Thompson Transit logo
system logo
Data source: author

Reference

  • Buckingham, Graham, Thompson: A City and Its People, Thompson: Thompson Historical Society, 1988.


History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

2011 Jul 14 19:41
[Bird's Hill]

William Swystun (January 1939 - ?)
An operating licence for a bus service between Winnipeg and Bird's Hill was granted in January 1939 (Heritage II, p. 245). terminated in the absence of municipal subsidy.
terminated in the absence of municipal subsidy. (Heritage II, pp. 246-249).


Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2011 Jul 16 11:49
[Sorel-Tracy]

Secondary System

Société des Traversiers du Québec (? - present)
Frequent (typically every 30-minutes) ferry service between Sorel-Tracy and Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, a 10 minute trip. (website 2011).


History of Quebec Rural Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2011 Jul 16 21:06
The paratransit services listed on this page generally provide demand-responsive public transit service to their residents. Service revolves around placing passengers into existing transportation resources including school buses, taxis, handi-vans, and/or ride sharing. If the service operates or contracts to operate scheduled bus or minibus service it should be moved to the main section of the All-time List. Further information is always requested. The paratransit services listed on this page generally provide demand-responsive public transit service to their residents.

While each implementation has its own characteristics there are several features which are typical (although none are universal):

  • Users often need to be residents (not visitors) and some systems require an annual registration, sometime with a nominal fee. Several charge $5/year.
  • Any sort of trip is eligible, including casual travel, shopping, medical appointments, and daily travel to work or school.
  • Using the service requires booking in advance, typically 24 hours or one business day. For regular travel (to work or school, for example) a standing booking can often be made.
  • Service is stop-to-stop rather than door-to-door (although some services make exceptions).
  • Users pay a fixed fare. There is often a penalty for failing to appear for a booked trip.
  • Dispatcher matches bookings to available resources, perhaps including existing school and intercity bus trips, handi-vans, or taxis. In the case of a school bus trip, the bus will extend its trip to additional destinations as booked.
  • All rides are potentially shared. (Taxi rides are not “private”).
  • Where the provider would charge a higher fare (taxi or intercity bus, for example), the service subsidizes the difference.
  • A trip is not operated without a booking.

If the service operates or contracts to operate scheduled bus or minibus service it should be moved to the main section of the All-time List. Further information is always requested.


History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

toronto-suburbs-on.html

2011 Jul 17 02:00
[Schomberg & Aurora]

Line closed June 1927.
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Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2011 Jul 18 01:09
[North Battleford]

Battlefords Transit System (circa 1980's - present)

Battlefords Transit System (circa 1980's - circa 2010)

North Battleford Transit System (circa 2010 - present)
website 2011) (website 2011)


Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

moncton-nb.html

2011 Jul 18 12:51
Grey Bus Line Company Limited (circa 1926 - 1962)
Grey Bus Line Company Limited (Spring 1921 - 1962)
Began a route in direct competition to the “John Street” streetcar route. Suburban route to Memramcook begun in 1921. “Other routes were established in the late 1920s to towns and villages in the outlying areas of Westmorland, Albert and Kent counties and during the Second World War, to military sites at Lakeburn and Scoudouc” (Winans). (Winans).

Fred Breau (June 1920 - circa 1921)
Bus route from Eaton's on Foundary Street to the Humphrey Mills church (Winans).

  • Winans, Patricia, “Public bus service came to Moncton in 1920,” Times & Transcript, June 03, 2011.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Jul 20 19:26
    Mississauga Transit (02 September 1969 - present)
    Mississauga Transit (02 September 1969 - 03 October 2010)
    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. System rebranded 2010.

    MiWay (04 October 2010 - present)
    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
    Data source:website 2010


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2011 Jul 21 20:25
    [Grande Prairie]

    Evergreen Transportation. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Photos: Peter Cox, BARP)
    Evergreen Transportation. Contractor from 1996 has been Cardinal Coach Lines. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Photos: Peter Cox, BARP)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2011 Jul 21 20:54
    [Collingwood]

    Operated by contractor Sinton Transportation (2011).

    Note

    Sinton Transportation (01 August 2011 - present)
    County of Simcoe, operated by contractor Sinton Transportation, is forecast to begin by August 2011 County of Simcoe, operated by contractor Sinton Initial service is a five-month trial.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2011 Jul 22 01:31
    [Wasaga Beach]

    Georgian Coach Lines. (photo: Kevin Nichol).
    Georgian Coach Lines. (website 2011, photo: Kevin Nichol).
    See also Collingwood for the Collingwood–Wasaga Beach transit service.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Jul 22 02:15

    New Tecumseth, Ontario

    The population centres of New Tecumseth are Alliston, Tottenham, and Beeton (Wikipedia).

    Town Transit (2003 - 31 December 2005)
    Local public transit. Municipal subsidy cancelled at the end of 2005. (simcoe.com 18 November 2009).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Jul 22 10:54
    [New Tecumseth]

    Town Transit (2003 - 31 December 2005)
    Local public transit. Municipal subsidy cancelled at the end of 2005. (simcoe.com 18 November 2009).

    Town Transit (July 2003 - 31 December 2004)
    Local public transit in Alliston. Owner David Warner. Municipal subsidy cancelled at the end of 2004. (New Tecumseth Free Press Online, New Tecumseth Free Press Online, simcoe.com 18 November 2009).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Jul 22 17:23
    [New Tecumseth]

    An attempt to initiate local transit in New Tecumseth in 2007, to be called New Tec Transit, collapsed before service began (simcoe.com 17 August 2007).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Jul 22 21:22

    Northumberland [County], Ontario

    Northumberland Transportation Initiative van (Website 2011) Northumberland Transportation Initiative (November 2008 - present)
    Rural demand-responsive paratransit service operated by Community Care Northumberland. Open to any user for any kind of travel. Annual registration and advanced booking required. Service reaches Colborne, Dundonald, Castleton, Morganston, Salem, Grafton, Cobourg, Trent Hills, Hastings, Campbellford, Warkworth, Cramahe Twp., and Alnwick-Haldimand Twp. Routes are operated less than 5-days/week. (website 2011).

    Northumberland Transportation Initiative logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2011


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2011 Jul 22 22:04
    [Saint-Joseph-du-Lac]

    [Autobus de Saint-Joseph-du-Lac] (circa 2007 - present)
    l'Autobus à Saint-Joseph-du-Lac (circa 2007 - present)
    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. local service in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac connecting with CITL route 80. Free fare.
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    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2011 Jul 22 22:26

    Service de transport interurban de la MRC de Coaticook (28 August 2006 - present)

    MRC de Coaticook Bluebird vision (Jean-Francois Brulotte/barraclou.com) Service de transport interurban de la MRC de Coaticook (28 August 2006 - present)
    (website 2011). (website 2011, photo Jean-Francois Brulotte/barraclou.com).


    History of Quebec Rural Paratransit Services

    paratransit-qc.html

    2011 Jul 22 22:59

    Mascoutains [MRC], Québec

    Service de transport collectif régional de la MRC de Maskoutains (March 2006 - present)
    Rural paratransit services. Communities served include Saint-Barnabé-Sud, Saint-Bernard-de-Michaudville, Saint-Damase, Saint-Dominique, Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot, Sainte-Madeleine, Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Hugues, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jude, Saint-Liboire, Saint-Louis, Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Saint-Pie, Saint-Simon, and Saint-Valérien-de-Milton. (website 2011).


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Jul 24 10:58
    [St. Albert]

    Northland Arrow Lines (1927 - 1966)

    Sunburst Lines #106 (MCI Courier) on the Edmonton-St. Albert route (William A. Luke) Northland Arrow Lines (1927 - 1966)
    (Photo William A. Luke).

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    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2011 Jul 24 17:10
    [Transcona]

    White Ribbon Bus Lines logo
    company logo
    Data source: William A. Luke/Alex Regiec



    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2011 Jul 28 09:33
    [Collingwood]

    Collingwood Transit (? - present)
    Collingwood Transit (1987 - present)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Jul 28 09:46
    [Port Colborne]

    [Port Colborne Transit System] (February 2006 - present)

    Port Colborne Transit (February 2006 - present)
    (website 2011).


