T3 Transit

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T3 Transit
T3 Transit logo.png
Parent City of Charlottetown
Founded 2005
Locale Charlottetown, PEI
Service area urban area
Service type bus service
Routes 10
Stations 1
Fleet approximately 12
Daily ridership 250,000 per year
Operator Trius Tours Limited
Website http://triustransit.ca/
Original 2005 transit branding

T3 Transit is a Canadian public transport agency operating buses in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Founded in 2005 as Charlottetown Transit, the 150th anniversary year of the city's incorporation. It is funded by the municipal and federal levels of government and provides service throughout the city's neighbourhoods. The province of Prince Edward Island does not provide transit subsidies toward the service. The last attempt at public transit was in the form of Charlottetown Urban Transit Systems Limited from late 1979 to 1981.

The name "Charlottetown Transit" was merely a marketing name and not a legally incorporated company. All buses are owned by the City of Charlottetown but are operated under contract by privately owned Trius Tours Limited.

In February, 2012, Charlottetown Transit changed its name to T3 Transit - Take Transit Today. The new brand offers services to Charlottetown, Cornwall, and Stratford, as well as a Summerside and County Line Express.

Most buses are designed to have the appearance of a tram or streetcar and were constructed by Dupont Industries (Thomas MVP EF Champlain 1608 LF and HF), as well as MCI Classic buses). The trolley buses are smaller than conventional transit bus designs and must be able to navigate the narrower streets and intersections in the city's downtown core.

Current operations have 10 bus routes running from Monday to Friday with reduced routes on Saturday as follows:

  • University Avenue
  • Charlottetown East to West
  • Charlottetown West to East
  • T3 Airport and Winsloe Collector
  • Cornwall
  • Stratford
  • QEH and East Collector
  • Community Bus Route 5
  • County Line - Serving points between Summerside and Charlottetown
  • Summerside - Serving the city of Summerside

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