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Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2012 Jan 1 19:29

Omnibus Line [Winnipeg]

H.G. McMicken Omnibuses (1881) (Manitoba Free Press 1879-1881).
(Manitoba Free Press 1879-1881, image Manitoba Historical Maps).
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

e2k-on.html

2012 Jan 11 09:07
[Kawartha Lakes]

Lindsay Lines Limited (circa 1950 - February 1953)

Lindsay Lines #6 (Yellow Coach) (Peter Cox) Lindsay Lines Limited (circa 1950 - February 1953)
Local Lines Ltd. of Sudbury (Canadian Coach 1970). Local Lines Ltd. of Sudbury (Canadian Coach 1970, photo: Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-bc.html

2012 Jan 11 09:17
[New Westminster/Burnaby]

Neville Transportation Company (? - 01 July 1947)
Transit service in Burnaby acquired 1947 by the BCER (Canadian Coach 1966).

Neville Transportation Co. [Burnaby] #12 circa 1947 (Peter Cox) Neville Transportation Company (? - 01 July 1947)
Transit service in Burnaby acquired 1947 by the BCER (Canadian Coach 1966, photo: Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

o2r-on.html

2012 Jan 11 09:24
[Orillia]

Orillia Bus Lines #1 (Ford) (Peter Cox) Orillia Bus Lines (? - ?)
Transit operator photographed by Peter Cox circa 1950s. (photo Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2012 Jan 11 10:35
[Niagara-on-the-Lake]

? (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).

? (starting circa 01 April 2012)
A regular transit system linking the Old Town, Virgil and Glendale is planned to commence 01 April 2012. The operating contract will include the Heritage Shuttle and was awarded to Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit. (The Standard 16 November 2011, 10 January 2012).

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Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

a2z-nb.html

2012 Jan 11 18:22
[Fredericton]

Capital Transit [Fredericton] #21 Ford (Peter Cox) Capital Transit (1935 - ?)
Business begun 1935 by local Vaughan family who operated automobile sales and repair businesses. (photo Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Thunder Bay, Ontario

thunder-bay-on.html

2012 Jan 12 10:18

Fort William Transit Company (1948 - 31 December 1969)

Fort William Utilities #110 (Mack 6CW3S) (Peter Cox circa 1947) Fort William Transit Company (1948 - 31 December 1969)
(photo Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Levis, Quebec

levis-qc.html

2012 Jan 12 18:48

Levis Transport Company (01 July 1948 - 15 January 1960)

Levis Transport Co #31 GM TGM3207 (Peter Cox) Levis Transport Company (01 July 1948 - 15 January 1960)
(Jean Breton 2009). (Jean Breton 2009, photo Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Thunder Bay, Ontario

thunder-bay-on.html

2012 Jan 12 19:03
[Fort William]

(photo Peter Cox). (photos Peter Cox).

Fort William Transit #33 CanCar C36 (Peter Cox 1955 March)


Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

windsor-on.html

2012 Jan 13 10:59
(CUTA 1976-77, photo: William A. Luke). (CUTA 1976-77, photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox). SWA [Windsor] #10 (Peter Cox)

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Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

toronto-on.html

2012 Jan 13 18:39

Hollinger Bus Lines [Toronto] #70 (Toronto Public Library)

Hollinger Bus Lines Limited (June 1921 - 01 July 1954)
Hollinger Bus Lines Limited (June 1921 - 01 July 1954)
(Pursley 1961, CR&MW 1931, Ticket image courtesy Wayne Miller)
(Pursley 1961, CR&MW 1931, photos: Wayne Miller, Toronto Public Library).
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2012 Jan 16 11:38
[Niagara-on-the-Lake]

Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit. Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit Ltd.


Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

a2z-ns.html

2012 Jan 16 17:12

Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

Kings Transit Authority (2005 - some time in 2012)
Kings County transit operator KTA extended into Annapolis County (Middleton, Lawrencetown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, and Cornwallis) 2005.

[Annapolis Transit] (some time in 2012 - present)
Annapolis County separated its transit service from KTA in 2012 and contracted operation to Trans County Transportation Society. AT is expected to connect with Kings (Kings County) at Greenwood and Kings (Digby County) at Cornwallis. (Annapolis County Spectator 12 January 2012).

[Kings County - Hants County]

Operating in the Annapolis Valley and Hants County serving: Wolfville, Greenwich, New Minas, Kentville, Coldbrook, Cambridge, Waterville, Berwick, Aylesford, Auburn, Kingston, Greenwood, Middleton, Lawrencetown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, Cornwallis, Digby, Weymouth, Hortonville, Avonport, Hantsport, Falmouth, Windsor, St. Croix, Ellershouse, Brooklyn. Operating in the Annapolis Valley (Kings, Annapolis, and Digby counties) and Hants County serving: Wolfville, Greenwich, New Minas, Kentville, Coldbrook, Cambridge, Waterville, Berwick, Aylesford, Auburn, Kingston, Greenwood, Middleton, Lawrencetown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, Cornwallis, Digby, Weymouth, Hortonville, Avonport, Hantsport, Falmouth, Windsor, St. Croix, Ellershouse, Brooklyn. Annapolis County discontinuing participation in Kings Transit 2012.

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Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

moncton-nb.html

2012 Jan 19 19:37

Grey Bus Line [Moncton] #74, a Ford model 8MB (Peter Cox) (Winans). (Winans, photo Peter Cox).

