Fonds ccg-2061 - City of Calgary. Calgary Transit fonds

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City of Calgary. Calgary Transit fonds

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CA ccg ccg-2061

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  • 1909-1975 (Creation)
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    City of Calgary. Calgary Transit

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30.2 m of textual records and other materials

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Administrative history

The Transportation Department of the City of Calgary was formed in 1972. Its purpose is "to ensure that the city of Calgary has a transportation system that meets the needs of Calgarians in an efficient and safe manner through careful planning for all transportation modes, effective operation of the current street system through appropriate traffic control, and provision of a safe, effective and efficient transit service."[1];Since its creation, the Department's activities have centred around three basic functions: Transportation planning, traffic operations, and Calgary Transit. Transportation planning involves planning the City's transportation system for all modes of travel, including walking, cycling, private vehicles, and public transit. The traffic operations function of the Department is concerned with managing the City's street system, including control of traffic and on-street parking; installation of signs, signals, and road markings; and control of temporary street closures. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Calgary Transit administrative history, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of records of Calgary Transit which date back to the year of its establishment, 1909 and include records created after 1972, when it became part of the Transportation Department. Included are records created under its previous names: Calgary Transit System, Calgary Municipal Railway, and Calgary Electric Railway. The records of the remaining components of The Transportation Department, including the Director's office, Finance and Accounting, Traffic Operations, and Transportation Planning, are described separately in the "Inventory to the Records of the Transportation Department". The records of Calgary Transit include correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, bulletins, publications, lists, directories, ledger books, register books, mechanical drawings, and photographs. There are also some non-record materials, including technical manuals, publications of other agencies, artifacts, tickets, passes, and transfers. The records have been grouped into nine series, based in general on their physical form. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Calgary Transit scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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Note: Includes 368 maps, 109 photo prints and 106 cultural historic items

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Records were transferred either directly from the City of Calgary, Calgary Transit or from the Civic Records Centre in several separate transfers.

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  • The material is in English.

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In accordance with The City of Calgary's policy on Access to Municipal Information, records more than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted. Records which are less than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted by legislation. Please see the City of Calgary Archives Policies and Procedures Manual for further infomation regarding access to records.

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A descriptive finding aid is available at the City of Calgary Archives.

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The City of Calgary Archives may have reference material which may be associated to the fonds. All textual records are in closed storage. To view records please contact the City of Calgary Archives.<br><br>

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