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Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

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2013 Jan 9 11:44
[Norfolk County]

From 01 January 2013 contract operator was Cox Transportation of London and St. Thomas however photographs show the new bus lettered Donnelly Transit Inc.. website 2011, photo: Kevin Nichol 2011). website 2011, photo: Kevin Nichol 2011, Tillsonburg News 08 January 2013).
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Transit History of Manitoba Communities

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2013 Jan 12 12:43
[Flin Flon]

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

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2013 Jan 15 11:39

Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Population centres in the Cowichan Valley Regional District include Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Crofton, Honeymoon Bay, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Mill Bay, North Cowichan, Shawnigan Lake, and Youbou.

Cowichan Valley Paratransit System (25 May 1987 - 200x?)
Operated for BC Transit and the municipalities by contractor Cowichan Valley Volunteer Society (1 bus) (BC Transit 1989/90). Superseded as principal transit system by a conventional service. (BC Transit web page 2000)

Cowichan Valley Transit System (26 August 1993 - 200x?)
Operation conducted for BC Transit by a contractor. (CTHF/SSG 1993) (BC Transit 1996). Contracted operating company The Gray Line of Victoria and Cowichan Lake Community Services Society (BC Transit 1997). Under the separate heading "Youbou/Cowichan Valley" CTHF/SSG 1998 and CTHF/SSG 2000 list an assigned BC Transit fleet of one minibus. The CVTS web site includes route "C" "Youbou Connector" (CVTS web site 2000). (BC Transit web page 2000, BC Transit web page 2001)

Vehicle fleet9 buses (Duncan plus Youbou)
Data sources:CTHF/SSG 2000

Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System (200x? - present)
Serving Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Valley, Crofton, Duncan, Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan, Mill Bay, North Cowichan, Shawnigan Lake, and Youbou. Urban services operated under contract by Greyhound Transportation Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of FirstBus Canada Ltd.) (BC Transit website 2008). Rural services operated by Volunteer Cowichan (BC Transit website 2008). As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC with the Youbou and Honeymoon Bay connector service operated by Cowichan Lake Community Services Society (website 2010). Service extended to Ladysmith 2013, including community bus service replacing the Ladysmith Trolley.

Duncan – Victoria Commuter System

Cowichan Valley Commuter Transit System (20 October 2008 - present)
Commuter service connecting Victoria with Duncan, Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay area. Funding is cost shared between the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Victoria Regional Transit Commission and BC Transit. Contract operator is Farwest handyDART Services Inc. (BC Transit website 2009). As of 2010 the contract operator was FirstCanada ULC (website 2010).

Ladysmith System

Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - 2013)
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)

Duncan - North Cowichan, British Columbia

Duncan – Victoria, British Columbia


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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

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2013 Jan 15 11:41

Ladysmith, British Columbia

Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - present)

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

a2f-bc.html

2013 Jan 15 13:36
[Cowichan Valley]

Service extended to Ladysmith 2013, including community bus service replacing the Ladysmith Trolley. Service extended to Ladysmith Fall 2013, including community bus service replacing the Ladysmith Trolley.

Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - 2013)

Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - Fall 2013)
Replaced by an extension of CVRTS Fall 2013.


Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-ab.html

2013 Jan 15 15:31

Note

Notes

Research also found October 1938 correspondence with the City regarding a private bus service to operate on Fort Road between 118th Avenue and a point two blocks past the Transit Hotel on 66th Street (to 66th St./130th Ave. or Fort Rd./64th St.?). The C. Kruger Bus Line received permission from the Edmonton Radial Railway Superintendant to operate one bus, a 1933 Chevrolet with a 26 passenger body. It is unclear if this service was operated, or for how long. (Martin Parsons 2012).
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Transit History of St. Thomas, Ontario

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2013 Jan 16 14:17

St. Thomas Street Railway Company (1879 - November 1902)

St. Thomas Street Ry c1900 (Elgin Co. Archives) St. Thomas Street Railway Company (1879 - November 1902)
St. Thomas 1902.
St. Thomas 1902. (photo Elgin County Archives/flickr).

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Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

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2013 Feb 5 11:30
[Jacques-Cartier]

From January 2013 the contractor for all routes was Autobus Auger.
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Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

a2g-ab.html

2013 Feb 20 14:51
[Banff - Canmore]

Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority anticipates commencing transit service between Canmore and Banff in December 2012 Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority began transit service between Canmore and Banff in December 2012
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Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

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2013 Feb 20 15:29
Contract transit operator for St. Albert (1974-1986), Sherwood Park (1977 - c1989), Beaumont (2003-2004), Edmonton Garrison (2004-present), Fort Saskatchewan (2004-present), Spruce Grove (2006-present), and Leduc (2010-present).

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

other-modes.html

2013 Feb 22 10:25
[Motor Bus Busway]

Busways are expected to open in 2013 in Gatineau and Mississauga.


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Transit History of Lethbridge, Alberta

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2013 Feb 25 13:14
Lethbridge Municipal Railway (September 1912 - 1947?)
Lethbridge Municipal Railway (17 August 1912 - 1947?)
(Photo courtesy William Thorne).
(Bill Krause 2013, Photo courtesy William Thorne).
Electric railwaySeptember 1912 - 08 September 1947 Electric railway17 August 1912 - 08 September 1947
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

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2013 Feb 26 14:44
[Temiskaming Shores]
City of Temiskaming Shores created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the towns of New Liskeard and Haileybury, and the township of Dymond (Wikipedia 2013).

TriTown Transit (? - present)

TriTown Transit (1976 - circa February 2013)
Walsh Transportation Ltd. (Chow 2002, website 2008). Walsh Transportation Ltd. (Chow 2002, website 2008). Walsh bought by Contrans Group Inc. in 2004 who sold it to Stock Transportation in 2005.

Temiskaming Transit (circa February 2013 - present)
Transit service in Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt. Operated under contract by Stock Transportation Ltd.
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Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

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2013 Mar 6 14:50
[Secondary Systems]

MusGo Rider Cooperative Ltd. (01 October 2012 - present)
Demand-responsive transit service for Jeddore, Musquodoboit Harbour and Porters Lake areas. Trips mus be booked 24 hours in advance. Using the service requires an annual membership. (website 2013).
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All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

other-modes.html

2013 Mar 6 15:00
[Paratransit]

  • rural Halifax

    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2013 Mar 13 10:10
    [Commuter Rail]

    Canadian Pacific Railway Company (? - 1978)

    Canadian Pacific Railway Company (? - 1978)

    (100.8 mi./161.3 km and 145-150 min. from Havelock, 76.5 mi./122.4 km and 110-115 min. from Peterborough).

