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Transit History of Niagara Falls, Ontario

niagara-falls-on.html

2014 Jan 18 18:08

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

Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto [Niagara Falls] 307 on Queen Street 1945 Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company (1901 - 15 October 1960)

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

a2b-on.html

2014 Jan 21 23:57
[Bradford West Gwillimbury]

[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).

[Bradford West Gwillimbury Transit] (01 May 2014 - present)
A public transit system for Bradford West Gwillimbury is announced to start 01 May 2014 (Bradford Times 22 November 2012). There will also be taxi-to-GO and shared-ride taxi service operated by contractor Town Taxi, requiring advance registration.
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

l2n-on.html

2014 Feb 5 21:21
[Leamington]

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

C.A. Bailey Ltd. (29 December 1980 - 1985)
Leamington Transit (? - present)
Leamington Transit (1985 - present)
(CUTA 1992 "non-member", CTHF/SSG 1998)
(CUTA 1992 “non-member”, CTHF/SSG 1998, website 2014)

Leamington Transit logo
system logo
Leamington Transit logo
system logo (2010)

 
Leamington Transit logo
system logo (2014)
Data source:CTHF/SSG 2000
website 2010 (logo) Data sources:CTHF/SSG 2000
website 2010 (logo)
website 2014 (logo)

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

a2b-on.html

2014 Feb 18 15:09
[Bradford West Gwillimbury]

Operating contract awarded to Switzer-Carty Transportation Inc.


Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

chatham-on.html

2014 Feb 18 15:18
[Chatham-Kent]

New seven-year operating contracts were awarded in February 2014 to Blenheim Bus Lines (conventional [urban] service), and Leuschen Transportation (interurban service) (Chatham Daily News 10 February 2014).
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Transit History of West Kootenay, British Columbia

nelson-bc.html

2014 Feb 20 10:42
[Secondary Systems]

Free Ride Bus (14 December 2013 - circa 06 April 2014)
Ski-season free bus service between Rossland and Red Mountain Resort. Service organized by Tourism Rossland and sponsored by around 42 local businesses. Bus operates on a 45-minute headway between 7:30AM and 10:21PM. (website 2014).
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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2014 Feb 21 16:43

Silver-Green Stages (? - 04 July 1974)

Silver-Green Stages (1969 - 04 July 1974)
Owner C.W. Carignan (CPTdb wiki 2014). Copyright ©1989-2013 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2014 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

calgary-suburbs-ab.html

2014 Mar 5 16:44
[High River]

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). 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, 05 March 2014). The 13 February 2014 update of the web page identified Arrow Cab Ltd. as the contact for further information (website 2014).
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

o2r-on.html

2014 Mar 7 10:20
[Pembroke]

Described in a newspaper article as a private operator but it makes more sense that UVT was a contracted operator. Private operator. Owner Don Dodds.

Thom Transit Ltd. (2004 - present)
Described in a newspaper article as a private operator but it makes more sense that TT Ltd. is a contracted operator.

Thom Transit Ltd. (2004 - 28 March 2014)
Private operator Service in Pembroke and parts of Laurentian Valley Township. Service termination announced for 28 March 2014 (The Daily Observer 06 March 2014).
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Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

c2d-on.html

2014 Mar 7 10:45

Centre Wellington, Ontario

J.E. Brown (1921)
Jitney service between Elora and Fergus (Thorning 2014).

Reference


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

other-modes.html

2014 Mar 7 10:54
[Jitneys]

3. Centre Wellington, Ontario,
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Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-on.html

2014 Mar 7 16:05
[Ottawa Suburban Services]

Wubs Transit (01 March 2009 - present)

Wubs Transit (01 March 2009 - 28 March 2014)

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Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

a2b-on.html

2014 Apr 2 15:22
[Bradford West Gwillimbury]

[Bradford West Gwillimbury Transit] (01 May 2014 - present)

BWG Transit (01 May 2014 - present)


History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

2014 Apr 2 17:01
[Leduc]

C-Line (01 November 2010 - present)

C-Line (01 November 2010 - September 2014)
Plans announced to replace the contracted service with a municipally owned one in September 2014.

