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Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

toronto-on.html

2015 Jan 7 14:13

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

Line Six Transit OS (06 October 2014 - 10 October 2014, 19 January 2015 - present)
Liberty Village Express. (website 2014). Liberty Village Express. After a trial in October 2014, service was implemented on a regular basis in early 2015. (website 2014, Toronto Star Jan. 7, 2015).
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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

a2f-bc.html

2015 Jan 7 21:08
[Dawson Creek]

Dawson Creek Transit bus 1950 (postcard) Dawson Creek Transit (circa 1950?)
Postcard dated to 1950 shows a bus parked next to the Mile Zero marker for the Alaska Highway (flickr).

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

g2o-bc.html

2015 Jan 9 10:47
[Naramata]

Policy permitting transfers between OSTS and Penticton implemented 19 May 2014. Policy permitting transfers between OSTS and Penticton implemented 19 May 2014. See also Okanagan Falls.

Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Okanagan - Similkameen Transit System (19 January 2015 - present)
Local transit service in Okanagan Falls and intercommunity service connecting Okanagan Falls with Skaha Estates, Heritage Hills and Penticton. Operated by Penticton Transit Service Ltd. under contract to the Municipality (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen) and BC Transit. See also Naramata. Policy permits transfers between OSTS and Penticton.
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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

p2p-bc.html

2015 Jan 9 10:51
[Penticton]

From 19 Jan 2015 transfer policy extends to Okanagan Falls (Okanagan-Similkameen).
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2015 Jan 12 10:40

Puvirnituq, Québec

? (circa 2011 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started about 2011. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012).
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Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2015 Jan 12 10:44

Inukjuak, Québec

? (circa 2011 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started about 2011. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012).

Kangirsuk, Québec

? (circa 2013 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started after 2011. (KRG wesbite 2015).

Kuujjuaq, Québec

? (circa 2013 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started after 2011. (KRG wesbite 2015).
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History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

calgary-suburbs-ab.html

2015 Jan 12 15:46

Tsuu T'ina, Alberta

Calgary Transit (late 1990s?)
The Tsuu T'ina First Nation funded Calgary Transit to operate between the community and the Anderson C-Train Station in Calgary. Service was CT route #504. Service ended when financial contribution was terminated. (CPTdb 2015, CT website 1998).
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History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

calgary-suburbs-ab.html

2015 Jan 12 16:46
[Tsuu T'ina]

Calgary Transit (late 1990s?)

Calgary Transit (circa 1998? - circa 2000?)


Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2015 Jan 13 11:18
[Puvirnituq]

2011. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012). 2011. See also Inukjuak, Kangirsuk and Kuujjuaq. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012).


Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2015 Jan 13 11:19
[Inukjuak]

2011. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012). 2011. See also Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq and Puvirnituq. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012).

[Kangirsuk]

2011. (KRG wesbite 2015). 2011. See also Inukjuak, Kuujjuaq and Puvirnituq. (KRG wesbite 2015).

[Kuujjuaq]

2011. (KRG wesbite 2015). 2011. See also Inukjuak, Kangirsuk and Puvirnituq. (KRG wesbite 2015).


Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2015 Jan 13 13:26
[Kangirsuk]

? (circa 2013 - present)

Local transit van in Kangirsuk (2013 KRG Annual Report) ? (circa 2013 - present)



Transit History of Quebec Communities (L-R)

l2r-qc.html

2015 Jan 13 16:25
[Puvirnituq]

? (circa 2011 - present)

Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2011 - present)


Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2015 Jan 13 16:26
[Inukjuak]

? (circa 2011 - present)

Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2011 - present)

[Kangirsuk]

? (circa 2013 - present)
Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2013 - present)

[Kuujjuaq]

? (circa 2013 - present)

Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2013 - present)


Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

toronto-on.html

2015 Jan 19 10:15

Line Six Transit OS (06 October 2014 - 10 October 2014, 19 January 2015 - present)

Line Six Transit OS (06 October 2014 - 10 October 2014)
Liberty Village Express. After a trial in October 2014, service was implemented on a regular basis in early 2015. Liberty Village Express. After a trial in October 2014, regular service was announced for 19 January 2015 but cancelled before it began.


Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

e2k-on.html

2015 Jan 22 14:41
[Kawartha Lakes]

Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012)

Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, July 2013 - present)
Service cancelled for low ridership. Service cancelled for low ridership in 2012, and revived in 2013.
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History of Quebec Rural Paratransit Services

paratransit-qc.html

2015 Jan 24 21:20
[Charlevoix]

Intercar (schedule dated 01 July 2010). (website 2011). Intercar (schedule dated 01 July 2010). (website 2011, 2015).

TRUC [Charlevoix] logo
TRUC system logo
Expressbus de Charlevoix logo
EBdeC system logo
Data source: website 2015

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Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

a2k-qc.html

2015 Jan 26 10:46

Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec
Train Léger de Charlevoix

Commuter RailwayBeginning in December 2013 the Reseau Charlevoix began operating winter weekend local passenger train service between Baie-Saint-Paul and the Le Massif ski resort at Grande-Point. Diesel railcars generally run five daily round trips Thursdays through Sundays during the ski season (seven days/week during the Christmas and Spring break periods). While the Train Léger de Charlevoix [Charlevoix Light Rail] isn't commuter rail (it does not run the full week) it is local train for same-day return travel. (CPTdb wiki 2015).


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

other-modes.html

2015 Jan 26 11:05
[Miscellaneous Rail Lines]

  • Train Léger de Charlevoix (local diesel passenger train)
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    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2015 Jan 26 21:51
    BC Electric Railway [Vancouver] streetcar 229 (1948 postcard/flickr) BC Electric Railway [Vancouver] PCC at Hastings and Cambie (1955 postcard/flickr) BC Electric Railway [Vancouver] streetcars, Hastings and Main (1953 postcard/flickr) (CUTA 1976-77, photos: Peter Cox).
    (CUTA 1976-77, photos: Peter Cox, Angus McIntyre).
    BC Hydro [Vancouver] 3294 (Twin 44-S)(1968 Angus McIntyre) BC Hydro [Vancouver] 2217 (CCF/Brill T-48)(1967 Angus McIntyre) although it retains it's on-street identity as a separate operating arm of Translink. (photos: Peter Cox, City of Vancouver Archives).
    although it retains it's on-street identity as a separate operating arm of Translink. (photos: Peter Cox, City of Vancouver Archives, Angus McIntyre).
    West Vancouver Municipal bus (Hayes) 1934 (CVA99-4592) West Vancouver Municipal bus (Hayes) 1934 (CVA99-4592) West Vancouver Municipal Transp. 51 (Twin FL-33)(1968 Angus McIntyre)
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2015 Jan 27 15:33
    [Busway]

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

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2015 Jan 27 15:45
    [Train Léger de Charlevoix]

    Train Léger de Charlevoix [Charlevoix Light Rail] isn't commuter rail (it does not run the full week) it is local train for same-day return travel. Train Léger de Charlevoix [Charlevoix Light Rail] isn't commuter rail (it does not run the full week) it is local train service for same-day return travel.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Jan 28 14:30
    [Kawartha Lakes]

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, July 2013 - present)

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, 24 June 2013 - present)
    Contract operator (at least from the revival in 2013) is Niagara Classic Transport.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jan 28 17:19
    [Laurier-Station]

    The service is called ÉcoBus and is operated by The service was called ÉcoBus 2009 - September 2011 and then Express Lotbinière (CPTdb Wiki 2015). It is operated by
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    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jan 28 17:23
    Oka Express (before 2006 - present)
    Connecting Oka with AMT commuter train service at Deux-Montagnes (AMT website 2006). Oka Express (02 August 2004 - 2010)
    Connecting Oka with AMT commuter train service at Deux-Montagnes (AMT website 2006). Rebranded in 2010 (CPTdb Wiki 2015).

    l'Express d'Oka (2010 - present)
    Connecting Oka and Saint-Placide with AMT commuter train service at Deux-Montagnes. Continuation of OE above (CPTdb Wiki 2015).
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    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2015 Jan 28 17:30
    [Bécancour]

    les Autobus Hélie (2001 - present)

    les Autobus Hélie (1986 - present [annually August to June])
    (website 2011) Service generally operates co-incident with the school year. (website 2011, CPTdb Wiki 2015).


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2015 Feb 3 13:26

    Note

    Via Rail Canada, Inc. provides commuter-friendly train service, and sells monthly commuter passes, for its train service between Alexandria and Ottawa. (CPTdb and Via, 2015).
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    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2015 Feb 3 15:45
    Via Rail Canada, Inc. provides commuter-friendly train service, and sells monthly commuter passes, for its train service between Alexandria and Ottawa. Via Rail Canada, Inc. provides commuter-friendly train schedules, and sells monthly commuter passes, for its train service between Alexandria and Ottawa. Commuters depart Alexandria at 7:34AM arriving at Ottawa at 8:17AM, and return departing Ottawa at 5:35PM arriving Alexandria 6:35PM.

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Feb 3 15:45

    Note

    Via Rail Canada, Inc. provides commuter-friendly train schedules, and sells monthly commuter passes, for its train services between Drummondville and Montréal, and between Alexandria, Ontario, and Montréal. Commuters depart Drummondville at 7:18AM arriving at Montréal at 8:23AM, and return departing Montréal at 6:15PM arriving Alexandria 7:50PM. Commuters depart Alexandria at 7:13AM arriving at Montréal at 8:23AM, and return departing Montréal at 5:05PM arriving Alexandria 6:10PM. (CPTdb and Via, 2015).


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Feb 3 15:57
    [Commuter Rail]

    Notes on Via's service can be found under Montréal, Ottawa, and Toronto.




    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2015 Feb 3 16:55
    [Princeton]

    Princeton & Area Transit System (200x? - present)

    Princeton & Area Transit System (200x? - circa 201x?)
    website 2010). website 2010).

    Princeton Regional Transit System (circa 201x? - present)
    Operated under contract by Princeton & District Community Services. Service provided to Penticton via Hedley, Keremeos, Cawston, and Olalla three days per week. All trips require booking in advance. Limited on-demand service is also offered to Coalmont. (online Rider's Guide 2015).


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2015 Feb 3 20:40
    [Vancouver - Abbotsford - Chilliwack]

    Fraser Valley Express (beginning late spring 2015)

    Fraser Valley Express (06 April 2015 - present)

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    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2015 Feb 4 13:24
    Rapibus, is scheduled to commence operation 19 October 2013. Rapibus, began operation 19 October 2013. Chelsea and Cantley services to be transferred to Transcollines in 2015.