    VIA train 189 at Pontypool on the Havelock commute [RDC #6135] (D. Danko 1982) (100.8 mi./161.3 km and 145-150 min. from Havelock, 76.5 mi./122.4 km and 110-115 min. from Peterborough). Service last day 06 September 1982, reinstated 03 June 1985, and cancelled permanently January 1990. (Tom Box, Via timetables 01 June 1982 and 01 June 1985). Service last day 06 September 1982, reinstated 03 June 1985, and cancelled permanently January 1990. (Tom Box, Via timetables 01 June 1982 and 01 June 1985, photo: S. Danko/www.railpictures.ca).
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2013 Mar 24 17:21
    [Fort Erie]

    From 01 October 2012 operation of FET was contracted to TOK Transit Limited, a division of Tokmakjian Group.
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2013 Mar 24 17:21
    [Fort McMurray]

    Beginning 01 July 2013 operation and maintenance was contracted for 15 years to TOK Transit Limited a division of Tokmakjian Group.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2013 Mar 25 16:19
    [Woodstock]

    Bluebird Coach Lines, Ltd. (1942 - after 1950)

    City Bus Lines (? - 08 February 1941)
    Owner Sanford Fischer. Operating at least in 1940 and perhaps from sometime in the 1930's. No service from February 1941 to June 1942. (Nichol).

    Bluebird Coach Lines, Ltd. (26 June 1942 - 31 January 1951)
    Company dissolved 1951 (Nichol). In Bus Industry's article on Burley Bus Lines Greg Ross writes that Burley bought used transit buses in 1951 from Lakeview Coach Lines who had used them in a short-lived town service at Woodstock

    Lakeview Coach Lines (28 February 1951 - 31 March 1951)
    Owner Ross Hall. Company based in Port Colborne. Buses sold off to Burley Bus Lines 1951 No transit service in Woodstock April - November 1951. (Nichol).

    Woodstock City Traction (November 1951 - early 1952)
    Owner John E. Beynon. Financially unsuccessful. Service ended early 1952. (Nichol).

    City Coach Service (September 1952 - 1953?)
    Owner Matthew McConnell. Franchise approved by City council in July 1952 for service to commence September 1952. If the service began it did not last long. (Nichol).

    Woodstock City Bus Lines (circa 1953 - mid 1950's)
    Owner John E. Beynon (see above). Financially unsuccessful. No local transit service in Woodstock from mid 1950's to 1961.
    Woodstock Transit (? - present)
    Woodstock Transit (06 December 1961 - present)
    Trial service began 06 December 1961. Permanent service began December 1962 after voter approval in a referendum (Nichol).

    [WTV&I Interurban]

    Woodstock, Thames Valley and Ingersoll Electric Railway Company (08 November 1900 - 01 October 1925 -)
    Woodstock, Thames Valley and Ingersoll Electric Railway Company (08 November 1900 - 31 October 1925 -)
    Initial operated segment from Woodstock to Beachville. Through service to Ingersoll opened 17 June 1901 (Nichol).

    References

    • Nicol, Kevin, “Public Transit In Woodstock – Prior to 1961”, Transfer Points, Vol. XXXIX No. 2, February 2013, Toronto: Toronto Transportation Society.
    • Nicol, Kevin, “Woodstock Transit – 50th Anniversary – 1962-2012”, Transfer Points, Vol. XXXIX No. 3, March 2013, Toronto: Toronto Transportation Society.


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Mar 26 10:39
    [Port Hawksbury]

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - present)

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - 25 March 2013)

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    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Apr 1 16:03
    [St. Albert]

    St. Albert Transit (April 1974 - present)
    St. Albert Transit (01 April 1974 - present)

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    Transit History of Lethbridge, Alberta

    lethbridge-ab.html

    2013 Apr 8 15:42
    No distinct change-over date between LMR and Lethbridge Transit System. Buses purchased in 1939 were not lettered Lethbridge Municipal Railway. Used the name L.A. Transit between the mid-1990s and circa 2012 (http://dtmn.com/lethad/transit/latrans.htm 1996, website 2013). Apparently now using the name L.A. Transit (http://dtmn.com/lethad/transit/latrans.htm 1996).



    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2013 Apr 12 11:18
    [Secondary Systems]

    From 01 May 2012 also operated year round From 01 May 2012 to 19 April 2013 also operated year round the Department of National Defence operated “Blue Boat” ferry service cancelled March 2012. the Department of National Defence operated “Blue Boat” ferry service cancelled March 2012 after 55 years of operation.
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    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2013 Apr 24 11:06
    [Toronto & York Radial]

    North Yonge Railways (17 July 1930 - 09 October 1948>)

    North Yonge Railway/TTC 411 (railpictures.ca/J. Bernard 1948) North Yonge Railways (17 July 1930 - 09 October 1948>)
    (photo: railpictures.ca/J. Bernard 1948).


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 May 3 08:49
    [Port Hawksbury]

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - 25 March 2013)

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - present)
    Service suspended 25 March 2013 - 28 April 2013 for financial reasons.


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2013 May 6 16:00

    Shelburne County, Nova Scotia

    Sou'West Nova Transit Association (September 2012 - present)
    Rural paratransit service in Shelburne County. Service provided using one minibus supplemented by volunteer drivers using their own cars. Service open to all with a focus on the transit-dependent. Requires advance booking. (website 2013).
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 May 13 10:30
    [Kings County - Hants County]

    Note

    Cornwallis Valley Railway mixed train at Kingsport The Cornwallis Valley Railway (inc. 1887 NS), a subsidiary of the Dominion Atlantic Railway, operated twice daily mixed train service between Kentville and Kingsport via Centreville, Sheffield Mills, and Canning (21.9 km/13.6 mi., 40-60 min.). The morning train arrived in Kentville at 8:30AM and the afternoon train departed at 4PM (1949 schedule), providing daily commuter transportation primarily to student attending school in Kentville. Supplementary bus service was added 01 May 1947 but discontinued in 1949 (Coleman 2013).

    References



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

    other-modes.html

    2013 May 13 10:40
    [Commuter Rail]

    4. Kings County - Hants County,


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 May 13 15:19
    [Kings County - Hants County]

    Supplementary bus service was added 01 May 1947 but discontinued in 1949 Supplementary bus service was added 01 May 1947 but discontinued circa 1949 Trains discontinued in favour of buses 1961.


    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

    2013 May 17 09:57
    [East St. Paul]

    were reduced by 1966. were reduced by 1966 (1965 Schedule).
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    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2013 May 17 15:40

    Note

    Notes

    St. Boniface ferry 1882 (flickr/UManitoba Archives) Prior to the construction of bridges Winnipeg and St. Boniface were connected by various private ferry operators. (photo: flickr/University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections).
     