Leduc Transit (September 2014 - present)
Municipally owned and operated service including commuter service to Nisku and Edmonton, and local service in Leduc.
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History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

2014 Apr 23 13:44
[Fort Saskatchewan]

Eight-month pilot project service within Fort Saskatchewan and between Fort Saskatchewan and the Clareview light rail transit station in Edmonton. Operated by Service within Fort Saskatchewan and between Fort Saskatchewan and the Clareview light rail transit station in Edmonton. Operated by Launched as an eight-month pilot in 2004. Local service in Fort Saskatchewan somewhat replaced by FST 2014.

Fort Saskatchewan Transit (28 April 2014 - present)
Local transit service within Fort Saskatchewan. Service operated free 28 April - 30 April 2014 (three days).

Fort Saskatchewan Transit logo 2014
system logo
Data Source: website 2014


History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

2014 Apr 24 09:39
[Fort Saskatchewan]

Local transit service within Fort Saskatchewan. Service operated free 28 April - 30 April 2014 (three days). Local transit service within Fort Saskatchewan. Operation contracted to Fort Taxi & Buslines Ltd. Service operated free 28 April - 30 April 2014 (three days).


Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

ottawa-on.html

2014 Apr 24 10:54
[Ottawa Suburban Services]

(website 2013). (website 2013). Routes assumed by Evans Bus Lines.

Evans Commuter Services (31 March 2014 - present)
Assumed operation of the Wubs routes Ottawa - Morrisburg and Ottawa - Chesterville. Owners of Evans Bus Lines Ltd. is Rory Evans and Patsy Evans (municipal website 2014). (website 2014).


Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

s2z-on.html

2014 Apr 24 17:15
[Wasaga Beach]

Contractor also reported as Georgian Shores Transportation. From 01 August 2014 contract operator is Sinton-Landmark.
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All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

other-modes.html

2014 Apr 25 09:59
[Busways]

  • Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening Spring 2014).
  • Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening Fall 2014).

    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Apr 25 16:50
    [Lacombe - Blackfalds]

    Red Deer Transit (starting September 2014)

    BOLT (starting September 2014)
    Name is derived from the initials for “Blackfalds Lacombe Transit”.
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    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Apr 29 10:52
    [Fort Saskatchewan]

    Local service in Fort Saskatchewan somewhat replaced by FST 2014. Local service in Fort Saskatchewan replaced by FST 2014.


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2014 Apr 30 13:18

    Asbestos, Québec

    Asbestos & Danville Electric Freight Railway

    Asbestos and Danville Railway electric locomotive 41 Asbestos and Danville Railway Company (circa 1928 - circa 1952)
    In addition to its somewhat larger steam operation, the A&D electrified a 2 mi. (3 km) line circa 1928. The line was dieselized circa 1952. Passenger service was not operated.

    Reference


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

    other-modes.html

    2014 Apr 30 13:27
    [Miscellaneous Rail Lines]

  • Asbestos & Danville Railway (electric freight railway)

    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2014 May 1 09:20

    Hut's Transit (summer 1996 - present)

    Hut's Transit (summer 1996 - 30 April 2014)
    Service ended for financial reasons 2014 (NovaNewsNow.com 30 April 2014).
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    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2014 May 1 10:03
    [Ottawa Suburban Services]

    Evans Commuter Services (31 March 2014 - present)

    Evans Commuter Service [suburban Ottawa] 159 (website 2014) Evans Commuter Service (31 March 2014 - present)



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

    other-modes.html

    2014 May 6 09:07
    [Busways]

  • Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening Fall 2014).
  • Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening November 2014).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2014 May 6 14:53
    [Mississauga]

    Rapid transit busway is expected to open in November 2014.

