9.1 2018 Change Log

Chronological log of editorial and content changes to the All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems. This page is primarily auto-generated and no attempt is made to retain reference points or context.
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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

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2018 Jan 4 10:38
[Kamloops]

Canadian Coachways System (circa September 1966 - ?)

Wilkinson and Blackwell Stages 1932 Wilkinson & Blackwell Stages (1929 - circa 1945)
Bus service connecting Kamloops with North Kamloops and Tranquille. From circa 1930 company began operating intercity routes from Kamloops. Company incorporated as BCCL. (Walker).

B.C. Coach Lines Limited (circa 1945 - 1947)
Operating Kamloops - Tranquille as well as intercity routes. Gradually sold off much of its intercity business. Reincorporated 1947. (Walker).

Civic Transportation Ltd. (circa 1946 - 1961)
Principal transit operator in Kamloops. Acquired by BCCL 1961. (Walker).

B.C. Coach Lines 1947 Ltd. (1947 - 1964)
Acquired Civic Ttn 1961 making BCCL the principal transit operator in Kamloops. Company sold to Coachways 1964. (Walker).

Canadian Coachways System (1964 - January 1970)

Valley Stage Lines (? - 10 October 1976)
Owner Bill Riste. Bus service to Westsyde and Valleyview areas. Service assumed by KTS 1976. (Kamloops Transit Service folder 10 October 1976). Initial contract operator was probably the provincial government owned Initial contract operator was provincial government owned

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

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2018 Jan 4 11:10
[Prince George]

Northern Stage Lines Limited (early 1960s?)

Canadian Trailways Stages (1945 - 1953)
Owner Harold W. Smith. Purchased a local bus service at Prince George 1945. CTS also operated intercity routes in the area. Company incorporated as NSL 1953. (Smith).

Northern Stage Lines Limited (1953 - 1964)

Canadian Coachways System (1960s?)
City service. (Canadian Coach 1966, John Day 1966). Company acquired by Coachways 1964. (Smith).

Canadian Coachways System [Prince George] GM old look (William A. Luke) Canadian Coachways System (1964 - ?)
City service. Company also operated intercity service in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska. (Canadian Coach 1966, John Day 1966, Smith, photo: William A. Luke).

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Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

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2018 Jan 4 16:19
[Prince Rupert]

From 01 April 2018 contract operator was Pacific Western Transit Canada.


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

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2018 Jan 4 16:23
[Hazelton]

From 01 April 2018 contract operator was Pacific Western Transit Canada.

[Kitimat]

From 01 April 2018 contract operator was Pacific Western Transit Canada.


Transit History of British Columbia Communities (Q-Z)

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2018 Jan 4 16:26
[Skeena]

From 01 April 2018 contract operator was Pacific Western Transit Canada.

[Terrace]

From 01 April 2018 contract operator was Pacific Western Transit Canada.
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History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

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2018 Jan 15 22:20
High River withdrew from the On-It pilot project effective 31 March 2018.
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History of Regional Transit at Calgary, Alberta

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2018 Feb 9 17:59
of Calgary, including Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and High River with an anticipated start-date of September 2016. Southland Transportation Ltd. will be the contract operator for the two-year pilot. of Calgary, including Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and High River. Operated under contract by Southland Transportation Ltd. for the projected two-year pilot. was launched 17 June 2017. The Banff pilot operates Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until 04 September 2017. High River withdrew from the On-It pilot project effective 31 March 2018. was launched 17 June 2017. The Banff pilot operated Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until 04 September 2017. Ownership, management and branding transferred to Southland 01 March 2018 ending the pilot seven months early.

Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

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2018 Mar 5 14:18
[Bruce Peninsula]

Bruce Peninsula Transit (08 May 2017 - present)

Bruce Peninsula Transit (08 May 2017 - 01 November 2017?)

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Transit History of Quebec Communities (S-Z)

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2018 Apr 14 21:41

Miscellaneous Line

Roberval & Saguenay electric loco 8 Roberval & Saguenay Railway Company
An electric trolley freight line was opened in 1910 by la Compagnie de Pulpe de Chicoutimi connecting the mill in Chicoutimi with a track junction at LaBrosse. The line was acquired by la Compagnie de Chemin de Fer Baie des Ha! Ha! in 1911 which became the Roberval & Saguenay Railway in 1914. The electric line was dewired [date unknown] and later abandoned [date unknown]. It seems unlikely that the line operated regularly scheduled passenger service but further research is required. (photo www.trainweb.org).