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    Transit History of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

    moose-jaw-sk.html

    2013 May 22 15:09

    Moose Jaw Electric Railway Company (04 September 1911 - 08 October 1932)

    Moose Jaw streetcar corner of High and Main (postcard) Moose Jaw Electric Railway Company (04 September 1911 - 08 October 1932)
    Introduced motorbuses 02 February 1928. Introduced motorbuses 02 February 1928. (photo: Peel Library/UofAlberta).
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    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 May 22 16:43
    [West Vancouver]

    although it retains it's on-street identity as a separate operating arm of Translink. (Photo: Peter Cox).
    although it retains it's on-street identity as a separate operating arm of Translink. (photos: Peter Cox, City of Vancouver Archives).

    West Vancouver Municipal bus (Hayes) 1934 (CVA99-4592)

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    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 May 22 17:00
    [Secondary Systems]

    Jitney Association of Vancouver (30 March 1915 - ?)

    White Star Motor Line Ltd. [Vancouver] jitney 1920s? (CVA371-1737) Jitney Association of Vancouver (30 March 1915 - ?)
    The City of Vancouver Archives includes the above photograph of a jitney operated by White Star Motor Line Ltd. which it dates to sometime in the 1920s.


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2013 May 22 21:26
    [Secondary Systems]

    Blue Funnel Motor Line (circa late 1915 - 1923)
    The "jitney craze" affected the Vancouver - New Westminster interurban route

    Blue Funnel Motor Line [Vancouver] jitneys 1917 (CVA99-5131) Blue Funnel Motor Line (circa late 1915 - 1923)
    The “jitney craze” affected the Vancouver - New Westminster interurban route
    (CR&MW 1915-1918). (CR&MW 1915-1918, photo: City of Vancouver Archives).
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    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 May 24 19:08
    [West Vancouver systems]

    Operated ferry service between Vancouver and West Vancouver 1912-1947.

    West Vancouver Municipal bus (Hayes) 1934 (CVA99-4592)
    West Vancouver ferry c1920 (CVA SGN1123) West Vancouver Municipal bus (Hayes) 1934 (CVA99-4592)


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 May 27 15:43
    [Secondary Systems]

    Union Steamship Company (1893 - 1899)
    Ferry service between Vancouver and North Vancouver. Franchise arrangement with the City of North Vancouver. Municipality assumed operations briefly in 1899 before they were transferred to a new entity (Wilson).

    North Vancouver Ferry and Power Company (1899 - 1958)
    Ferry service between Vancouver and North Vancouver. Ferry service discontinued in 1958.

    [West Vancouver]

    West Vancouver Launch Service (1905 - 1908)
    Owners John Lawson and William C. Thompson. Ferry service between Vancouver and West Vancouver. Incorporated in 1909 as the WVTCo (Wilson).
    Ferry service between Vancouver and West Vancouver. Purchased 1912 by West Van. Municipal (Kelly & Francis).
    Ferry service between Vancouver and West Vancouver. Wilson calls this the West Vancouver Ferry Company. Purchased 1912 by West Van. Municipal (Kelly & Francis).

    G-02874, City of Vancouver Archives)

    Pacific Great Eastery Ry [West Vancouver] 106 gascar (CVA TransP109)


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 May 27 18:37

    North Vancouver Ferry and Power Company (1899 - 1958)

    North Vancouver Ferry and Power  No. 2 (c1911 City of Vancouver Archives) North Vancouver Ferry and Power Company (1899 - 1958)
    Ferry service discontinued in 1958. Ferry service discontinued in 1958. (photo City of Vancouver Archives).


    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2013 May 28 16:27
    Cape Breton Electric Co. Sydney ferry wharf 1920

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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2013 May 29 11:40
    [Grande Prairie]

    Conversion from a contractor operation to a municipal operation scheduled for the fall of 2013.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2013 Jun 15 19:21

    Essa Township, Ontario

    Barrie Transit (August 2013 - present)
    Essa Township and Canadian Forces Base Borden contract for weekdaily transit service connecting Angus and Base Borden to Barrie. Service is operated by Barrie Transit as its route #90. (Midland Freepress 22 May 2013).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2013 Jun 15 19:31
    From August 2013 Barrie Transit became the contract operator for weekdaily transit service between Barrie and Angus and CFB Borden in Essa Township.
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    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 Jun 15 20:35
    [Secondary Systems]

    Aldergrove Trolley Company (03 June 2013 - present)
    Weekdaily mid-day bus service (5 round trips) serving central Aldergrove, Gloucester and Pioneer Park areas. (website 2013).

    Aldergrove Trolley Company logo 2013
    system logo
    Vehicle fleet 1 bus
    data source: website 2013


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2013 Jun 15 21:20
    [Secondary Systems]

    MusGo Rider Co-op [Halifax] logo
    system logo (2013)
    Data source: website 2013 (logo)


    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2013 Jun 15 21:27
    [dead links removal]

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

    other-modes.html

    2013 Jun 17 14:10
    [Ferries]

  • between Winnipeg and St. Boniface,

    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2013 Jun 18 14:37
    Rapid bus service scheduled to commence in July 2013 will be branded DRT Pulse. Rapid bus service under the branding DRT Pulse commenced 29 July 2013. Durham Region Transit Pulse logo
    Pulse logo (2013)

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    Transit History of West Kootenay, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2013 Jun 18 15:50

    Nelson, British Columbia

    West Kootenay, British Columbia

    Service area includes: Nelson, Argenta, Balfour, Blewett, Castlegar, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nakusp Hot Springs, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan City, and Trail.

    Nelson Transit System (02 November 1951 - present)

    Nelson Transit System (02 November 1951 - 30 June 2013)
    Amalgamated with other area transit operations to form West Kootenay Transit 2013.

    West Kootenay Transit (02 July 2013 - present)
    Integration of the previously separate transit operations in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, and 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. Buses are operated under contract to BC Transit and the municipalities by Trail Transit Services Inc., Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services and the City of Nelson (website 2013).

    [Secondary Systems]

    Nelson and Area Paratransit System (01 April 1982 - present)

    Nelson and Area Paratransit System (01 April 1982 - 30 June 2013)
    Amalgamated with other area transit operations to form West Kootenay Transit 2013.

    Castlegar System

    Castlegar Regional Transit System (28 November 1986 - 30 June 2013)
    Operated by Trail Transit Services Inc. under a contract with BC Transit (pb89, BC Transit 1989/90, pb97, BC Transit website 2008, website 2010). Reportedly absorbed into the Trail system circa 1993 but still listed separately in the 1997 telephone directory. Contracting municipality: Regional District of Central Kootenay (pb97). BC Transit web page 2000 implies [Castlegar Regional Paratransit System] as does 2001 BC Transit web page. From 01 November 2010 service expanded to include regional connections to Nelson and Trail (BC Transit press release 08 October 2010). Amalgamated with other area transit operations to form West Kootenay Transit 2013.

    Service area population7,000
    Vehicle fleet1 bus
    Data sources:BC Transit 1989/90

    Note

    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).

