Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there bus routes in Hamilton that run across the city, but are named after a street that makes up only a tiny portion of the route?
The 5 DELAWARE runs from the edge of Dundas across Hamilton well into Stoney Creek. And yet Delaware Ave makes up less than 1 km of its route length. The reason that such a large route is named after such a tiny street is that when the Delaware bus was first created back in the 1940s, Delaware Ave was a significant portion of its length. Over the last several decades, the DELAWARE bus has grown and expanded, but no one has altered the name to follow.
A similar case exists for the 35 COLLEGE and the 51 UNIVERSITY routes. When the routes were created, Mohawk College and McMaster University were both at the end of their respective bus routes. Now the routes have been extended, but there's no need to rename them as they still serve the institutions the're named after.
What's the history of your website?
October 21 2001 - site launched as Hamiltransit at http://members.home.net/tluton5/hamiltransit
December 1 2001 - site relocated to http://home.cogeco.ca/~tluton5/index.html due to bankruptcy of @HOME network
April 21 2002 - site shutdown (end of school year & moving to start internship)
June 1 2002 - site relaunched at http://members.rogers.com/lutontd/index.html
August 30 2003 - site shutdown (starting my final year of university)
November 1 2004 - site renamed Hamilton Transit History, relaunched at http://email@example.com/index.html
May 13 2006 - Website redesigned to current style
May 13-December 1 2006 - 6 months with limited updates due to extended work contract. (one update Sept 17, 2006)
August 1 2009 - site moved to http://hamiltontransithistory.host-ed.net/index.html due to shutdown of Geocities
February 1 2012 - site moved to http://hamiltontransithistory.alotspace.com/index.html due to buyout of Host-ed.net by Alotspace.com
May 25 2014 - site deleted by Alotspace.com due to unconfirmed violation of terms of service.
September 9 2014 - site relaunched at http://www.trainweb.org/hamtransithist/index.html