    Transcollines (starting 2015)
    The transit services to Chelsea and Cantley previously provided by STO transferred to an independent agency administered by MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais [the municipality]. New services will reach La Pêche, and Val-des-Monts, many with connection to Gatineau. (website 2015).

    Transcollines logo (2015)
    system logo (2015)
    Data source: website 2015

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    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2015 Feb 4 14:14
    In addition to the City of Gatineau, STO also provides transit service to Chelsea and Cantley. In addition to the City of Gatineau, until 2015 STO also provided transit service to Chelsea and Cantley.

    Collines-de-l'Outaouais System



    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Feb 4 14:51

    Gravenhurst, Ontario

    Town Shuttle (late 2000's?)
    Photographs dated to the late 2000's and other reports indicate a one-route, one bus local transit service operated in Gravenhurst. No indication if it was summer-only or a year-round operation. Bus was operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. (CPTdb 2015).


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Feb 4 23:09
    [SW&A Interurban]

    Interurban service to Amherstburg discontinued 21 March 1938 (Schramm).
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2015 Feb 5 08:29
    [Commuter Rail]

    Via's list is available here (2009). Via's list is available here (2015).


    Transit History of Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-ab.html

    2015 Feb 6 17:55
    (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photo Blickpunkt Straßenbahn, Peter Cox) (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photos Blickpunkt Straßenbahn, Peter Cox, Angus McIntyre) Calgary Transit CCF-Brill 443 (Angus McIntyre, June 1974) Calgary Transit CCF-Brill 465 (Angus McIntyre, June 1974) Calgary Transit CCF-Brill 474 (Angus McIntyre, June 1974)
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    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2015 Feb 7 20:46
    (Photos: CWTS archives and Winnipeg Tribune archives)
    (Photos: CWTS archives and Winnipeg Tribune archives, Angus McIntyre)
    Metro Transit [Winnipeg] 1674 (CCF-Brill T-44) (1968 Aug., Angus McIntyre)
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    History of Miscellaneous "Transit" Systems

    miscellaneous-zz.html

    2015 Feb 9 16:58
    New page.

    History of Miscellaneous "Transit" Systems

    miscellaneous-zz.html

    2015 Feb 10 15:31
    So far as is known, Mahone Bay has never had a local public transit system, however it did once have storage battery railcar service connecting it to Lunenburg. service connecting campgrounds and other accommodations with the festival site. (photo: David A. Wyatt). service connecting campgrounds and other accommodations with the festival site. So far as is known, Morden has never had a local transit system, although the town has studied the idea in recent years. Studies have generally been conducted in cooperation with the neighbouring City of Winkler. (photo: David A. Wyatt). Each summer in Rosebud, Alberta, community bicycles are set out for anyone to use to travel from place to place in the town of 88 (2011 Census). (facebook gallery 2015). Each summer in Rosebud, Alberta, community bicycles are set out for anyone to use to travel from place to place in the town of 88 (2011 Census). So far as is known, Rosebud has never had a local public transit system involving motorized vehicles. (facebook gallery 2015).

    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2015 Feb 13 10:31

    Bowen Express (05 January 2015 - present)
    Express bus service between Bowen Island and downtown Vancouver operated by Bowen Island Community Transit under arrangements with BC Ferries (not TransLink). Intended to help alleviate restricted ferry capacity due to vessel refitting. (No fare integration or transfer arrangements with TransLink). (Bowen Island Undercurrent 12 February 2015).


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Feb 13 17:46
    [Leduc]

    Transit operators contracted in 2015 to PWTransit Canada Ltd.
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    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2015 Feb 18 13:49
    [Secondary Systems]

    Domo Double Decker (29 June 2013 - present (summer seasons))
    Domo Double Decker (29 June 2013 - 2014 (summer seasons))


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Feb 19 14:26
    [Parry Sound]

    Parry Sound Transit (summer 2007 - present)

    Parry Sound Transit (summer 2007 - 31 March 2015)
    Service cancelled completely at the end of March 2015.
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Feb 19 14:35
    [Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)]

    Operating contract with TOK Transit cancelled effective circa 20 May 2015 in favour of in-house operation.
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Feb 20 17:30
    [Fort McMurray]

    TOK Transit Limited a division of Tok Transit Alberta Limited a division of


    Transit History of Prince Edward Island Communities

    a2z-pe.html

    2015 Feb 23 18:05
    [Charlottetown]

    Note

    The American Trackless Trolley Company of Boston, Massachusetts, is reported to have applied for a provincial charter/franchise to operate a trackless trolley line in Charlottetown in 1906. In spite of city council recommending a charter be granted, nothing came of the proposal. (Trackless Trolley Gazette, No. 504, p. 14).
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    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2015 Feb 24 10:17
    [Sorel-Tracy]

    Société des Traversiers du Québec (? - present)

    Société des Traversiers du Québec (1978 - present)
    Prior to 1978 the ferry was privately operated by Lucien Lachapelle (STQ website 2015).
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2015 Feb 26 16:10
    [L&BVERy]

    Reference


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    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Mar 11 15:54
    [CIT HSL]

    Montréal - Huntington. Montréal - Huntingdon. From 01 March 2015 service to Huntingdon and Godmanchester was discontinued.

    a2z-sk.html

    2015 Mar 17 15:03
    [Swift Current]

    The City of Swift Current Tele-Bus (? - present)
    The City of Swift Current Tele-Bus (? - 04 April 2015)

    Swift Transit (06 April 2015 - present)
    Fixed-route transit service replacing previous demand-responsive system. Contracted operator is Saskatchewan Abilities Council which also operates the disability service Access Transit. Initial operating arrangements are for two years. (website 2015).

    Swift Transit logo (2015)
    system logo (2015)
    Data source website 2015

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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2015 Mar 25 14:35
    [Chilliwack]

    The City of Chilliwack website (2015) identifies the contract operator as FirstCanada Transit Services Inc..


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2015 Mar 25 14:40
    [Vancouver - Abbotsford - Chilliwack System]

    is expected to begin operation in 2015. It is expected to be operated by a contractor, and supported by is expected to begin operation in 2015. It is operated by contractor FirstCanada ULC and supported by


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Apr 1 11:05

    La Salle, Ontario

    Transit Windsor (1986 - 1993)
    Bus service connecting La Salle with Windsor, funded in part by La Salle. Service ended when La Salle ended funding (Windsor Star blog 2015).
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    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Apr 1 11:17
    From 1982 also operates transit service to Detroit, Michigan, through a subsidiary (see below). Also operated suburban transit service to La Salle 1986-1993.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Apr 2 15:14
    [Niagara-On-the-Lake]

    A 2015 article cited the contract operator as Niagara Patient Transfer Inc. (Niagara This Week 02 April 2015).


    Transit History of Manitoba Communities

    a2z-mb.html

    2015 Apr 3 18:44
    [Steinbach]

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

    Steinbach Transit (1999)
    Steinbach Taxi doing business as Steinbach Transit. Short-lived transit service for about two weeks in 1999. Two ex-Kitchener Transit buses operated over a three-route network. Service cancelled due to issues arising between the company and the city.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Apr 5 17:48
    [Kirkland Lake]

    McLellan Transportation Company Limited (1952 - circa 1993)

    McLellan Transportation [Kirkland Lake] 59 (Fitzjohn) (William A.Luke) McLellan Transportation Company Limited (1952 - circa 1993)
    (Canadian Coach 1973, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1992 “non-member“). (Canadian Coach 1973, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1992 “non-member“, photo: William A. Luke).


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2015 Apr 5 17:51
    [New Glasgow - Trenton]

    Pictou County Bus Services Limited (May 1931? - 1980?)

    Pictou County Bus Service 50 (Western Flyer Coach) (William A. Luke) Pictou County Bus Services Limited (May 1931? - 1980?)
    (photo: William A. Luke).
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    Transit History of Levis, Quebec

    levis-qc.html

    2015 Apr 5 17:57
    (Jean Breton 2009, photo Peter Cox). (Jean Breton 2009, photos: Peter Cox, William A. Luke).

    Autobus Lévis - Québec, Inc. (15 January 1960 - 12 June 1961)

    Levis Transport Co 20 and 25 (Prevost) (William A. Luke)

    Autobus Levis-Quebec (William A. Luke) Autobus Lévis - Québec, Inc. (15 January 1960 - 12 June 1961)
    (Jean Breton 2009). (Jean Breton 2009, photo: William A. Luke).
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Apr 7 15:36
    [Cold Lake]

    The City of Cold Lake was formed in 1996 by the amalgamation of the towns of Cold Lake and Grand Centre with the community of Medley.


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Apr 8 10:24
    [Edmonton Garrison]

    at Greisbach (now within Edmonton) and the airbase at Namao (north of at Griesbach (within Edmonton since 1971) and the airbase at Namao (north of

    Blue Goose Lines (? - 1959)

    Sunburst Motor Coach [Griesbach/Namao] 105 (MCI Courier 95) (William A. Luke) Blue Goose Lines (? - 1959)
    Sunburst Motor Coaches. Acquired by NAL. (Canadian Coach 1969) Sunburst Motor Coaches. Acquired by NAL. (Canadian Coach 1969, photo: William A. Luke)


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Apr 8 10:35
    [Fort McMurray]

    Operating contract with TOK Transit cancelled effective circa 20 May 2015 in favour of in-house operation. Operating contract with TOK Transit cancelled effective 20 May 2015 in favour of in-house operation.


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Apr 8 14:06
    [SW&A Interurban]

    The SW&A continued to operate the Amherstburg route by bus 1938 - 1948, when it was sold to The SW&A continued to operate the Amherstburg route by bus 1938 - 1958, when it was sold to

    Sun Parlour Coach Lines (15 May 1948 - 1960)

    Sun Parlour Coach Lines (15 May 1958 - 1960)


    Transit History of Greater Sudbury, Ontario

    sudbury-on.html

    2015 Apr 8 14:45
    [Secondary Systems]

    Creighton Mines Jitney Service, October 1924 (GSHM coll. MK0682EN) Creighton Mine Jitney Service (1920s? - 1927)
    Proprieter Ted Marsh. Jitney service in Creighton Mine, a locality in Walden. Fleet sold to a Sudbury transit operator 1927 (Greater Sudbury Public Library 2015, photo: Greater Sudbury Public Library).

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

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    2015 Apr 8 14:50
    [Jitneys]

    5. Creighton Mine, Ontario [Greater Sudbury],


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2015 Apr 8 21:55
    [Secondary Systems]

    Ocean View Bus Company (1930's - 1944)

    Ocean View Bus Service buses in the Simpsons parking lot in Halifax, 1945 (Maurice E. Burns coll.) Ocean View Bus Company (1930's - 1944)
    (Gillis p. 39). Operations amalgamated with Pender as Fleetlines. (Canadian Coach 1970). (Gillis p. 39). Operations amalgamated with Pender as Fleetlines. (Canadian Coach 1970, photo: Maurice E. Burns collection).
    operation (RS). Suceeded by MT. operation (RS). Suceeded by Metro Transit.
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Apr 9 21:37
    [Drumheller]

    Drumheller Bus and Taxi Co. (circa August 1928 - ?)