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Transit History of Sydney, Nova Scotia

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2018 Apr 14 22:11

Donkin Bus Service (1940's)
Donkin Bus Service token (Eric Leighton collection) Bus service which issued tokins dated to 1942 (Atwood–Coffee p. 463). It's not clear if this is a predecessor, competitor or the operating name of Nello Tomada's operation.

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

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2018 Apr 15 00:17
[Miscellaneous Rail Lines]

  • Roberval & Saguenay Railway Company (electric freight railway)

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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

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    2018 Apr 21 12:37
    [Bruce Peninsula]

    Bruce Peninsula Transit (08 May 2017 - 01 November 2017?)

    Bruce Peninsula Transit (08 May 2017 - 01 November 2017?, 19 April 2018 - present)
    Plans exist to expand to Tobermory. Plans were proposed to expand to Tobermory. Service restarted after closing for the winter.


    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (P)

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    2018 Apr 21 12:55
    [Penticton]

    Berry & Smith Trucking (John Day 2003). By 1990 contract operator Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd. (John Day 2003). By 1990 contract operator From 01 July 2018 Summerland and Osoyoos operations contracted to Penticton Transit Service Ltd., leaving only Princeton to a second operator. PTS Ltd. is a subsidiary of Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd.


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

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    2018 May 25 16:53

    RTM Era

    Exo Era

    Réseau de transport métropolitain (01 June 2017 - present)

    Réseau de transport métropolitain (01 June 2017 - 23 May 2018)
    Initially all of the various CIT contract operators continued under RTM. Initially all of the various CIT contract operators continued under RTM. RTM adopted the brand exo May 2018.

    Exo (23 May 2018 - present)
    commuter rail Commuter train and bus operations formerly branded RTM. Exo is a prefix that means “outer” and is a reference to the territory served, the outer suburbs of Greater Montréal.
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    History of Regional Transit at Winnipeg, Manitoba

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    2018 May 25 16:59
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    Transit History of Vancouver, British Columbia

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    2018 May 25 17:15
    [New Westminster]

    Q to Q Ferry (04 August 2017 - 24 September 2017 [weekends])

    Q to Q Ferry (04 August 2017 - 24 September 2017 [weekends], 19 May 2018 - 28 October 2018)
    Service operates Friday evenings, and all day Saturdays, Sundays, & holiday Mondays in August and September. 2017 service operated Friday evenings, and all day Saturdays, Sundays, & holiday Mondays in August and September. Service in 2018 was daily.
    [Port Moody]

    Shoreline Shuttle (01 June 2018 - 03 September 2018)
    Summertime free bus service connecting Inlet Centre, Rocky Point Park and Moody Centre. Operating Friday evenings and Saturday & Sunday afternoons and evenings only. Sponsored by the City of Port Moody.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

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    2018 May 29 22:10
    [Bruce Peninsula]

    Bruce Peninsula Transit (08 May 2017 - 01 November 2017?, 19 April 2018 - present)

    Bruce Peninsula Transit (08 May 2017 - 01 November 2017?, 19 April 2018 - 01 June 2018)


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (A-B)

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    2018 May 31 11:33
    Service restarted after closing for the winter. Service between Owen Sound and Cape Croker restarted April 2018 after closing for the winter.

    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

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    2018 Jun 2 21:44

    Exo Era

    exo Era

    Réseau de transport métropolitain while the regional Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) while the regional Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain. Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM).

    Exo (23 May 2018 - present)

    exo (23 May 2018 - present)
    Commuter train and bus operations formerly branded RTM. Exo is a prefix that means “outer” and is a reference to the territory served, the outer suburbs of Greater Montréal. Commuter train and bus operations formerly branded RTM. exo is a prefix that means “outer” and is a reference to the territory served, the outer suburbs of greater Montréal. Operating agency legally remains Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM).

    exo logo (2018)
    system logo (2018)
    Data source: website 2018


    Transit History of the Banlieues de Montreal, Quebec

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    2018 Jun 3 00:08
    [PTC Era]

    Inter-Cité Ltée (TC76). --> Inter-Cité Ltée (Transit Canada 1976). --> Lafontaine (TC76). Lafontaine (Transit Canada 1976).

    [exo Era]

    Bus and train operating contracts established by AMT and the individual CITs prior to the establishment of RTM continued.