    [Niagara-on-the-Lake]

    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 A regular transit system linking the Old Town, Virgil and Glendale began 01 April 2012. The operating contract, including the Heritage Shuttle, was awarded to


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

    other-modes.html

    2014 May 14 09:43
    [Storage battery cars]

  • Lunenburg – Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia [11.2km/7mi],
  • Lunenburg – Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia [11.2km/7mi] 1937? - 1961?,

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2014 May 14 13:44

    Saint-Augustin, Québec

    Societe de Traversiers du Quebec Pakuashipi - Saint-Augustin hovercraft (STQ website) Société des Traversiers du Québec (2012 - present [April to September])
    Hovercraft-operated ferry service between Pakuashipi and Saint-Augustin on opposite shores of the Saint-Augustin River. Vessel named L'Esprit de Pakuashipi. Nine round trips/day are operated. Fare is free. In winter [September to April] travel by ice road or private snowmobile is possible. (STQ website, CPTdb).
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2014 May 14 13:49
    [Ferries]

  • at Saint-Augustin, Québec

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2014 Jun 6 17:11
    [Leamington]

    Operation is contracted to C.A. Bailey Ltd. (CPTDB Wiki). Operation contracted to C.A. Bailey Ltd. 1985 - 2014 (CPTDB Wiki). Switzer-Carty Transportation Inc. purchased C.A. Bailey effective 01 August 2014.


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Jun 17 11:03
    [Lacombe - Blackfalds]

    BOLT (starting September 2014)

    BOLT (25 August 2014 - present)
    Website also says BOLT Transit.

    BOLT [Lacombe - Blackfalds] logo 2014
    BOLT logo 2014
    Data source: website 2014


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2014 Jun 17 17:05

    Cheticamp, Nova Scotia

    (See also Cheticamp).

    la Coopérative de transport de Chéticamp Ltée (2012? - present)
    Demand-responsive transportation service for residents of Cheticamp, St.-Joseph du Moine, East Margaree, and Pleasant Bay (website 2014). Also uses the name l'Acabie.

    lAcabie logo 2014
    l'Acabie logo 2014
    Data source: website 2014
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2014 Jun 17 17:12
    [Cheticamp]

    (See also Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems).
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Jun 19 09:25

    Whitecourt, Alberta

    [Whitecourt Transit] (September 2014 - present)
    In June 2014 the Town of Whitecourt contracted with FirstCanada ULC to operate a local transit service in Whitecourt (Whitecourt Star 18 June 2014).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Jun 19 16:32
    [Hinton]

    Hinton Transit System logo 2014
    system logo 2014
    Data source: website 2014

    [Wetaskiwin]

    Wetaskiwin Transit logo 2014
    system logo 2014
    Data source: twitter 2014


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Jun 19 23:41
    [Leduc]

    C-Line (01 November 2010 - September 2014)

    C-Line (01 November 2010 - 29 August 2014)

    Leduc Transit (September 2014 - present)

    Leduc Transit (02 September 2014 - present)


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2014 Jun 26 09:40
    [Summerland]

    Policy permitting transfers between STS and Penticton implemented 19 May 2014.
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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2014 Jun 26 09:40
    [Naramata]

    Policy permitting transfers between OSTS and Penticton implemented 19 May 2014.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2014 Jun 26 09:43
    [Penticton]

    Policy permitting transfers between PTS and Naramata (Okanagan-Similkameen), and between PTS and Summerland implemented 19 May 2014.
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    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2014 Jun 27 10:32
    New seven-year operating contracts were awarded in February 2014 to New seven-year operating contracts effective 01 July 2014 were awarded in February 2014 to

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2014 Jul 3 09:07
    [The Blue Mountains]

    Pilot became permanent 30 June 2014.


    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2014 Jul 3 09:48
    Initial owners Ivan DeNure and Evelyn DeNure. Later owned by their son Reg DeNure. Chatham Coach Lines. Chatham Coach Lines. CCL sold to Laidlaw 2000. Blenheim Bus Lines (conventional [urban] service), and Blenheim Bus Lines (owner Ken DeNure) (conventional [urban] service), and The DeNure family organize InTouch Connection [Inc.] to assume the transit operating contract (Chatham Daily News 02 July 2014). website 2009 (logo) website 2009 (logo)

    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2014 Jul 9 11:38
    [Secondary Systems]

    English Bay Launch (circa April 2013 - present)
    Weekdaily commercial commuter passenger ferry operation between Snug Cove on Bowen Island and Granville Island (Vancouver) and Coal Harbour (downtown Vancouver). (website 2013, Bowen Island Undercurrent 04 April 2013).
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    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2014 Jul 16 09:50

    Metro Transit (01 March 1981 - present)

    Metro Transit (01 March 1981 - 15 July 2014)
    System rebranded in mid July 2014.

