Fondo RG-90 - City of Edmonton. Edmonton Transit System fonds

Área de título y declaración de responsabilidad

Título apropiado

City of Edmonton. Edmonton Transit System fonds

Tipo general de material

  • Graphic material - photograph

Título paralelo

Engineering and Transportation Department (1971-1977)

Otra información de título

Título declaración de responsabilidad

Título notas

  • Fuente del título: Title based on name of creator.

Nivel de descripción

Fondo

Institución archivística

Código de referencia

CA EDM RG-90

Área de edición

Declaración de edición

Declaración de responsabilidad de edición

Área de detalles específicos de la clase de material

Mención de la escala (cartográfica)

Mención de proyección (cartográfica)

Mención de coordenadas (cartográfica)

Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)

Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)

Área de fechas de creación

Fecha(s)

Área de descripción física

Descripción física

58 photographs

Área de series editoriales

Título apropiado de las series del editor

Títulos paralelos de serie editorial

Otra información de título de las series editoriales

Declaración de responsabilidad relativa a las series editoriales

Numeración dentro de la serie editorial

Nota en las series editoriales

Área de descripción del archivo

Nombre del productor

(1946-1971)

Historia administrativa

The idea of local public transportation began in 1893 when the North West Territories Council approved “An Ordinance to Empower the Municipality of the Town of Edmonton to Construct and Operate a Tramway”. However, public transit was not established until 1908, when the City of Edmonton purchased the Strathcona Radial Tramway Company, a private venture that was slated to start a local railway before being bought out through Bylaw. A second bylaw ratified the establishment of the Edmonton Radial Railway shortly thereafter – Bylaw 185.

From 1904 until 1971 this department had a number of names. Until 1946 it was called variously the Edmonton Radial Railway or the Street Railway Department. On July 16, 1946 the name was changed to the Edmonton Transportation System, to reflect the changing nature of the department, specifically the large number buses that now made up the fleet. On April 29, 1947 the name was shortened to the Edmonton Transit System.

The Edmonton Transit System merged with the Engineer’s Department in 1971 to form the Engineering and Transportation Department. This was in reaction to the provincial City Transportation Act, passed in 1970, which required cities to undertake transportation studies to ensure transportation needs were met. In 1976 the independent Transit Department was formed from the Transit Branch of the Engineering and Transportation Department. However, the independence was short lived, and on January 1, 1984 the Transit Department, the Engineering Department, and the Transportation Management Department merged to form the Transportation Department. The former Transit Department was now the Edmonton Transit Branch of the Transportation Department. The Transportation Department was reorganized and renamed the Transportation and Streets Department in 1997. On June 1, 2011 as part of a large-scale reorganization within the City, the Transportation and Streets Department was renamed Transportation Services. In 2016, this department was reorganized again to become the City Operations Department.

Historial de custodia

Alcance y contenido

This fonds contains photos of Edmonton Transit equipment and Luna Gas in the 1950s, and construction and tunneling related to the creation of the LRT downtown in the 1970s.

Área de notas

Condiciones físicas

Origen del ingreso

This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by Edmonton Transit System in 1977 and 1979.

Arreglo

The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-301.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

Ubicación de los originales

Disponibilidad de otros formatos

Restricciones de acceso

There are no restrictions on access.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

Instrumentos de descripción

Photographs have been described at the item level and are available in the Reference Room.

Materiales asociados

See also Ride of the Century: The Story of the Edmonton Transit System by Ken Tingley (2011). 338.409 TIN

Materiales relacionados

Acumulaciones

Further accruals are expected.

Nota general

Accession numbers: A77-19, A79-97

Identificador/es alternativo(os)

Área de número estándar

Número estándar

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso por materia

Puntos de acceso por lugar

Puntos de acceso por autoridad

Tipo de puntos de acceso

Área de control

Identificador de registro de descripción

Identificador de la institución

City of Edmonton Archives

Reglas o convenciones

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms

Estado de elaboración

Final

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Idioma de descripción

Escritura de la descripción

Fuentes

Área de Ingreso

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