    Transit History of London, Ontario

    london-on.html

    2011 Jul 28 10:06

    Secondary System

    Secondary Systems

    Greyhound G1817 (1951 GMC TDH4509) (Jim Husing Coll./NorCalBusFans) Eastern Canadian Greyhound Lines (circa 1946 - circa 1964)
    Intercity bus operator in Ontario. ECG maintained a small fleet of suburban buses and operated commuter bus service between London and St. Thomas. (Luke & Metler Old Look Buses p. 42, photo: Jim Husing Coll./NorCalBusFans).


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2011 Jul 28 16:30
    Grand River Transit [Kitchener-Cambridge] logo
    GRT logo (2000-present)
    GRT iXpress logo
    iXpress logo


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2011 Jul 29 17:56
    [Kings County - Hants County]

    Kings Transit logo
    system logo
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    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2011 Jul 29 18:16
    Saint John Transit logo
    system logo

    ComeX [Saint John] logo
    ComeX system logo
    Data source: website 2011 (logo)


    Transit History of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

    a2z-yt.html

    2011 Jul 29 18:24
    [Whitehorse]

    Whitehorse Transit logo
    system logo

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    Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

    a2z-nw.html

    2011 Jul 29 18:31
    [Yellowknife]

    Yellowknife Transit logo
    system logo

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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Jul 30 00:40
    [Oakville]

    Oakville Transit logo
    system logo

    [Pembroke]

    Pembroke Transit (01 November 1977 - present)

    Pembroke Transit (01 November 1977 - circa 1998)
    (CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, pb96)

    Upper Valley Transit (1998 - 2004)
    Described in a newspaper article as a private operator but it makes more sense that UVT was a contracted operator. No service in Pembroke for several months in 2004. ([Stratford] Beacon Herald Jul. 21, 2011).

    Thom Transit Ltd. (2004 - present)
    Described in a newspaper article as a private operator but it makes more sense that TT Ltd. is a contracted operator. ([Stratford] Beacon Herald Jul. 21, 2011). Contractor circa 2005 was Thom Transit Ltd. (CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, pb96, Bus Industry Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 4)/AG) (Bus Industry Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 4)/AG)


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2011 Jul 30 11:48
    Calgary Transit logo
    system logo


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Jul 31 12:17

    Devon, Alberta

    Community Bus (? - present)
    Demand-responsive door-to-door bus service provided within the town and, on selected days, to Leduc and Edmonton. Open to all residents. Advance booking required. Service pattern varies by day of the week thus all service is less than daily. Operated by the Town of Devon. (website 2011).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 13:45
    [Fort Erie]

    Fort Erie Transit (? - present)

    Fort Erie Transit (1977 - present)
    Operated under contract by Dunn the Mover Ltd. (Wikipedia 2011).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 14:17
    [Fort Frances]

    Dial-A-Ride (? -present)
    Demand-responsive transportation service in Fort Frances. Customers need to book at least 15 minutes in advance. Online brochure date 2006. (online brochure 2011).


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 18:54

    Niagara Region System

    Niagara Region Transit (September 2011 - present)
    Regional transit service linking St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, and Fort Erie. Operation of individual routes is by St. Catharines Transit, Welland Transit, or Niagara Falls Transit.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 22:05
    [Midland]

    A. Dubeau (circa May 1926 - ?)
    Bus service between Midland and Penetanguishene, fleet of 2 buses, 56 round trips/day, fare of 35¢

    Joseph Robert Dubeau (circa 1892 - 1917)
    Stage coach service between Penetanguishene and Midland (7 km) grew out of a livery stable business established in 1870. Business inhereted by son Albert 1917.

    Albert Dubeau (1917 - 1938)
    Stage service. Summer jitney introduced. By May 1926 the bus service between Midland and Penetanguishene was equipped with a fleet of 2 buses making 56 round trips/day for a fare of 35¢ In 1944 this was operated by Mrs. Bert Dubeau (CNR timetable, winter 1944/45). Published timetables identified the service as Penetang Midland Bus Service. Business inhereted by Bert's widow 1938.

    Irene Dubeau (1938 - ?)
    Local, intercity, school and charter bus business. Penetanguishene - Midland service still operated in 1944 by Mrs. Bert Dubeau (CNR timetable, winter 1944/45). Midland Transit (System) (? - present)
    Midland Transit (System) (1947 - present)
    (CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1992). Operated under contract by Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (Canadian Coach 1974, CUTA TT89, Sotnyk 1981). Perera 1973 lists that the Town of Midland received transit operating subsidies from the provincial government. (CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1992). Operated under contract from 1947 by Laval Dubeau doing business as Penetang-Midland Coach Lines. Penetang-Midland Coach Lines Limited incorporated 1953. (Canadian Coach 1974, CUTA TT89, Sotnyk 1981).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 22:06
    [Orillia]

    Orillia Transit.) (Operated by Penetang-Midland Coach Lines CUTA 1976-77). Orillia Transit.) Operating contract awarded to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines Limited in 1976 (CUTA 1976-77).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 22:08
    [Barrie]

    Operated from ? to July 1987 by Penetang-Midland Coach Lines and since July 1987 by Operated from 1980 to July 1987 by Penetang-Midland Coach Lines Limited and from July 1987 by
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2011 Jul 31 22:13
    [Collingwood]

    Initial contract operator in 1987 was Penetang-Midland Coach Lines Limited.


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2011 Aug 2 00:57
    Absorbed Forest Lawn Bus Service 1961. Absorbed Forest Lawn Bus Service 1962. Forest Lawn Bus Service (? - 1961)
    Forest Lawn Bus Service (? - 31 December 1961)
    Forest Lawn annexed to Calgary 1961 (Canadian Coach 1969, 1970). Owner at the time of annexation was W.H. Ratcliffe, with 7 staff and 5 buses (Calgary Herald Dec. 13, 1961, p. 1). Forest Lawn annexed to Calgary 01 January 1962 (Canadian Coach 1969, 1970).

    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2011 Aug 2 01:18

    Beverly Bus Lines Ltd. (1951 or before - 1961)

    Beverly Bus Lines Ltd. (1951 or before - 31 December 1961)
    Town annexed by Edmonton 1961. Town annexed by Edmonton 01 January 1962. (Edmonton Journal Jan. 02, 1962, p. 21).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2011 Aug 2 12:35
    [Collingwood]

    Sinton Transportation (01 August 2011 - present)

    Collingwood/Wasaga Beach Transit Link (02 August 2011 - present)
    County of Simcoe, operated by contractor Sinton County of Simcoe, operated by contractor Sinton Transportation


    Transit History of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

    sault-ste-m-on.html

    2011 Aug 2 21:50
    ITCo also operated ferry service across to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, In 1903 ITCo acquired the ferry service across to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, (Wilson says the last day of streetcar service was 31 October 1942).
    International Transit Co. [Sault Ste. Marie] logo
    system logo
    Data source: Wilson (logo)
    (CC66, TC75). Perhaps contract operation for the SSMTComm . (Canadian Coach 1966, Transit Canada 1975). Perhaps contract operation for the SSMTComm . (RS, Dawes et al. 1972, CC74, TC75, CUTA 1976-77, (RS, Dawes et al. 1972, Canadian Coach 1974, Transit Canada 1975, CUTA 1976-77,
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    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2011 Aug 3 22:33

    Hut's Transit (summer 1996 - ?)

    Hut's Transit (summer 1996 - present)
    Owner-operator Gary Hudson. (online brochure 2011).


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Services

    paratransit-ns.html

    2011 Aug 4 16:58
    [new page to list Nova Scotia rural paratransit services]

    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2011 Aug 4 19:45
    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Services History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Services

    The paratransit services listed on this page generally provide demand-responsive public transit service to their residents.

    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    The paratransit systems listed on this page generally provide demand-responsive public transit service to their residents.
  • A trip is not operated without a booking.
  • Systems generally own/operate their own vehicles. Staffing may be volunteers. Organizations are generally non-profit.
  • A trip or any part of a trip is not operated without a booking.