    Halifax Transit (16 July 2014 - present)
    System rebranding from Metro Transit.
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2014 Jul 17 15:27
    [New Glasgow - Trenton (Pictou County)]

    Irving Bus Line (circa 1940's - circa 1950's?)

    Irving Bus Line (circa 1940's - circa 1960's?)
    A 1966 timetable uses the name Irving's Bus & Taxi Service.

    Irvings Bus and Taxi logo (1966)
    Irving's logo 1966
    Data Source: Timetable 1966


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Jul 18 15:14
    [Beaumont]

    Beaumont Mill Woods Shuttle (2012 Beaumont News) Beaumont – Mill Woods Shuttle Bus (circa 10 September 2012 - ?)
    Operated by Raymond Shuttle Services Ltd. (owner Don Melanson) operating 20 trips/day, Mondays through Saturdays, between Beaumont and Mill Woods town centre in Edmonton (Beaumont News 17 September 2012). Newspaper seems not to have reported when the service stopped.


    Canadian Paper Electric, Street and Radial Railways

    paper-railways.html

    2014 Jul 29 14:22
    Hazel Hill Electric RailwayelectricHazel Hill, Canso (Nova Scotia)
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2014 Jul 29 16:18

    Oro Township, Ontario

    Underwood Bus Lines Ltd. (circa 04 May 1993 - circa 25 June 1994)
    Bus service on Ridge Road, probably connecting Oro Township with nearby Barrie (Daily Packet & Times, 4 May 1993 p. 3, 25 Jun 1994 p. 1, 27 Jun 1994 p. 7; Orillia Today, 10 Oct 1993 p. 6, 3 Jul 1994 p. 3; Huronia Sunday, 27 Feb 1994 p. A3;).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2014 Jul 29 16:29
    [Parry Sound]

    (website 2011). (website 2011). Sometime after 2011 service was reduced to two days/week: Tuesdays and Fridays (town website 2014).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2014 Jul 29 17:30
    [Kenora]

    Circa January 2013 contract operator Excel was replaced with FirstCanada ULC.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2014 Jul 30 09:27

    Kenora - Keewatin, Ontario

    Kenora, Ontario

    The towns of Kenora, Keewatin and Jaffray Melick were amalgamated to form the city of Kenora in 2000 (Wikipedia).

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2014 Jul 31 13:14
    [Osoyoos]

    Osoyoos Transit System (200x? - present)

    Osoyoos Transit System (200x? - circa2010?)
    Some time around 2010 system became know as SOTS.

    South Okanagan Transit System (circa2010? - present)
    Operated under contract by South Okanagan Transit Society (BC Transit website 2014). Serving Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, and South Okanagan, with low-frequency services to Kelowna (1/week) and Penticton (3/week).


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2014 Jul 31 15:47
    [Charlottetown]

    The Town of Cornwall will terminate participation in T3 effective June 2014.
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    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2014 Jul 31 16:28
    [Summerside]

    Company website schedule also calls this service County Line Transit (website 2014). Company website (2014) calls this service Summerside Transit and lists the service provider as Maritime Bus (which is part of the Trius group of operations) (website 2014).

    Summerside Transit logo
    system logo (2014)
    Data source: website 2014 (logo)


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2014 Aug 2 19:47
    [Ottawa Suburban Services] Leduc Bus Lines purchased the Ottawa area operations of Galland circa May 2014.

