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I took this picture at Guelph Transit garage... is it common for old buses to have this plate? When did they phase out this system? I don't remember seeing these on TTC buses.

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I took this picture at Guelph Transit garage... is it common for old buses to have this plate? When did they phase out this system? I don't remember seeing these on TTC buses.

I see those plates on some old DRT buses and other buses from small systems. I don't think they are good for anything now, just certain transit systems don't bother to remove them. (I remember seeing photos of buses in the scapyard with those plates still on). I think the last buses I saw those plates on were 1990's

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I think the last year they were applied was 1993, but don't quote me on that.

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I think the last year they were applied was 1993, but don't quote me on that.

It was around 1993. The last Kingston Transit buses to have them were the 1992 Orion V's.

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It was around 1993. The last Kingston Transit buses to have them were the 1992 Orion V's.

Our last buses with them are the late 1993 Vs, the D60s also had them.

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I took this picture at Guelph Transit garage... is it common for old buses to have this plate? When did they phase out this system? I don't remember seeing these on TTC buses.

If none of the buses rebuild, they still intact.

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I took this picture at Guelph Transit garage... is it common for old buses to have this plate? When did they phase out this system? I don't remember seeing these on TTC buses.

we did have 'em once upon a time, too

they were likey removed at 6 and 12 time, if not earlier.

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Interesting!

Public Vehicle... does this mean other types of public vehicles had this? I'm thinking along the lines of emergency vehicles... fire, police, ambulance. Or is it just for transit?

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Interesting!

Public Vehicle... does this mean other types of public vehicles had this? I'm thinking along the lines of emergency vehicles... fire, police, ambulance. Or is it just for transit?

at the time, i think it was limited to buses, taxis and limos etc. feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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i remember em on School buses. tho these were not the plate versions that were/are on taxi's in Ontario Taxi's are plated by each locale... and some aren't even plated. Was a former taxi driver myself

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Interesting!

Public Vehicle... does this mean other types of public vehicles had this? I'm thinking along the lines of emergency vehicles... fire, police, ambulance. Or is it just for transit?

I believe they were only attached to buses owned by companies who had cross boundary rights or operated inter city charters.

A municipality that only operated it's vehicles within its own boundaries did not need them.

Here in Belleville, Loyalist College was at one time outside the city and the route operated under a PV licence into Sidney Township.

Since amalgamation and expansion the College is now in the city, and the PV is not required.

The truck licence is a PCV but I don't think there is a plate for it.

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I wonder since you brought up cross boundry there are initials that commercial vehicles entering quebec need... any one in ottawa notice if PRP is listed along the side of any of the plates on oc transpo... best routes to look at world be any entering quebec.

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any one in ottawa notice if PRP is listed along the side of any of the plates on oc transpo... best routes to look at world be any entering quebec.

No, even the newest plates don't have PRP.

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I wonder since you brought up cross boundry there are initials that commercial vehicles entering quebec need... any one in ottawa notice if PRP is listed along the side of any of the plates on oc transpo... best routes to look at world be any entering quebec.

PRP plates are issued to participants in the International Registration Plan,

only a small number of jursidictions in North America do not participate they are Mexico, Alaska, Yukon, Nunavut, and NWT

PRP plates for trucks are in the series PA-PZ i.e. 792 (Crown)1PA

BP is the letter combination used on prorated bus plates i.e. BP1 (Crown)792.

They would be seen only on intercity coaches that run regular routes.

If I recall most "hounds" carry Alberta plates so Ontario PRP plates on buses are quite a rare sight.

Charter coaches are not required to participate in IRP

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I believe they were only attached to buses owned by companies who had cross boundary rights or operated inter city charters.

A municipality that only operated it's vehicles within its own boundaries did not need them.

Here in Belleville, Loyalist College was at one time outside the city and the route operated under a PV licence into Sidney Township.

Since amalgamation and expansion the College is now in the city, and the PV is not required.

The truck licence is a PCV but I don't think there is a plate for it.

Kitchener Transit had them on buses too for this same reason... Waterloo was too cheap to have their own transit so they mooched off Kitchener Transit and therefore the buses obviously had to cross city limits to get into Waterloo ( and also St.Jacobs Country ). Some of the plates still remain on some of the 8900 Classics and Orions.

Waterloo is STILL mooching off Kitchener AND Cambridge even today with more than transit lol!!

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Kitchener Transit had them on buses too for this same reason... Waterloo was too cheap to have their own transit so they mooched off Kitchener Transit and therefore the buses obviously had to cross city limits to get into Waterloo ( and also St.Jacobs Country ). Some of the plates still remain on some of the 8900 Classics and Orions.

Waterloo is STILL mooching off Kitchener AND Cambridge even today with more than transit lol!!

Ok? How are Waterloo and Cambridge mooching off Kitchener for transit when the Region of Waterloo owns and operates all the vehicles and facilities, not the three cities? :blink:

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PRP plates are issued to participants in the International Registration Plan,

only a small number of jursidictions in North America do not participate they are Mexico, Alaska, Yukon, Nunavut, and NWT

PRP plates for trucks are in the series PA-PZ i.e. 792 (Crown)1PA

BP is the letter combination used on prorated bus plates i.e. 792 (Crown)1BP.

They would be seen only on intercity coaches that run regular routes.

If I recall most "hounds" carry Alberta plates so Ontario PRP plates on buses are quite a rare sight.

Charter coaches are not required to participate in IRP

reason why i asked was when i was in Ottawa trucks had to have PRP plates to operate in Quebec and i was thinking it would have been the same for OC

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at the time, i think it was limited to buses, taxis and limos etc. feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks that makes much more sense

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I took this picture at Guelph Transit garage... is it common for old buses to have this plate? When did they phase out this system? I don't remember seeing these on TTC buses.

What unit and model was the bus?

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Guelph 137 - GM(?) Classic

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I know YRT # 2036 (Ex Markham Transit) has one of those plates at the back.

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YRT 2006, 2033 also have it, but 2028 doesn't.

I know YRT # 2036 (Ex Markham Transit) has one of those plates at the back.

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Anyone have pics of ottawa area taxi/public vehicle plates?

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Anyone have pics of ottawa area taxi/public vehicle plates?

I checked my oldest OC photos from 1997 but I only have front shots. :) Even 337, 5101, 5931 and 6101 don't have the plates any more, even though they were last refurbished in the early 1980s.

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This is from Cornwall Transit 9446, a 1994 Orion V CNG. I'm surprised nobody that went on the charter either saw or posted this already! :)

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