    Rural paratransit service. Rural paratransit service. Once weekly scheduled service between Bear River and Digby introduced 08 July 2011.


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2011 Aug 5 01:57
    2010 Nova Scotia transit map showing Dial-A-Ride service areas

    Transit History of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

    sault-ste-m-on.html

    2011 Aug 6 20:19

    International Transit Company (30 March 1903 - 31 October 1941>)

    International Transit Co. [Sault Ste. Marie] streetcar 221 International Transit Company (30 March 1903 - 31 October 1941>)
    (photos: City of Sault Ste. Marie; Maritime History of the Great Lakes).

    International Transit Co. [Sault Ste. Marie] ferry Agoming (Maritime History of the Great Lakes)


    History of Quebec Rural Paratransit Services

    paratransit-qc.html

    2011 Aug 6 20:40

    Mascoutains [MRC], Québec

    Maskoutains [MRC], Québec



    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2011 Aug 7 02:03
    [Drumheller]

    Brown's Bus Line (? - ?)
    Proprietor William Brown was refused an operating subsidy by Drumheller City council in 1962 (Calgary Herald Feb. 21, 1962 p. 16).

    Mike's Bus Lines (? - ?)
    Operator of local bus service in Drumheller in 1974 (Edmonton Journal Oct. 28, 1974, p. 19).


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2011 Aug 7 09:59

    Monden Transportation [Calgary] ticket Felix Monden Transportation (? - ?)
    Operating frequent bus service from the end of the streetcar track to Currie Barracks using two buses. Fare: 5¢ or 6 tickets for 25¢. (Calgary Herald Sep. 21, 1943, p. 7). Company began bus service between Calgary and Turner Valley in 1930. Also operated taxicabs in Calgary.


    Transit History of Manitoba Communities

    a2z-mb.html

    2011 Aug 7 11:55
    [Flin Flon]

    Northern Bus Lines Ltd. (1952 - July 1959)

    Northern Bus Lines Ltd. (August 1949 - 1955)
    Howard Doxey. Howard Doxey and others. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix Aug. 15, 1949 p. 3) Company also an intercity bus operator. (RS, photo: Manitoba Transit Heritage Association).

    Flin Flon Bus Co (July 1959 - ?)
    (RS). May have been formed to operate a transit service in Flin Flon during a prolonged strike at NBL.

    Gardewine and Sons Ltd. (1955 - 01 June 1957)
    Signed a five year contract with Flin Flon to operate transit service, (Regina Leader-Post Sep. 21, 1956 p. 10).

    Northern Bus Lines in Flin Flon 1950 (MTHA Collection) Northern Bus Lines Ltd. (15 August 1957 - 31 July 1959)
    Company also an intercity bus operator. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix Apr. 17, 1957 p. 2, RS, photo: Manitoba Transit Heritage Association).

    Flin Flon Bus Co (November 1959 - ?)
    Owners John Ross and Russel Cassan. (RS).


    Transit History of Manitoba Communities

    a2z-mb.html

    2011 Aug 7 13:25
    [Flin Flon]

    Signed a five year contract with Flin Flon to operate transit service, Signed a five year contract with Flin Flon to operate transit service, which they then gave up early


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Aug 7 21:58
    [Black Diamond - Turner Valley]

    Monden Transportation [Calgary] 24 (WFC) (Western Flyer builder's photo) Felix Monden Transportation (1930 - 1950's?)
    Bus service from Calgary to Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley (Calgary Herald Mar. 01, 1940, p. 2). During the Second World War also operated bus service to Currie Barracks in Calgary.


    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2011 Aug 8 15:47
    (CC73, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998) Extended transit service to the Fonthill area of the town of Pelham 02 September 2008. (Photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection]). (CC73, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998, photo: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection]).

    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2011 Aug 9 12:03
    [Yorkton]

    ? (circa March 1966 - ?)
    Yorkton about to start-up transit service (Canadian Coach 1966). [Yorkton Transit] (? - circa 1995)
    (Transit News Canada 1987). Operated for the City of Yorkton by contractor Yorkton Transit (circa March 1966 - circa 1995)
    Yorkton about to start-up transit service (Canadian Coach 1966). Operated directly by the City of Yorkton from 1966 to circa 1970. From then on operated for the City by contractor (Regina Leader-Post Sep. 25, 1976, p. 3; Transit News Canada 1987).

    Westerhaug Bus Lines mercedes-benz bus (Regina Leader-Post 1976 Sep 25 p3)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Aug 9 16:14

    Pelham, Ontario

    Pelham Transit (02 September 2008 - 31 August 2009)
    Transit service connecting the Fonthill area of Pelham with Welland. Operation contracted to Welland Transit. Service discontinued at the end of the one-year trial. (Welland Tribune 2009).


    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2011 Aug 9 16:17
    Extended transit service to the Fonthill area of the town of Pelham 02 September 2008. (CC73, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998, Contract operator of transit service for Pelham 02 September 2008 – 31 August 2009. (Canadian Coach 1973, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Chow 1998,

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2011 Aug 9 23:10
    [Tecumseh]

    Charterways Transportation Limited (? - 01 October 1971)
    Commuter bus service from Windsor to Tecumseh, Maidstone Twp., St. Clair Beach, and Belle River. Discontinued service 1971. (Windsor Star Sep. 29, 1971, p. 5).

    County Bus Lines (02 October 1971 - circa 1981?)
    Commuter bus service from Windsor to Tecumseh, Maidstone Twp., St. Clair Beach, and Belle River. Owner Don Lafond sold the operation to Chatham Coach Lines towards the end of 1974. Service cut from four round trips/day to two in the summer of 1980. From 06 April 1981 CCL increased trips between Windsor and Tecumseh from 3/day to 6/day. After a six-month trial service was apparently terminated. (Windsor Star: various articles 1971-1981).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Aug 10 21:43
    [Leamington]

    C.A. Bailey Ltd. (circa 29 December 1980 - ?)
    Town bus service started by charter/schoolbus company. (Windsor Star Jan. 8, 1981, p. 7, Nov. 7, 1985, p. A5). Operation is contracted to C.A. Bailey Ltd. (CPTDB Wiki).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2011 Aug 10 21:50

    Chapleau, Ontario

    Handi-Transit Bus Service (? - present)
    Demand-responsive door-to-door paratransit service available to all residents for trips within the township. (website 2011).


    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2011 Aug 11 19:27

    Sarnia Bus Company Limited (01 January 1932 - ?)

    Sarnia Bus Company Limited (01 January 1932 - 1956?)

    Cities Bus Services Ltd. (circa 1950s?)
    Franchise renewed for five years from 22 June 1951 (Windsor Star Nov. 6, 1950, p. 10).

    Cities Bus Services Ltd. (1956? - circa 1960)
    Company threatened to withdraw service in 1957 (Windsor Star Mar. 29, 1957, p. 8).

    Sarnia Transit Company Ltd. (circa 1960s?)
    Signed a four-month agreement for financial support with the City March 1958 (Windsor Star Mar. 4, 1958, p. 35).

    Sarnia Transit Company Ltd. (circa 1960 - 1974?)
    Ten-year operating agreement ratified March 1960 (Windsor Star Mar. 4, 1960, p. 7).

    Dial-a-Bus (24 June 1974 - ?)
    Transit service in Sarnia Township, connecting to Sarnia. Owner Don Lasenby threatened to discontinue service without financial support from the township (Windsor Star Nov. 15, 1974, p. 5).


    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2011 Aug 11 22:31
    Service in Sarnia and Point Edward. Service in Sarnia and Point Edward.

    Dial-a-Bus (24 June 1974 - ?)
    Transit service in Sarnia Township, connecting to Sarnia. Owner

    Dial-a-Bus (24 June 1974 - 19 November 1974)
    Transit service in Sarnia Township, connecting Bright's Grove and Camlachie to Sarnia. Owner (Windsor Star Nov. 15, 1974, p. 5). (Windsor Star Nov. 15, 1974, p. 5).
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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Aug 12 01:17
    [Black Diamond/Turner Valley]

    Felix Monden Transportation (1930 - 1950's?)
    Felix Monden Transportation (1932 - 1950's?)
    (Calgary Herald Mar. 01, 1940, p. 2). (Calgary Herald Supplement Mar. 01, 1940, p. 2).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2011 Aug 12 18:23
    [Medicine Hat]

    Company ending service in 1952 was locally owned City Bus Lines according to the Calgary Herald (Jun. 5, 1952, p. 14).