    Kaslo - Nakusp Systems

    Kaslo Paratransit System (01 April 1982 - 200x?)
    Paratransit service conducted by Nelson & District Home Support under a contract with BC Transit and the municipal government(s) (BC Transit 1997). (BC Transit web page 2000, 2001)

    Nakusp and Area Paratransit System (31 July 1989 - 200x?)
    Paratransit service conducted by Nakusp & District Community Services Association under a contract with BC Transit and the municipal government(s) (BC Transit 1989/90: 1 bus). (BC Transit web page 2000, 2001).

    Nelson - Playmor Junction Paratransit System (April 1998 - 200x?)
    Paratransit service conducted by Kootenay Regional Health Council (Nelson Home Support Agency) under a contract with BC Transit and the municipal government(s). Service from Playmor Junction via Bonnington, Blewett, Taghum and South Slocan to Nelson. (Email correspondence with BC Transit 1998: 1 bus). (BC Transit 2000)

    Central Kootenay Transit System (200x? - 30 June 2013)
    Service in Kaslo, Nakusp, Slocan Valley, and South Slocan, connecting to Nelson. Operated under contract by Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services (BC Transit website 2008, website 2010). CKTS is also responsible for the regional connector between Castlegar and Nelson. Amalgamated with other area transit operations to form West Kootenay Transit 2013.

    Trail System

    E & S City Bus Service (28 September 1937 - late 1940s?)
    Owner Gus Erickson. Cited as buying a bus in May 1942 (Canadian Coach 1967). (Joyce, p. 111).

    Interior Stage Lines [Trail] #17 (Twin Coach) (www.busfanplace.com) Interior Stage Lines Limited (late 1940's - 09 February 1956)
    Owners Gus Erickson and A. Murray Gibson. Also operates intercity bus service from Trail to Rossland, Salmo and Nelson (Joyce p. 137). Franchised to operate local transit service in Nelson 1949. Never resumed operation after becoming strikebound 1956. By May 1969 Trail has no local transit service (Joyce p. 167). (photo busfanplace.com).

    Trail Regional Transit System (06 September 1977 - 1990s?)
    (Transit Canada 1976, BC Transit 1988). Operation conducted by Trail Transit Services Inc. under a contract with BC Transit (pb89, BC Transit 1989/90).

    Kootenay Boundary Transit System (1990s? - 30 June 2013)
    Contract operating company TTS (BC Transit 1997, 2008, website 2010). Expansion of service area to include Castlegar reported circa 1993 but 1997 telephone directory still lists operations separately. Contracting municipality: Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (pb97). CTHF/SSG 1998 does not list a separate fleet for Castlegar. Service to Fruitvale, Kootenay Boundary, Montrose, Rossland, and Trail (BC Transit 2008). KBTS is also responsible for the regional connector service between Trail and Castlegar. Amalgamated with other area transit operations to form West Kootenay Transit 2013. (BC Transit 1996, BC Transit web page 2000).

    Service area population16,000 (1989)
    Vehicle fleet8 buses (2000)
    Data sources:BC Transit 1989/90
    CTHF/SSG 2000

    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. 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 (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2013 Jun 18 15:51

    Castlegar, British Columbia



    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2013 Jun 18 15:52

    Kaslo - Nakusp, British Columbia



    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2013 Jun 18 15:53

    Trail, British Columbia


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    Transit History of West Kootenay, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2013 Jun 18 21:02
    Motor bus 20 June 1949 - present Motor bus 20 June 1949 - present (Nelson)‡
    ‡ Motor bus service also operated in Trail 28 September 1937 - 09 February 1956.

    Transit History of West Kootenay, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2013 Jun 19 10:18
    West Kootenay Transit map (BC Transit 2013)


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2013 Jun 19 20:07
    (CUTA 1976-77, photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox). (CUTA 1976-77, photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox, postcard). Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg 27 on Bedford St. (postcard)
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2013 Jun 20 14:52
    [Bancroft]

    TROUT[Bancroft] cutaway (website 2012)

    TROUT[Bancroft] cutaway (website 2012)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2013 Jun 20 15:14
    [Napanee]

    Napanee minibus (John Peakman 2007)

    Napanee minibus (John Peakman 2007)


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Jun 20 15:30
    [Kentville]

    Cornwallis Valley Railway mixed train at Kingsport Cornwallis Valley Railway mixed train at Kingsport


    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2013 Jun 20 15:32

    Baseline Ferry [Victoria] vessel Grey Selkie (website 2012)

    Baseline Ferry [Victoria] vessel Grey Selkie (website 2012)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2013 Jun 20 15:34
    [Kelowna]

    Kelowna double decker bus (BARP photo) Kelowna double decker bus (BARP photo)

    [Lillooet]

    Lillooet Railbus (2002) Lillooet Railbus (2002)


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

    other-modes.html

    2013 Jun 24 14:39
    [Street Railway Operating Museums]

    at Milton, Ontario (the Halton County Radial Railway [http://www.hcry.org/]), at Delson, Québec (the Canadian Railway Museum operated by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association [http://www.exporail.org/]), and at Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, Alberta (the Edmonton Radial Railway Society [http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca/]). at

    1. Milton, Ontario (the Halton County Radial Railway),
    2. Delson, Québec (the Canadian Railway Museum operated by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association),
    3. Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, Alberta (the Edmonton Radial Railway Society), and
    4. Surrey, British Columbia ( Fraser Valley Heritage Railway).


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Jun 25 14:31
    [Black Diamond - Turner Valley]

    Regional Shuttle Service (circa April 2010 - present)
    Regional Shuttle Service (circa April 2010 - present?)
    Calgary. (cptdb 2010, website 2010, photo Peter McLaughlin 2010).
    Calgary. Website lapsed by June 2013. (cptdb 2010, website 2010, photo Peter McLaughlin 2010).

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    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2013 Jun 28 13:27
    [Secondary Systems]

    Domo Double Decker (29 June 2013 - present (summer seasons))
    Shuttle bus service in Assiniboine Park, operated daily from Canada Day to Labour Day, and on Saturdays and Sundays from Labour Day to Thanksgiving. Operated by the Assiniboine Park Conservancy using a donated Routemaster double decker bus. (website 2013).


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2013 Jun 30 13:48
    [Secondary Systems]

    Domo Double Decker [Winnipeg] RML2643 Routemaster (David A. Wyatt 2013 June 30) Domo Double Decker (29 June 2013 - present (summer seasons))
    Shuttle bus service in Assiniboine Park, operated daily from Canada Day to Labour Day, and on Saturdays and Sundays from Labour Day to Thanksgiving. Operated by the Assiniboine Park Conservancy using a donated Routemaster double decker bus. (website 2013, photo: David A. Wyatt).

