All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
Northwest Territories Communities

by David A. Wyatt

Behchokò, Northwest Territories

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

Hay River, Northwest Territories

Town of Hay River Transit (1966 - circa 1974-75?)
Service between the old townsite and the new townsite. (CC70, 71). Service ended when much of the old townsite had relocated.

? (circa 1980-81)
Unsuccessful later attempt to institute local transit service. (Colinda Latour, archival technician of the Northwest Territories Government Archives, circa 2003 via another correspondent 2003)

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

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

Arctic Frontier Carriers Limited (1995 or before - 1999)
Municipally supported private enterprise carrier. (Web page: http://www.ssimicro.com/ftpages/ykresg_transit.html 1997)

Yellowknife City Transit (13 September 1999 - present)
Operated by Cardinal Coach Lines (Website, 1999). CTHF/SSG 2000 cites Yellowknife Transit. Operating contract renewed for four years with FirstCanada ULC (formerly Cardinal) 01 September 2012.

Yellowknife Transit logo
system logo
Vehicle fleet5 buses (2000)
Ridership190,807 (2009)
Data sources:CTHF/SSG 2000
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
website 2011 (logo)

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