    Medicine Hat Transit Ltd. (1952 - ?)
    Company owned by the same owners as the Moose Jaw Transportation Company (see Moose Jaw) (Calgary Herald Jun. 5, 1952, p. 14; Aug. 20, 1953, p. 5). Newspaper reports in late 1953 describe MH Transit Ltd. as an employee co-op (Regina Leader-Post Oct. 14, 1953, p. 2).


    Transit History of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

    moose-jaw-sk.html

    2011 Aug 12 18:30
    Introduced motorbuses 02 February 1928.
    (CR&MW 1931, 1933, RS). Also owned the transit system in Medicine Hat for a time in the early 1950s. (CR&MW 1931, 1933, RS).
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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Aug 12 18:50
    [Cochrane]

    ? (starting circa 2012)
    Cochrane has received provincial funding to start a local and commuter transit system. (Cochrane Times Aug 10, 2011).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2011 Aug 13 00:19

    Ladysmith, British Columbia

    Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - present)
    Seven-route 100-minute single vehicle system (All Aboard the Ladysmith Trolley 2009). Fare structure replaced donation fares October 2011 (Ladysmith trolley going user-pay canada.com 2011).

    Ladysmith Trolley logo
    system logo
    Data source: online schedule 2011 (dated 2009)


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2011 Aug 13 14:32
    [Yorkton]

    Ball Cartage (14 December 1945 - 17 January 1946)
    Owner A.R. Ball. One bus, four loops, 5¢ fare (Regina Leader-Post Oct. 31, 1945, p. 2, Jan. 14, 1945, p. 2, Jan. 15, 1946, p. 2). (Regina Leader-Post Sep. 25, 1976, p. 3; Transit News Canada 1987). (Regina Leader-Post Sep. 25, 1976, p. 3; Transit News Canada 1987).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2011 Aug 15 20:24
    [Chilliwack]

    Chilliwack Bus Lines (1970s?)
    (CC71).

    Chilliwack Bus Lines (1960s & 1970s?)
    Owner in 1967 was Leslie R. Stevens (Vancouver Sun Aug. 31, 1967, p. 41). Robert Johnson assumed ownership July 1969 (Vancouver Sun Jun. 13, 1970, p. 11). Ownership changed hands August 1970 from Johnson to John J. Griffin (Vancouver Sun Oct. 30, 1970, p. 18; Aug. 30, 1973, p 42). In 1973 service area covered Chilliwack, Sardis, Vedder Crossing, and Cultus Lake. (Canadian Coach 1971).


    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

    2011 Aug 16 10:37
    [Stonewall]

    Stonewall Shuttle Service (03 August 2010 - 26 October 2010)
    One day a week (Tuesdays) trial town bus service in Stonewall operated as a partnership of the South Interlake Senior Resource Council and the Stonewall and District Handivan Service. Service discontinued for insufficient ridership. (Stonewall Argus August 2010, September 2010, October 2010).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2011 Aug 16 18:46
    [Penticton]

    Penticton Bus Line Limited (circa 1967 - ?)

    Penticton Bus Line Limited (circa July 1967 - ?)
    One-bus privately owned transit system. Applied for and was granted municipal subsidy January 1968 (Vancouver Sun Jan. 17, 1968, p. 67).
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    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2011 Aug 16 22:50

    ERR Streetcar ETS Photo Gallery, DavesRailPix, William A. Luke) (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photos: ETS Photo Gallery, DavesRailPix, William A. Luke, Angus McIntyre) Edmonton Transit System 860 (Bluebird) on Jasper Ave. (Angus McIntyre)
    Diamond Bus Lines Ltd. (circa 1947 - 1964)
    Serving Jasper Place. Town annexed by Edmonton 1964. (Sullivan) Diamond Bus Lines Ltd. (circa 1947 - 16 August 1964)
    Serving Jasper Place. Real estate advertising for Jasper Place mention bus service as early as 1940. Town annexed by Edmonton 17 August 1964. (Sullivan)
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Aug 16 23:59
    [Leamington]

    C.A. Bailey Ltd. (circa 29 December 1980 - ?)

    C.A. Bailey Ltd. (29 December 1980 - ?)
    (Windsor Star Jan. 8, 1981, p. 7, (Windsor Star Dec. 30, 1980, p. 8; Jan. 8, 1981, p. 7;


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2011 Aug 18 01:12
    Operating in 1943 at the time of the Eastview fire (Ottawa Citizen Feb. 16, 1943, p. 1). Garage fire 1943 (Ottawa Citizen Feb. 16, 1943, p. 1).

    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2011 Aug 18 13:33
    In 2001 Ottawa was reconstituted as the amalgamation of the cities of Ottawa, Gloucester, Kanata, Cumberland, and Vanier, the village of Rockliffe, and the townships of West Carleton (formerly Torbolton, Fitzroy, and Huntley twps.), March, Goulbourn (including the former villages of Richmond and Stittsville), Nepean, Osgoode, and Rideau (formerly Marlborough, and North Gower twps.) (Wikipedia 2011). Eastview was renamed Vanier in 1963. Vanier was annexed to Ottawa in 2001. (CTHF Bulletin v5 no.1, May 1997). Eastview renamed Vanier 1963. (CTHF Bulletin v5 no.1, May 1997).

    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2011 Aug 18 22:52

    Nepean Bus Lines (? - 1949)
    Buses (and probably services) acquired by OTC 1949 (CTHF Bulletin v5 no.1, May 1997).

    Uplands Bus Line (? - 1951)

    Uplands Bus Lines Ltd. (? - 1951)

    Nepean Systems

    Richmond Bus Service (mid 1946 - 04 November 1947)
    Owned by the O'Brian brothers of Brittania (Ottawa Citizen Nov. 4, 1947, p. 11). Bus service in Nepean. Acquired by new owners 1947.

    Nepean Bus Line (04 November 1947 - 01 August 1949)
    Bus service in Nepean. Acquired by the OTC for $75,000 in 1949. (Ottawa Citizen Jul. 29, 1949, p. 1). (CTHF Bulletin v5 no.1, May 1997).

    City View Bus Lines (1961? - 1972?)
    Suburban carrier for the City View area of Nepean township. The OTC discontinued service to Nepean 30 September 1962 (Ottawa Citizen Sep. 20, 1962, p. 1). Acquired by Charterways Transportation Limited 01 September 1972. (Canadian Coach 1972). Canadian Coach 1971 lists several Ottawa area suburban carriers:

    • Carleton Bus Lines (? - ?)
      Serving Almonte, and Parkenham. (Canadian Coach 1971). Service to Arnprior, Antrim, Carleton Place, Almonte, and Pakenham (Ottawa Citizen Mar. 10, 1986, p. 32).

      Canadian Coach 1971 lists CBL and three other Ottawa area suburban carriers:

      • Kemptville;
      • Richmond Bus Lines service to Richmond;
      • Capital Coach Lines to Beacon Hill and Osgoode; and
      • Carleton Bus Lines serving Almonte, and Parkenham.
      Canadian Coach 1972 adds a City View Bus Lines suburban carrier in Ottawa and that CVBL and RBL were acquired by Kemptville;
    • Richmond Bus Lines service to Richmond; and
    • Capital Coach Lines to Beacon Hill and Osgoode;
    Canadian Coach 1972 adds that RBL was acquired by Some of these services were just the inner segments of intercity bus services.