    Domo Double Decker (29 June 2013 - present (summer seasons))
    Shuttle bus service in Assiniboine Park, operated daily from Canada Day to Labour Day, and on Saturdays and Sundays from Labour Day to Thanksgiving. Operated by the Assiniboine Park Conservancy using a donated Routemaster double decker bus. (website 2013).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2013 Jul 3 14:13
    [Granby]

    Autobus Granby Inc. (2005 - present)

    Autobus Granby Inc. (2005 - 28 July 2012)
    Sogesco Group. Monday - Saturday service. (Jean Breton 2009). Groupe Sogesco. Monday - Saturday service. (Jean Breton 2009). Service reorganized and rebranded 2012.

    Transport Urbain Granby (30 July 2012 - present)
    Operated by contractor Autobus Granby Inc., part of Groupe Sogesco.

    Transport Urbain Granby logo (2012)
    system logo (2012)
    Data source:website 2013

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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Jul 4 11:01
    [High River]

    Service suspended 21 June 2013, recommencing 08 July 2013.


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2013 Jul 4 15:43
    [Modes]

    Diesel light rail 15 October 2001 - present
    Diesel light rail 15 October 2001 - present†
    reported "The first substantial segments of the Ottawa-Carleton `Transitway' (busway) system opened Dec. 11" (p. 18).
    reported “The first substantial segments of the Ottawa-Carleton `Transitway' (busway) system opened Dec. 11” (p. 18).
    † O-Train service suspended 27 April 2013 - 02 September 2013.
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    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2013 Jul 17 15:01
    [Ottawa Suburban Services]

    Routes in 2013 were Arnprior - Ottawa - Gatineau (500), Pakenham, Almonte - Ottawa (502), and Perth - Ottawa (503). Route in 2013 was Merrickville - Ottawa (509). Routes in 2013 were Morrisburg - Ottawa (540) and Chesterville - Ottawa (541). (website 2013). Routes in 2013 were Casselman - Ottawa (551), Limoges - Ottawa - Gatineau (553), Casselman - Ottawa - Gatineau (555, 556, and 559), and Casselman - St. Isidore - Ottawa - Gatineau (558). (website 2013).

    Autobus Bergeron Bus Lines (? - present)

    Autobus Bergeron Bus Lines (? - November 2008)
    Serving Embrun, Limoges, Russell, and Vars (2007, 2010). Serving Embrun, Limoges, Russell, and Vars (2007). Became municipally contracted in 2008 (see Russell Transpo)?

    Russell Transpo (November 2008 - present)
    Website identifies the service as Township of Russell Transit Service operated by Bergeron (website 2011). Serving Embrun, Limoges, Russell, and Vars (2010). In 2011 website identified the service as Township of Russell Transit Service operated by Autobus Bergeron Bus Lines (website 2011). Bergeron renamed Trillium Coach Lines Ltd. in 2011. The website (2013) cites the service as Russell Transpo and lists Trillium Coachlines as the “official transporter”. Routes in 2013 were Embrun, Russell - Ottawa (523), Vars, Embrun, Limoges - Ottawa - Gatineau (524 and 525), and Russell - Ottawa - Gatineau (526). (website 2013). New route structure and new contractor 417 Bus Line Ltd. from 03 September 2013. Serving Alfred, Hawkesbury, L'Orignal, Plantagenet, and Wendover (2007). Service to Clarence Creek and Rockland operated by LBL as part of CRTranspo (Clarence-Rockland) (2007). Serving Alfred, Hawkesbury, L'Orignal, Plantagenet, and Wendover (2007). In 2013 route was Hawkesbury - Ottawa - Gatineau (520). (website 2013.).

    CRTranspo (circa 2007? - present)
    Service to Clarence Creek and Rockland operated by Leduc Bus Lines (2007). In 2013 routes were Clarence/Rockland - Ottawa - Gatineau (530), and Bourget - Ottawa - Gatineau (535). (website 2013). In 2013 routes were Cornwall - Ottawa (515), Finch - Ottawa - Gatineau (516), and Alexandria - Ottawa - Gatineau (517). Routes in 2013 were Kemptville - Ottawa - Gatineau (542) and Kemptville - Ottawa (543). Route in 2013 was Carleton Place - Ottawa (538). Website dead July 2013. 2007 and 2010 surveys from OC Transpo website “Rural Transit” page) 2007, 2010 and 2013 surveys from OC Transpo website “Rural Transit” page)


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 Jul 17 15:55
    [Secondary Systems]

    Downtown Historic Railway (29 July 1998 - October 2008 (summer seasons))
    Downtown Historic Railway (29 July 1998 - October 2008, summer 2011 (summer seasons))


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2013 Jul 18 10:24
    [Modes]

    Light rail transitforecast to open circa 2017


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2013 Jul 18 10:38
    [Modes]

    Light rail transitforecast to open circa 2017
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2013 Jul 18 10:43
    [Light Rail Transit]

    Light rail transit projects are in advanced design or construction phases in MississaugaBrampton, Ottawa, and Kitchener - Cambridge.


    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2013 Jul 20 14:04
    [Mimico/Port Credit Line]

    Incorporated 14 November 1890 (Ont.) Service suspended 10 September 1892 - Incorporated 14 November 1890 (Ont.) Initial service between Sunnyside (Toronto) and the Humber River. Service suspended 10 September 1892 - interest acquired by the TRC 05 July 1893. Name changed to interest acquired by the TRC 05 July 1893. Service extended from Humber River to Mimico Creek 10 July 1893, and further to Etobicoke Creek (Long Branch) 29 September 1893. Name changed to Amalgamated into the T&YRR 1904.
    Service extended from Long Branch to Port Credit 24 December 1905. Amalgamated into the T&YRR 1904.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Jul 22 10:19
    [High River]

    Note

    A temporary transit service, called the High River Connector, was instituted circa 07 July 2013 with three local routes in High River, service to Calgary on an approximately two-hour headway, and a daily trip to Lethbridge. Initial plan was to operate the service for a minimum of two weeks.

    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2013 Jul 22 17:00
    [Toronto Suburban Interurban]

    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). 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 Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2013 Jul 22 17:08
    [Mississauga]

    Toronto Suburban Railway Company (14 April 1917 - 26 December 1923)
    Service between Toronto and Guelph via Cooksville [Mississauga] opened 21 April 1917 (formal opening 14 April 1917). [See Toronto Suburban Interurban].

    Canadian National Electric Railways: Toronto Suburban District (26 December 1923 - 15 August 1931)
    (RFC). The Toronto - Guelph line closed 15 August 1931. [See Toronto Suburban Interurban].


