Medicine Hat Transportation Company

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Medicine Hat Transportation Company logo-a.jpg
Area served Medicine Hat, AB
Founded 1953 (from Blair's Bus Lines)
Fleet size 7 (1955, when founded), 15 (1970, when dissolved)
Number of routes 7
Ridership 642,660 (1955) [1]
Medicine Hat Transportation Company Founders-a.jpeg


The Medicine Hat Transportation Company, (originally Medicine Hat Transit, Limited) was the provider of public transportation in the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta starting in 1953. It became Medicine Hat Transit on July 1, 1970.

This service was owned by the Moose Jaw Transportation Company between 1952 and 1955.

Routes

[2][3]

There was no service on Sundays or holidays.

  • Hospital - Lang Crescent
  • McLeod Trail & 8 St. SW
  • Shannon Bridge
  • Riverside
  • Flats
  • Crescent Heights (no service in July or August)
  • Crestwood (no service in July or August)

Fares

10¢ cash fare, 25¢ for 3 tickets, $1 for 13 tickets (1955).

Facilities

Garage

Medicine Hat Regional Airport Hangar No. 2. 35 Halifax Avenue, Medicine Hat, AB T1A-7X8

Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
? Transit bus
20-27 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 22-a.jpg Ford Transit Ford 239 cu. in. V8 3 Speed Manual
26 (1st) Medicine Hat Transportation Company 26 (1st)-a.jpg Front-engined transit bus
28-30 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 28-a.jpg 1956 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270 cubic in. Allison AT-540
31 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 31-a.jpg 1959 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270 cubic in. Allison AT-540
32-33 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 33-a.jpg 1961 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270 cubic in. Allison AT-540
34-36 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 36-a.jpg 1963 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270 cubic in. Allison AT-540
37-40 1947 GMC TDH-3610 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Allison AT-540
41 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 41-a.jpg 1960 GMC TGH-3102 Old Look GMC 270 cubic in. Allison AT-540
  • For a complete history of this bus, see its page.
42-44 Medicine Hat Transportation Company 44-a.jpg 1969 GMC TGH-3502 GMC 270 cubic in. Allison AT-540
700 Medicine Hat Transit 700-a.jpg 1950 GMC 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck Chevrolet 216 cu. in 3-speed manual

References

  1. https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1955/8/6/the-friendliest-little-bus-line-in-canada The Friendliest Little Bus Line in Canada, published August 6, 1955, retrieved September 27, 2019.
  2. https://m.facebook.com/historyofmedicinehat/posts/2481560845263325?d=m&s=-1 facebook.com
  3. Esplanade Archives, accession number M2001.4.43, box 27. Published 1957, retrieved December 4, 2019.
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City of Medicine Hat Logo-a.png
Buses
Active

330

Retired

1044, 1045

Public Transit in Medicine Hat
Current Operators

City of Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Transit, Southland Transportation

Former Operators

Blair's Bus Lines (private)
Medicine Hat Ferry
Medicine Hat Transportation Company (Private)
Redcliff Bus Lines (Private)
Red Cliff - Medicine Hat Bus Company