    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Aug 18 23:39
    [Cochrane]

    ? (starting circa 2012)

    ? (starting circa 2013)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2011 Aug 18 23:58
    [Ashcroft - Cache Creek - Clinton]

    Ashcroft - Cache Creek - Clinton Transit (200x? - present)

    Ashcroft - Cache Creek - Clinton Transit (January 2008 - present)
    website 2010). website 2010, Ash-Cache-Journal.com Aug. 9, 2011).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2011 Aug 19 00:33
    [Whistler - Squamish]

    Sea to Sky Transit System (03 January 2005 - present)

    Sea to Sky Transit System (03 January 2005 - 30 September 2011)
    Whistler withdrew its funding effective March 2011 (Pique Newsmagazine Aug. 3, 2011).


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2011 Aug 19 14:43
    [Ottawa suburban services]

    Added commuter service from Finch via Berwick and Crysler to Ottawa (route 516) and from Alexandria via Maxville to Ottawa (route 517) 01 April 2010.


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2011 Aug 19 16:53
    [Ottawa suburbs]

    Website identifies the service as Township of Russell Transit Service operated by Bergeron (website 2011).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Aug 20 01:27

    Ride Norfolk (starting Fall 2011)

    Ride Norfolk (starting 01 October 2011)
    (“Ride Norfolk chugs along,” Simcoe Reformer June 2011, website 2011). Multiple trips between Simcoe and other population centres rotating by day of the week. (Simcoe Reformer June 2011, Aug. 19, 2011, website 2011).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2011 Aug 22 22:03
    [Saint-Joseph-du-Lac]

    From 22 August 2011 added shuttle service (not free fare) connecting with AMT train service at Deux-Montagnes (announcement Aug. 16, 2011).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Aug 23 17:47
    [Ridgeway - Crystal Beach System]

    Ontario Southern Railroad (circa 15 July 1896 - end of summer 1898 Ontario Southern Railway (circa 15 July 1896 - end of summer 1898


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2011 Aug 28 19:22
    [Drumheller]

    The Town of Drumheller was reconstituted in 1998 as the amalgamation of the former City of Drumheller and the M.D. of Badlands No. 7. This resulted in Drumheller absorbing seven unincorporated communities that were previously under the jurisdiction of the M.D.: Aerial, Cambria, East Coulee, Lehigh, Nacmine, Rosedale and Wayne. Drumheller previously absorbed the sizeable communities of Midlandvale, Newcastle and North Drumheller during annexations while under city status. Eladesor, Kneehill, Rosedale Station, Western Monarch and Willow Creek are numerous other localities within Drumheller that were absorbed through past annexations or its eventual amalgamation with the M.D. of Badlands No. 7 (Wikipedia).


    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2011 Aug 30 10:58

    East Bay Bus Line (1960 - 1963)
    Owner John Angus Farrell. Bus service between Sydney and East Bay via Portage, Howie Centre, and Sydney River (Tom Farrel 2011).


    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2011 Aug 30 12:25
    Edmonton Transit System 192 (1949 CCF-Brill T-44) Angus McIntyre)

    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2011 Aug 30 23:58
    Edmonton Transit System 73 (1951 Twin 45-SP) (Angus McIntyre)

    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 14:53
    Thorold, (website 2011).

    Niagara Region Transit logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2011


    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 15:44
    Responsible for certain Niagara Region routes from September 2011.

    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 15:48
    Responsible for certain Niagara Region routes from Septermber 2011.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 15:52
    [Port Colborne]

    Connector grouped with other regional routes as Niagara Region Transit from September 2011.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 15:59
    [Fort Erie]

    Connector grouped with other regional routes as Niagara Region Transit from September 2011.


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 16:02
    Certain regional routes grouped as Niagara Region Transit from September 2011.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 18:52
    [Port Colborne]

    Niagara Region Transit from September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from 27 September 2011.


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 18:53
    Niagara Region Transit from September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from 27 September 2011.

    Niagara Region Transit (September 2011 - present)

    Niagara Region Transit (27 September 2011 - present)


    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 18:54
    Responsible for certain Niagara Region routes from Septermber 2011. Responsible for certain Niagara Region Transit routes from 27 September 2011.

    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 18:54
    Responsible for certain Niagara Region routes from September 2011. Responsible for certain Niagara Region Transit routes from 27 September 2011.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Aug 31 18:55
    [Fort Erie]

    Connector grouped with other regional routes as Niagara Region Transit from September 2011. The Fort Erie Link grouped with other regional routes as Niagara Region Transit from 27 September 2011.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Sep 1 15:37
    [Port Colborne]

    Niagara Region Transit from 27 September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from mid September 2011.


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Sep 1 15:37
    Niagara Region Transit from 27 September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from mid September 2011.

    Niagara Region Transit (27 September 2011 - present)

    Niagara Region Transit (mid September 2011 - present)


    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2011 Sep 1 15:37
    routes from 27 September 2011. routes from mid September 2011.

    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2011 Sep 1 15:38
    from 27 September 2011. from mid September 2011.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Sep 1 15:38
    [Fort Erie]

    Niagara Region Transit from 27 September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from mid September 2011.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Sep 4 19:17
    [Port Hope]

    Port Hope Transit (? - present)

    Port Hope Transit 802 [2008 IC LC] (Kevin Nichol 2011 Aug. 20) Port Hope Transit (? - present)
    Chow 1998) Chow 1998, photo: Kevin Nichol)


    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2011 Sep 5 19:09

    East Bay Bus Line (1960 - 1963)

    East Bay Bus Line Nov. 1962 (Farrell family coll.) East Bay Bus Line (1960 - 1963)
    (photo: Farrell family collection).
    Motor bus?1931 - present Motor bus?1931 - present (urban)
    1920's - present (suburban)


    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2011 Sep 7 17:57
    Sunny Brae Bus Lines (1960s?)
    Apparent successor or trade name of Humphrey's route/service. (Photo: William A. Luke).
    Sunny Brae Bus Lines (? - 1960s?)
    Apparent successor of Humphrey's route/service. Purchased 1947 by Berg Jensen from Ken Erb. (Greg Jensen 2011, photo: William A. Luke).


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Sep 8 21:04
    [Cochrane]

    Cochrane Commuter (? - present)

    Cochrane Commuter (1993 - present)
    Southland Transportation Ltd. (website 2007). Southland Transportation Ltd. (website 2007).


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Sep 8 21:22
    Niagara Region Transit from mid September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from 12 September 2011.

    Niagara Region Transit (mid September 2011 - present)

    Niagara Region Transit (12 September 2011 - present)


    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2011 Sep 8 21:22
    routes from mid September 2011. routes from 12 September 2011.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Sep 8 21:23
    [Fort Erie]

    Niagara Region Transit from mid September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from 12 September 2011.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Sep 8 21:23
    [Port Colborne]

    Niagara Region Transit from mid September 2011. Niagara Region Transit from 12 September 2011.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Sep 10 17:25

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    Since circa 1999 Niagara-on-the-Lake has contracted for the operation of a shuttle bus service between the Fort George tour bus parking lot and the historic town centre. The Heritage Shuttle apparently operates only during tourist season (April to September?). Contract for 2009-2011 was renewed with nine-year contractor 5-0 Transportation aka 5-0 Taxi (Niagara Advance 2009).

    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2011 Sep 11 17:47
    [Toronto Suburban Interurban]

    interests in 1911 and gradually extended, reaching Guelph in 1917. interests in 1911 and gradually extended. Line to Woodbridge opened October 1914. Service via Cooksville and Georgetown to Guelph opened 21 April 1917 (formal opening 14 April 1917).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2011 Sep 14 00:01
    [Saint-Georges]

    ? (starting Fall 2011)

    ? (starting 31 October 2011)


    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2011 Sep 15 16:10
    Converted from horsecars to electric cars in 1901, the last commercial operation of horsecars in Canada. (photos: author's collection, Joseph Lamarche collection). Converted from horsecars to electric cars in 1901, the last commercial operation of horsecars in Canada. (photos: author's collection, Joseph Lamarche collection, flickr/snap-happy1). Sarnia horsecar in 1912 (flickr/snap-happy1)

    Sarnia Bus Company Limited (01 January 1932 - 1956?)