    Valley Bus and Taxi Co [Drumheller] early 1920s (Tanke 2008) Valley Bus & Taxi Co. (January 1920 - 1923)
    Owners Harold Lowe and James Lowe. Operated between the Regent Theatre, Fernet Store, Newcastle Store and Monarch Mine. Company sold 1923 to William H. Rounds. (Tanke 2008).

    Drumheller Bus and Taxi Co. (1923? - ?)
    A Calgary Herald article dated 15 October 1929 (p. 10) reported inauguration of a new bus service to Midland by Drumheller Valley Bus and Taxi Co., owned by W. Rounds. It seems likely that careless reporting would account for at lease some of the variations in company names between 1920 and circa 1937.

    Red Deer Valley Bus Lines [Drumheller] 1937 (WHS 88033) The Red Deer Valley Bus Lines (circa 1937?)
    Owner William H. “Billy” Rounds. Assumed to be a continuation of DVB&T. (Glenbow Museum NA-1846-10, photo: Wisconsin Historical Society 88033)


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Apr 10 10:43
    [Drumheller]

    The Red Deer Valley Bus Lines (circa 1937?)
    The Red Deer Valley Bus Lines (1930s?)
    William H. “Billy” Rounds. Assumed to be a continuation of DVB&T. (Glenbow Museum NA-1846-10, photo: Wisconsin Historical Society 88033) William H. “Billy” Rounds. Assumed to be a continuation of DVB&T. (Glenbow Museum NA-1846-10 circa 1935, photo: Wisconsin Historical Society 88033 1937)

    References



    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Apr 10 11:17

    Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

    The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass was formed 01 January 1979 by the amalgamation of the villages Bellevue and Frank, the towns Blairmore and Coleman, and Improvement District No. 5 (which included the hamlet of Hillcrest). (Wikipedia).

    ? (1920s?)
    Bus service in Crowsnest Pass established circa 1920. Owned by William “Bill” Blinston. Company apparently had one Reo bus and employed two drivers. (Crowsnest Pass and Its People, p. 837 [1979]).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2015 Apr 10 15:02
    [Shawinigan]

    Autobus Carier et Frere Ltée (28 May 1945 - June 1970)

    Autobus Carier et Frère Ltée (28 May 1945 - June 1970)
    When C&F sold to Voyageur 1970 Shawinigan city service When C&F sold intercity operations to Voyageur 1970 Shawinigan city service


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2015 Apr 14 11:15
    [Secondary Systems]

    River Spirit (01 July 2006 - present (summer seasons only))

    River Spirit (01 July 2006 - circa 2011 (summer seasons only))


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Apr 15 08:54
    [Kawartha Lakes]

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, 24 June 2013 - present)

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, 24 June 2013 - June 2015)
    Niagara Classic Transport. Niagara Classic Transport, also reported as Kawartha Ground Transport. Service cancelled a second time effective June 2015.


    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2015 Apr 17 13:23
    Chelsea and Cantley services to be transferred to Transcollines in 2015. Chelsea and Cantley services to be transferred to Transcollines 15 June 2015.

    Transcollines (starting 2015)

    Transcollines (15 June 2015 -present)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Apr 19 08:21
    [Kawartha Lakes]

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, 24 June 2013 - June 2015)

    Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit (04 July 2011 - 01 November 2012, 24 June 2013 - 27 June 2015)


    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2015 Apr 21 11:22
    [Collines-de-l'Outaouais System]

    The transit services to Chelsea and Cantley previously provided by STO transferred to an independent agency administered by MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais [the municipality]. New services will reach La Pêche, and Val-des-Monts, many with connection to Gatineau. (website 2015). Operations of the Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines. The transit services to Chelsea and Cantley previously provided by STO transferred to an independent agency administered by MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais [the municipality]. New services will reach La Pêche, and Val-des-Monts, many with connection to Gatineau. Contract operator from 15 June 2015 is Autobus Campeau (CPTdb). (website 2015).


    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2015 Apr 30 15:51
    [Bowen Island Systems]

    Approximately 30 April 2015 the “Independent Transit Service agreement&drquo; was transferred to Peter King (Bowen Island Undercurrent 30 April 2015).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 May 1 15:33
    [Niagara-On-the-Lake]

    Another article called the contract operator Community Transport Group.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 May 13 15:59
    [Niagara-On-the-Lake]

    Four-month pilot project to link Glendale with St. Davids and Queenston to operate July - October 2015.


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 May 15 13:54
    [Ferries]

  • between Kingston and Wolfe Island,

    Transit History of Kingston, Ontario

    kingston-on.html

    2015 May 15 13:56

    Note

    ferry Since at least 1904 ferry service has operated between Kingston and Marysville on Wolfe Island. The ferry was operated by Wolfe Island Township [the municipality] from 1904 to 1964 and since 1964 by the Ontario Ministry of Transport. The 2015 schedule was 19 trips/day. (website 2015).
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    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 May 22 09:56
    Operating contract with TOK Transit cancelled effective 20 May 2015 in favour of in-house operation. Operating contract with TOK Transit cancelled effective 21 May 2015 in favour of in-house operation commencing 22 May 2015.

    Transit History of Hamilton, Ontario

    hamilton-on.html

    2015 May 27 13:24
    A funding agreement was announced 26 May 2015 to construct a light rail transit line in Hamilton. Construction was forecast to begin in 2019 with service anticipated in 2024. Light rail transitannounced for 2024
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 May 27 13:34
    [Mississauga]

    Note

    A funding agreement was announced 21 April 2015 to construct a light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton. Construction was forecast to begin in 2018 with service anticipated in 2022. The announcement did not identify who the eventual operator of the line would be. Light rail transitannounced for 2022

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2015 May 27 13:36
    [Brampton]

    Note

    A funding agreement was announced 21 April 2015 to construct a light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton. Construction was forecast to begin in 2018 with service anticipated in 2022. The announcement did not identify who the eventual operator of the line would be.
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2015 May 27 13:38
    [Light Rail Transit]

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

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


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2015 Jun 2 14:30
    [Whitecourt]

    Whitecourt Transit (02 September 2014 - present)

    Whitecourt Transit 142976, a GMC cutaway (2015 May Kevin Nicol) Whitecourt Transit (02 September 2014 - present)
    Introductory free service 02 September - 05 September 2014. Introductory free service 02 September - 05 September 2014. (photo Kevin Nicol).


    Transit History of Saskatchewan Communities

    a2z-sk.html

    2015 Jun 3 14:41
    [Swift Current]

    Swift Transit (06 April 2015 - present)
    Fixed-route transit service replacing previous demand-responsive system. Contracted operator is

    Swift Transit [Swift Current] T-159 a New Flyer D30LF (2015 Jun 01 Kevin Nicol) Swift Transit (06 April 2015 - present)
    Mixed fixed-route and demand responsive transit service replacing previous demand-responsive system. Contracted operator is (website 2015). (website 2015, photo: Kevin Nicol).

    [Weyburn]

    from the mid to late 1930s (William A. Luke collection). It is not know if from the mid to late 1930s (William A. Luke collection). It is not known if


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2015 Jun 3 14:51
    [Lacombe - Blackfalds]

    BOLT (25 August 2014 - present)

    Red Deer Transit/BOLT [Lacombe/Blackfalds] 10009 (Nova LFS) (2015 Jun 01 Kevin Nicol) BOLT (25 August 2014 - present)
    (photo Kevin Nicol).


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Jun 4 10:57
    [Fort Saskatchewan]

    Fort Saskatchewan Transit (28 April 2014 - present)

    Fort Saskatchewan Transit Ford cutaway (Kevin Nicol 25 May 2015) Fort Saskatchewan Transit (28 April 2014 - present)
    (photo: Kevin Nicol).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2015 Jun 5 10:18
    [Barrie]

    Travelways. Travelways. From approximately 1990 the contract operator was Penetang-Midland Coach Lines Limited which became part of Greyhound Transportation Canada Inc.. From circa 01 July 2015 contract operator FirstCanada Transit Services Inc. was replaced by MVT Canadian Bus Inc., a subsidiary of MV Transportation Inc.. The contract with MVTCB was for 20 years.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jun 5 14:36

    Note

    Notes

    In April 2015 the government of Québec announced plans to re-organize suburban transit operations in the greater Montréal region. The region's CITs would be amalgamated with the train operations of AMT to form the Réseau des transports métropolitains while the regional planning functions of AMT and the three city systems (STM [Montréal], STVL [Laval] and RTL [Longueuil]) would be combined into a new entity to be called Agence régionale de transport.


    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2015 Jun 18 11:11

    Edmundston, New Brunswick

    Madawaska Bus Line (1946 - 1953)
    Owned by Emile T. Cyr and Antoine Richard of Saint-François, NB. Began bus service on intercity routes from 15 July 1930. (Richard had operated intercity bus service since 1926). Town service in Edmundston was begun in 1946. Firm went bankrupt and service ended in 1953. (Levesque 2015).

    Madawaska Bus Service (early 1946 - 1953)
    Owned by Alfred P. “Fred” Beaulieu of Madawaska, Maine. Bus service between Madawaska, Maine, and Edmundston, NB. Ceased operations when its feeder service (MBL) ended. (Levesque 2015, Atwood – Coffee pp. 460, 155).

    References


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    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2015 Jun 18 16:10
    [Gaspésie, Québec]

    Campbellton NB, Campbellton NB (not on 2015 schedule),


    Transit History of Saint John, New Brunswick

    saint-john-nb.html

    2015 Jun 19 11:02
    Extended transit service to Grand Bay-Westfield May 2015 replacing ComeX commuter service. ComeX service to Grand Bay–Westfield discontinued in favour of integrated service by Saint John Transit May 2015.
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    Transit History of New Brunswick Communities

    a2z-nb.html

    2015 Jun 19 11:41
    [Edmundston]

    Madawaska Bus Line (1946 - 1953)

    Madawaska Bus Line [Edmundston] (1946 May) Madawaska Bus Line (May 1946 - 1953)
    (Levesque 2015). (Levesque 2015, photo Unravelling the Fresco).