    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Aug 8 09:41
    [Beaumont]

    [Beaumont Transit System] (September 2014 - present)
    A peak-hours commuter transit service between Beaumont and Century Park LRT station in Edmonton, sponsored by the municipality and contracted to [a private contractor] is scheduled to begin in September 2014 (Beaumont News 01 August 2014).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Aug 12 10:53
    [Lacombe - Blackfalds]

    Free service operated 25 August - 30 September 2014.


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Aug 15 14:00
    [Beaumont]

    [Beaumont Transit System] (September 2014 - present)
    A peak-hours commuter transit service between Beaumont and Century Park LRT station in Edmonton, sponsored by the municipality and contracted to [a private contractor] is scheduled to begin in September 2014 (Beaumont News 01 August 2014).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Aug 15 14:23
    [Whitecourt]

    [Whitecourt Transit] (September 2014 - present)

    Whitecourt Transit (02 September 2014 - present)
    Introductory free service 02 September - 05 September 2014.

    Whitecourt Transit logo 2014
    system logo 2014
    Data source: website 2014


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2014 Aug 17 09:57

    Halifax Transit logo 2014
    system logo
    Data source: website 2014 (logo)


    Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

    a2z-nw.html

    2014 Aug 20 11:34
    [Yellowknife]

    Frame and Perkins, Ltd. (before 1979 - ?)
    Operating in Yellowknife in 1980 using a second hand bus from Edmonton. (Motor Coach Age Vol. XXXIII Nos. 1-2 p. 11, January-February 1981, courtesy Alan Gryfe, 2004). Frame and Perkins, Ltd. (1948 - 1990)
    Operating in Yellowknife in 1980 using a second hand bus from Edmonton. (Motor Coach Age Vol. XXXIII Nos. 1-2 p. 11, January-February 1981, courtesy Alan Gryfe, 2004, correspondence 2014).

    Arctic Frontier Carriers Limited (1995 or before - 1999)

    Arctic Frontier Carriers Limited (1990? - 1999)

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    Transit History of Northwest Territories Communities

    a2z-nw.html

    2014 Aug 21 14:30
    [Yellowknife]

    Frame and Perkins Mitsubishi (C.I.L.E. photo)

    Red Dusseault (1945 - 1948)
    Owner-operator of local bus service (Ryan Silke 2014).

    Frame and Perkins Mitsubishi (C.I.L.E. photo) Operating in Yellowknife in 1980 using a second hand bus from Edmonton. (Motor Coach Age Vol. XXXIII Nos. 1-2 p. 11, January-February 1981, courtesy Alan Gryfe, 2004, correspondence 2014).

    Operating in Yellowknife in 1980 using a second hand bus from Edmonton. (Motor Coach Age Vol. XXXIII Nos. 1-2 p. 11, January-February 1981, courtesy Alan Gryfe, 2004, Ryan Silke 2014).

    Arctic Frontier Carriers Limited (1990? - 1999)

    Arctic Frontier Carriers Limited (1990 - 1999)


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

    kitchener-on.html

    2014 Aug 22 10:20
    Construcion of a light rail line commenced August 2014.
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    Transit History of Brandon, Manitoba

    brandon-mb.html

    2014 Aug 22 11:20
    (photo New Flyer collection, token: Travis Koch-Gensiorek collection). (photos New Flyer collection, Brandon University, token: Travis Koch-Gensiorek collection). McArthur Transportation Co. Ltd garage in Brandon (BrandonU Archives)
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    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Aug 22 14:12
    [Leduc]

    Municipally owned and operated service including commuter service to Nisku and Edmonton, and local service in Leduc. Municipally owned and operated service including commuter service to Nisku and Edmonton, and local service in Leduc. Partner owners the City of Leduc and Leduc County.

    Leduc Transit logo (2014)
    system logo (2014)
    Data Source: website 2014


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Aug 27 07:50
    [High River]

    High River Connector (circa 07 July 2013 - present)

    High River Connector (circa 07 July 2013 - 22 August 2014)
    Service ended with the closure of the Saddlebrook temporary neighbourhood August 2014.