    Sarnia Bus Co Ford Transit (flickr/snap-happy1) Sarnia Bus Company Limited (01 January 1932 - 1956?)
    Franchise renewed for five years from 22 June 1951 (Windsor Star Nov. 6, 1950, p. 10). Franchise renewed for five years from 22 June 1951 (Windsor Star Nov. 6, 1950, p. 10, photo: flickr/snap-happy1).
    Animal railway1875 - 1901 Animal railway1875 - 1901 * * Horse cars returned to service July 1912 after a power house fire.


    Transit History of Newfoundland & Labrador Communities

    a2z-nf.html

    2011 Sep 17 22:40
    [Bell Island]

    Bell Island Transportation Company (1913 - 1948)
    Bell Island Transportation Company (November 1913 - 1948)


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2011 Sep 19 14:01
    [Stratford]

    Stratford was created effective 1 April 1995 by the amalgamation of several towns and communities including Southport, Bunbury, Keppoch, Rosebank, Kinlock, and Crossroads (Wikipedia).

    ? (? - 1905?)
    Prior to the construction of the Hillsborough river bridge Southport was connected to Charlottetown by a seasonal ferry (Wikipedia).

    Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Newfoundland & Labrador Communities

    a2z-nf.html

    2011 Sep 19 15:33
    [Bell Island]

    Department of Transportation and Works (? - present)
    The government of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador operates frequent ferry service between Bell Island and Portugal Cove. The 2011 schedule is more than twenty round trips per weekday (website 2011).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Sep 19 18:25
    [Kawartha Lakes]

    A pilot project to provide weekly bus service to rural parts of Kawartha Lakes was begun 04 July 2011. Communities served include Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, and Omemee.

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - present)
    A one-year pilot project by the City of Kawartha Lakes to provide weekly bus service to rural parts of Kawartha Lakes was begun 04 July 2011. Communities served include Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, and Omemee. No additional fare transfering between Lindsay Transit and Rural Transit is part of the service. (website 2011).


    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2011 Sep 20 02:28
    [Miramichi]

    Note

    The summer 1937 timetables for Canadian National Railways includes daily motor train service between Loggieville and Newcastle via Chatham and Nelson [28.3km/17.7mi] arriving at Newcastle at 7:50AM and departing at 4:50PM, with a one-way trip time of 50 minutes. The service is supplemented by two additional daily round trips. This generally meets the definition of a commuter train. (Canadian National Railways Folder D, effective 27 June 1937).
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    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2011 Sep 20 14:35
    [Miramichi]

    CNR Table 60 (1937 Jun. 27)


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2011 Sep 20 16:29
    [Salaberry-de-Valleyfield]

    Note

    CNR Table 102 [Valleyfield] (1937 Jun 27) The Canadian National Railways timetables for the summer of 1937 include frequent motor train service between Valleyfield and Coteau [8.6km/5.4mi], typically eight round trips per weekday. Whether this facilitated commuting to Valleyfield from Coteau or was aimed primarily at connecting Valleyfield with through trains at Coteau is not known. (Canadian National Railways Folder D effective 27 June 1937).


    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2011 Sep 21 01:34
    [Miramichi]

    definition of a commuter train. (Canadian National Railways Folder D, effective 27 June 1937). definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). (Canadian National Railways Folder D, effective 27 June 1937).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Sep 22 14:25
    [Norfolk County]

    Ride Norfolk (starting 01 October 2011)

    Ride Norfolk (11 October 2011 - present)
    Multiple trips between Simcoe and other population centres rotating by day of the week. Multiple trips between Simcoe and other population centres rotating by day of the week (Mondays: 3 trips Simcoe – Delhi & Waterford, Tuesdays/Thursdays: 4 trips Simcoe – Port Rowan via St. Williams, Wednesdays/Fridays: 4 trips Simcoe – Delhi & Port Dover). Operating contract awarded to Sharp Bus Lines of Simcoe for 04 October - 31 December 2011. First week of service (04 – 07 October 2011) oriented to Norfolk County Fair. Sep. 21, 2011,


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2011 Sep 24 01:24
    Elmsdale-Halifax commuter schedule (CN Table 40 1956 Sep 30) at 8:00am and departure at 5:15pm (CN Winter 1966/67 time tables). at 8:00am and departure at 5:15pm (CN Winter 1966/67 time tables).


    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2011 Sep 24 01:39
    Point du Chene-Moncton commuter schedule (CNR Table 33 1956 Sep 30)


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2011 Sep 24 02:01
    [Pictou County]

    Pictou Co. CNR commuter schedules (1956 Sep 30) By the 1960 time table the afternoon train had been moved to a 3:50pm departure, too early for work commuting. By the 1960 time table the afternoon train had been moved to a 3:50pm departure, too early for work commuting.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2011 Sep 24 03:15
    [Portneuf]

    Saint-Raymond Quebec commuter schedule (CN Table 53, 1956 Sep 30) The commuter train service also appears in the 1937 time tables scheduled to arrive at Québec at 7:45am and depart at 4:25pm.


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2011 Sep 25 01:10
    According to its Winter 1956/57 time tables Canadian National Railways operated a daily except Sunday train between Elmsdale and Halifax (32.1 mi./51.4 km, 80 min.). Commuters arrived at Halifax at 7:35am and departed at 5:30pm. This meets a basic definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). By the Winter of 1966/67 service was extended to Truro (64.0 mi./102.4 km, 75-100 min.) and offered commuters an arrival in Halifax at 8:00am and departure at 5:15pm (CN Winter 1966/67 time tables). The June 27, 1937 and November 26 1944 Canadian National Railways time tables include a pair of commuter-scheduled weekday/Saturday trains operating between Halifax and Waverley (28.6 km/17.9 mi., 50-60 min.). In 1937 the service arrived at Halifax at 6:45am with departed at 4:30pm. In 1944 arrival at Halifax was 7:35am and departure was 6:20pm. By the Winter 1956/57 time tables trains operated daily except Sunday between Elmsdale and Halifax (51.4 km/32.1 mi., 80 min.). Commuters arrived at Halifax at 7:35am and departed at 5:30pm. By the Winter of 1966/67 service was extended to Truro (102.4 km/64.0 mi., 75-100 min.) and offered commuters an arrival in Halifax at 8:00am and departure at 5:15pm (CN Winter 1966/67 time tables). These services meet a basic definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes).

    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2011 Sep 25 15:47
    [Miramichi]

    definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). (Canadian National Railways Folder D, effective 27 June 1937). definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). This local train service dates from at least 1919. (Canadian National Railways Folder D effective 27 June 1937, Canadian National Railways Time Tables effective 05 October 1919).


    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2011 Sep 25 15:51
    at Moncton at 7:45am, and departed at 5:25pm. This meets a basic definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). Service does not appear in the 1966/67 CN time tables. at Moncton at 7:45am, and departed at 5:25pm. This meets a basic definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). Service appears in the 1919 time tables but not in the 1966/67 CN time tables.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2011 Sep 25 15:52
    [Shawinigan]

    St. Maurice Valley Ry [Trois-Rivieres - Shawinigan] (1907 Apr 10)


    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Sep 25 18:49

    See also Storage battery cars.

    The author is always interested in comments, corrections and further information. Please email to:
    David_Wyatt@umanitoba.ca

    The author is always interested in comments, corrections and further information. Please email to:
    dawwpg@shaw.ca


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2011 Sep 25 19:34

    [Taxibus Sept-Îles] (June 2005 - present)

    Taxibus Sept-Îles (June 2005 - present)
    (online schedule 2011).

    Interbus [Sept-Iles] logo (2011)Source: website 2011

    The author is always interested in comments, corrections and further information. Please email to:

    David_Wyatt@umanitoba.ca

    The author is always interested in comments, corrections and further information. Please email to:

    dawwpg@shaw.ca


    Transit History of St. Thomas, Ontario

    saint-thomas-on.html

    2011 Sep 26 01:07
    (Photos Luke Olszewski, Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox collection])
    (Photos Luke Olszewski, Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox collection], Kevin Nichol)
    St. Thomas Transit 0802 (Kevin Nichol 2011 Sep 24)
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    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2011 Sep 26 21:58

    Note

    West Saint John Ferry tickets (NBMuseum) There were (and continue to be) a number of ferries in the greater Saint John area. Among the collection of photographs and ephemera of the New Brunswick Museum are tickets for the West Saint John Ferry, and schedules for the Saint John and Carleton Ferry and the steamer Maggie Miller [page 1] [page 2] operating ferry service across the Kennebecasis River connecting Millidgeville, Summerville, Kennebecasis Island and Bayswater. A footnote on page two of the 1911 Maggie Miller schedule notes that Seeley's Busses make connections between Saint John streetcars and all sailings of the steamer. (New Brunswick Museum via David O'Reilly).


