All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
Québec Communities (A - K)

by David A. Wyatt

Alma, Québec

Autobus Philippe Bouchard (1938 - 1953?)
City and district bus service. Suburban service between Alma and Saint-Jerome [now Métabetchouan] from 1942. (Jean Breton 2009).

Alma Autobus & Taxis Inc. (15 July 1953 - 1988)
City service abandoned 1988. AA&T in existence in 1998 as a charter/school operator. (RS, Jacques Matte 1998, Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus Municipal d'Alma (? - ?)
(Jacques Matte 1997). No local bus service as of 2009 (Jean Breton 2009).

Vehicle fleet3 buses
Data source:Jacques Matte 1997

Taxibus Alma (201x? - present)
Since at least 2014 Alma has been served by a demand responsive taxibus service. (website 2017).

Baie-Comeau, Québec

Autobus J. Henri Fortier (1937 - 03 September 1949)
Started the same year as Baie-Comeau was founded. (Jean Breton 2009).

Baie Comeau Bus Service Reg'd (03 September 1949 - 17 July 1961)
Owned by J. Henri Fortier until acquired 25 April 1950 by Albert & Elphege Guimond. Third owner was Autobus Guimond & Fils Inc. from 31 July 1953. (Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus Guimond & Fils Inc. (17 July 1961 - 18 May 1962)
Service abandoned 1962. (Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus Baie-Comeau Inc. (18 May 1962 - 06 September 1967)
Replacement operator. City bus service municipalized 1967. (Jean Breton 2009).

Ville de Baie-Comeau (06 September 1967 - circa 1988)
Operations undertaken 08 March 1968 - August 1983 by Autobus Desjardins Inc.. Operations from August 1983 by Autobus du Littoral Inc.. Service abandoned circa 1988. (Jean Breton 2009).

Baie-Comeau transit bus (website 2009) Transport Public (December 1992 - present)
Weekday hourly (except lunch) service. Operated by Autobus Boulay Inc. under a contract to the Ville de Baie-Comeau. Website 2011 identifies operator as Autobus Manic. (website 2009, Jean Breton 2009, photo: website 2009).

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 service for same-day return travel. (CPTdb wiki 2015).

Beginning with the 11 June 2016 schedule train service spanned Wednesdays through Sundays and provided three round trips serving La Malbaie, Saint-Irénée, Les Éboulements, Baie-Saint-Paul, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Montmorency Falls (Québec). Some fare integration with PLUmobile for travel between Québec and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré was also announced. (La Press 12 July 2016).

Bécancour, Québec

les Autobus Hélie (1986 - present [annually August to June])
A local scheduled bus service is operated in Bécancour, with connection to Trois-Rivières. Service generally operates co-incident with the school year. (website 2011, CPTdb Wiki 2015).

GH [Becancour] logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011

Coaticook / Compton, Québec

MRC de Coaticook Bluebird vision (Jean-Francois Brulotte/ Service de transport interurban de la MRC de Coaticook (28 August 2006 - present)
Commuter-scheduled weekdaily bus service from Coaticook via Compton to Sherbrooke. (website 2011, photo Jean-Francois Brulotte/

STI Coaticook logo
system logo
Data source: website 2011

D'Autray, Québec

The Municipalité régionale de comté [county regional municipality] de D'Autray includes communities Lavaltrie, Berthierville and Ville Saint-Gabriel.

Service de Transport MRC de D'Autray (? - present)
Minibus transit services in Lavaltrie with taxibus services reaching Berthierville, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Mandeville, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Cuthbert, Saint-Didace, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, and Ville Saint-Gabriel. Sponsored by MRC de D'Autray and Ville de Lavaltrie (municipalities). “The buses are operated by Orleans Express in the sector of Saint-Gabriel. Autobus Brissette is operating the buses in the sector of Berthierville (Berthierville, Lanoraie & Lavaltrie)” (CPTDB Wiki 2010). (website 2010).

logo (Lavaltrie bus service)

logo (taxibus services)
Data source: website 2010

Drummondville, Québec

Autobus Drummondville Limitée (1936 - 1987)
Operations established in 1926 by Donat Bourgeois initially to serve rural route between Saint-Leonard d'Aston and Sainte-Angele de Laval. Drummondville town service begun 1936. Single route service. Company, organized 1937, also an intercity carrier. (TC76, RS, Jean Breton 2009). Subsidiary of Autobus Bourgeois Limitée (JB). (TNC84 also notes that Drummondville had a private enterprise transit carrier).

1973 General Motors 30 ft bus Commission de transport de Drummondville (1987 - present)
AD Ltée the contract operator 1987-2009. Initial contract for a three-route system. By 2007 system comprised of six routes. Multi Transport Inc. (subsidiary of Taxi Central Inc.) was awarded the operating contract 16 August 2009 (Jean Breton 2009). (pb89, Jacques Matte 1997-1998, Jean Breton 2009) (not in CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1989 or CUTA 1988). (Photo: Jacques Matte).

