Peterborough and Ashburnham Street Railway Company (August
1893 - late 1898)
Franchise granted to Canadian General Electric 10 March 1893 which in turn acquired the competing bidder, the P&AStRyCo. Franchise revoked by the City 1901.
Peterborough Radial Railway Company (1902 - 31 March 1927)
Incorporated 1902 (Ont.) Franchise approved 15 September 1903. Acquired by the City of Peterborough 1 March 1916. Operated in 1926 and 1927 by the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
Cooney and Joplin (1927)
Competitor of PRRyCo became the only service in town when the railway closed. Continued to operate after Border began.
Border Transit Limited (circa 14 April 1927 - 1978)
Incorporated 06 April 1926 as a subsidiary of bus builder Gotfredson Corporation (CR&MW October 1927, p. 613). (Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1976-77). In early 1974 BT adopted the marketing image Rapider Transit System (CC74).
City of Peterborough Transportation Division (1978 - present)
(Sotnyk 1981 lists City of Peterborough Transit while pb89 lists Peterborough Public Transit, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2 lists Corporation of the City of Peterborough Transit Section, CUTA 1992). Chow 1998 lists Peterborough Transit. (Photos: W.E. Miller [Peter Cox collection], David A. Wyatt).
|Service area population||65,000 (1991)||Vehicle fleet||32 buses (2000)||Employees||69 (1991)|
|Ridership||2,836,700 (2009)||Data sources:||CUTA 1991/2
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
website 2010 (logo)
|Electric railway||August 1893 - late 1898,
1902 - 31 March 1927
|Motor bus||25 January 1926 - present|
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