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Jun 19 14:19
    [Secondary Systems]

    Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company (circa 1880's?)
    Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company (1877 - 19 July 1938)
    Prior to the construction of bridges and tunnels passenger transportation across the river between Windsor and Detroit was provided by one or more ferry companies. Formed in 1877 from the amalgamation of the Detroit Ferry Company and the Windsor Ferry Company (Wikipedia). Enterprise renamed in 1883 to Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company (Wikipedia).

    Walkerville and Detroit Ferry Company (1881 - 15 May 1942)
    ferry Served a route from Detroit to Belle Isle to Walkerville, Ontario (Wikipedia). (Roach 1988).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 14:48

    Brighton, Ontario

    Wade's Bus (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 465).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 14:50
    [Centre Wellington]

    Union Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Frank Johnson, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens used in Elora. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 466).

    [Deseronto]

    Howard's Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 466).
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 14:52

    Goderich, Ontario
    Ontario West Shore Interurban

    Goderich, Ontario

    Hotel Bedford (19th Century?)
    Fred David, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 466).

    Ontario West Shore Interurban



    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 14:54
    [Madoc]

    Madoc Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 467).

    Milverton, Ontario

    Milverton Bus Transfer - The Mail Line (19th Century?)
    J.H. Schmidt, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 467).

    Norwich, Ontario

    J.M Wilson Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 468).

    F. Abraham Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 468).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 14:58
    [Oakville]

    Hillmer Bros. Bus & Livery (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 468).

    [Orillia]

    C.A. Anderson & Son Livery (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. Some tokens inscribed Anderson Livery or Anderson's Livery. (Atwood – Coffee p. 468).

    [Owen Sound]

    Owen Sound Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Alf. Reid, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 469).

    Swarts & Sturdy Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 469).

    Picton, Ontario

    City Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 469).

    [Port Hope]

    City Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 469).

    Trenuth's Livery Transfer and Garage (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 470).


    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 15:02
    [Bowmanville Systems]

    Glover's Bus Line (1847 - 19th Century?)
    Issued [undated] passenger fare tokens for use in Bowmanville. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. The firm also engaged in charter activities, operated stage coach routes, and carried mail. (The Glovers of Bowmanville 2015, Atwood – Coffee p. 465).

    Orono Stage Line (19th Century?)
    J.W. Jackson, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens for use in Orono. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 468).
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    Transit History of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    chatham-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 15:04
    [Secondary Systems]

    Ridgetown Bus (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens for use at Ridgetown. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. Tokens show three different owners over time F. Traux, M. Dougherty, and Jos. Rhody, and some tokens are inscribed Rhody & Son. (Atwood – Coffee p. 470).
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    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 15:05

    Sanderson, Newman & Hough Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. Some tokens inscribed Sanderson & Newman Bus Line. (Atwood – Coffee p. 470).
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    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 15:06

    Minor's Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 472).
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2015 Jun 25 15:09

    Smiths Falls, Ontario

    Burn's Transfer (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 471).

    Martin Bros. Transfer (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 471).

    Teeswater, Ontario

    Teeswater Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 471).

    Walkerton, Ontario

    Harry Day's Bus Line (19th Century?)
    Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 471).

    Wingham, Ontario

    Wingham Bus Line (19th Century?)
    J.A. McIntyre, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 472).
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2015 Jun 25 16:09
    [Omnibuses]

    It was also a common practice of hotel operation in the 19th Century to employ omnibuses to meet trains and convey customers to the hotel. These “in-house” or “charter” operations fall outside the scope of the All-Time List. 3. Bowmanville [Durham Region], Ontario, 4. Brighton, Ontario, 8. Deseronto, Ontario, 10. Elora [Centre Wellington], Ontario, 12. Goderich, Ontario, 14. Madoc, Ontario, 15. Milverton, Ontario, 19. Norwich, Ontario, 20. Oakville, Ontario, 21. Orillia, Ontario, 22. Orono [Durham Region], Ontario, 24. Owen Sound, Ontario, 25. Picton, Ontario, 26. Port Hope, Ontario, 28. Ridgetown [Chatham–Kent], Ontario, 29. St. Catharines, Ontario, 33. Smiths Falls, Ontario, 34. Teeswater, Ontario, 37. Walkerton, Ontario, 38. Welland, Ontario, 40. Wingham, Ontario, and


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2015 Jun 25 21:49
    [Saguenay]

    (photo busfanplace.com).
    (photos busfanplace.com, David A. Wyatt).

    Societe de Transport de Saguenay 1402, a Novabus LFS (2015 David A. Wyatt)

    [Shawinigan]

    Regie de Transport en Commun de Shawinigan (01 January 2002 - present)

    RTCS [Shawinigan] #11 (2015 David A. Wyatt) Regie de Transport en Commun de Shawinigan (01 January 2002 - present)
    Transport Urbain de la Mauricie. (Jean Breton 2009). Transport Urbain de la Mauricie. (Jean Breton 2009, photo David A. Wyatt).


    Transit History of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

    trois-rivieres-qc.html

    2015 Jun 25 22:06

    Société de Transport de Trois-Rivières (01 January 2002 - present)

    Societe de transport de Trois-Rivieres 1201, a Novabus LFS (2015 David A. Wyatt) Société de Transport de Trois-Rivières (01 January 2002 - present)
    (AK 2002, Jacques Matte 2009, Jean Breton 2009) (AK 2002, Jacques Matte 2009, Jean Breton 2009, photo David A. Wyatt)
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    Transit History of St. Catharines, Ontario

    saint-cath-on.html

    2015 Jun 26 09:54

    Sanderson, Newman & Hough Bus Line (19th Century?)

    Sanderson, Newman and Hough [St. Catharines] token (EBay) Sanderson, Newman & Hough Bus Line (19th Century?)



    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2015 Jun 26 10:23

    Bowmanville System

    Bowmanville Systems

    Glover's Bus Line (1847 - 19th Century?)

    Glovers bus line [Bowmanville] Glover's Bus Line (1847 - 19th Century?)



    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jun 26 13:11
    [Laurier-Station]

    Transport collectif de la MRC de Lotbinière (08 September 2009 - present)

    Express Lotbiniere [Laurier-Station] 1200 (Kevin Nicol 2015 Jun 11) Transport collectif de la MRC de Lotbinière (08 September 2009 - present)
    (website 2011, Jean Breton 2011) (website 2011, Jean Breton 2011, photo Kevin Nicol)

    [Portneuf]

    Corporation de transport régional de Portneuf (25 May 2010 - present)

    Corporation de transport regional de Portneuf (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jun) Corporation de transport régional de Portneuf (25 May 2010 - present)
    (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010). (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010, photo David A. Wyatt).


    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2015 Jun 26 13:46
    Name changed in coordination with municipal amalgamation. Service continued in l'Ancienne-Lorette and Saint-Augustin-des-Desmaures after their municipal separation from Québec 01 January 2006. Name changed in coordination with municipal amalgamation. Service continued in l'Ancienne-Lorette and Saint-Augustin-des-Desmaures after their municipal separation from Québec 01 January 2006. RTC brands its services according to type, including: Métrobus (bus rapid transit), leBus (regular bus service), and eXpress (peak-hour express bus service). Equipment used in Métrobus service is also coloured differently.
    Copyright ©1989-2012 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2015 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Levis, Quebec

    levis-qc.html

    2015 Jun 26 13:59
    Bus rapid transit service operated by STL is branded le Lévisien.

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jun 26 15:18
    [Jacques-Cartier]

    (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010, photos busfanplace.com).
    (Jean Breton 2010, website 2010, photos busfanplace.com, David A. Wyatt).
    Transport Collectif de la Jacques-Cartier (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jun 11)


    Transit History of Levis, Quebec

    levis-qc.html

    2015 Jun 26 16:19

    Société de transport de Lévis (01 January 2002 - present)

    Societe de transport de Levis 1107 Novabus LFS with le Levisien branding (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jun 12) Société de transport de Lévis (01 January 2002 - present)
    (photos David A. Wyatt).

    Societe de transport de Levis 0908 Novabus LFS (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jun 12)



    Transit History of Quebec, Quebec

    quebec-qc.html

    2015 Jun 26 17:27

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

    Reseau de transport de la Capitale [Quebec] 1330 Novabus LFS (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jun 12) Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (01 June 2002 - present)
    (photos David A. Wyatt).

    Reseau de transport de la Capitale [Quebec] Metrobus 1268 Novabus LFS 60 foot model (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jun 12)



    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2015 Jun 27 19:01

    Beamsville, Ontario

    Beamsville Bus Line (1908? - ?)
    E.J. Amiss, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued passenger fare tokens dated September 1908. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee 6th Supplement).


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Jun 28 12:13
    [Omnibuses]

    1. Beamsville, Ontario


    Transit History of Gatineau (Outaouais), Quebec

    hull-qc.html

    2015 Jun 30 15:47
    [Collines-de-l'Outaouais]

    Service was fare-free 15 June - 30 June 2015.


    Transit History of Hamilton, Ontario

    hamilton-on.html

    2015 Jul 1 17:46
    [Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Interurban]

    HG&B car at Red Hill Creek (Charles S. Cochran) Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Electric Railway Company (June 1896 - 30 June 1931)
    electric interurban Incorporated 1892 (Ont.) Controlling interest acquired Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Electric Railway Company (17 October 1894 - 30 June 1931)
    electric interurban Incorporated 1892 (Ont.) Opened as far as Grimsby via Winona October 1894. Opened through to Beamsville October 1896. Extension to Vineland opened 28 April 1904. Vineland extension passenger service ended circa end of May 1905 (and freight service at the end of the 1905 fruit harvest). Controlling interest acquired


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2015 Jul 2 11:26
    [Red Deer]

    Danny Donahue. In operation at least from 1956, and perhaps from 1949. (Alan Gryfe 2002). Danny Donahue (or Dan Donaghy). Sold 31 August 1956 to Gordon L. Sorenson (forthjunction 2015). (Alan Gryfe 2002).