    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2013 Jul 24 18:48

    Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie Railway Company (20 November

    Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie #8 (circa 1913) Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie Railway Company (20 November

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    Transit History of London, Ontario

    london-on.html

    2013 Jul 25 16:25
    [London & Lake Erie Interurban]

    South Western Traction Company (04 June 1906 - 20 October 1909)

    South West Tranction Co interurbans at Lambeth (postcard) South Western Traction Company (04 June 1906 - 20 October 1909)
    (photo: postcard/trainweb.org).

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    Transit History of London, Ontario

    london-on.html

    2013 Jul 26 15:18

    London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company (20 October 1909 - 15 October 1918)

    London and Lake Erie interurbans (trainweb.org) London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company (20 October 1909 - 15 October 1918)
    (photo: trainweb.org)


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2013 Aug 1 13:52
    Construction of an [electric] light rail transit system began in 2013, with an anticipated service start date of 2018. Light rail transitforecast to open circa 2017 Light rail transitforecast to open circa 2018

    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Aug 2 14:44
    [Port Hawkesbury]

    Service suspended 25 March 2013 - 28 April 2013 for financial reasons. Regular route service between Mulgrave and Port Hawkesbury abandoned 15 August 2012. All operations suspended 25 March 2013 - 28 April 2013 for financial reasons. All scheduled route services ended 25 March 2013. From 28 April 2013 agency operates a demand-responsive door-to-door service requiring 48-hours advance booking.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Aug 7 09:35
    [High River]

    Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. An internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2013 Aug 9 16:11
    [Sechelt - Sunshine Coast]

    Secondary System

    Gibsons Community Shuttle (circa 05 July 2013 - circa 02 September 2013 [Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only])
    Summer weekend bus service between the Marina and Park Plaza Mall. Bus provided by Sechelt School Bus. Leading sponsors Town of Gibsons and the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce. Described as a pilot project (Coast Reporter 05 July 2013).

    Gibsons Community Shuttle logo (2013)
    system logo (2013)
    Data source: website (2013)


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Aug 10 13:55
    [New Glasgow - Trenton (Pictou County)]

    Pictou County Electric Company badge (Allison Nelson collection)
    Company badge
    Data source: Allison Nelson/pictoupostcards.com (2013)


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Aug 12 13:32
    [New Glasgow - Trenton (Pictou County)]

    Pictou County Regional Transit Authority (1980? - 31 March 1996)

    Pictou County Transit 31841 (Orion 01) (Kevin Nichol, June 1988) Pictou County Regional Transit Authority (1980? - 31 March 1996)
    Service ceased as a result of provincial funding changes. (\maps, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) Service ceased as a result of provincial funding changes. (City of Winnipeg map coll., CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo: Kevin Nichol)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2013 Aug 13 10:47
    [Tecumseh]

    Website also uses the initials TTS and the name Tecumseh Transit Service.


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Aug 13 10:52
    [New Glasgow - Trenton (Pictou County)]

    Buses lettered Pictou County Transit (see photo).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2013 Aug 15 14:08
    [York Region]

    Laidlaw Transit (in Newmarket, including Aurora), Laidlaw Transit for Division 2 (Newmarket, including Aurora), Miller Group in Markham), Partners With Transit (in Richmond Hill), and Can-Ar Coach Service (in Vaughan). Miller Group) for Division 1 (Markham), Partners With Transit for Division 3 (Richmond Hill), and Can-Ar Coach Service (subsidiary of Tokmakjian Ltd.) for Division 4 (Vaughan). FirstBus Canada Ltd. was cancelled and they were replaced by FirstBus Canada Ltd. for Division 2 (Newmarket, Aurora, King Township, East Gwillimbury and Georgina) was cancelled and they were replaced by An operating contract for evening and weekend service on two routes in Markham and Vaughan (Division 5) was held by Student Express Limited (2001 - July 2004). In July 2004 SE was purchased by Stock Transportation Ltd. who continued operating the contract until Fall 2011 (Wikipedia). Viva. Viva is operated by Viva. Viva (Division 7) is operated by Veolia reorganized their Division 7 subsidiary as York BRT Services L.P. (date?).


    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2013 Aug 16 10:29
    [Niagara Falls Funiculars]

    Falls Incline Railway. Falls Incline Railway. Seasonal operation. Closed for reconstruction at the end of the 2012 season. Reopened 16 August 2013. From 2013 was planned to operate year round.
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    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2013 Aug 16 10:39
    [Secondary Systems]

    From June 2013 WEGO also provided service between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.


    Transit History of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

    trois-rivieres-qc.html

    2013 Aug 22 11:25

    Three Rivers Traction Company (11 December 1915 - 1938)

    Three Rivers Traction Co [Trois-Rivières] tram c1930 (BAnQ, Centre d'archives de Québec, Collection Magella Bureau) Three Rivers Traction Company (11 December 1915 - 1938)
    (Jean Breton 2009). (Jean Breton 2009, postcard: BAnQ, Centre d'archives de Québec).
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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2013 Aug 23 10:41
    [Cowichan Valley]

    Service extended to Ladysmith Fall 2013, including community bus service replacing the Ladysmith Trolley. Service extended to Ladysmith 03 September 2013, including community bus service replacing the Ladysmith Trolley.

    Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - Fall 2013)

    Ladysmith Trolley (04 August 2009 - 02 September 2013)
    Replaced by an extension of CVRTS Fall 2013. Replaced by an extension of CVRTS 03 September 2013.


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2013 Aug 26 14:13
    The modern City of Saint Catharines was formed 01 January 1961 by the amalgamation of the City of Saint Catharines with Merritton, Port Dalhousie and Grantham Township (Dobell). Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (08 July 1901 - 01 September 1961)
    Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (08 July 1901 - December 1960)
    The NS&T was formally amagamated with parent Canadian National Railways December 1960 (Dobell).

    Canadian National Transportation Limited (December 1960 - 01 September 1961)
    Road transport subsidiary of Canadian National Railways. Continuation of NS&T operations pending transfer to municipal ownership. (Mills 1967 also cites St. Catharines Public Utilities Commission.) City bylaw of 21 August 1961 established the St. Catharines Transit System (Dobell). Commission established by provincial law 30 March 1962, retroactive to 01 September 1961. From the start transit service was operated in St. Catharines and Thorold. (Mills 1967 also cites St. Catharines Public Utilities Commission but this is probably an error).
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2013 Aug 26 15:11
    [New Glasgow - Trenton (Pictou County)]

    Egerton Tramway Company, Limited (10 October 1904 - 23 April 1909)

    Egerton Tramways on Provost St in New Glasgow (Allison Nelson: pictoupostcards.com) Egerton Tramway Company, Limited (10 October 1904 - 23 April 1909)
    (photo: Allison Nelson/pictoupostcards.com).

    [Port Hawkesbury]

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - present)

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - 25 March 2013 [- present])


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2013 Aug 27 13:55
    [Essa Township]

    Barrie Transit (August 2013 - present)

    Barrie Transit (26 August 2013 - present)


    Transit History of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

    trois-rivieres-qc.html

    2013 Aug 27 14:18
    St. Maurice Transport Company [Trois-Rivières] ticket Tickets also bear the English name St. Maurce Transport Company (see right).