    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

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    2018 Jun 13 11:43

    Simcoe County, Ontario

    Simcoe County geographically includes the local transit service areas of Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Clearview, Collingwood, Essa Township, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orillia, Oro Township, Penetanguishene, and Wasaga Beach.

    LINX (07 August 2018 - present)
    Regional intercommunity transit service. First route launched with free service in August 2018 connected Penetanguishene/Midland, Wyebridge, Waverley, Elmvale, Midhurst, and Barrie. Fares introduced 04 September 2018. Future route plans, for implementation between 2019 and 2021, are Orillia to Barrie, Collingwood to Barrie, Alliston to Bradford West Gwillimbury, and Midland to Orillia.
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    Transit History of British Columbia Communities (G-O)

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    2018 Jun 13 12:03
    [Kamloops]

    From 04 September 2018 service was extended to Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (TteS) First Nation including Sun Rivers and Mount Paul Industrial Park. Initial service agreement with TteS is for 5 years.


    Transit History of Newfoundland & Labrador Communities

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    2018 Jun 26 19:13
    [Corner Brook]

    Contract operator for the period 04 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 is Buckle's Busing Limited.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (E-K)

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    2018 Jun 26 19:18
    [Elliot Lake]

    From 17 June 2018 ET also operated a twice-daily (except Saturday) trip to Spragge to connect Elliot Lake with Ontario Northland Transportation Commission intercity bus service.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

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    2018 Jul 3 19:08
    [Tecumseh]

    Eastern Canadian Greyhound timetable 144 (1948 April) Eastern Canadian Greyhound Lines, Ltd. (1940's?)
    ECG operated frequent commuter-oriented bus service from Windsor to Tecumseh, Lakewood, and Belle River (Russell's Official National Motor Coach Guide table 144 April 1948).


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

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    2018 Jul 5 14:39
    [Elmira System]

    Kiwanis Transit (04 September 2018 - 01 March 2019)
    Pilot internal shuttle bus service in Elmira intended to provide connection to the GRT bus to Waterloo and facilitate local internal trips in Elmira. Initial service is fare-free. Some funding contributed by Woolwich Township and Waterloo Region.
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    Transit History of Ontario Communities (O-R)

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    2018 Jul 8 08:18

    Prescott, Ontario

    South Coast Shuttle Inc. (01 September 2018 - present)
    Commercial town shuttle service operating daily except Sundays. SCS's principal business is connecting air travellers in eastern Ontario with Ogdensburg airport in the United States. (Brockville Reporter 06 June 2018).
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    History of Regional Transit at Edmonton, Alberta

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    2018 Jul 17 18:12
    [Morinville]

    Note

    A pilot project to offer two round trips between Morinville and St. Albert on Mondays only was launched 09 July 2018. The Morinville Community Bus Link was scheduled to operate Mondays (except holidays) until 27 August 2018. (Website 2001, Carpenter 2015). (Website 2001, Carpenter. 2015).
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    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

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    2018 Jul 21 19:29

    Kitchener Secondary System

    Kitchener Secondary Systems

    Kitchener Bus Line (1933 - 1939)
    Owner Sandford Fischer. Cross-town bus routes intersecting the main streetcar route. Operation purchased 1939 by the Kitchener PUC.

    [Elmira Systems]

    (The Observer 28 June 2018).


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

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    2018 Jul 23 13:25
    Kitchener Street Railways. Cited by Dawes et al. 1972 as Kitchener Street Railways. Acquired KBL bus operations 1939. Ended street railway operations at the end of 1946 and initiated trolley bus operations at the beginning of 1947. Cited by Dawes et al. 1972 as Construcion of a light rail line commenced August 2014. Construction of a light rail line commenced August 2014. Light rail transitforecast to open circa 2017 Light rail transitforecast to open 2018

    Transit History of Ontario Communities (S-Z)

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    2018 Jul 24 14:55

    Saugeen Shores, Ontario

    Saugeen Shores Trolley (July 2016 - present [July and August only])
    Shuttle bus operated annually from the beginning of August to Labour Day weekend in September. Service is daily. Route connects Port Elgin with Southampton. Referenced in some media as The S.S. Trolley.


    Transit History of Kitchener - Cambridge, Ontario

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    2018 Jul 27 18:30
    Service to Waterloo withdrawn 1960 - 1963 (Canadian Coach 1973). (photos W.E. Miller, William A. Luke) Local service in Waterloo withdrawn 1960 - 1963 (Canadian Coach 1973). (photos W.E. Miller, William A. Luke)