    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Sep 26 22:03

    Early ferry services also operated between Edmonton and Strathcona, and between

    Early ferry services also operated between Edmonton and Strathcona, between Charlottetown. Charlottetown, and in the Saint John area.


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2011 Sep 28 15:43
    [North Battleford]

    Operating contractor changed from FirstBus to Battlefords Handi-Bus 30 September 2011 (The Battlefords News-Optimist Sep. 28, 2011).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Sep 28 17:14
    [Norfolk County]

    Community bus service linking Simcoe with other population centres in Norfolk County. Community bus service in Simcoe and linking Simcoe with other population centres in Norfolk County. Each trip includes a complete local circuit in Simcoe resulting in six town round trips per day Monday/Wednesday/Friday and four Tuesday/Thursday.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2011 Sep 28 18:21

    Double Decker Shuttle Bus (23 June 2000 - present? (summer season only))

    Double Decker Shuttle Bus (23 June 2000 - ? (summer season only))


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2011 Sep 29 20:12
    [Fort McMurray]

    Fort McMurray is an unincorporated place located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The City of Fort McMurray was merged with the surrounding rural municipality (Improvement District 18) to form the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 01 April 1995. At 63,343 km2 it is geographically the largest municipality in Canada. Transit service is confined largely to the urban area of the former City of Fort McMurray. The City of Fort McMurray was merged with the surrounding rural municipality (Improvement District 18) to form the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo circa 1995. In online and published materials this system refers to itself as Fort McMurray Transit and Wood Buffalo Transit, often in the same document (website 2011). System has also used Wood Buffalo Express in some materials (website 2003). Website (2003) simultaneously uses Wood Buffalo Express and FMT names.

    Fort McMurray Transit logo
    system logo


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2011 Sep 30 01:02
    [Fort McMurray]

    Circa September 2011 the system adopted the brand name Woosh.


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2011 Oct 6 12:02
    [NS&T interurban]

    (05 October 1887 - 1893)
    (10 October 1887 - 1893)
    railway line from St. Catharines to Thorold 05 October 1887. railway line from St. Catharines to Thorold 10 October 1887 (trial run 05 October 1887).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2011 Oct 16 14:48
    [Nanaimo]

    Note

    There are currently (2011) two private ferry services operated in Nanaimo harbour. Nanaimo Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters operates summer seasonal ferry service between Nanaimo and Newcastle Island. John Logan operates a year-round ferry service between Nanaimo and Protection Island. (Nanaimo Daily News 15 October 2011).


    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Oct 17 10:27
    [Ferries]

    Urban ferry boat services.
    Water barriers create a specific local transportation need, and ferries and other marine transportation is the solution at places and times where a bridge is not possible or practical. While a few services are obviously urban transit (for example the seabus in Vancouver and the Dartmouth ferry), there is a large grey area, especially historically, where boats play or played a role in getting people from place to place in an urban area.

    Early ferry services also operated between Edmonton and Strathcona, between Southport [Stratford] and Charlottetown, and in the Saint John area.

    Other ferry services are noted for



    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2011 Oct 18 22:10
    Probably discontinued when the two communities were linked by the Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway Co. in 1902. In 1901 other omnibus operators running scheduled service between Edmonton and Strathcona were D.E. Cameron and N. Leclerc (Tingley p. 10). Perhaps discontinued when the two communities were linked by the Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway Co. in 1902, but certainly the market would have dried up when the street railway opened in 1908.

    Transit History of Belleville, Ontario

    belleville-on.html

    2011 Oct 19 19:29

    Miscellaneous Line

    Thurlow Ry/Canada_Cement electric loco (1949 William C. Bailey) Thurlow Railway Company (1928 - 1950)
    Incorporated 1907 (Ont.). A 2½ mi./4 km freight railway between Thurlow and Point Anne constructed in 1907/08 and electrified in 1928. Owned by Lehigh Portland Cement Co. (later Canada Cement Co.) reportedly constructed using the charter of the Belleville Radial Railway Co. Operation dewired 1950.

    References



    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Oct 20 09:22
    [Miscellaneous Rail Lines]

  • Thurlow Railway Company (electric freight railway)

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Oct 27 10:25
    [Niagara-On-the-Lake]

    Heritage Shuttle apparently operates only during tourist season (April to September?). Heritage Shuttle operates only during tourist season (April to November).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2011 Nov 8 15:30

    Secondary System

    CIT Haute-Richelieu newspaper advertisement Conseil intermunicipal de transport du Haute-Richelieu (late 1997 - before 2006)
    Serving Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu and Saint-Luc. Contract operator in 1998 was Groupe Viens ( Autobus Viens?) (MR 1998, Jacques Matte 1998). As of 2006 Haute-Richelieu is a single-municipality transit system outside AMT jurisdiction (AMT website, 2006). (image courtesy Mike Rivest)


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2011 Nov 8 15:44

    CIT Haute-Richelieu newspaper advertisement Conseil intermunicipal de transport du Haute-Richelieu (late 1997 - present)
    Serving Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu and Saint-Luc. Contract operator in 1998 was Groupe Viens ( Autobus Viens?) (MR 1998, Jacques Matte 1998). As of 2006 Haute-Richelieu is a single-municipality transit system outside AMT jurisdiction (AMT website, 2006). (image courtesy Mike Rivest)


    Transit History of St. Thomas, Ontario

    saint-thomas-on.html

    2011 Nov 15 09:24
    Contractor changed to Voyageur Transportation Services January 2012.

    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Nov 15 09:33
    [Cochrane]

    ? (starting circa 2013)

    ? (starting 2014)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Nov 16 10:49
    [Niagara-on-the-Lake]

    Since circa 1999 Niagara-on-the-Lake has contracted for the operation of a shuttle bus service between the Fort George tour bus parking lot and the historic town centre. The Heritage Shuttle operates only during tourist season (April to November).

    Heritage Shuttle (circa 1999 - November 2011 (annually April to November))
    Since circa 1999 Niagara-on-the-Lake has contracted for the operation of a tourist oriented shuttle bus service between the Fort George tour bus parking lot and the historic town centre.

    ? (starting circa March 2012)
    A regular transit system linking the Old Town, Virgil and Glendale is planned to commence in March 2012. The operating contract will include the Heritage Shuttle. (The Standard 16 November 2011).


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2011 Nov 16 17:06
    [North Battleford]

    Battlefords Transit System (circa 1980's - circa 2010)

    North Battleford Transit 839 (2005 A. Wong) Battlefords Transit System (circa 1980's - circa 2010)
    (Transit News Canada 1986, pb89, pb96, SK gvt 2007) (Transit News Canada 1986, pb89, pb96, SK gvt 2007, photo: A. Wong)

    North Battleford Transit System (circa 2010 - present)

    North Battleford Public Transit cutaway (2011 City of NB) North Battleford Transit System (circa 2010 - present)
    (website 2011) (website 2011, photo: City of North Battleford).


    Transit History of St. Thomas, Ontario

    saint-thomas-on.html

    2011 Nov 18 15:42
    Voyageur Transportation Services January 2012. Voyageur Transportation Services 02 January 2012.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2011 Nov 20 19:10
    [Penticton]

    Penticton Transit System (03 January 1977 - present)

    Penticton Transit System/BC Ttransit 9350 (2009 Nova LFS) (Travis Koch-Gensiorek 2011 Aug 15) Penticton Transit System (03 January 1977 - present)
    website 2010). (BC Transit 1996, 2000). website 2010). (BC Transit 1996, 2000, photo: 2011 Travis Koch-Gensiorek).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2011 Nov 20 19:13
    [Norfolk County]

    Ride Norfolk (11 October 2011 - present)

    RideNorfolk [Norfolk County] 323 (Kevin Nichol 2011 Nov 18) Ride Norfolk (11 October 2011 - present)
    website 2011). website 2011, photo: Kevin Nichol 2011).


