Iqaluit Public Transit

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Iqaluit Public Transit
Founded July 2003[1]
Defunct January 10, 2005[2]
Locale Iqaluit
Service type transit bus
Fleet 1
Daily ridership Average 28/day[2]
Operator R.L. Hanson Construction Limited

The Iqaluit Public Transit system operated from July 2003 to January 2005 to provide public transportation in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Mounting costs and low ridership forced city council to cancel the service in late 2004 and it ceased operations in January 2005.[2]

History[edit]

Iqaluit previously operated bus services in the 1980s, and again during the Arctic Winter Games.[3]

After paying approximately $137,000 for the service,[4] the city had concluded that if they were to give taxi vouchers to every resident they would save almost $100,000 annually.[2] Iqaluit had a 5-year contract with the R.L. Hanson Construction company to operate the service.[1]

The topic of providing bus service is still considered in Iqaluit, as the city council members discussed it in December 2010.[5]

Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bell, Jim (December 17, 2004). "Iqaluit bus stops running Jan. 10". Nunatsiaq News (Iqaluit, NU: Nortext Publishing Corporation). Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Iqaluit cuts $17-a-ride bus service". CBC News. December 14, 2007. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rideout, Denise (March 29, 2002). "Back on the Bus". Nunatsiaq News (Iqaluit, NU: Nortext Publishing Corporation). Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "City pays off bus contractor". Nunatsiaq News (Iqaluit, NU: Nortext Publishing Corporation). February 11, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ Zarate, Gabriel (December 10, 2010). "Iqaluit council candidates field questions at Dec. 7 debate". Nunatsiaq News (Iqaluit, NU: Nortext Publishing Corporation). Retrieved December 30, 2010.