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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2012 Jan 20 16:45
[Sorel-Tracy]

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

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Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

saint-john-nb.html

2012 Jan 22 12:05

New Brunswick Power Saint John ticket (front)

New Brunswick Power Saint John ticket (front)New Brunswick Power Co. [Saint John] #56 (Ford), Market Sq. 1943. (Peter Cox) (Angus 1979, Bus Industry, Vol. 20, No. 76, June 2005, pp. 30-31) (Angus 1979, Bus Industry, Vol. 20, No. 76, June 2005, pp. 30-31, photo Peter Cox)

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Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-ab.html

2012 Jan 23 21:18
(CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photos: ETS Photo Gallery, DavesRailPix, William A. Luke, Angus McIntyre) (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photos: ETS Photo Gallery, DavesRailPix, William A. Luke, Angus McIntyre, Peter Cox) Edmonton Transit System #101, and AEC trolley bus (Peter Cox)

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Transit History of Thunder Bay, Ontario

thunder-bay-on.html

2012 Jan 23 23:26
Fort William Transit #47, a CCF/Brill T44 (Peter Cox)

Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2012 Jan 24 09:50
[Niagara-on-the-Lake]

? (starting circa 01 April 2012)

? (02 April 2012 - present)


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

q2z-bc.html

2012 Jan 24 10:35
[Tofino]

Tofino Transit (01 July 2008 - 31 August 2008)

Tofino Transit (01 July 2008 - present [summer seasons])
The 2008 operating season was 01 July 2008 - 31 August 2008. In 2009 the operating season was 02 July 2009 - 06 September 2009. (website 2012).


system logo
Data source:website 2012
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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2012 Jan 24 15:22
[Kaslo - Nakusp]

The Central Kootenay Transit System (Kaslo - Nakusp) and Kootenay Boundary Transit System (Trail) are expected to amalgamate by April 2013 (The Nelson Star 23 January 2012).

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

q2z-bc.html

2012 Jan 24 15:22
[Trail]

The Central Kootenay Transit System (Kaslo - Nakusp) and Kootenay Boundary Transit System (Trail) are expected to amalgamate by April 2013 (The Nelson Star 23 January 2012).


Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

a2z-pe.html

2012 Jan 25 16:26
[Charlottetown]

Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”.

[Cornwall]

Cornwall Express. (photo Kevin Nicol 2010).
Cornwall Express. Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”. (photo Kevin Nicol 2010).

[Stratford]

Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”.

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Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2012 Jan 26 11:21
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Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

a2z-pe.html

2012 Jan 26 13:58
Private enterprise. Routes in Charlottetown and to Stratford and the Royalties (Lawrence). Private enterprise. Routes in Charlottetown and to Stratford and the Royalties (Lawrence). Charlottetown Transit System (30 September 2005 - present)
Charlottetown Transit System (30 September 2005 - 28 January 2012)
Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”. Charlottetown, Stratford, and Cornwall services rebranded with the single identity T3 2012.

References

  • Lawrence, Loring M., with Paul A. Leger, “A New Era Begins in Charlottetown,” Bus Industry, Vol. 21, No. 82, December 2006, pp. 32-43.

Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

T3 (30 January 2012 - present)
Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”.

T3 [Charlottetown] logo
system logo
Data source: website 2012 (logo)

Secondary Systems

? (? - 1905?)
Prior to the construction of the Hillsborough river bridge Southport was connected to Charlottetown by a seasonal ferry (Wikipedia). Stratford was created effective 1 April 1995 by the amalgamation of several towns and communities including Southport, Bunbury, Keppoch, Rosebank, Kinlock, and Crossroads (Wikipedia).
The Cornwall Transit (02 June 2008 - present)
The Cornwall Transit (02 June 2008 - 27 January 2012)
Charlottetown City Transit Charlottetown City Transit Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”. Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the single brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”.

Stratford, Prince Edward Island

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).
Stratford Transit Service (02 September 2008 - present)
Stratford Transit Service (02 September 2008 - 27 January 2012)
Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”. Effective 30 January 2012 the Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford transit systems adopted the single brand name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today”.

References

  • Lawrence, Loring M., with Paul A. Leger, “A New Era Begins in Charlottetown,” Bus Industry, Vol. 21, No. 82, December 2006, pp. 32-43.


Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

halifax-ns.html

2012 Jan 27 23:44
[Secondary Systems]

Beaver Bank Transit Ltd. GM new look (David Slater/flickr 1992) Beaver Bank Transit Ltd. (circa 1985 - 1996?)
Bus service between Sackville and Beaver Bank. Halifax council minutes from 1996 suggest Metro Transit moving to assume BBT service. (photo David Slater/flickr).
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Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

yarmouth-ns.html

2012 Jan 28 00:11

Yarmouth Argyle Transit Authority (circa 1982 - circa 1995?)

Yarmouth Argyll Transit #105,a Bluebird (David Slater/flickr 1992) Yarmouth Argyle Transit Authority (circa 1982 - circa 1995?)
(CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2) (CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, photo David Slater/flickr 1992).
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Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

victoria-bc.html

2012 Jan 31 22:10
[Secondary Systems]

(British Columbia Archives: Visual Records Catalogue, (photos British Columbia Archives: Visual Records Catalogue, I-01136 [photo]) I-01136, Peter Cox) Vancouver Island Coach Lines [greater Victoria] #117, a GM TG3608 (Peter Cox)

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

other-modes.html

2012 Feb 1 13:53
[Motor Bus Busway]

Construction of the first leg of a similar installation began in Winnipeg in 2009 for a forecast opening in April 2012. Construction of the first leg of a similar installation began in Winnipeg in 2009 for a forecast opening 08 April 2012.

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Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2012 Feb 1 13:58
[Modes]

Motor bus busway 08 April 2012 - present


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2012 Feb 1 16:29
[Nanaimo]

Blue Line Transit [Nanaimo] #36, a Reo (Peter Cox) (photo Peter Cox).

Blue Line Transit [Nanaimo] 148


Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-on.html

2012 Feb 1 16:48
(McGraw 1918). (photos davesrailpix, William A. Luke) (McGraw 1918). (photos davesrailpix, William A. Luke, Peter Cox). Ottawa Electric Railway #134, a 1941 Mack model LD3G (Peter Cox)

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2012 Feb 2 16:24
[York Region]

Miller Transit Limited ( Miller Transit Limited (the
In the wake of a three-month strike (October 2011 - January 2012) the operating contract with FirstBus Canada Ltd. was cancelled and they were replaced by TOK Transit Limited effective with the end of the strike 04 February 2012.
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Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

halifax-ns.html

2012 Feb 2 16:47
[Dartmouth]

(RS, Canadian Coach 1969, Dawes et al. 1972, Transit Canada 1975, photo: Brian Sullivan [Peter Cox coll.])
(RS, Canadian Coach 1969, Dawes et al. 1972, Transit Canada 1975, photos Peter Cox, Brian Sullivan [Peter Cox coll.])