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (A-F)

    a2f-bc.html

    2015 Jul 3 16:17
    (website 2010). (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by Sun City Coachlines (Street Side Guide 2015). (website 2010). (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by Sun City Coachlines (Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by Diversified Transportation Ltd. (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2015 Jul 3 16:22
    Thompson-Okanagan Transit Limited (TC77). Thompson-Okanagan Transit Limited (Transit Canada 1977). (website 2010). (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). (website 2010). (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). (website 2010). (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by North Island Community Services (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

    p2p-bc.html

    2015 Jul 3 16:29
    Penticton Transit Service Ltd. (BC Transit 1989/90, 1997, 2008, website 2010). (BC Transit 1996, 2000, photo: 2011 Travis Koch-Gensiorek). Penticton Transit Service Ltd. (BC Transit 1989/90, 1997, 2008, website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). (BC Transit 1996, 2000, photo: 2011 Travis Koch-Gensiorek). Operated under contract by Diversified Transportation Ltd. (Street Side Guide 2015). Prince George Transit Limited (BC Transit website 2008, website 2010). (Photo: Peter Cox)
    Prince George Transit Limited (BC Transit website 2008, website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). (Photo: Peter Cox)
    Operated under contract by FirstCanada ULC (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of West Kootenay, British Columbia

    nelson-bc.html

    2015 Jul 3 16:40
    As of 2015 the contracted operators were Trail Transit Services Inc. and the City of Nelson (Street Side Guide 2015).
    Copyright ©1989-2014 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2015 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

    q2z-bc.html

    2015 Jul 3 16:41
    Lyndon Enterprises Ltd. (website 2010). Lyndon Enterprises Ltd. (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). website 2010). website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). (website 2010). (website 2010, Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by Whistler Transit Ltd. (Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by FirstCanada ULC (Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by FirstCanada ULC (Street Side Guide 2015).
    Copyright ©1989-2014 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2015 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Jul 3 17:27
    Roam (01 June 2008 - 29 February 2012)
    Roam (01 June 2008 - present)
    Responsibility for service assumed by a regional transit authority at the start of March 2012. Responsibility for service assumed by Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority 01 March 2012. The BVTA is administered by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (established 21 April 2011) (Bus Industry, Vol. 25, No. 96, June 2011, pp. 12-13). Commission members are the Towns of Banff and Canmore, and Improvement District #9 [Banff National Park]. The BVRTA began transit service between Canmore and Banff in December 2012 (website 2012). Local service in Canmore, and further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years. Operated under contract by Brewster Tours (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Banff ROAM (01 March 2012 - present)
    Local transit in Banff operated by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority. The BVTA is administered by the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (established 21 April 2011) (Bus Industry, Vol. 25, No. 96, June 2011, pp. 12-13). Commission members are the Towns of Banff and Canmore, and Improvement District #9 [Banff National Park].

    Regional ROAM (03 December 2012 - present)
    The Bow Valley Regional Transit Authority began transit service between Canmore and Banff in December 2012 (website 2012). Local service in Canmore, and further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years.


    Transit History of Ottawa, Ontario

    ottawa-on.html

    2015 Jul 3 17:33
    Leduc Bus Lines (2007). Leduc Bus Lines (2007, Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (C-D)

    c2d-on.html

    2015 Jul 3 17:36
    Operated under contract by Century Bus Lines, part of Coach Canada (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Jul 3 17:39
    (email 2002). (email 2002, Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Jul 3 17:45
    Operated under contract by First Student Canada (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2015 Jul 3 17:55

    As of 2015 the operating contractors were Miller Transit Limited (Richmond Hill and Markham), Tok Transit Limited (Newmarket), Transdev (Vaughan), York BRT Services L.P. [a subsidiary of Transdev] (Viva express and bus rapid transit service) (Street Side Guide 2015).


    Transit History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

    halifax-ns.html

    2015 Jul 7 17:07

    Halifax Steam Boat Company token Halifax Steam Boat Company (1855? - 1885?)
    ferry One of the early operators of ferry service between Halifax and Dartmouth.

    Halifax and Dartmouth Steam Ferry Company, Limited (1885? - 15 July 1890)
    ferry Incorporated 24 April 1885 (NS). Ferry service between Halifax and Dartmouth.
    Acquired 1890 the operations and assets of the Halifax and Dartmouth Steam Ferry Company, Limited (incorporated 24 April 1885 (NS)). Acquired 1890 the operations and assets of the H&DSFCo.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jul 7 18:21
    Operated under contract by Transdev (Street Side Guide 2015). CIT Roussillon (1984 - present)
    Conseil Intermunicipal de Transport Roussillon (1984 - present)
    Conseil intermunicipal de transport le Richelain (? - present)
    Conseil intermunicipal de transport le Richelain (? - present)
    Operated under contract by Transdev (Street Side Guide 2015). Adopted circa 2014 the brand name Blus (Street Side Guide 2015). Conseil intermunicipal de transport de la Vallée du Richelieu (? - present)
    Conseil intermunicipal de transport de la Vallée du Richelieu (? - present)
    Operated under contract by Transdev (Street Side Guide 2015). Ville de Sainte-Julie (? - present)
    Ville de Sainte-Julie (? - present)
    OMIT de Sainte-Julie. (Photo: Richard Hooles). OMIT de Sainte-Julie. Operated under contract by Transdev (Street Side Guide 2015). (Photo: Richard Hooles). Operated under contract by Groupe Transbus (Street Side Guide 2015).

    Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière (circa 2005 - present)

    Conseil régional de transport de Lanaudière (circa 2005 - present)
    Operated under contract by Orléans Urbain, a subsidiary of Keolis Canada (Street Side Guide 2015). Operated under contract by Orléans Urbain, a subsidiary of Keolis Canada (Street Side Guide 2015). (website 2008). [3] Member Municipalité régionale de comté les Moulins includes Mascouche and Terrebonne. (Photo David A. Wyatt).
    [3] Member Municipalité régionale de comté les Moulins includes Mascouche and Terrebonne. Separately listed in the Street Side Guide 2015 as Transport urbain les Moulins. Circa 2014 adopted the brand Urbis. Operated under contract by Orléans Urbain, a subsidiary of Keolis Canada (Street Side Guide 2015). (Photo David A. Wyatt).
    Municipalité régionale de comté de L'Assomption including L'Assomption, Charlemagne, Le Gardeur, L'Épiphanie, Municipalité régionale de comté de L'Assomption including L'Assomption, Charlemagne, Le Gardeur, L'Épiphanie, (website 2008). Separately listed in the Street Side Guide 2015 as Réseau de transport collectif régional de la MRC de l'Assomption. Operated under contract by Orléans Urbain, a subsidiary of Keolis Canada (Street Side Guide 2015). Conseil intermunicipal de transport des Laurentides (circa 2005? - present)
    Conseil intermunicipal de transport des Laurentides (circa 2005? - present)
    Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Jérôme, and Saint-Joseph-du-Lac.
    Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Jérôme, and Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. Operated by four contractors: Autobus Transcobec, Transdev Limocar, Autobus Paquette, and Autobus Deux-Montagnes (Street Side Guide 2015).

    CIT Lafontaine - St-Antoine - St-Jérôme (? - present)

    CIT Lafontaine - St-Antoine - St-Jérôme (? - present?)

     
    Oka Express (02 August 2004 - 2010)

    Oka Express (02 August 2004 - 2010)
    CIT La Presqu'Île (01 June 2005 - present)
    Conseil Intermunicipal de Transport La Presqu'Île (01 June 2005 - present)
    Also serves Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot and Rigaud (Street Side Guide 2015).


    Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-qc.html

    2015 Jul 7 18:24
    [Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu]

    Operated under contract by Transdev (Street Side Guide 2015).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jul 8 15:27

     
    CIT Chambly - Richelieu - Carignan (? - present)

    CIT Chambly - Richelieu - Carignan (? - present)

    Blus logo 2015
    Blus logo 2015

    AMT website 2006 (logo)

    AMT website 2006 (logo)
    Blus website 2015 (logo)
    Urbis logo 2015
    Urbis logo 2015

    RTCR Assomption logo 2010

    RTCR Assomption logo 2010
    Data: AMT website 2006, RTCR website 2010 (logos) Data: AMT website 2006, RTCR website 2010, Urbis website (2015) (logos)


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jul 8 16:34

    In April 2015 the government of Québec announced plans to re-organize suburban transit operations in the greater Montréal region. The region's CITs would be amalgamated with the train operations of AMT to form the Réseau des transports métropolitains while the regional planning functions of AMT and the three city systems (STM [Montréal], STVL [Laval] and RTL [Longueuil]) would be combined into a new entity to be called Agence régionale de transport. Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Sorel - Varennes (1984? - present)
    Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Sorel - Varennes (1984? - present)

    Conseil intermunicipal de transport de St.-Jérôme (? - ?)
    Local transit in St.-Jérôme only (Transit News Canada 1986). Perhaps a forerunner of CIT L-StA-StJ?

    CIT Lafontaine - St-Antoine - St-Jérôme (? - circa 2005?)
    Serving Lafontaine, Saint-Antoine, and Saint-Jérôme (Tom Box 1996). Probably split from CIT BL late 1980s or early 1990s. RS reports a Transport Québec in Saint-Jérôme circa 1994 (Perhaps a CIT contract operator). Operator Transcobec (Jacques Matte 1998). Somewhere before 2015 (likely in 2005) this CIT's service area became part of CIT Laurentides. (Not in CTHF Bulletin Nov 1997 or Jacques Matte/PD 1998 or AMT website 2006). Discontinued using the “SURF” branding circa 2014.
    SURF logo c2006
    Data source:AMT website 2006
    SURF logo c2006 (above)
    CIT Laurentides logo (2015)
    CIT Laurentides logo (2015)
    Data source:AMT website 2006
    CITL website 2015


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jul 9 17:53
    l'Express d'Oka logo (2015)
    logo c2015
    Data source:l'Express d'Oka website 2015


    Transit History of Durham Region, Ontario

    oshawa-on.html

    2015 Jul 10 11:39

    Orono Stage Line (19th Century?)

    Orono Stage Line omnibus (undated) Orono Stage Line (19th Century?)
    (Atwood – Coffee p. 468). (Atwood – Coffee p. 468, photo: public domain).


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Jul 15 17:05
    [Côte-de-Beaupré]

    Operated under contract by Autobus des Monts, a subsidiary of Autobus la Québecoise Ltée (Street Side Guide 2015).
    [Île d'Orleans]

    Operated under contract by Autobus des Monts, a subsidiary of Autobus la Québecoise Ltée (Street Side Guide 2015).


    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2015 Jul 31 14:01

    ? (beginning Fall 2015)
    A municipally operated public transit service is planned to begin operation in Yarmouth in the Fall of 2015.
    Copyright ©1989-2014 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2015 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Aug 5 15:28
    [Omnibuses]

    omnibus 16. Midland, Ontario,


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Aug 6 17:28
    [Motor buses]

    bus


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Aug 6 17:37
    [Funiculars]

  • Montmorency Falls, Québec (1901 - ?)
  • Montmorency Falls, Québec (1901 - 1953)

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Aug 6 17:51
    Montmorency Falls incline (postcard) beginning in 1901 (Martin). from 1901 to 1953. The funicular connected the QRL&P interurban at the foot of the falls with Kent House at the top. (Martin, Azéma).

    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2015 Aug 7 09:42
    [Secondary Systems]

    Service relaunched in 2015 under a slightly different name.

