Roger's Transit was started
in April of 1961 by two former Harmony Short Line drivers after Harmony closed down
operations. The initial operation of Roger's was exactly like its final operation using 2
1946 ex-Harmony Lines TD3206 coaches, one ex-Harmony route and with approximately
the same running times as Harmony.
Roger's paint scheme was
somewhat unique as both buses ran with full painted on advertisements for Duquesne Brewing
Co. The original contract was for one year but the contract was never renewed nor were the
buses ever repainted after the contract expired.
One of the smallest
companies taken over by PAT, the Roger's buses were stored and maintained at a local gas
station in Blawnox. This arrangement was maintained until 1963 when Roger's rented space
in the former Harmony garage.
In its short
existence, Roger's only had one incident of service interruption due to freezing weather.
At the takeover, PAT
did not renumber the former Roger's coaches and both were scrapped on April
28, 1964 due to their poor condition.