Dartmouth Transit Service Buses Ltd. #123, a 1963 GM TGH-3102 (Peter Cox)


Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2012 Feb 3 13:40

Brookside Cemetery [Winnipeg] bus (Alex Regiec) Brookside Cemetery shuttle (1920's? - 2005)
In the 1920's Brookside Cemetery provided Sunday only, summer only, transportation between the cemetery and a connection with Winnipeg's transit system. As late as 2005 a van connected the cemetery with the transit terminal at Red River College 1 km away. (photo Alex Regiec).


Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

saint-cath-on.html

2012 Feb 3 15:15

Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (08 July 1901 - 01 September 1961)

Canadian National Transportation Ltd. [St. Catharines] #183, a Twin Coach model 38S (Peter Cox) Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (08 July 1901 - 01 September 1961)
Canadian National Transportation Limited name. Canadian National Transportation Limited name. (photo Peter Cox).
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Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2012 Feb 4 14:20
[Secondary Systems]

Brookside Cemetery shuttle (1920's? - 2005)
In the 1920's Brookside Cemetery provided Sunday only, summer only, transportation between the cemetery and a connection with Winnipeg's transit system. As late as 2005 a van connected the cemetery with the transit terminal at Red River College 1 km away. (photo Alex Regiec). Brookside Cemetery shuttle (circa 1922 - 2005)
Beginning in the 1920's Brookside Cemetery in Rosser provided seasonal transportation between the cemetery and a connection with Winnipeg's transit system on Keewatin Street. The initial schedule was mid May to the end of October, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Fare was 10¢ one way. As late as 2005 a Sunday van service connected the cemetery with the transit terminal at Red River College 1 km away. Cemetery owned by the City of Winnipeg. (Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life p. 15, photo Alex Regiec).


Transit History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

saskatoon-sk.html

2012 Feb 4 14:58
Saskatoon Municipal Street Railway. Introduced electric trolley buses 1948.
Saskatoon Municipal Street Railway. Suburban line to the village of Sutherland opened 17 December 1913. Introduced motor buses circa 1938. Introduced electric trolley buses 1948.
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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Feb 6 11:38
[Fort McMurray]

The community's two principal employers, Syncrude and Suncor (formerly G.C.O.S.) sponsor transit services for their workers. These services have from time to time been contracted to The oil sands industry has a long history of providing commuter transportation to employees. Syncrude and Suncor (formerly G.C.O.S.) have from time to time contracted bus service to Both services operated by Diversified 1996 (pb96). Both services operated by Diversified in 1996 (pb96). More recently companies have built “camps” for employees. Operator Onkod provides scheduled bus service between Fort McMurray and the Borealis, Millenium and Noralta camps (www.albertabus.com 2012).

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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Feb 6 14:56
[Fortr McMurray]

By 2012 Diversified Transportation Ltd. was operating dozens of routes for workers from every Fort McMurray neighbourhood to Shell, Suncor and Syncrude employment centres (www.mybusroute.ca 2012).


Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

sydney-ns.html

2012 Feb 10 16:26
[Secondary systems]

(Mike O'Neill 2007, Gillis p. 142, photo Mike O'Neill collection).
(Mike O'Neill 2007, Gillis p. 142, photos Mike O'Neill coll., Sullivan family coll.).

Mike Sullivan Bus Service Dodge (Sullivan family coll.) Mike Sullivan Bus Service [greater Sydney] bus circa early 1940s (Sullivan family coll.)

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Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2012 Feb 15 15:52
[Secondary systems]

Beginning in the 1920's Brookside Cemetery in Rosser provided seasonal transportation between the cemetery and a connection with Winnipeg's transit system on Keewatin Street. Beginning in the 1920's Brookside Cemetery provided seasonal transportation between the cemetery and a connection with Winnipeg's transit system on Keewatin Street.


Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Feb 16 09:44
[Banff]

Roam (01 June 2008 - present)
Roam (01 June 2008 - 29 February 2012)
Brewster, Inc.. (photo: David Wyatt).
Brewster, Inc.. (photo: David Wyatt). Responsibility for service assumed by a regional transit authority at the start of March 2012.

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

Banff ROAM (01 March 2012 - present)
Local transit in Banff operated by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority. Service between Banff and Canmore is expected to start in September 2012. Local service in Canmore, and further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years. The BVTA is administered by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (established 21 April 2011)


Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2012 Feb 16 10:11
[Niagara-on-the-Lake]

? (02 April 2012 - present)

Niagara-On-The-Lake Transit (02 April 2012 - present)

NOTL Transit logo
system logo
Data source: Town of NOTL website 2012


Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

s2z-qc.html

2012 Feb 16 13:56
[Saint-Georges]

? (starting 31 October 2011)

Service de Taxi Bus (14 November 2011 - present)
press release). press release, website 2012).


Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

a2z-nw.html

2012 Feb 16 14:44

Behchokö, Northwest Territories

Behchokò, Northwest Territories

Behchokö, named Rae-Edzo prior to 2005, is comprised of two population centres, Rae Behchokò, named Rae-Edzo prior to 2005, is comprised of two population centres, Rae
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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Feb 17 11:45
[Banff]

Commission members are the Towns of Banff and Canmore, and Improvement District #9 [Banff National Park].


Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

quebec-qc.html

2012 Feb 22 21:27

QRL&P ticket (front)

QRL&P ticket (front) Quebec Railway, Light and Power #1212, a Mack model CW-3G (Peter Cox) Introduced buses for city transit service 1938. Discontinued city electric streetcars 1948. Sold electric interurban railway to Canadian National 1951. (photo Peter Cox)
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Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

oshawa-on.html

2012 Mar 6 15:29
Rapid bus service scheduled to commence in July 2013 will be branded DRT Pulse.
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Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

niagara-falls-on.html

2012 Apr 5 14:20

Niagara Parks People Mover (1986 - present)

Niagara Parks People Mover (1986 - 29 June 2012)
Heights Park. (Website 2000) Heights Park. Service rebranded April 2012. (Website 2000)

WEGO Visitor Transportation System (29 June 2012 - present)
Rebranded People Mover service. WEGO (“We Go”) is operated by contractor Niagara Falls Transit for the Niagara Parks Commission.
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Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-ab.html

2012 Apr 5 14:57
Regular bus service between Edmonton and Edmonton International Airport begun 29 April 2012.

Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

winnipeg-mb.html

2012 Apr 9 10:15
[Motor bus Busway]

Motor bus busway 08 April 2012 - present Motor bus busway 08 April 2012† - present
† Free rides offered to the public 05 April 2012.


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2012 Apr 18 13:47
[Golden]

Kicking Horse Country Transit Service (10 December 2007 - present)

Kicking Horse Country Transit Service (10 December 2007 - 31 July 2012)
Olympus Stage Lines Ltd. (BC Transit website 2008, Olympus Stage Lines Ltd. Golden Town council voted to discontinue transit service 10 April 2012. (BC Transit website 2008,


Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

a2z-pe.html

2012 May 3 14:10
[Summerside]

The 7.5.3 County Line Express (27 October 2008 - present)
The 7.5.3 County Line Express (27 October 2008 - 31 May 2012)
Provincial subsidy terminated May 2012.


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

other-modes.html

2012 May 12 16:36
Construction of the first leg of a similar installation began in Winnipeg in 2009 for a forecast opening 08 April 2012. The first leg of the rt Transitway opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba 08 April 2012.

Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2012 Jun 6 15:01
[Golden]

Golden Town council voted to discontinue transit service 10 April 2012. Golden Town council voted 10 April 2012 to discontinue transit service.


Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

a2z-ns.html

2012 Jun 22 14:25
[Annapolis County]

Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

Kings Transit Authority (2005 - some time in 2012)
Kings County transit operator KTA extended into Annapolis County (Middleton, Lawrencetown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, and Cornwallis) 2005.

[Annapolis Transit] (some time in 2012 - present)
Annapolis County separated its transit service from KTA in 2012 and contracted operation to Trans County Transportation Society. AT is expected to connect with Kings (Kings County) at Greenwood and Kings (Digby County) at Cornwallis. (Annapolis County Spectator 12 January 2012).

[Kings County - Hants County]

Annapolis County discontinuing participation in Kings Transit 2012.


Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2012 Jul 1 23:30
[Prince Albert]

Prince Albert & Northern Bus Lines 102 (1946 Fitzjohn) (John Knowles 1959) Prince Albert Transit (? - present)
(RS). Prince Albert & Northern Bus Lines Ltd. (1949 - ?)
Company established 1949 by the Fowlie brothers. 01 August 1953 Fowlie brothers sold the enterprise to a Mr. Hollick and the Resznisky brothers.

Prince AlbertTransit [PA Northern] 53 (GM new look) (Brian Sullivan 1981) Prince Albert Transit (? - present)
(RS).


Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-bc.html

2012 Jul 5 10:14

Pacific Commuter (03 July 2012 - present)
Single weekdaily round trip between Vancouver and Cloverdale and Langley scheduled for commuters. Service describes itself as a “club”. (website 2012).


Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

a2z-pe.html

2012 Jul 25 14:50
[Summerside]

The 7.5.3 County Line Express (27 October 2008 - 31 May 2012)
The 7.5.3 County Line Express (27 October 2008 - present)

T3 (03 July 2012 - present)
A pilot two-route local transit service in Summerside commenced 03 July 2012. Operated by contractor Trius Tours Ltd. which also uses the name T3 and a corresponding slogan “Take Transit Today” in Charlottetown, Cornwall, and Stratford.


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2012 Jul 26 09:01
[Golden]

Kicking Horse Country Transit Service (10 December 2007 - 31 July 2012)

Kicking Horse Country Transit Service (10 December 2007 - 27 July 2012)


Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

a2z-pe.html

2012 Jul 26 09:08
[Charlottetown]

See also Summerside.

[Summerside]
Provincial subsidy terminated May 2012. Provincial subsidy terminated May 2012, then partially reinstated.


Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

niagara-falls-on.html

2012 Jul 27 15:51

WEGO Visitor Transportation System (29 June 2012 - present)

WEGO Visitor Transportation System (20 August 2012 - present)


Wilderness Tramways

wilderness-tramways-zz.html

2012 Jul 29 17:34
[Winnipeg Hydro Tramway]

Winnipeg Hydro Tramway (late 1911 - end of July 1962 ( - present))
Winnipeg Hydro Tramway (late 1911 - end of July 1962 ( - 2011))
but is not open to the public. Winnipeg Hydro sold to Manitoba Hydro 2002 which has scheduled road construction to replace the tramway. but is not open to the public. Winnipeg Hydro sold to Manitoba Hydro 2002 which completed replacement road construction in 2011.
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Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-on.html

2012 Aug 1 14:14
[Ottawa Suburban Services]

South Mountain Stagecoach/Transit (31 March 2009 - present)

South Mountain Stagecoach/Transit (31 March 2009 - 31 July 2012)


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2012 Aug 8 14:36
[Kaslo - Nakusp]

The West Kootenay Regional Transit Committee was constituted in 06 June 2012 with representation from seven municipalities: cities of Castlegar, Nelson, and Rossland, villages of Nakusp, Montrose, and Fruitvale, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.