    Transit History of Thunder Bay, Ontario

    thunder-bay-on.html

    2011 Nov 21 22:37

    Miscellaneous System

    Mount McKay and Kakabeka Falls Railway Company (circa 1910 - circa 1912)

    Mount McKay & Kakabeka Falls Interurban

    Mount McKay and Kakabeka Falls Railway Company (1910 - 18 May 1947)
    A five mile (8 km) line from Fort William. Operated by steam except on city streets and was primarily a freight switching enterprise (Due). Sold some track to Fort William Street Railway 1909 and abandoned the remainder circa 1917 (Andreae 1997). A five mile (8 km) line from connection with the Fort William street railway to Neebing and Paipoonge townships. Initially operated passenger service by gas car. Frequent service from Fort William connection to Neebing cemeteries commenced 03 August 1915, which was electrified June 1917. Through running (including gas car) over Fort William Street Railway trackage to city centre begun 29 June 1918. Whole line leased, operated and electrified 1923 by the municipal FtWStRy. Lease, and operations, of the final 2½ mi. (4 km) ended 1947. (Chochla).
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Nov 21 22:56
    [Miscellaneous Rail Lines]

  • Mount McKay and Kakabeka Falls Railway Company (uncompleted interurban electric railway)
  • Mount McKay and Kakabeka Falls Railway Company (interurban gascar railway [eventually leased and electrified])

    Transit History of Thunder Bay, Ontario

    thunder-bay-on.html

    2011 Nov 22 11:37
    [Mount McKay & Kakabeka Falls Interurban]

    municipal FtWStRy. Lease, and operations, of the final municipal FtWStRy. FtWStRy discontinued service and Company abandoned track west of CNR yards 1945. Lease, and operations, of the final


    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2011 Nov 23 09:50
    (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photo Codiac Transit website, 1998) Name Codiac Transpo first appeared on website circa November 2011. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo Codiac Transit website, 1998)
    Codiac Transpo [Moncton] logo 2011
    system logo (2011)


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2011 Nov 25 09:14
    [Ottawa Suburban Services]

    24 November 2011 North Stormont voted to withdraw from TEO.


    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2011 Nov 25 14:20
    [GO Transit]

    Acton (1990 - 1993) - Guelph (1990 - 1993). Acton (1990 - 1993, 19 December 2011 - present) - Guelph (1990 - 1993, 19 December 2011 - present) - Kitchener (19 December 2011 - present).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2011 Nov 25 15:53
    [Orangeville]

    As of 2011 First Student Canada and its predecessors had been the contract operator for twenty years (orangeville.com 25 November 2011).


    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2011 Nov 25 16:48
    [GO Transit]


    Toronto - Port Credit [Mississauga] - Oakville - Burlington - Hamilton.

    Toronto - Port Credit - Oakville - Burlington - Hamilton.
    Toronto - Pickering - Ajax - Whitby - Oshawa (1990 - present).

    Toronto - Pickering - Ajax - Whitby - Oshawa (1990 - present).
    Toronto - Weston [Toronto] - Bramalea - Brampton - Georgetown -
    Acton (1990 - 1993, 19 December 2011 - present) - Guelph (1990 - 1993, 19 December 2011 - present) - Kitchener (19 December 2011 - present).
    Toronto - Weston - Bramalea - Brampton - Georgetown - Acton (1990 - 1993, 2012 - present) - Guelph (1990 - 1993, 2011 - present) - Kitchener (2011 - present).
    Toronto - Cooksville [Mississauga] - Streetsville [Mississauga] - Milton.

    Toronto - Cooksville - Streetsville - Milton.
    Toronto - Langstaff - Richmond Hill.

    Toronto - Langstaff - Richmond Hill.
    Toronto - King City - Aurora - Newmarket - Bradford - Barrie South (2007 - present) / Barrie (1990 - 1993).

    Toronto - King City - Aurora - Newmarket - Bradford - Barrie South (2007 - present) / Barrie (1990 - 1993).
    Toronto - Unionville - Markham - Stouffville.

    Toronto - Unionville - Markham - Stouffville.


    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Nov 28 15:33
    [Interurban Electric Railways]

    The Mount Mckay & Kakabeka Falls Railway was leased, electrified and operated by the Fort William city system 1923-1947 which it appears neither Due nor Middleton knew.


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2011 Nov 28 16:44
    [Windsor, Essex and Lake Shore Interurban]

    Windsor, Essex and Lake Shore Rapid Railway Company (19 September 1907 - 15

    WE&LSR car Republic arrives in Essex (internationalmetropolis) Windsor, Essex and Lake Shore Rapid Railway Company (19 September 1907 - 15 (photo internationalmetropolis).
    Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2011 Nov 30 10:17

    Winnipeg Transit rt (Rapid Transit) logo 2012
    rt logo (2012)

    Transit History of Nunavut Territory Communities

    a2z-nu.html

    2011 Nov 30 13:24
    [Iqaluit]

    Municipally operated bus service in what was then Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories (Nunatsiaq News, March 29th, 2002, Lawrence). Frobisher Bay was formally renamed Iqaluit 01 January 1987. Municipally supported bus service in what was then Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories (Nunatsiaq News, March 29th, 2002, Lawrence). Run by brothers Paul and Louis Barrieau. Frobisher Bay was formally renamed Iqaluit 01 January 1987.
    Copyright ©1989-2009 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2011 Dec 1 09:19
    [Cochrane]

    ? (starting 2014)
    (Cochrane Times Aug 10, 2011).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2011 Dec 1 10:28
    [Revelstoke]

    Secondary System

    Revelstoke Resort Shuttle (circa November 2011 - present [Winter ski season only])
    Bus service connecting Revelstoke with Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Fifteen round trips operated seven days/week during winter ski season. Fare charged. Multi-ride and seasonal passes sold. Owner-operator Lisa Longinotto. Funded in part by Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR), the Revelstoke Accommodation Association and the City of Revelstoke. In previous season (or seasons?) service was free and was operated by RMR. (bclocalnews.com 30 November 2011).

    Revelstoke Resort Shuttle logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2011


    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2011 Dec 6 15:39
    [Interurban Electric Railways]

    19. Thunder Bay‡,

    This is the canonical list of Canadian interurban electric railways, as determined by John F. Due (see

    This is based on the canonical list of Canadian interurban electric railways, as determined by John F. Due (see

    ‡ The Mount Mckay & Kakabeka Falls Railway was leased, electrified and operated by the Fort William city system 1923-1947 which it appears neither Due nor Middleton knew.


    Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

    a2z-nw.html

    2011 Dec 7 16:21

    Behchokö, Northwest Territories

    Rae Edzo Friendship Express (? - present?)
    A “NWT Bus Services” website (2011) lists the above bus line. Behchokö, named Rae-Edzo prior to 2005, is comprised of two population centres, Rae and Edzo, located 19 km apart by road (6 km by air or winter ice road) with a population of approximately 2,000 (Wikipedia). Neither REFE nor the municipality have a website so it's hard to determine if REFE operates scheduled service or anything like a transit frequency.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2011 Dec 13 16:13
    [Kimberley]

    Secondary System

    Kimberley Community Transit (circa December 2007 - present (annually mid December - March or April))
    Ski-season daily bus service between Kimberley and Kimberley Alpine Resort. Between nine and twelve trips/day (2010/11 schedule). $3.00 fare (2010/11). Funded in part by the City of Kimberley and the local accommodations industry. (The [Kimberley] Bulletin 12 December 2011).


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

    saint-johns-nf.html

    2011 Dec 14 13:54
    Service in St. John's and Mount Pearl.

    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2011 Dec 27 17:42
    Winnipeg Transit 164 (New Flyer D40LFR) (David A. Wyatt 2011 Dec 23)