    Domo Shuttle (2015 - present (summer seasons))
    Navette Domo. 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 for the Assiniboine Park Conservancy by contractor Winnipeg Trolley Company.


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Aug 7 09:44
    [Cold Lake]

    ? (beginning Fall 2015)
    A new public transit system is expected to begin service in Cold Lake in the Fall of 2015.


    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2015 Aug 7 11:22

    ? (beginning Fall 2015)
    A municipally operated public transit service is planned to begin operation in Yarmouth in the Fall of 2015.

    ? (beginning November 2015)
    A municipally operated public transit service is planned to begin operation in Yarmouth in November of 2015.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Aug 21 11:15

    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 (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2015 Aug 22 08:08

    Beamsville, Ontario

    Beamsville Bus Line (1908? - ?)
    omnibus E.J. Amiss, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued passenger fare tokens dated September 1908. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee 6th Supplement).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Aug 22 08:14

    Lincoln, Ontario

    The Town of Lincoln was formed 01 January 1970 by the amalgamation of Town of Beamsville with Clinton Township and approximately half of Louth Township (Wikipedia). The town includes several other named communities, including Jordan and Vineland.

    Beamsville Bus Line (1908? - ?)
    omnibus E.J. Amiss, owner. Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued passenger fare tokens dated September 1908. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee 6th Supplement).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Aug 22 15:22
    [Lincoln]

    Note

    electric interurban The Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Electric Railway Company interurban electric railway connected Lincoln with Hamilton October 1896 - 30 June 1931. See HG&B interurban.


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2015 Aug 25 10:43
    [West Coast Express]

    West Coast Express/CanTrail Coach Lines TrainBus (Alex Regiec 2015 Aug 04)



    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Aug 25 11:44
    [Cold Lake]

    ? (beginning Fall 2015)
    A new public transit system is expected to begin service in Cold Lake in the Fall of 2015.

    Cold Lake Transit (26 August 2015 - present)
    A new public transit system began service in Cold Lake in August of 2015. Service was fare-free for the first several weeks.


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Aug 25 14:07
    [Cold Lake]

    Cold Lake Transit logo
    system logo (2015)
    Data source: website (2015)


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Aug 25 23:49
    [Leduc]

    Leduc Transit (08 September 2014 - present)

    Leduc Transit 11-103 [XD40] (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jul 24) Leduc Transit (08 September 2014 - present)
    PWTransit Canada Ltd. PWTransit Canada Ltd. (photo David A. Wyatt).

    [Sherwood Park]

    Strathcona County Transit (1989 - present)

    Strathcona County Transit 8002 [Alexander Dennis Enviro500] (David A. Wyatt 2015 Jul 20) Strathcona County Transit (1989 - present)
    (Website 2001). (Website 2001, photo David A. Wyatt).


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2015 Aug 25 23:51
    [West Coast Express]

    (West Coast Express photo) (photos West Coast Express, Alex Regiec).

    Squamish Vancouver Shuttle (01 October 2013 - present)

    Squamish Vancouver Shuttle (01 October 2013 - circa 2014?)
    Website gone by August 2015.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Sep 1 09:56
    [Pelham]

    Pelham My Ride (08 September 2015 - present)
    Trial service funded in part by a provincial “Community Transportation Pilot Grant”. First week of service was fare free. (website 2015).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Sep 1 10:46
    [Pelham]

    Operated under contract by Sharp Bus Lines Ltd.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Sep 3 10:54
    [Elliot Lake]

    Operating contract with A.J. Bus Lines renewed 01 September 2015.


    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2015 Sep 4 15:48
    Leduc (2010-present). Leduc (2010-2014).
    Copyright ©1989-2013 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2015 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.

    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Sep 4 17:13
    [Cochrane]

    (website 2007). (website 2007, 2015).

    [Langdon]

    D & K Shuttle Services (circa February 2010 - present?)

    D & K Shuttle Services (circa February 2010 - ?)

    Langdon Shuttle Inc. (2013? - present)
    Commuter shuttle service connecting Langdon with Calgary (facebook 2015).

    [Okotoks]

    Okotoks Commuter (? - present)
    Okotoks Commuter (? - present)
    Southland Transportation Ltd. (website 2007). (photo Peter McLaughlin).
    Southland Transportation Ltd. (website 2007, 2015). (photo Peter McLaughlin).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Sep 8 16:00
    [Pelham]

    Pelham My Ride logo (2015)
    system logo (2015)
    Data source: website 2015 (logo)


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Sep 11 09:56
    [Crossfield]

    Airdrie Transit (05 October 2015 - present)
    Six month pilot transit service connecting Airdrie with Crossfield, operated by Airdrie Transit and financially supported by the Town of Crossfield (airdriecityview.com 2015).


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Sep 16 11:26
    27. Picton, Ontario, 27. Picton, Ontario,

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Sep 16 11:46

    Picton, Ontario

    City Bus Line (19th Century?)
    omnibus Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 469).

    Prince Edward County, Ontario

    The City of Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipality formed in 01 January 1998 by the amalgamation of the County of Prince Edward with the towns, townships and communities of Picton [town], Bloomfield, Wellington, Ameliasburgh [township], Athol Hallowell Hillier North Marysburgh [township], South Marysburgh [township], and Sophiasburgh [township] (Wikipedia).

    City Bus Line (19th Century?)
    omnibus Nothing is known about this operation except that it issued [undated] passenger fare tokens for use in Picton. The typical business pattern was common carrier scheduled omnibus service between railway station(s) and local hotels, coordinated with train arrivals and departures. Most such firms also engaged in charter activities, and some also carried mail. (Atwood – Coffee p. 469).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Sep 16 13:25
    [Prince Edward County]

    The City of Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipality formed in 01 January 1998 by the amalgamation of the County of Prince Edward with the towns, townships and communities of Picton [town], The city of Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipality formed in 01 January 1998 by the amalgamation of Prince Edward county with the town of Picton, and the townships Ameliasburgh, North Marysburgh, South Marysburgh, and Sophiasburgh. The municipality also includes the communities of Athol, Wellington, Ameliasburgh [township], Athol Hallowell Hillier North Marysburgh [township], South Marysburgh [township], and Sophiasburgh [township] (Wikipedia). Hallowell, Hillier, and Wellington (Wikipedia).


    Transit History of Alberta Communities (H-Z)

    h2z-ab.html

    2015 Sep 21 17:39
    [Peace River]

    Note

    On 17 September 2015 the Alberta Government announced 66.7% funding to establish a public transit system in Peace River.

    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2015 Sep 23 11:19
    [Kings County - Hants County]

    KTA applied to abandon service to West Hants, Windsor and Hantsport effective 01 October 2015 after the municipalities cancelled funding support.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Sep 24 15:13
    [Pelham]

    Trial service funded in part by a provincial “Community Transportation Pilot Grant”. First week of service was fare free. Trial service funded in part by a provincial “Community Transportation Pilot Grant”. Service was fare free through 30 September 2015. Bus lettered Pelham Transit.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Sep 25 15:14

    On-It (beginning September 2016)
    Transit operation of the Calgary Regional Partnership (a multi-municipalty group). Regional commuter transit service connecting Calgary with other centres in the region. A two-year pilot service has been announced for communities south of Calgary, including Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River and Nanton, with an anticipated start-date of September 2016. (website 2014, Calgary Herald 31 October 2014).

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


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2015 Sep 30 11:40

    Kings County, Nova Scotia

    Kings Point-to-Point Transit (1998 - present)
    Kings Point-to-Point Transit provides a door-to-door public transportation service for all Central and Eastern Kings County residents (website 2015). Using the service requires one-time registration, and advance booking. Name of the service has evolved, originally being Kings County Alternative Transportation Services Society (1998 - ?), then Kings Para Transit (? - 2012).
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    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2015 Sep 30 14:40
    [Kings County - Hants County]

    Beginning 04 September 2007 service area extended to include West Hants, Windsor and Hantsport, running between Hortonville, Windsor and Brooklyn (website 2010). Between 04 September 2007 and 30 September 2015 service area extended to include West Hants, Windsor and Hantsport, running between Hortonville, Windsor and Brooklyn (website 2010). KTA applied to abandon service to West Hants, Windsor and Hantsport effective 01 October 2015 after the municipalities cancelled funding support.


    History of Nova Scotia Rural Paratransit Systems

    paratransit-ns.html

    2015 Oct 1 13:23

    St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    BayRides (July 2015 - present)
    Non-profit organization providing public transportation in the St. Margaret's Bay area of Halifax. Service utilizes a bus plus volunteers' automobiles. Trips must be booked 24 hours in advance. Service area rotates through three zones (Mondays - north zone, Wednesdays - east/west zone, Fridays - south zone). (website 2015).

    BayRides logo
    system logo
    Data source: website 2015


    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2015 Oct 23 17:41
    [Toronto Region Commuter Rail]

    Great Western Railway (1878 - August 1882)
    commuter rail Initiated Lakeshore commuter train service between downtown and Mimico using steam dummy locomotives pulling a coach. GWR taken over by the GTR in 1882. (Boles 2015).

    Grand Trunk Railway Company (August 1882 - 1896/1923)
    commuter rail Absorbed the Lakeshore service from the GWR in 1882. Added a second line from York (now Danforth) via Toronto Union Station to Weston circa 1892. By 1896 GTR had discontinued both dedicated commuter train routes as unprofitable. GTR scheduled long distance trains to facilitate commuting into Toronto from Hamilton from at least the early 1890's through until it became part of Canadian National in 1923. (Boles 2015).

    Canadian National Railways (1918? - 1982)

    Canadian National Railways (1923? - 1982)
    Canadian Pacific Railway Company (? - 1978)
    Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1908 - circa 1910, 1950's - 1978)

  • Brampton - Toronto
    In 1908 the CPR initiated local motor-car train service between Toronto and Brampton. The car was removed from service by about 1910. (Boles 2015).
    GO Transit (23 May 1967 - present)
    GO Transit (23 May 1967 - present)
    The GTTA adopted the name Metrolinx in 2007. GO amalgamated with Metrolinx, becoming an operating division, in 2009. (website, Wikipedia).
  • Georgetown (1974 - present)
  • Georgetown (1974 - 1990, 1993 - 2011) / Guelph (1990 - 1993) / Kitchener (2011 - present)
  • Bradford (1982 - present)
  • Bradford (1982 - 1990, 1993 - 2007) / Barrie (1990 - 1993, 2007 - present)

    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2015 Oct 23 18:01
    [Toronto Region Commuter Rail]

    Great Western Railway (1878 - August 1882)

    Great Western Railway [Toronto] 760 commuter locomotive Great Western Railway (1878 - August 1882)


    Transit History of Nova Scotia Communities

    a2z-ns.html

    2015 Oct 27 11:00
    [Port Hawkesbury]

    Route servicing Waycobah, Wagmatcook and Baddeck in Victoria County instituted 31 August 2015.