Transit History of Nelson, British Columbia

nelson-bc.html

2012 Aug 8 14:36
The West Kootenay Regional Transit Committee was constituted in 06 June 2012 with representation from seven municipalities: cities of Castlegar, Nelson, and Rossland, villages of Nakusp, Montrose, and Fruitvale, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

q2z-bc.html

2012 Aug 8 14:37
[Trail]

The West Kootenay Regional Transit Committee was constituted in 06 June 2012 with representation from seven municipalities: cities of Castlegar, Nelson, and Rossland, villages of Nakusp, Montrose, and Fruitvale, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

a2f-bc.html

2012 Aug 8 14:39
[Creston]

Note

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

[Castlegar]

The West Kootenay Regional Transit Committee was constituted in 06 June 2012 with representation from seven municipalities: cities of Castlegar, Nelson, and Rossland, villages of Nakusp, Montrose, and Fruitvale, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Aug 20 10:36
[Banff]

Service between Banff and Canmore is expected to start in September 2012. Service between Banff and Canmore is expected to start in October 2012.

[Brooks]

Newell minibus (2012 Newell County photo) Newell Mini-bus (circa 2012 - present)
Demand-responsive bus service connecting locations in the County of Newell with Brooks. Schedule rotates through the week: Tilley & area (Mondays); Scandia & area (Tuesdays); Gem & area (alternate Wednesdays); Patricia & area (alternate Wednesdays); Rolling Hills & area (Thursdays); and Bassano & area (Fridays). Service is open to anyone, including Brooks residents visiting County locations. (website 2012, photo: Newell County website).


History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

2012 Aug 21 14:22
[Leduc]

Service to the Edmonton International Airport discontinued 02 September 2012.
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Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2012 Aug 24 19:13
[Yorkton]

Yorkton Community Dial-a-Bus (199? - present)

Yorkton Transit 457 (David Onodera 2012) Yorkton Community Dial-a-Bus (199? - present)
(website 2005) (website 2005, photo: David Onodera).


Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2012 Aug 27 09:16
[Weyburn]

Did Weyburn ever have a public transit system? This image, taken from a postcard depicting the Airport Lines Ltd. [Weyburn] ticket (date unknown) Did Weyburn ever have a public transit system? The image on the left, taken from a postcard depicting the Soo Transit operated scheduled service. (William A. Luke collection).
Soo Transit operated scheduled service. (William A. Luke collection). On the right is a ticket for Airport Lines Ltd. which appears to have operated a bus service to the Royal Canadian Air Force base at Weyburn. The base was open from 05 January 1942 to 22 January 1944. The 10¢ fare (10 tickets for $1.00) suggest it was a local trip with frequent service.


Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

niagara-falls-on.html

2012 Aug 28 15:48

Niagara Parks People Mover (1986 - 29 June 2012)

Niagara Parks People Mover (1986 - August 2012)

WEGO Visitor Transportation System (20 August 2012 - present)
Rebranded People Mover service. WEGO (“We Go”) is operated by contractor Niagara Falls Transit for the Niagara Parks Commission.

WEGO Visitor Transportation System (13 August 2012 - present)
WEGO (“We Go”) is jointly operated by Niagara Falls Transit and the Niagara Parks Commission. It replaced NFT's Falls Shuttle routes and the NPC's People Mover route (CPTdb Wiki 2012).


Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

calgary-ab.html

2012 Aug 29 10:22
[Secondary Systems]

Also operated bus service to Calgary Airport in connection with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan flight school 1941 - ?[1944?] (Calgary Herald 21 January 1941, p. 9).
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Transit History of Manitoba Communities

a2z-mb.html

2012 Aug 29 11:02
[Portage-la-Prairie]

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan war. (IM) war. (Ian Moore).
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Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

h2z-ab.html

2012 Aug 29 11:17
[Springbrook / Gasoline Alley]

Commonwealth Air Training base at British Commonwealth Air Training Plan base at


Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

a2z-sk.html

2012 Aug 29 13:08
[Weyburn]

Royal Canadian Air Force base at Weyburn. The base was open from 05 January 1942 to 22 January 1944. Royal Canadian Air Force British Commonwealth Air Training Plan base at Weyburn. The base was open from 05 January 1942 to 22 January 1944.


Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

a2z-nw.html

2012 Aug 30 09:29
[Yellowknife]

Operating contract renewed for four years with FirstCanada ULC (formerly Cardinal) 01 September 2012.


Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Sep 6 10:08

Banff, Alberta

Banff – Canmore, Alberta

Regional ROAM (01 November 2012 - present)
The Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority anticipates commencing transit service between Canmore and Banff in November 2012.


Transit History of Sudbury, Ontario

sudbury-on.html

2012 Sep 17 11:05
Sookram Bus Lines (Sudbury - Chelmsford) and

Rayside - Balfour System

Rayside - Balfour Transit (1995-31 December 2001)

Chelmsford / Rayside-Balfour Systems

Belanger Bus Lines (? - circa 1987)
Owner Richard Belanger died 1987. Business sold to Druve Sookram (Sudbury Star 25 October 2008).

Sookram Bus Lines (GM T6H4523N) (Bob Heathorn/barp.ca June 1994) Sookram Bus Lines (circa 1987 - 31 December 2001)
Operating bus service from Sudbury to Chelmsford, Onaping Falls, and Rayside-Balfour. Operations purchased circa 1987 from Belanger (Sudbury Star 25 October 2008, photo: Bob Heathorn/barp.ca).

Rayside-Balfour Transit (1995-31 December 2001)
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Transit History of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

sudbury-on.html

2012 Sep 17 15:24

Sudbury, Ontario

Greater Sudbury, Ontario

The City of Greater Sudbury was formed 01 January 2001 by the amalgamation of cities of Sudbury and Valley East, the towns of Nickel Centre, Capreol, Rayside-Balfour, Onaping Falls, and Walden, and several adjacent townships.

