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Major Changes in the Mass Transit Map

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This map takes more than a minute to load. When "1986 All Routes" appears in the map control panel in the top left of the map, loading is complete. Due to the loading time, this map is slow to operate. Click the button "Major Change Animation - Forward In Time" to see changes in the extent of the mass transit network.

A major change missing from this map is the O-Train in 2001.

Links to maps by year

1929 | 1939 | 1948 | 1951 | 1954_June | 1954_December | 1962 | 1965 | 1967 | 1973 | 1974 | 1976 | 1978 | 1979 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | Rail routes only 1929-2015 | Major Changes 1929-2015 | Timeline 1929-2015 | Landing page


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1. OC Transpo, OC Transpo Transit Routes 1929-2015, ESRI Shapefiles, Ottawa, Ontario: MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, August 29, 2018. https://library.carleton.ca/find/gis/geospatial-data/oc-transpo-transit-routes.

8. © OpenStreetMap contributors, "OpenStreetMap Ottawa," Map, OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF), Accessed April 14, 2019. https://www.openstreetmap.org.

10 OC Transpo, "History (Looking Back)," Milestones, OC Transpo, Accessed April 19, 2019, http://www.octranspo.com/about-octranspo/history_looking_back.

11 Glenn Clark, "Why Streetcars Never Ran on Montreal Road?," Historic Gloucester 16 No.1 (2015): 7. http://www.gloucesterhistory.com/Historic%20Gloucester%20Volume%2016%20No%201.pdf.

12 Glenn Clark, "Uplands Bus Lines - Gloucester South's Transit System from 1940 to 1950," Historic Gloucester 16 No.3 (2015): 6. http://www.gloucesterhistory.com/Historic%20Gloucester%20Volume%2016%20No%203.pdf.

14 National Capital Planning Service, Plan for the National Capital, Canada, 1950: General Report Submitted to the National Capital Planning Committee, (Ottawa: National Capital Planning Service., 1950-1951.) 87-89. Planning Canada's Capital, https://qshare.queensu.ca/Users01/gordond/planningcanadascapital/greber1950/Full_text_Greber1950.pdf

National Capital Planning Service. Bus and Street Car Routes Ottawa and Environs Ottawa. (Ottawa: National Capital Planning Service, 1947).

15 Colin Churcher, "Do-it-yourself Bus Service," Transport Canada staff magazine, December 1972, https://churcher.crcml.org/Articles/Article1972.html.

"A Bus - For Us.", directed by Rex Tasker, (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board, 1972,) film. https://www.nfb.ca/film/bus-for-us/.

David A. Wyatt, "All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems," David A. Wyatt, Last modified 27 January 2017. https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/ottawa-on.html.

Colin Churcher, Personal correspondence, e-mail to author 21 April 2019.

16 Glenn Clark, "Proposed Billings Bridge Street Car Service Never Materialized," Historic Gloucester 16 No.4 (2015): 9. http://www.gloucesterhistory.com/Historic%20Gloucester%20Volume%2016%20No%204.pdf.

Glenn Clark, Personal corresondence, e-mail to author 18 April, 2019.

17 Dave Watts, Tracks, Wires, and Rubber Tires: a Short History of Public Transportation in the Nation's Capital, (Ottawa: Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission, 2000),17.


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