Item M440-1343 - Belleville Transit Rider Guide and Schedule 1987

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CA ON00156 M/M440-1343

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Belleville Transit Rider Guide and Schedule 1987

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  • Aug 1987 (Creation)

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1 paper map (57 cm x 43.5 cm)

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(1 May 1960 -)

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The first public transit appeared on May 23, 1876 with 16 horses and drivers operating from 6:00am to 10:00pm.
Throughout the years, the service disappeared, appeared again and upgraded thanks to many different franchisees.
By 1924, Fred Rawson Sr. had started a one-bus transit system. When he died in 1935, his wife and son drove the buses.
After the second World War, revenues dropped and the family sold to the City of Belleville.
The Belleville Transit Commission was appointed by the Belleville City Council to form and maintain bus transportation under the "City of Belleville Act, 1960." During its first years, routes and equipment were heavily studied to form the foundation of the transit system that still runs today.

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Donated by Gerry Boyce.

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A map featuring the transit routes, street routes and rider fares for the Belleville Bus Transit system.

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