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2013 Aug 27 15:50

    Aldergrove Trolley Company (03 June 2013 - present)

    Aldergrove Trolley Company (03 June 2013 - 23 August 2013)
    Service suspended 26 August 2013.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2013 Aug 27 21:03
    [Newmarket Systems]

    Newmarket Town Bus (1950's?)

    Newmarket Bus Lines (03 May 1948 - 01 July 1958)
    Owner/operators Earlby Ruthven and Larry Needler. Two buses serving each direction of a circular town route on a 30 minute frequency. (The Newmarket Era and Express: 29 April 1948, p. 1).

    Newmarket Town Bus (01 July 1958 - ?)
    R. Stackhouse. Robert Stackhouse. Sale of the company by Stackhouse to Travelways (owner Larry Needler) announced 20 September 1967 (Newmarket Era 20 September 1967, p. 1).

    [Aurora Systems]

    Aurora Bus Lines (? - July 1972)
    Owner Ronald Farquharson. Operation taken over by municipality 1972 (Newmarket Era 21 March 1973, p. A1). Aurora Transit (? - 30 August 1999?)
    Aurora Transit (July 1972 - 30 August 1999?)
    Contract operator at start-up was Ronald Farquharson.


    Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

    niagara-falls-on.html

    2013 Aug 28 17:40

    Niagara Falls, Wesley Park and Clifton Tramway Company (06 December 1886 - 1901)

    Niagara Falls, Wesley Park and Clifton Tramway horsecar (NFPL) Niagara Falls, Wesley Park and Clifton Tramway Company (06 December 1886 - 1901)
    Acquired by NS&T interests late 1899 or early 1900. (Mills 1967)

    Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (1901 - 15 October 1960)
    Acquired by NS&T interests late 1899 or early 1900. (Mills 1967, photo: Niagara Falls Public Library).

    Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (1901 - 15 October 1960)



    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2013 Aug 28 17:54

    Oshawa Railway Company (13 June 1895 - 31 December 1959)

    Oshawa Railway open car 17 (Oshawa Public Library) Oshawa Railway Company (13 June 1895 - 31 December 1959)
    (Mills 1967) (Mills 1967, photo: Oshawa Public Library)


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2013 Aug 29 17:03
    [Montmagny]

    From 26 April 2010 advance booking was no longer required. (website 2011, Benoit Gratton 2010). From 26 April 2010 advance booking were no longer required. Website [August 2013] again requires reservations one workday in advance. (website 2011, Benoit Gratton 2010). website 2010 website 2010
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2013 Sep 5 13:28
    Busways are expected to open in 2013 in Gatineau and Mississauga. Busways are expected to open in 2013 in Gatineau and 2014 in Mississauga.

    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2013 Sep 5 14:09
    Société de transport de l'Outaouais (01 January 1991 - present)
    Société de transport de l'Outaouais (01 January 1991 - present)
    A rapid transit busway, branded Rapibus, is scheduled to commence operation in the Fall of 2013.
    STO [Gatineau] logo
    STO logo
    STO [Gatineau] Rapibus logo
    Rapibus logo (2013)

    website (logos)
    Motor bus busway Fall 2013 - present
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2013 Sep 5 14:24
    The first section of busway in York Region north of Toronto opened 18 August 2013.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2013 Sep 5 14:47
    [York Region]

    The first segment of busway opened 18 August 2013.
     
    system logo (2001)
    YRT and Viva [York Region] logos (2013)
    YRT and VIVA logos
    Data source:website 2002 (logo)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
    Data sources:website 2002 (logo)
    CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
    website 2013 (logos)

    Modes

    Interurban electric railway 1896 - 1948
    Motor bus 1920s? - present
    Motor bus busway 18 August 2013 - present


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

    other-modes.html

    2013 Sep 5 15:43
    [Motor Bus Busway]

    In 1983 Ottawa, Ontario, opened the first Transitway segment. Buses operate on private roadways between the city centre and outlying districts, serving intervening stations. A busway to York University opened at Toronto, Ontario in late 2009. The first leg of the rt Transitway opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba 08 April 2012. Busways are expected to open in 2013 in Gatineau and 2014 in Mississauga.
    Application of private right-of-way using motor buses. The term “BRT” (Bus Rapid Transit) encompasses a wide range of technologies from conventional on-street/mixed traffic express bus service, to enhanced bus stops, bus-only lanes, signal pre-emptions, or private road infrastructure with elaborate stations. In the context of the All-time List of Canadian Transit Systems “motor bus busway” is intended to designate private right-of-way rapid bus service which includes stations. The Toronto example listed below (and illustrated left) does not have stations, but is of substantial length.

    1. Ottawa, Ontario Transitway (11 December 1983 - present)
    2. Toronto, Ontario York University busway (late 2009 - present)
    3. Winnipeg, Manitoba rt Southwest Transitway (08 April 2012 - present)
    4. York Region, Ontario VivaNext (18 August 2013 - present)
    5. Gatineau, Québec Rapibus (opening Fall 2013)
    6. Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening Spring 2014).

    [Urban Ferries]

  • Bell Island,
  • L'Île-Dorval,
  • between Sorel-Tracy and Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola,
  • between Winnipeg and St. Boniface,
  • between Edmonton and Strathcona,
  • between Southport [Stratford] and Charlottetown,
  • in the Saint John area, and
  • at Nanaimo.
  • Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador,
  • L'Île-Dorval, Québec,
  • between Sorel-Tracy and Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Québec,
  • between Winnipeg and St. Boniface, Manitoba,
  • between Edmonton and Strathcona, Alberta,
  • between Southport [Stratford] and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
  • in the Saint John, New Brunswick area, and
  • at Nanaimo, British Columbia.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2013 Sep 5 16:37

    The Blue Mountains, Ontario

    Thornbury - Clarksburg Transit (circa 18 August 2011 - 2012?)
    Transit service in Thornbury and Clarksburg. Service a partnership between a group of local residents and business owners and Hewgill Bus Lines (blog post 2011). Website did not exist in August 2012.