CTD [Drummondville] logo Vehicle fleet6 buses (1998)
6 minibuses (2009)
Data source:Jacques Matte 1998
Jean Breton 2009
Wikipedia 2009 (logo)

East Broughton, Québec

Quebec Asbestos Co. (circa 1924 - circa 1941?)
street railway/light rail Peschkes indicates that there was probably an electric tram line at East Broughton, operated by QA. Ex-Sherbrooke birney cars were sold to Halifax by QA in 1942. Since the line escaped the notice of federal regulators (and traction historians), if it existed, it is likely the service was “private”.

Gaspésie, Québec

Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (03 May 2010 - present)
Uses the abbreviated name RéGÎM. Rural transit across the Gaspé region. Service grouped into five mainland regions:

See also Îles-de-la-Madeleine. (website 2010).

ReGIM logo
system logo
Data source: website 2010

Granby, Québec

Autobus Alberic Legare (circa 1939 - 10 April 1947)
Suburban service between Granby and Lac-Brome area including Waterloo, Foster, Tiffany Beach and Knowlton (Jean Breton 2009).

Verreault Transport Ltée (10 April 1947 - 1985)
Aquired AAL suburban service 1947. City service started 17 December 1948 by acquisition of industrial centre employees bus service of Autobus Arthur Bruneau. Expanded to five routes and opened to the public 01 February 1949. Company received a permit to operate city service at Waterloo 15 November 1966. (Jean Breton 2009).

Granby bus 1994 Autobus Verreault Ltée (1985 - 2005)
Operation conducted for the City of Granby under contract/subsidy since 14 April 1989. One bus operated by AV Ltée was operated by the City from January to June 1989 (TNC90). (pb96, Jacques Matte 1997, JB 1997, Jean Breton 2009) (not in CUTA 1991/2) (photo Jacques Matte)

Vehicle fleet6 buses
Data source:Jacques Matte 1997

Autobus Granby Inc. (2005 - 28 July 2012)
Owned by Groupe Sogesco. Monday - Saturday service. (Jean Breton 2009). Service reorganized and rebranded 2012.

Vehicle fleet2 buses
Data source:JB 2009

Transport Urbain Granby (30 July 2012 - present)
Operated by contractor Autobus Granby Inc., part of Groupe Sogesco.

Transport Urbain Granby logo (2012)
system logo (2012)
Data source:website 2013

Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

Réseau de transport collectif de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (03 May 2010 - present)
Uses the abbreviated name RéGÎM. Three route rural transit service. Communities served include Cap-aux-Meules, Étang-du-Nord, Fatima, Grande-Entrée, Grosse-Île, Harve-aux-Maisons, and Havre-Aubert. See also Gaspésie. (website 2010).

ReGIM logo
system logo
Data source: website 2010


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).

Inukjuak, Québec

Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2011 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started about 2011. See also Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq and Puvirnituq. (Nunatsiaq Online 29 May 2012).

Joliette, Québec

Autobus Romeo Gaudreault Enr. (31 March 1951 - June 1965)
City and suburban operator. Assumed operations of Autobus Desmarais Enr. 1951. (Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus Gaudreault Enr. (June 1965 - February 1966)
(Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus Gaudreault Inc. (February 1966 - 1986)
(Jean Breton 2009).

Joliette bus 1993 Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Joliette-métropolitain (1986 - 2006)
Local transit in the Joliette area (TNC86). (TB 1996). Contract operator 1986-2001 was Autobus Gaudreault Inc.. On 09 November 2001 operating contract was transferred to Lanau-Bus Inc. See also Banlieues de Montréal for suburban service between Joliette and Montréal. (Jean Breton 2009, photo G. Donnelly)

Vehicle fleet3 buses
Data source:Jacques Matte 1997

CTJM/Gaudreault [Joliette] #1002 (Eldorado EZ Rider) (2010 Dec. 13 Jean-Pierre Lajeunesse) Corporation de Transport de Joliette-Métropolitain (2006 - 31 May 2017)
Local service in Joliette, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and Saint-Charles-Borromée. Contract operator 2006 - 2009 was Lanau-Bus Inc. On 16 August 2009 operating contract was transferred to Autobus Gaudreault Ltée. (Jean Breton 2009, photo Jean-Pierre Lajeunesse 2010 / Jacques Matte coll.).

CTJM [Joliette] logo Vehicle fleet5 buses
Data source:Jean Breton 2009
website 2009 (logo)

Transport MRC de Joliette (01 June 2017 - present)
Reorganization of the preceeding CTJM with responsibility transfered to the MRC [regional municipality].

Transport MRC Joliette logo (2017)
logo (2017)
Data source: website 2017

Kangirsuk, Québec

Local transit van in Kangirsuk (2013 KRG Annual Report) Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2013 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started after 2011. See also Inukjuak, Kuujjuaq and Puvirnituq. (KRG wesbite 2015).

Kuujjuaq, Québec

Usijiit Public Transit (circa 2013 - present)
Local transit services in several Nunavik communities were started after 2011. See also Inukjuak, Kangirsuk and Puvirnituq. (KRG wesbite 2015).

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