    Transit History of Brantford, Ontario

    brantford-on.html

    2015 Oct 27 16:33
    [Paris Systems]

    Grand River Cabs (circa 2010 - present)

    Grand River Cabs (circa 2010 - present?)
    (cptdb 2010, website 2010). (cptdb 2010, website 2010). Website did not exist October 2015.
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2015 Oct 28 14:42
    [Light Rail]

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

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


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

    a2b-on.html

    2015 Oct 28 14:43
    [Brampton]

    Note

    A funding agreement was announced 21 April 2015 to construct a light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton. Construction was forecast to begin in 2018 with service anticipated in 2022. The announcement did not identify who the eventual operator of the line would be.

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Oct 28 14:44
    [Mississauga]

    A funding agreement was announced 21 April 2015 to construct a light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton. Construction was forecast to begin in 2018 with service anticipated in 2022. The announcement did not identify who the eventual operator of the line would be. A funding agreement was announced 21 April 2015 to construct a light rail transit line in Mississauga. Construction was forecast to begin in 2018 with service anticipated in 2022. The announcement did not identify who the eventual operator of the line would be.


    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Oct 28 16:40

    On-It (beginning September 2016)

    On-It Regional Transit (beginning September 2016)
    (website 2014, (website 2015,


    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2015 Oct 29 10:59
    [Toronto Region Commuter Rail]

    Commuter train operation by a public transit agency began in 1967.

    Commuter train operation by a public transit agency began in 1967.
    [Toronto Region Commuter Bus]

    GO Transit (08 September 1970 - present)
    See above.


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Oct 30 15:41

    Private automobiles organized as a commercial service to provide rides to the public reappeared in 2012 as Uber.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2015 Nov 9 16:45
    electric interurban
    electric interurban
    electric interurban
    electric interurban


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

    o2r-on.html

    2015 Nov 10 17:59

    Penetanguishene, Ontario

    Midland Transit Service (starting early 2016)
    A transit service in Penetanguishene, with connection to Midland, is expected to launch in early 2016. The service is expected to be operated under contract by Midland Transit Service using a bus owned by Penetanguishene.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Nov 10 22:57
    [Midland]

    Stage coach service between Penetanguishene and Midland (7 km) grew out Stage coach service between Penetanguishene and Midland (7 km) grew out Business inhereted by son Albert 1917. Business inherited by son Albert 1917. bus service between Midland and Penetanguishene was equipped with a fleet of 2 buses making 56 round trips/day for a fare of 35¢ bus service between Midland and Penetanguishene was equipped with a fleet of 2 buses making 56 round trips/day for a fare of 35¢ Business inhereted by Bert's widow 1938. Business inherited by Bert's widow 1938. Penetanguishene - Midland service still operated in 1944 by Penetanguishene - Midland service still operated in 1944 by Midland Transit Service. Midland Transit Service. MTS is expected to become the contract operator of transit service in and to Penetanguishene in 2016.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Nov 12 14:09
    Réseau des transports métropolitains while the regional Réseau de transport métropolitain while the regional Agence régionale de transport. Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain.

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Nov 12 16:41
    Réseau des transports métropolitains while the regional Réseau de transport métropolitain while the regional combined into a new entity to be called Agence régionale de transport. combined into a new entity to be called Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain.

    Transit History of Quebec Communities (A-K)

    a2k-qc.html

    2015 Nov 12 17:28
    [Îles-de-la-Madeleine]

    Note

    ferry Île-d'Entrée [Entry Island] is connected to Cap-aux-Meules on the main archipelago by a twice daily ferry service operated by Traversiers C.T.M.A., a division of Groupe C.T.M.A.. The enterprise was founded 28 May 1944 as Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien (website 2015).

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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Nov 12 17:37
    [Ferries]

  • Île-d'Entrée [Entry Island] (Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec),

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

    e2k-on.html

    2015 Nov 13 13:36
    [Essa Township]

    Barrie Transit (26 August 2013 - present)

    Borden Rocket (26 August 2013 - present)
    service connecting Angus and Base Borden to Barrie. Service is operated by Barrie Transit as its route #90. service connecting Angus and Base Borden to Barrie. Service is operated by Barrie Transit as its route #90 (routes 90A and 90B).


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Nov 13 15:49
    [Paratransit]

    Several small communities, including a large number of rural localities taxibus/demandresponsive

    Several small communities, including a large number of rural localities


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Nov 13 16:44

    AMT, the commuter rail operator, has also from time to time contracted for the operation of commuter bus services.

    Secondary System

    -->

    l'Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (? - present)
    In addition to train operations (see above), AMT has contracted to operate a small number of commuter bus services. The Line 90 - Express Chevrier is operated for AMT by contractor Réseau de transport de Longueuil. Formerly the Line 902 Express was operated for AMT by contractor Société de transport de la ville de Laval. A previous attempt to introduce AMT bus services was cancelled in 2008 before it launched.


    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-suburbs-mb.html

    2015 Nov 17 11:03
    [WS&LW Interurban]

    Winnipeg Electric Co bus 169 [1929 Reo/FitzJohn] on the Stonewall route (1934)
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    Transit History of Moncton, New Brunswick

    moncton-nb.html

    2015 Nov 20 17:46

    Moncton Tramways, Electricity and Gas Company, Ltd. (30 November 1911 - 31 December 1931)

    Moncton Tramways Electricity and Gas 7 a single-truck birney (facebook) Moncton Tramways, Electricity and Gas Company, Ltd. (30 November 1911 - 31 December 1931)
    1926-1932. Operations succeeded by GBLCo (CR&MW 1931). 1926-1932. Operations succeeded by GBLCo (CR&MW 1931, photo: facebook: Vintage Moncton's Photos).

    Moncton Motor Line 3 sometime in the 1920s (facebook) Moncton Motor Line (1920's?)
    Photographic evidence documents the existence of a bus operation by this name. It is not clear if this is Breau, Humphrey or a third operator of the period. (photo: facebook: Vintage Moncton's Photos).
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    History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

    calgary-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Nov 22 16:22
    of Calgary, including Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River and Nanton, with an anticipated start-date of September 2016. of Calgary, including Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and High River with an anticipated start-date of September 2016.

    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2015 Nov 26 11:23
    [Chilliwack - Abbotsford - Vancouver System]

    is expected to begin operation in 2015. It is operated by began operation in 2015. It is operated by

    Vancouver – Squamish System

    Squamish Vancouver Shuttle (01 October 2013 - circa 2014?)
    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). Website gone by August 2015.

    Squamish Connector Transportation Services Ltd. (Spring 2014? - present)
    Commuter bus service from Squamish to Vancouver (Squamish Chief 25 November 2015, website 2015).

    Vancouver – Squamish System

    Squamish Vancouver Shuttle (01 October 2013 - circa 2014?)
    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). Website gone by August 2015.


    History of Regional Transit at Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-suburbs-bc.html

    2015 Nov 26 12:10
    [Vancouver - Squamish System]

    Company is co-owned by Angel Destination Management Services of West Vancouver and Heading North Recreation Inc. of Squamish.


    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2015 Nov 30 13:10

    ? (beginning November 2015)
    A municipally operated public transit service is planned to begin operation in Yarmouth in November of 2015.

    ? (beginning December 2015?)
    A municipally operated public transit service was planned to begin operation in Yarmouth in November of 2015.


    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2015 Nov 30 13:36

    Cape Breton Electric Company (1901 - 15 June 1931)

    Cape Breton Electric Co [Sydney] tram (postcard) Cape Breton Electric Company (1901 - 15 June 1931)
    Company went into receivership 23 March 1931.

    Cape Breton Electric Co. Sydney ferry wharf 1920
    Company went into receivership 23 March 1931. (photos: postcards).
    Cape Breton Electric Co [North Sydney] tram (postcard) Cape Breton Electric Co. Sydney ferry wharf 1920

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    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2015 Nov 30 16:06

    Note

    Ferries between Sarnia and Port Huron (postcard) ferry Ferry services operated between Sarnia, Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan. Further documentation is needed. (postcard).
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    All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems: Index By Mode

    other-modes.html

    2015 Nov 30 16:08
    [Ferries]

  • between Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan,

    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

    vancouver-bc.html

    2015 Nov 30 17:14
    BC Electric [North Vancouver] first streetcar run 1906 (Buzzer)

    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Dec 2 10:44
    [Banff — Canmore]

    Local service in Canmore, and further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years. Local service in Canmore is planned to begin in 2016. Further service to Lake Louise and elsewhere in Banff National Park, are forecast within 5 years.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Dec 2 11:33
    [Niagara-On-the-Lake]

    Four-month pilot project to link Glendale with St. Davids and Queenston to operate July - October 2015. Pilot project to link Glendale with St. Davids and Queenston operated 02 July - 03 December 2015.


    Transit History of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    winnipeg-mb.html

    2015 Dec 4 11:02
    CNR 500 ran commuter trips Winnipeg - Transcona 1921-1923 (oldtimetrains) (photo: Old Time Trains).


    History of Regional Transit at Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-suburbs-on.html

    2015 Dec 4 13:24
    [Commuter Rail]


    (8.6 mi./13.8 km).
    In the 1920s and 1930s CN operated frequent round trip service between Toronto and Weston.
    CNR battery car 15801 service between Toronto and Weston 1922 (City of Toronto Archives f1231_it1022) (8.6 mi./13.8 km). In the 1920s and 1930s CN operated frequent round trip service between Toronto and Weston. (photo: City of Toronto Archives).


    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2015 Dec 4 15:07
    Ferry services operated between Sarnia, Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan. Further documentation is needed. (postcard). Ferry services operated between Sarnia, Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan from as early as 1836. The Port Huron Ferry Company was incorporated in 1891. Ferry service ceased in 1939, within a year of the opening of the Blue Water bridge in 1938. Ferry service was revived 1946, lasting until 1953. (Elford, photo: postcard).

    References



    Transit History of Sarnia, Ontario

    sarnia-on.html

    2015 Dec 4 16:01
    Port Huron Ferry Company was incorporated in 1891. Ferry service ceased in 1939, within a year of the opening of the Blue Water bridge in 1938. Ferry service was revived 1946, lasting until 1953. (Elford, photo: postcard). Sarnia and Port Huron Ferry Company Limited was incorporated 04 February 1882. Also mentioned in references is the Port Huron Ferry Company which may be the same or another entity. Ferry service ceased in 1939, within a year of the opening of the Blue Water bridge in 1938. Ferry service was revived 1946, lasting until 1953. (Elford, photo: postcard).

    Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    sydney-ns.html

    2015 Dec 4 18:12

    Cape Breton Tramways Company Limited (23 November 1931 - 30 September 1944)

    Cape Breton Tramways 301 at Reserve Jct 1944 (caperpics) Cape Breton Tramways Company Limited (23 November 1931 - 30 September 1944)
    1938. 1938. (photo caperpics).


    Transit History of Welland, Ontario

    welland-on.html

    2015 Dec 8 10:34

    Niagara, Welland and Lake Erie Railway Company (January 1912 - 04 July 1930)

    Niagara, Welland and Lake Erie opening day 1912 (wellandhistory.ca) Niagara, Welland and Lake Erie Railway Company (January 1912 - 04 July 1930)
    (Mills 1967). (Mills 1967, photo: wellandhistory.ca).


    Transit History of Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-ab.html

    2015 Dec 8 16:38
    Funicular20 May 1908 - circa 1913 Funicular20 May 1908 - circa 1913,
    planned to open 2017


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Dec 8 17:30
    [Funiculars]

  • Edmonton, Alberta (1908 - circa 1913)
  • Edmonton, Alberta (1908 - circa 1913) ‡
    ‡ A new funicular is expected to open in Edmonton in 2017.

    Transit History of Peterborough, Ontario

    peterborough-on.html

    2015 Dec 8 18:16

    Peterborough Radial Railway Company (1902 - 31 March 1927)

    Peterborough George Street (postcard, Trent Valley Archives) Peterborough Radial Railway Company (1902 - 31 March 1927)
    (photo: Trent Valley Archives).

    Border Transit Limited (circa 14 April 1927 - 1978)

    Zellers corner in Peterborough ca1950 (peterboroheritage) Border Transit Limited (circa 14 April 1927 - 1978)
    (photo: peterboroheritage).
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    Transit History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    saskatoon-sk.html

    2015 Dec 8 23:16

    Saskatoon Municipal Ry ticket (front)

    Saskatoon Municipal Railway 12 (1939)Saskatoon Municipal Ry ticket (front) Saskatoon Transit System 202 (1950 Oct Omer Lavalee)
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    Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-on.html

    2015 Dec 9 10:53

    Toronto Street Railway Company (11 September 1861 - 01 September 1891)

    Toronto Street Railway horsecar 76 (City of Toronto Archives f1244_it1356) Toronto Street Railway Company (11 September 1861 - 01 September 1891)
    (photo: City of Toronto Archives).


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Dec 9 17:27
    [SW&A Interurban]

    Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company (04 July 1903 - 15 May 1938)

    Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg interurban Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company (04 July 1903 - 15 May 1938)



    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Dec 9 18:00
    [Secondary Systems]

    Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company ticket (ca 1880s)

    Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company ticket (ca 1880s) Detroit Windsor ferry Promise (postcard)

    Detroit & Canada Tunnel Co. (1930 - 31 January 1982)
    Bus service between Windsor and Detroit. (Drouillard).

    Detroit and Canada Tunnel [Windsor] Twin Coach buses Detroit & Canada Tunnel Co. (1930 - 31 January 1982)
    Bus service between Windsor and Detroit. (Drouillard, photo University of Windsor).


    Transit History of Windsor, Ontario

    windsor-on.html

    2015 Dec 10 14:17

    Windsor and Tecumseh Electric Railway Company (01 May 1907 - 31 March 1920)

    Windsor and Tecumseh interurban station in Tecumseh 1920 (uwindsor) Windsor and Tecumseh Electric Railway Company (01 May 1907 - 31 March 1920)
    (photo: UWindsor).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2015 Dec 11 11:18
    [Temiskaming Shores]

    McIsaac Transportation Co Ford in Haileybury ca1940s (postcard) McIsaac Transportation Company (circa 1930s? - circa 1950s?)
    Neil McIsaac established a local bus company in the tri-town area (Cobalt, New Liskeard, Haileybury). Postcard photo appears to be of a the post-war 1940s Ford bus. (photo: postcard).

    [Nipissing Central Interurban]

    Nipissing Central Railway Company (30 April 1910 - 09 February 1935)

    Nipissing Central interurban on Ferguson Avenue in Haileybury (postcard) Nipissing Central Railway Company (30 April 1910 - 09 February 1935)
    (photo: postcard).


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

    s2z-on.html

    2015 Dec 11 13:08
    [Temiskaming Shores]

    Neil McIsaac established a local bus company in the tri-town area (Cobalt, New Liskeard, Haileybury). Postcard photo appears to be of a the post-war 1940s Ford bus. (photo: postcard). Neil McIsaac relocated to Haileybury circa 1919 and [date unknown] established a local bus company serving the tri-town area (Cobalt, New Liskeard, Haileybury). Postcard photo appears to be of a the post-war 1940s Ford bus. (photo: postcard).


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Dec 14 11:04
    [Beaumont]

    ? (starting 2016?)
    Provincial government funding for Beaumont to acquire four commuter buses was announced 11 December 2015.

    [Spruce Grove]

    ? (starting 2016?)
    Provincial government funding for Spruce Grove to acquire six commuter and four local buses was announced 11 December 2015.


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Dec 14 13:04
    [Spruce Grove]

    Provincial government funding for Spruce Grove to acquire six commuter and four local buses was announced 11 December 2015. Provincial government funding for Spruce Grove to acquire six commuter and four local buses was announced 11 December 2015. Local service in Spruce Grove is forecast for 2019, with local service for Stony Plain forecast for 2020.


    Transit History of Toronto, Ontario

    toronto-on.html

    2015 Dec 14 13:26
    [Secondary Systems]

    UberHop (15 December 2015 - present)
    Flat-fare peak-hour only (7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) shared ride service on four routes connecting the financial district with Liberty Village, Fort York, Cityplace and the Distillery District (CityNews 14 December 2015, Toronto Star 14 December 2015).


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Dec 14 15:19
    [Beaumont]

    ? (starting 2016?)
    Provincial government funding for Beaumont to acquire four commuter buses was announced 11 December 2015.

    ? (starting 2017?)
    Provincial government funding for Beaumont to acquire four commuter buses was announced 11 December 2015. Plans include contracting with an existing Edmonton region transit system for operations.


    Transit History of Montreal, Quebec

    montreal-qc.html

    2015 Dec 15 13:29
    [Secondary Systems]

    J.O. Villeneuve Omnibus [Montreal] Mile-End Omnibuses (1860 - 1869)
    omnibus Proprietor Joseph-Octave Villeneuve. Shuttle service between Saint-Jean Baptiste and Terrebonne. Service area included Mile End (Montréal), Terrebonne, Sault-au-Récollet (Montreal North), and New Glasgow. Company sold to MCPRyCo interests 1869. (Desjardins 2014, Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Joseph-Octave Villeneuve).

    Terrebonne and Back River Omnibuses (1870 - ?)
    omnibus Proprietor Joseph-Octave Villeneuve. (Desjardins 2014).
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    Transit History of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

    saint-johns-nf.html

    2015 Dec 16 13:54
    St. John's Transportation Commission (April 1958 - present)
    St. John's Transportation Commission (April 1958 - present)
    The Town of Paradise has funded a pilot transit project to join Metrobus in June 2016 (CBC 16 December 2015).
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    Canadian Paper Electric, Street and Radial Railways

    paper-railways.html

    2015 Dec 16 14:07
    Edmonton, Stony Plain and Wabamun Ry. Co.
    1913 (Alta.)electricEdmonton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain Edmonton, Stony Plain and Wabamun Ry. Co.1913 (Alta.)electricEdmonton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain
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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

    g2o-bc.html

    2015 Dec 17 14:34
    [Kelowna]

    Note

    Kelowna Westbank ferry c1930s (postcard) ferry Prior to completion of the Okanagan Lake Bridge in 1958 Kelowna was connected to Westbank by ferry.


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

    other-modes.html

    2015 Dec 17 15:22
    [Ferries]

  • between Kelowna and Westbank,

    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2015 Dec 18 10:27
    Motor buscirca February 1929 - present Motor buscirca February 1929 - 30 April 2014

    Transit History of Alberta Communities (A-G)

    a2g-ab.html

    2015 Dec 18 10:36
    [Cold Lake]

    Service was fare-free for the first several weeks. Service is fare-free [at least through 2016].


    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

    edmonton-suburbs-ab.html

    2015 Dec 18 10:48
    [Spruce Grove]

    Commuter bus service is expected to be extended to Acheson in Parkland County circa June 2016.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (L-N)

    l2n-on.html

    2015 Dec 18 19:48

    Muskoka, Ontario

    Muskoka Extended Transit (16 January 2016 - present)
    Rural transit service providing generally once-per-week service on seven fixed routes. Communities served include: Baysville, Bracebridge, Dorset, Glen Orchard, Gravenhurst, Honey Harbour, Huntsville, MacTier, Midland, Severn Bridge, and VanKoughnet. Service advertised as The MET. (website 2015).

    MET [Muskoka] logo
    system logo
    Data source: MET website 2015


    Transit History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    yarmouth-ns.html

    2015 Dec 21 14:39

    ? (beginning December 2015?)

    ? (beginning 2016)


    Transit History of Belleville, Ontario

    belleville-on.html

    2015 Dec 21 21:50

    Rawson Bus Company (? - May 1960)

    Rawson Bus Company (1920 - May 1960)
    Company founded by Thomas Rawson.
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    Transit History of Belleville, Ontario

    belleville-on.html

    2015 Dec 22 13:36

    Rawson Bus Company (1920 - May 1960)

    Front Street in Belleville (probably early 1930s) (Paul Lantz postcards) Rawson Bus Company (1920 - May 1960)
    (photo: www.paullantz.com).


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

    montreal-rive-sud-qc.html

    2015 Dec 22 17:06

    Canada Steamship Lines (? - 1930?)

    Longueuil Ferry 1910 (McCord Museum) Canada Steamship Lines (? - 1930?)
    St. Lawrence river ferry service prior to opening of the Jacques-Cartier bridge 1930. (Pharand 1997).
    St. Lawrence river ferry service prior to opening of the Jacques-Cartier bridge 1930. (Pharand 1997, photo McCord Museum).
    Copyright ©1989-2010 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved. Copyright ©1989-2015 David A. Wyatt. All Rights Reserved.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Quebec & Levis, Quebec

    quebec-suburbs-qc.html

    2015 Dec 28 22:50
    [QRL&P Interurban]

    Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company (27 May 1900 - 15 March 1959>)

    QRL&P motor 454 (John E. Baker coll., MTHA) Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company (27 May 1900 - 15 March 1959>)
    (photo: John E. Baker coll., MTHA).