? (Fall 2017 - present)
A six-month pilot local transit system is expected to begin operation in Bridgewater in the Fall of 2017. Second-hand buses will be donated by Halifax Transit.
Harold R. DesBarres (1920's)
Received in 1927 a Public Utilities Board certificate to operated scheduled bus service between Canso and Hazel Hill [4 km] (Gillis p. 141). Does not appear on the list of 1930 certificates.
Joseph George Aucoin (1950's)
1954 Public Utilities Board certificate to operated scheduled bus service serving Petit Etang, Belle Marche, Plateau, and Cheticamp (Gillis p. 156).
Thomas E. Hutchinson (early 1920's - after 1930)
Received 15 December 1923 a Public Utilities Board certificate to operate two buses on scheduled service Wolfville - Kentville and Kentville - Kingsport (Gillis p. 140). Certificate renewed 1930 (Gillis p. 142).
Maritime Bus Corporation (circa 1935 - 1955)
Subsidiary of United Service Corporation (owner Fred Manning). 1938 P.U.B. certificates for Wolfville - Kentville and Aylesford - Kentville (Gillis p. 145). 1946 P.U.B. certificate Wolfville - Kentville, Aylesford - Kentville via Berwick [30 km], and Wolfville - Canning [14 km] (Gillis p. 147). 1954 certificate covered the same three routes (Gillis p. 153). Operating certificates cancelled 1955 (Gillis p. 159).
Hugh Kenneth Harris (1955? - 1956)
Operating certificate for scheduled bus service between Wolfville and Kentville cancelled 1956 (Gillis p. 160).
Sureline Bus Service Ltd. (circa 1978 - 01 May 1981)
Subsidized private operator between Kentville and Wolfville. Operation assumed by KTA. (Bus Industry Vol. 8, No. 1, Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 1981, pp. 36-37).
Kings Transit Authority (01 May 1981 - present)
Operating in the Annapolis Valley (Kings, Annapolis, and Digby counties) and Hants County serving: Wolfville, Greenwich, New Minas, Kentville, Coldbrook, Cambridge, Waterville, Berwick, Aylesford, Auburn, Kingston, Greenwood, Middleton, Lawrencetown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, Cornwallis, Digby, Weymouth, Hortonville, Avonport, Hantsport, Falmouth, Windsor, St. Croix, Ellershouse, Brooklyn. Service also extends to Cornwallis Park and Upper Clements Park (website 2010). Between 04 September 2007 and 30 September 2015 service area extended to include West Hants, Windsor and Hantsport, running between Hortonville, Windsor and Brooklyn (website 2010). Kings Transit is a municipal corporation owned by the towns of Wolfville, Kentville, and Berwick, and the Municipality of Kings. (Bus Industry Vol. 8, No. 2, Apr.-May-Jun. 1981, p. 25; RS, CUTA 1988, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo: Bernard Drouillard [Peter Cox coll.]).
|Service area population||18,000 (1991)|
|Vehicle fleet||4 buses (2000)|
|Data source:||CUTA 1991/2|
website 2011 (logo)
F.V. Anthony (1920's)
In 1927 received a Public Utilities Board certificate to operate scheduled service between Windsor and Hantsport (Gillis p. 141). Does not appear on the 1923 or 1930 lists.
Doran's Taxi (mid 1930's - circa 1950?)
Received 1938 P.U.B. certificate for scheduled bus service Windsor - Hantsport and Windsor - St. Croix (as well as intercity route Windsor - Walton) (Gillis p. 145). Certificate renewed 1946 (Gillis p. 147).
Doran's Taxi Limited (circa 1950? - 1955)
P.U.B. 1954 certificate for Windsor - Hantsport and Windsor - St. Croix (Gillis p. 153). P.U.B. cancelled certificate for Windsor - Hantsport and Windsor - St. Croix 1955 (Gillis p. 159)
John Graham Turner (1950's? - 1956)
1954 Public Utilities Board certificate to operate scheduled bus service Middleton - Wilmot - Kingston - RCAF Greenwood [14 km] (Gillis p156). Certificate cancelled 1956 (Gillis p160).
Liverpool Bus Co., Ltd. (late 1920's - 1930's?)
Public Utilities Board list of valid 1930 certificates for scheduled bus service includes LBCo operating Liverpool - Milton and Liverpool - Brooklyn (Gillis p. 142). Company does not appear on the 1927 or 1946 lists.
Hartford T. Long (1940's?)
1946 P.U.B. certificate for local routes Brooklyn - Liverpool - Milton and Liverpool - Western Head [7 km] (as well as intercity routes) (Gillis p. 150). Does not appear on the 1954 list of P.U.B. certificates.