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2013 Sep 6 11:13
    [Summerside] Pilot scheduled to end May 2013. Service continued after the end of municipal funding May 2013.
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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Sep 11 09:26
    [High River]

    Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. An internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013). Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. An internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013, 11 September 2013).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

    l2r-qc.html

    2013 Sep 12 23:55
    [Rimouski]

    la Compagnie d'Autobus Rimouski Ltée (circa 1945 - 1982)

    Autobus Rimouski Prevost buses (Paul Leger 1965) la Compagnie d'Autobus Rimouski Ltée (circa 1945 - 1982)
    Transit Canada 1976, Transit News Canada 1984). Transit Canada 1976, Transit News Canada 1984, photo: Paul Leger).
    Scheduled bus transit service is announced to commence 10 January 2011. The service will be called Citébus and has been contracted to Scheduled bus transit service, branded Citébus, began 10 January 2011. Citébus is contracted to


    Canadian Paper Electric, Street and Radial Railways

    paper-railways.html

    2013 Sep 13 14:42
    Niagara, Dunnville & Erie Electric Ry. Co. [Ont. 1905]
  • Perth & Huron Radial Ry. Co. [Ont. 1905]
  • St. Catharines, Pelham and Welland Electric Ry. Co. [Ont. 1904]

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    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2013 Sep 17 09:53
    Rapibus, is scheduled to commence operation in the Fall of 2013. Rapibus, is scheduled to commence operation 19 October 2013. STO [Gatineau] logo
    STO logo
    STO [Gatineau] logo 1991-2013
    STO logo (1991-2013)
     
    STO [Gatineau] logo 2013
    STO logo (2013)
    Motor bus ? - present Motor bus busway Fall 2013 - present Motor bus 1920s? - present Motor bus busway 19 October 2013 - present

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

    other-modes.html

    2013 Sep 17 10:28
  • Gatineau, Québec Rapibus (opening Fall 2013)
  • Gatineau, Québec Rapibus (19 October 2013 - present)

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2013 Sep 30 14:20
    [Bradford West Gwillimbury]

    [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).

    [Bradford West Gwillimbury Transit] (early 2014)
    A public transit system for Bradford West Gwillimbury is approved to start for late 2013 or early 2014 (Bradford Times 22 November 2012).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2013 Oct 1 16:58
    [Grande Prairie]

    Conversion from a contractor operation to a municipal operation scheduled for the fall of 2013. Conversion from a contractor operation to a municipal operation occured September 2013.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2013 Oct 8 11:00
    [The Blue Mountains]

    Colltrans (circa November 2013 - present)
    Six month public-private pilot program to contract to Colltrans to operate transit service between The Blue Mountains and Collingwood. Project sponsors are: Blue Mountain Village Association and The Blue Mountains (municipality). The Town of Collingwood was also anticipated as a contributor.


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2013 Oct 28 00:45

    Winnipeg Electric Street Railway Company (27 July 1892 - 25 July 1904)

    Winnipeg WESR 10 street car (CWTS) Winnipeg Electric Street Railway Company (27 July 1892 - 25 July 1904)
    Name changed to WER 1904.
    Name changed to WER 1904. (photo: Winnipeg Transit photo archives)


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2013 Oct 30 11:28

    Lacombe & Blindman Valley Electric Interurban

    Lacombe – Blackfalds, Alberta

    Red Deer Transit (starting September 2014)
    The City of Lacombe and the Town of Blackfalds have contracted with Red Deer Transit to operate transit service connecting the two communities with Red Deer beginning September 2014. Initial contract is for 18 years (Lacombe Globe 24 October 2013).

    Lacombe & Blindman Valley Electric Interurban

    Interurban gascar railway1913 - 1917? Interurban gascar railway1913 - 1917? or 1928

    [Lake Louise]

    Modes

    gascar tramway1912 - 1930
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    Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia

    victoria-bc.html

    2013 Nov 7 22:00
    [Secondary Systems]

    Langford Trolley (07 July 2007 - present)
    Local circulator bus service provided daily, funded in part by the City of Langford. Fares are collected by donation.

    Langford Trolley logo
    system logo
    Data source: website (2013)


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Nov 8 10:49
    [Airdrie]

    Saturday, Sunday and holiday only service between Airdrie and Balzac commenced 09 November 2013.

    [High River]

    Note

    A temporary transit service, called the High River Connector, was instituted circa 07 July 2013 with

    High River Connector (circa 07 July 2013 - present)
    A temporary transit service with Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. An internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013, 11 September 2013). Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. A one-route internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013, 08 November 2013).


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2013 Nov 8 11:10

    Vancouver – Squamish Systems

    Squamish Vancouver Shuttle (01 October 2013 - present)
    Operated by Heading North Recreation Inc. Weekdaily commuter bus service between Squamish and Vancouver. Single trip departs Squamish at 7:00am. Return trip departs Vancouver at 5:30pm. (website 2013).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2013 Nov 15 16:51

    Colltrans (circa November 2013 - present)
    Six month public-private pilot program to contract to Colltrans to operate transit service between The Blue Mountains and Collingwood. Project sponsors are: Blue Mountain Village Association and The Blue Mountains (municipality). The Town of Collingwood was also anticipated as a contributor.

    Collingwood/Blue Mountains Transit Link (15 November 2013 - present)
    Six month public-private pilot program to contract to Colltrans to operate transit service between The Blue Mountains and Collingwood. Project sponsors are: Blue Mountain Village Association, The Blue Mountains (municipality), and the Town of Collingwood. Official opening 19 November 2013.


    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2013 Nov 21 14:55
    From 01 December 2013 contract operator for urban and accessible transit was 947465 Ontario Limited operating as Voyageur Transportation Services.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2013 Nov 27 16:42
    Enhanced service between Summerland and Penticton implemented 28 October 2013.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2013 Nov 30 14:15
    [Tillsonburg]

    Note

    A pilot shared-taxi service operated for six weeks in October and November 2013. The service was sponsored by the Tillsonburg and District Multi-Service Centre, connecting various Tim Hortons coffee shops in Tillsonburg with the industrial area.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2013 Dec 12 14:26

    Gabriola Island, British Columbia

    GERTIE (01 June 2013 - present)
    Name is an acronym for Gabriola Environmentally Responsible Trans-Island Express. First week of service was fare-free, followed by an official launch 08 June 2013. (website 2013)

    GERTIE [Gabriola Island] logo 2013
    system logo
    Data source: website 2013


    Wilderness Tramways

    wilderness-tramways-zz.html

    2013 Dec 16 11:09
    [Grand Island tramway]

    Grand Rapid, Rupert's Land (now in Alberta) beginning circa 1850. Grand Rapid, Rupert's Land (now in Alberta) beginning in 1889 (Andreae 1997 incorrectly estimated circa 1850). Service probably lasted several decades. (Andreae 1997). Service probably lasted until circa the end of the 19th Century. (Atlas of Alberta Railways, Andreae 1997).
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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2013 Dec 18 19:33
    Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. A one-route internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013, 08 November 2013). Circa 29 July 2013 trips to Calgary and Lethbridge no longer appeared on the schedule. A one-route internal service connecting the town to temporary neighbourhood Saddlebrook remained in service (website 07 August 2013, 18 December 2013).

    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2013 Dec 19 14:24
    [Charlottetown]

    The Town of Cornwall will terminate participation in T3 effective June 2014.