Chelmsford / Rayside-Balfour Systems

Onaping Falls / Rayside-Balfour Systems

Operating bus service from Sudbury to Chelmsford, Onaping Falls, and Rayside-Balfour. Operations purchased circa 1987 from Belanger Operating bus service from Sudbury to Onaping Falls, and Rayside-Balfour. Operations purchased circa 1987 from Belanger

Transit History of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

sudbury-on.html

2012 Sep 21 16:39
Service in Sudbury.

Note

Additional suburban carriers may include Nickel Centre Transit (Sudbury - ?), however information is lacking. (barp.ca).

Onaping Falls / Rayside-Balfour Systems

Bus service between Sudbury and Onaping Falls & Rayside-Balfour. Sookram Bus Lines (circa 1987 - 31 December 2001)
Sookram Bus Lines (circa 1987 - 31 December 2000)

Rayside-Balfour Transit (1995-31 December 2001)
Suburban service in the greater Sudbury area. (CTHF/SSG 2000).

Nickel Centre Transit Orion 01 (1994 Bob Heathorn/barp.ca) Nickel Centre Transit (? - 31 December 2000?)
Bus service between Sudbury and Nickel Centre. Photographed in 1994. (photo Bob Heathorn/barp.ca).

Rayside-Balfour Transit (1995-31 December 2000)
Suburban service for Rayside-Balfour in the greater Sudbury area. (CTHF/SSG 2000).

Valley East System

Northway Bus Lines Inc. (? - 31 December 2001)

Northway Bus Lines Inc. (? - 31 December 2000)
Bus service between Sudbury and Valley East, operated for the City of Valley East. Ontario, operates coaches for the Town of Valley East, north of Sudbury.

Walden System

Martin Bill Bus Lines Limited (? - 31 December 2001)
Walden (Lively) is west of central Sudbury.

Martin Bill Bus Lines Limited (? - 31 December 2000)
Bus service from Sudbury to Walden (Lively) west of central Sudbury.


Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-ab.html

2012 Oct 5 10:37
[Secondary Systems]

[Forest Heights Bus Service] (circa 06 May 1937 - 1946?)
Bus service connecting the Forest Heights and Riverdale neighbourhoods with downtown Edmonton. Owned by John Carlson, and then Wallace Storey. Service received subsidy from the City of Edmonton. Service sold by Storey to Bus Universal Supply of Alberta Ltd. circa October 1938. (research by Martin Parsons 2012).

[Beverly Bus Service] (1930s? - 1950?)
Serving the Town of Beverly. Initial ownership either in the hands of Diamond Bus Lines (sole proprietor Nicholas Mazatiuk) according to City clerk (April 1937) or jointly held by Sunburst Motor Coaches and William A. Quick (October 1938). Route and bus sold October 1938 to Bus Universal Supply of Alberta Ltd. (research by Martin Parsons 2012).

Checker Taxi Cab Company Ltd. (circa 1940 - circa 1946)
Authorized to operate a public bus service between downtown Edmonton and Blatchford Field for the duration of World War II plus six months. Established to serve the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility. (research by Martin Parsons 2012).


History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

2012 Oct 21 13:35
[Edmonton Garrison]

Edmonton Garrison Bus Service (30 August 2004 - present)
Initially an eight month trial bus service within Edmonton Garrison and between there and the Northgate Transit Centre in

Edmonton Garrison ETS 13 (2007 Glavel) (David A. Wyatt 2012 Oct 20) Edmonton Garrison Bus Service (30 August 2004 - present)
Initially an eight month trial bus service within Edmonton Garrison and between there and the Northgate Transit Centre (later Eaux Claires Transit Centre) in Edmonton Transit System (as route #199) and jointly funded by the province and the County of Sturgeon. (ETS website 2004, Sep 2005). Edmonton Transit System (as route #199) and jointly funded by the province and the County of Sturgeon. (ETS website 2004, Sep 2005, photo: David A. Wyatt).


Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Oct 23 15:10
Service between Banff and Canmore is expected to start in October 2012. Local service in Canmore, and further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years. The BVTA The BVTA Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority anticipates commencing transit service between Canmore and Banff in November 2012. Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority anticipates commencing transit service between Canmore and Banff in November 2012 (website 2012). Local service in Canmore, and further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years.

Transit History of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

sudbury-on.html

2012 Oct 24 17:07

A previous amalgamation in January 1960 combined Sudbury with McKim Township, Frood Mine, and part of Neelon Township. All-bus operation. Private enterprise. Ceased operation at the end of March 1966 (Wallace, p. 224). DeLongchamp Cartage Company (Bus Ride, Feb. 1990).
DeLongchamp Cartage Company (Bus Ride, Feb. 1990). (Wallace, p. 224 omits DeLongchamp). Operated without a franchise until 01 January 1967 (Wallace, p. 224).

[Secondary Systems]

DeLongchamp Cartage Company [Sudbury] DeLongchamp Cartage Company (1920 - 31 March 1966)
Bus service operator in areas outside pre-1960 amalgamation Sudbury, including Capreol, Coniston, Garson and Errington Mine (Delongchamp 2012). One of the components of Laurentian Transit in 1966. (Wallace, p. 224). (photo: Delongchamp 2012).

Nickel Belt Coach Lines (? - 31 March 1966)
Bus service operator in areas outside pre-1960 amalgamation Sudbury. One of the components of Laurentian Transit in 1966. (Wallace, p. 224).

Local Lines Ltd. (? - 31 March 1966)
Bus service operator in areas outside pre-1960 amalgamation Sudbury. One of the components of Laurentian Transit in 1966. (Wallace, p. 224).

Frood Bus Lines (? - 31 March 1966?)
Bus service operator in areas outside pre-1960 amalgamation Sudbury. (Wallace, p. 224).


Transit History of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

sudbury-on.html

2012 Oct 24 19:55

Sudbury Bus Lines, Ltd. (Fall 1951 - 31 March 1966)
All-bus operation. Private enterprise. Ceased operation at the end of March 1966 (Wallace, p. 224).