Liverpool & Milton Tramway Company, Limited (01 February 1897 - circa 1907)
Chartered in 1896 (NS). This 4½ mi. (7 km) line from Liverpool, to Rapid Falls, Nova Scotia operated a steam dummy railway in the streets of Liverpool. Passengers were carried but the line's principal business was freight for a pulp mill at Rapid Falls. The L&MTCo was sold to Mackenzie and Mann's Halifax and South Western Railway Company steam road in 1907. The H&SWRy passed into Dominion hands, becoming a component of Canadian National Railways in 1919. Most of the L&MTCo line was abandoned in 1936. (Martin, Stephens, Dorman, photo: PANS)
Egerton Tramway Company, Limited (10 October 1904 - 23 April 1909)
Incorporated 27 March 1902 (NS). Often erroneously enumerated as "Edgerton Tramways". Formal opening ceremonies held 14 October 1904 (RFC). (Due lists start of operation as 11 October 1904). Acquired the local electricity utility, the New Glasgow Electric Company, Limited (incorporated 1887 (NS)) 16 March 1909. Resulting enterprise renamed PCECo 1909. (photo: Allison Nelson/pictoupostcards.com).
Pictou County Electric Company (23 April 1909 - 07 May 1924)
Company acquired by the PCPB 1924.
|Data source:||Allison Nelson/pictoupostcards.com (2013)|
Pictou County Power Board (07 May 1924 - 07 May 1931)
Bus service was introduced on the Pictou system in 1926 (CR&MW 1931, 1932). (Due reports end of electric railway service in May 1930). PCPB continued to operate as an electricity utility until acquired by the Nova Scotia Power Commission 1963.
Pictou County Bus Services Limited (May 1931? - 1980?)
Bus services began in 1926, under the auspices of the Pictou County Power Board. Company purchased 1987 by SMT (Eastern) Limited chiefly for its Nova Scotia charter licence (Gillis). (photo: William A. Luke).
Irving Bus Line (circa 1940's - circa 1960's?)
Ellard Burns Irving received a Public Utilities Board operating certificate in 1946 for scheduled bus service Pictou - New Glasgow [18 km] and Pictou - PEI Ferry at Caribou (Gillis p. 148). 1954 certificate added third route Pictou Landing Wharf - New Glasgow (Gillis p. 154). A 1966 timetable uses the name Irving's Bus & Taxi Service. (Scrafton et al. 1970, Dawes et al. 1972 lists Irving's Transfer).
Irving's logo 1966
|Data Source:||Timetable 1966|
Pictou County Regional Transit Authority (1980? - 31 March 1996)
New Glasgow, Trenton, Westville. Buses lettered Pictou County Transit (see photo). Service ceased as a result of provincial funding changes. (City of Winnipeg map coll., CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo: Kevin Nicol)
|Service area population||34,000 (1991)||Vehicle fleet||8 buses (1995)||Employees||17 (1991)||Data source:||CUTA 1991/2
CTHF/SSG 1998 (1995 data)
|Interurban electric railway||10 October 1904 - 07 May 1931||Motor bus||1926 - 31 March 1996|
Strait Area Transit (22 September 2008 - 25 March 2013, 02 September 2014 - present)
Operations of the Strait Area Transit Cooperative Ltd. supported in part by the Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency. Scheduled bus service in Richmond County and southern Inverness County on Cape Breton and Mulgrave on the mainland. website 2010). Regular route service between Mulgrave and Port Hawkesbury abandoned 15 August 2012. All operations suspended 25 March 2013 - 28 April 2013 for financial reasons. All scheduled route services ended 25 March 2013. From 28 April 2013 agency operated only its demand-responsive door-to-door service requiring 48-hours advance booking. Scheduled route service was recommenced 02 September 2014. Route servicing Waycobah, Wagmatcook and Baddeck in Victoria County instituted 31 August 2015 and discontinued in June 2016.
SAT logo 2010
|Data Source:||website 2010|
Hub Coach Lines Limited (1940's)
Received a 1946 Public Utilities Board certificate to operated scheduled bus service Debert - Truro, and Truro - Valley via College Road, Fast Court Rd, the Main Highway, and Cross Roads (Gillis p148). Does not appear on the 1938 or 1954 lists.
Colchester Transportation Co-op Ltd. (2000? - circa 2002?)
Operates five times daily bus service between Bible Hill and Truro Heights, as well as dial-a-ride service, a once weekly run between Truro and Bass River, and on-call service to Stewiacke and Tatamagouche. On 19 July 2001 CTC applied to end the scheduled Bible Hill - Truro Heights service on account of low ridership and the exhaustion of a start-up subsidy. "The co-op operates the only scheduled bus run in the Truro area." (http://canada.com/cgi-bin/local.asp?f=/novascotia/truro/stories/20010710/010710trurostory1.html canada.com article by Cathy von Kintzel, 2001).
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