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Aug 28 10:23
    [Leduc]

    C-Line (01 November 2010 - 29 August 2014)

    C-Line (01 November 2010 - 05 September 2014)

    Leduc Transit (02 September 2014 - present)

    Leduc Transit (08 September 2014 - present)


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2014 Aug 29 09:59
    [Fort McMurray]

    Woosh also operates a two days/week rural bus service connecting Fort McMurray with Anzac, Janvier and Conklin (website 2014).
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2014 Sep 5 13:20
    [Orillia]

    Note

    Beginning 08 September 2014, with the support of Lakehead University, Hammond Transportation operated commuter bus service between Barrie and the Orillia campus of Lakehead University. Use of the service apparently restricted to students, staff, and faculty of the University (website 2014).

    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2014 Sep 9 13:18
    [West Coast Express]

    By 2014 bus runs had grown to 5 per day (WCX). Vehicle fleet5 locomotives,
    31 coaches
    Data source:CTHF/SSG 2000 Vehicle fleet6 locomotives,
    44 coaches
    Data source:WCX 2014
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2014 Sep 11 23:30
    [Port Hawksbury]

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

    Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - 25 March 2013, 02 September 2014 - present)
    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. All scheduled route services ended 25 March 2013. From 28 April 2013 agency operated only its demand-responsive door-to-door service requiring 48-hours advance booking. Scheduled route service was recommenced 02 September 2014.


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2014 Sep 11 23:51

    Antigonish, Nova Scotia

    Antigonish Community Transit (15 September 2014 - present)
    A “flex-route system” operated by the non-profit Antigonish Community Transit Society. Service in the town of Antigonish began in mid-September 2014. Service in rural Antigonish County was expected to start a couple of weeks later (facebook 2014).

    Antigonish Community Transit Society logo
    system logo 2014
    Data source: facebook 2014


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2014 Sep 12 10:19
    [Antigonish]

    (Chronicle herald 11 September 2014).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2014 Sep 16 11:25
    [Mississauga]

    Rapid transit busway is expected to open in November 2014. Rapid transit busway is expected to open 17 November 2014.


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

    other-modes.html

    2014 Sep 16 11:25
    [Motor Bus Busway]

  • Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening November 2014).
  • Mississauga, Ontario Transitway (opening 17 November 2014).

    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2014 Sep 17 17:35

    Blair's Bus Lines (1950s?)

    Blair's Bus Lines (? - 1952)
    Owner L.R. Blair.

    Medicine Hat Transit Ltd. (1952 - ?)

    Medicine Hat Transit Ltd. (1952 - circa 1953)
    Newspaper reports in late 1953 describe MH Transit Ltd. as an employee co-op Newspaper reports in late 1953 describe MH Transit Ltd. as an employee co-op but this is almost certainly a reference to MHTtn Co. Medicine Hat Transportation Company (? - circa February 1972)
    Medicine Hat Transportation Company (02 November 1953 - June 1970)
    Operation was acquired by the City June 1970 (Medicine Hat News 17 September 2014).

    Medicine Hat Transit (System) (circa February 1972 - present)

    Medicine Hat Transit (System) (June 1970 - present)


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2014 Sep 22 11:11

    Vancouver – Abbotsford – Chilliwack System

    Fraser Valley Express (beginning late spring 2015)
    Frequent commuter bus service connecting Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Langley (metropolitan Vancouver) is expected to begin operation in 2015. It is expected to be operated by a contractor, and supported by BC Transit and the several municipalities served. (BC Transit website 2014).


    Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-on.html

    2014 Oct 6 11:13

    Line Six Transit (06 October 2014 - present)
    Crowd funded subscription commuter bus transit between Liberty Village and Union Station. Service also called Liberty Village Express. (website 2014).
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    Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-on.html

    2014 Oct 11 21:46

    Line Six Transit (06 October 2014 - present)

    Line Six Transit (06 October 2014 - 10 October 2014)


    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2014 Nov 6 14:49
    Thorold Transit (circa 1995? - ?)
    Thorold Transit (circa 1995? - present)
    Operated by contractor 5-0 Transportation (CPTdb Wiki 2014). (photo Bus World, Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter 1996-97, p. 17, Chow 1998). (photo Bus World, Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter 1996-97, p. 17, Chow 1998, CPTdb Wiki 2014).
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    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2014 Nov 6 16:00

    Reference



    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2014 Nov 12 15:39

    Note

    The brand On-It has been selected by the Calgary Regional Partnership (a multi-municipalty group) for a proposed regional commuter transit service connecting Calgary with other centres in the region. A pilot service has been proposed for communities south of Calgary, including Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and Nanton, with an anticipated start-date of Fall 2015 or Spring 2016. (website 2014, Calgary Herald 31 October 2014).