Nickel Belt Coach Lines ticket (front)

Sudbury Bus Lines 15 (GM Laurentian Transit (Sudbury) Ltd. (01 April 1966 - 01 January 1972)
Sudbury Bus Lines, Ltd. (Fall 1951 - 31 March 1966)
All-bus operation. Private enterprise. Ceased operation at the end of March 1966 (Wallace, p. 224). (photo: William A. Luke).

Laurentian Transit (Sudbury) Ltd. (01 April 1966 - 01 January 1972)
Nickel Belt Coach Lines, Local Lines Ltd., and DeLongchamp Cartage Company (Bus Ride, Feb. 1990). Nickel Belt Coach Lines, Local Lines Ltd., and DeLongchamp Cartage Company (Bus Ride, Feb. 1990).

[Secondary Systems]

(photo: Delongchamp 2012). (photo: Delongchamp 2012).

Nickel Belt Coach Lines (? - 31 March 1966)

Nickel Belt Coach Lines ticket (front) Nickel Belt Coach Lines (? - 31 March 1966)

Motor bus1947* - present
Motor bus1947* - present (city)
1920 - present (suburban)
in areas not served by streetcars. (Knowles) in areas not served by streetcars (Knowles).


Transit History of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

sudbury-on.html

2012 Oct 24 20:14
[Secondary Systems]

(Wallace, p. 224). (photo: Delongchamp 2012). Company (a partner(?) in Laurentian Transit) ended operations 1972. (Wallace, p. 224, photo: Delongchamp 2012).


Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Oct 24 20:19
[Banff – Canmore]

Regional ROAM (01 November 2012 - present)

Regional ROAM (mid November 2012 - present)


Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-ab.html

2012 Oct 24 22:41
[Secondary Systems]

Authorized to operate a public bus service between downtown Edmonton and Blatchford Field for the duration of World War II plus six months. Established to Authorized to operate a public bus service between downtown Edmonton and Blatchford Field (airport) for the duration of World War II plus six months. Established to


Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

e2k-on.html

2012 Oct 24 23:05
[Huntsville]

(email 2002).
(email 2002). (website 2012).
Data source:Web site 2002 Data source:website 2002


Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

a2z-ns.html

2012 Oct 24 23:43
[Liverpool]

Does not appear on the 1923 or 1930 lists. Public Utilities Board list of valid certificates for scheduled bus service includes LBCo operating Liverpool - Milton and Liverpool - Brooklyn (Gillis p. 142). Company does not appear on the 1927 or 1946 lists. Public Utilities Board list of valid 1930 certificates for scheduled bus service includes LBCo operating Liverpool - Milton and Liverpool - Brooklyn (Gillis p. 142). Company does not appear on the 1927 or 1946 lists.

[Liverpool & Milton Tramway]

Liverpool & Milton Tramway Company, Limited (01 February 1897 - circa 1907)

Liverpool & Milton Tramway train (1898 PANS N-2493) Liverpool & Milton Tramway Company, Limited (01 February 1897 - circa 1907)
Most of the L&MTCo line was abandoned in 1936. (Martin, Stephens, Dorman) Most of the L&MTCo line was abandoned in 1936. (Martin, Stephens, Dorman, photo: PANS)


Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

e2k-on.html

2012 Oct 25 09:20
[Kawartha Lakes]

Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - present)

Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012)
Service cancelled for low ridership.


Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

chatham-on.html

2012 Oct 26 11:06
Beginning 01 October 2007 service was expanded to connect Chatham with Wallaceburg and Dresden. Beginning 01 October 2007 service was expanded to connect Chatham with Wallaceburg and Dresden. Interurban services are operated by contractor Chatham Radio Cabs Inc. (CPTdb 2012).
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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

q2z-bc.html

2012 Oct 28 12:05
[Tofino]

The 2012 operating season was 03 July 2012 - 03 September 2012.


Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2012 Oct 30 15:54
[Banff - Canmore]

Regional ROAM (mid November 2012 - present)

Regional ROAM (03 December 2012 - present)
Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority anticipates commencing transit service between Canmore and Banff in November 2012 Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority anticipates commencing transit service between Canmore and Banff in December 2012


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

a2f-bc.html

2012 Nov 1 15:52
[Castlegar]

Note

Notes

Further research is required to categorize and document the activities of the Castlegar Co-operative Transportation Society. Beginning in 1938 the Co-Op operated buses primarily to carry miners to work in Trail. (Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History photos [2012]: photo, photo).


Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

vancouver-bc.html

2012 Nov 7 10:05
[Richmond, Delta and Surrey Systems]

Pacific Stage Lines (December 1924 - 01 April 1979)

Pacific Stage Lines [Vancouver] 264 (1950 Twin 38-S) (Peter Cox) Pacific Stage Lines (December 1924 - 01 April 1979)
B.C. Motor Transportation Limited (Canadian Coach 1967, Kelly & Francis). B.C. Motor Transportation Limited (Canadian Coach 1967, Kelly & Francis, photo: Peter Cox).


Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

windsor-on.html

2012 Nov 8 19:50
[Secondary Systems]

Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company ticket (ca 1880s) Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company (circa 1880's?)
Prior to the construction of bridges and tunnels passenger transportation across the river between Windsor and Detroit was provided by one or more ferry companies.
Subsidiary of Federally incorporated subsidiary of


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

other-modes.html

2012 Nov 9 09:27
[Urban Ferries]

  • Windsor, Ontario – Detroit, Michigan

    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2012 Nov 14 16:22
    Circa October 2011 Wheatley was dropped in favour of Merlin (website 2012).

    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2012 Nov 20 09:38
    [Summerside]

    Pilot scheduled to end May 2013.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2012 Nov 23 09:42

    Bracebridge, Ontario

    Bracebridge Towne Express trolley (Wikipedia) Bracebridge Towne Express (1987 - present [summer seasons])
    The trolley operates annually from the Victoria Day long weekend straight through to Thanksgiving – only on Saturdays in May, June and September, but seven days a week in July and August (CottageCountryNow.ca 21 April 2012). Service is operated by Santa's Village Ltd. under contract to the municipality. Also known as the Santa's Village Trolley. (photo: Wikipedia).
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2012 Nov 23 10:15

    Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario

    [Bradford West Gwillimbury Transit] (starting middle of 2013)
    A public transit system for Bradford West Gwillimbury is approved to start for the middle of 2013 (Bradford Times 22 November 2012).


