Welcome to Our New Directors!

At our Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2022, the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation welcomed 2 new directors. Dave Reage is a lifelong transit enthusiast who has had the opportunity to turn a passion into a career. He has worked in the transit industry for 17 years, currently serving as

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Issue #115

  The Cover Story: This month we conclude our look at the bus building history of the Canadian Car & Foundry Company.  The first article from Mike Taylor-Noonan covers the fascinating history of the company, including its beginnings, war time contribution and eventual entry in into the bus market, where

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Issue #114

The Cover Story: This month we review two transit systems that have passed the 50 year mark in their operations.  Red Deer Transit System was formed in the late 1960s to expand and improve transit service in the central Alberta city, and they’ve evolved continuously to meet the changing times

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Tribute to William A. (Bill) Luke

  A Tribute to Bill Luke for the CTHF: William A. (Bill) Luke, Public Transportation Historian Par Excellence        The Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation and the public transportation world at large is saddened by the passing of one of the industry’s leading historians and experts, Bill Luke on

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Issue #113

The Cover Story: Continuing with the 100th anniversary of the TTC, we take a look at Toronto’s vehicle innovation history.  From motor buses with electric drive to today’s battery buses, the TTC has been an innovator in fleet equipment throughout its history.   And Calgary’s C-Train reached the 40-year milestone in

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Issue #112

The Cover Story: To complete the comprehensive look at CNG fuel  in Canadian transit, we  continue with the system summary that started in Bulletin 112.  Our second part of the history and status of Canadian CNG transit operations profiles the remaining transit  systems that have used or are using CNG

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In case you missed it… A Century of Electric Buses in Canada: Presented by Angus McIntyre

On May 12th, the CTHF held its third webinar presentation.  This month’s excellent webinar was presented by Angus McIntyre.  The topic was on a century of electric bus operations in Canada, and is definitely worth a watch. If you were unable to join the webinar live, we have provided a

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In case you missed it… History of Orion Buses Slideshow

On April 14th, the CTHF held its second webinar presentation.  This excellent presentation was on the history of Orion Bus Industries, which was delivered by our Assistant Treasurer/Director of Events & Street Side Guide: Kevin Nicol. If you were unable to join the webinar live, we have provided a recording

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Issue #111

The Cover Story: Canada has reached the 35-year milestone of transit buses running on compressed natural gas.  The Hamilton Street Railway was the first implementer of CNG.  Kevin Nicol provides a thorough, two-part look at the history and current status of this alternative fuel.  We also have an update on

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Issue #110

  The Cover Story: In our second part of the Canadian Car & Foundry retrospective we look at the trolley coach building era.  CC&F bought the rights to build the Brill design from ACF Motors Ltd. in the U.S.  The type found favour with a total of 15 Canadian operators

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