    On-It [Calgary Region] logo 2014
    system logo 2014
    Data source:website 2014


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2014 Nov 13 10:26
    Rapid transit busway is expected to open 17 November 2014. Rapid transit busway opened 17 November 2014. (Formal opening ceremonies held 10 November 2014.)

    Modes

    Interurban electric railway14 April 1917 - 15 August 1931
    1905 - 1935 (Port Credit)
    Motor bus1955 - present
    circa 1922 - present (Port Credit)
    Motor bus busway17 November 2014 - present*
    * Formal opening ceremonies held 10 November 2014.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2014 Dec 17 17:03
    [Shannon - Base Valcartier]

    Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (01 June 2002 - present)

    Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (01 June 2002 - 31 December 2014)
    Service terminated when the Base eliminated financial contribution (press release 2014 [pdf]).
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    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2014 Dec 17 17:51
    Canadian National Railways (1918 - 1988)
    Canadian National Railways (1918 - 09 September 1988)

    Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1887? - 1982)

    Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1887? - 01 October 1982)
    Commuter service by CP continued up through administrative takeover by CTCUM 1982. Commuter service by CP continued up through administrative takeover by CTCUM 01 October 1982.
    General urban transit operator for Montréal. General urban transit operator for Montréal. Assumed responsibility for two commuter rail lines operated by railways.

    1. Montréal - Deux-Montagnes.
    2. Montréal - Deux-Montagnes. 01 July 1982. 01 July 1982. Line reaches downtown Montréal via the Mount Royal Tunnel.
    3. Montréal - Dorion - Rigaud.
    4. Montréal - Dorion - Rigaud.

    l'Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (01 January 1996 - present)

    l'Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (01 January 1996 - present)
    Subsequently grown the commuter rail network around the city to five lines. Subsequently grown the commuter rail network around the city to six lines. (website).

    1. Montréal - Blainville - Saint-Jérôme.
    2. Montréal - Blainville - Saint-Jérôme.
    3. Montréal - McMasterville - Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
    4. Montréal - McMasterville - Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
    5. Montréal - Delson - Candiac.
    6. Montréal - Delson - Candiac.
    7. Montréal - Montréal-Nord - Anjou - Repentigny - Mascouche. Sixth line opened 01 December 2014. First line to use dual-mode electric/diesel-electric locomotives. Line accesses downtown Montréal via Mount Royal Tunnel.

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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2014 Dec 18 15:28

    Whistler Transit System (01 December 1991 - 02 June 1999)

    Whistler Transit System (01 December 1991 - present)
    Service renamed WAVE 1999. (BC Transit 1996).

    Whistler and Valley Express (WAVE) (02 June 1999 - present)
    A BC Transit web page in 2000 still Service reportedly renamed Whistler and Valley Express, or WAVE, 02 June 1999. A BC Transit web page in 2000 still Somewhere before 2011 the Pemberton system acquired a separate identity. (BC Transit 1996).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2014 Dec 18 15:57

    Pemberton, British Columbia

    Pemberton Valley Transit System (circa 2010 - present)
    Circa 2010 PVTS acquired a distinct identity from Whistler. Operated under an agreement between the municipality, B.C. Transit and contractors. As of 2014 commuter service between Pemberton and Whistler operated by Whistler Transit Ltd. while local service in Pemberton (connecting Xit'olacw and Mount Currie) was operated by Pemberton Taxi (RideGuide 2014). Municipal responsibility for PVTS was transferred from Squamish-Lillooet Regional District to Village of Pemberton circa 01 January 2015.