    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

    2012 Nov 23 16:11
    [Bird's Hill]

    Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (05 June 1971 - September 1971 [summer seasons only])
    Metro Transit began operating a regular summer service to Bird's Hill Park in 1971. In 1971 the service was daily in July and August, and weekends-only in June and September.

    City of Winnipeg Transit System (1972 - ? [summer seasons only])
    Winnipeg Transit continued summer-only service to Bird's Hill Park. The service was eventually reduced to only operate during the annual Winnipeg Folk Festival. In 2012 the Folk Festival service became a charter operation on behalf of the festival.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2012 Nov 27 10:19

    Bancroft, Ontario

    TROUT[Bancroft] cutaway (website 2012) The Rural Overland Utility Transit (circa 2010 - present)
    Known by its acronym TROUT, as in “catch the TROUT”. Rural public transit for North Hastings and Highlands East, open to all users. Service operates several trips Monday-Friday (plus Saturdays in summer) within Bancroft, and once-per-week service connecting regional population centres to Bancroft. Tuesdays: Lake St. Peter, Maple Leaf, Maynooth, and Birds Creek. Wednesdays: L'Amable, Coe Hill, Ormsby, St. Ola, Gilmour, and Gunter. Thursdays: Birds Creek. Fridays: Cardiff and Paudash. Operated by Community Care North Hastings. (website 2012).

    TROUT [Bancroft] logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2012


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2012 Dec 5 08:55
    [Kings County - Hants County]

    Kings Transit is a municipal corporation owned by the towns of Wolfville, Kentville, and Berwick, and the Municipality of Kings.


    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2012 Dec 12 16:31
    [Secondary Systems]

    Victoria Harbour Ferry Co. Ltd. (? - present (seasonal March - October))

    Victoria Harbour Ferry Co. Ltd. (1990 - present)
    Harbour service is seasonal (March to October) (website 2012). From 01 May 2012 also operated year round Baseline Ferry service from the Colwood side of the harbour to Esquimalt Dockyard and (from 13 November 2012) Esquimalt Graving Dock (website 2012). The Baseline Ferry service replaced the the Department of National Defence operated “Blue Boat” ferry service cancelled March 2012.


    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2012 Dec 14 15:59
    [Secondary Systems]

    Victoria Harbour Ferry Co. Ltd. (1990 - present)

    Baseline Ferry [Victoria] vessel Grey Selkie (website 2012) Victoria Harbour Ferry Co. Ltd. (1990 - present)
    (photo: website 2012).


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2012 Dec 14 16:20
    [High River]

    High River Shuttle (circa 2010 - present)

    High River Shuttle (01 March 2009 - present)
    Website also uses HRShuttle Service. Copyright ©1989-2011 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2012 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2012 Dec 21 16:25

    Parksville - Qualicum Beach System

    Parksville - Qualicum Beach Systems

    Shop to Shore Shuttle (2010 - 03 September 2011 (summer seasons only))
    Free scheduled summer bus service in Qualicum Beach, connecting the shopping district with the beach. Joint iniative of the Town of Qualicum Beach and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce (Parksville Qualicum Beach News 05 July 2011, 22 July 2011, 03 July 2012). 2011 operating season was 01 July – 03 September, Monday to Saturday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM (Mid Island News 22 June 2011).

    Downtown Free Bus (July 2011 - present (summer seasons only))
    Free scheduled summer bus service in downtown Parksville. Initiative of the Parksville Downtown Business Association. The 2012 operating season was Monday to Saturday 02 July to 01 September (Parksville Qualicum Beach News 26 June 2012. 21 December 2012). Operated by Tofino Bus Service Ltd. (online 2012 schedule).

    Downtown Free Bus [Parksville] logo
    system logo (2012)
    Data source: website 2012 (logo)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2012 Dec 22 12:27
    [Parksville - Qualicum Beach Systems]

    Shop to Shore Shuttle (2010 - 03 September 2011 (summer seasons only))

    Shop to Shore Shuttle (01 July 2010 - 03 September 2011 (summer seasons only))


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2012 Dec 28 00:52
    [Kirkland Lake]

    Purchased new Fitzjohn Cityliner buses July 1950 (Lawrence 2012 p. 47).


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2012 Dec 28 00:55
    [Secondary Systems]

    Cyrville Bus (? - 1950)

    Cyrville Bus Service (? - 1950)
    Purchased new Fitzjohn Cityliner bus August 1950 (Lawrence 2012, p. 47).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2012 Dec 28 00:58
    [Kimberley]

    Kimberley City Service Co. (1950's?)
    Purchased new Fitzjohn Cityliner bus October 1950 (Lawrence 2012, p. 47).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2012 Dec 28 01:06
    [Newmarket]

    Newmarket Town Bus (1950's?)
    Owner R. Stackhouse. Purchased used Fitzjohn Cityliner bus from the Toronto Transit Commission sometime after TTC absorbed Hollinger in 1954 (Lawrence 2012 p. 47).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2012 Dec 28 01:20

    Port Credit Systems

    Port Credit Systems

    Suburban (and intercity) service competing with the T&YR Mimico division (Canadian Coach 1969). Suburban (and intercity) service competing with the T&YR Mimico division between Toronto and Port Credit (Canadian Coach 1969). competing with the T&YR Mimico division (Canadian Coach 1969). competing with the T&YR Mimico division between Toronto and Port Credit (Canadian Coach 1969).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2012 Dec 28 01:21
    [Brampton]

    Purchased an ex- Roseland/TTC used Fitzjohn Cityliner bus from Arrow Cartage Ltd of Mississauga. Bus returned to Arrow late 1958 (Lawrence 2012, p. 47).