All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
by David A. Wyatt
? (1980 - circa 1982)
Municipally supported bus service in what was then Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories (Nunatsiaq News, March 29th, 2002, Lawrence). Run by brothers Paul and
Frobisher Bay was formally renamed Iqaluit 01 January 1987.
? (21 October 2002 - 18 November 2002)
One month trial service operated by the City of Iqaluit.
(CTN 2002, 2003, Lawrence).
Public Transit (03 March 2003 - 10 January 2005)
Many Nunavut communities have taxi service, often operated as shared taxis. A 1998 survey indicated sixteen communities with
local taxi services. Iqaluit is the territory's most populous community and capital city.
In February 2003 it was announced that service would resume 03 March 2003, operated under a six month contract
R.L. Hanson Construction.
In May 2003 a long term contract was signed with Hanson.
Service terminated before the end of the Hanson contract due to low
ridership. (Nunatsiaq News, 14 Feb 2003, CBC North, 29 May 2003, Lawrence). (Photo, Vincent Chan, The Bus Stops Here 2003).
- Arctic Bay [Ikpiarjuk] (pop. 639),
- Arviat [Eskimo Point] (pop. 1,559),
- Baker Lake (pop. 1,385),
- Cambridge Bay [Iqaluktuutiak] (pop. 1,351),
- Cape Dorset [Kingait] (pop. 1,118),
- Chesterfield Inlet (pop. 337),
- Coral Harbour [Salliq] (pop. 669),
- Gjoa Haven [Uqsuqtuuq] (pop. 879),
- Hall Beach (pop. 543),
- Igloolik (pop. 1,174),
- Iqaluit (pop. 4,220),
- Kugluktuk [Coppermine] (pop. 1,201),
- Pangnirtung (pop. 1,243),
- Pelly Bay [Arviligjuaq] (pop. 496),
- Rankin Inlet (pop. 2,058), and
- Whale Cove [Tikirarjuaq] (pop. 301).
- Lawrence, Loring M., “A Bus Service for Baffin Island,” Bus Industry, Vol. 21, No. 80, June 2006, pp. 26-30.
- The 1998 Nunavut Handbook, a World Wide Web
site at the URL: http://www.arctictravel.com/noframes/, 1999.
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