Bay City Street Railway (23 May 1876 - 26 November 1891)
Fire destroyed the rolling stock of horse cars and the system was closed. (Martin indicates horse cars lasted until electrification in 1895).
Belleville Traction Company (03 August 1895 - 12 September 1901)
Franchise awarded to S.F. Lazier & Sons, who incorporated as the BTCo. (Mika & Mika, Mosaic of Belleville, Canadian Rail No. 424, September-October 1991, pp. 179-180)
Belleville Jitneys, Limited (circa June 1915? - ?)
Jitney operator (CR&MW July 1915, p. 275).
Rawson Bus Company (1920 - May 1960)
Operating in the Belleville area at least as early as 1926 (CR&MW June 1926, p. 324). Company founded by Thomas Rawson. (TJ42 cites Rawson Bus Lines). Canadian Coach 1970 cites " Rawfon Bus Company" no less than six times. (photo: www.paullantz.com).
Belleville Transit Commission (May 1960 - present)
(RS, Canadian Coach 1970, Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photos: Peter Cox Collection, David A. Wyatt).
|Service area population||37,000 (1991)||Vehicle fleet||13 buses (2000)||Employees||33 (1991)|
|Ridership||911,770 (2009)||Data sources:||CUTA 1991/2
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
|Animal railway||23 May 1876 - 26 November 1891||Electric railway||03 August 1895 - 12 September 1901||Motor bus||? - present|
Thurlow Railway Company (1928 - 1950)
Incorporated 1907 (Ont.). A 2½ mi./4 km freight railway between Thurlow and Point Anne constructed in 1907/08 and electrified in 1928. Owned by Lehigh Portland Cement Co. (later Canada Cement Co.) reportedly constructed using the charter of the Belleville Radial Railway Co. Operation dewired 1950.
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