Whitby Transit

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Whitby Transit was the public transit agency serving the town of Whitby, Ontario.

History

In 1976, Whitby Town Council approved expanded bus service by Charterways Transportation in the town on a trial basis. The service, operating from April to the end of the year, served the Whitby Industrial Park, Brock Road and the area west to Garrard Road.[1] After further study and debate, Council approved a municipally managed transit system with operations contracted to Charterways. Whitby Transit began operations on April 1, 1980.[2]

In November 1990, Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines assumed operations of Whitby Transit. After submitting a lower bid than Charterways, the contract was awarded to Trenway-Wagar. They continue to operate bus service in Whitby including post-formation of Durham Region Transit (see below).[3][4]

Whitby Transit, along with the Oshawa Transit Commission and Ajax Pickering Transit Authority were merged to form Durham Region Transit on January 1, 2006.

All-Time conventional fleet

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
1708 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Ex-CAT (Harrisburg, PA) #?.
8701-8706 Whitby Transit 8704-a.jpg 1987 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-748 8701-8704 & 8706 to Durham Region Transit 8301-8304, 8306
8907-8908 1989 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison To Durham Region Transit 8307-8308
7609-7610 1976 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Brantford Transit 9762 & 9761.
9011-9015 Whitby Transit 9013-a.jpg 1990 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863 To Durham Region Transit 8311-8315.
9116 1991 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863 To Durham Region Transit 8316.
9217 Whitby Transit 9217-a.jpg 1992 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863 To Durham Region Transit 8317.
9418 1994 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863 To Durham Region Transit 8318.
9719-9720 Whitby Transit 9720-a.jpg 1997 Champion Solo Cummins B5.9 Allison AT-545 9720 to Durham Region Transit 8320.
8819 1988 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
9821-9822 Whitby Transit 9822-a.jpg 1998 BIA Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
0424-0429 Whitby Transit 0428-a.jpg 2004 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Allison B400R To Durham Region Transit 8324-8329.
9730-9732 Whitby Transit 9731-a.jpg 1997 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R

References

  1. Charterways expands town bus service
  2. Whitby gets bus service. Whitby Free Press. 27 February 1980.
  3. Whitby Transit contract still undecided. Whitby Free Press. 03 October 1990.
  4. Transit drivers approve new contract. Whitby Free Press. 07 December 1994.