Howard Bus Service

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USDOT# MC/MX # Full Legal Name
1025780 MC-146523 R A Howard Bus Service Ltd.


Howard Bus Service is a charter coach company serving the south eastern Ontario area since 1955.

History

  • Established in 1955 by Ron Howard.

Commuter Service

Howard Bus Service previously ran the OC Transpo rural partner route 509, which ran along the western portion of the Transitway from Downtown Ottawa, with stops in Kemptville, Burritts Rapids, Merrickville and North Augusta. Service was provided by a 72 passenger IC Bus CE200 from their school bus fleet. So as not to confuse riders, the "SCHOOL BUS" lettering between the stop lights was covered by a blank yellow sign.

The route was discontinued in December 2019.

Facilities

Athens Garage/Office

  • Address: 31 Henry St., Athens, ON K0E 1B0
  • email: howardbusservice@ripnet.com
  • Phone: 613-924-2720 or 1-800-267-8185

Brockville Garage/Office

  • Address: 15 Louis St., Brockville, ON K6V 6E7
  • email: howardbusservice@ripnet.com
  • Phone: 613-924-2720 or 1-800-267-8185

Motorcoach roster

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0570 2005 MCI J4500
0680 2006 MCI J4500
07790 2007 MCI J4500
1320 Howard Bus Service 1320-b.jpg 2013 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12 Redesigned 2013-model[1]

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0150 2001 MCI E4500
0360 2003 MCI J4500
7760 1977 MCI MC-8
7970 1979 MCI MC-9
8080 1980 MCI MC-9
8290 Howard Bus Service 8290-a.jpg 1982 MCI MC-9
8530 1985 MCI 96-A3
8640 1986 MCI 102-A3
8870 1988 MCI 102-A3
9101 1991 Prevost LeMirage XL Ex-C.Seeley's Bus Lines.
9510 1995 MCI 102-D3
9520 1995 MCI 102-D3

School bus roster

This is a partial list of vehicles

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Body manufacturer Chassis / model Type Capacity / length VIN License Plate(s) Notes
98199 Wc15.JPG Howard Bus Service 98199-a.jpg 1998 Blue Bird GMC Micro Bird
99218 1998 Blue Bird GMC CV200
01237 Howard Bus Service 01237-a.jpg 2001 Blue Bird Chevrolet
03266 Howard Bus Service 03266-a.jpg 2003 Blue Bird International conventional 72 Passenger Wrecked on 15/09/2010
03267 Howard Bus Service 03267-a.jpg 2003 Blue Bird GMC Micro Bird 16 Passenger
04271 2004 Blue Bird International conventional SD8 720 Used on OC Rural Partner route 509.
06276 Howard Bus Service 06279-a.jpg 2006 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
06279 2006 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
08289 Howard Bus Service 09289-a.jpg 2008 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
08293 Howard Bus Service 08293-a.jpg 2008 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
09298 Howard Bus Service 09289-a.jpg 2009 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
09299 Howard Bus Service 09299-a.jpg 2009 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
10304 2010 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
10306 Howard Bus Service 10306-a.jpg 2010 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger SF9 347
10308 Howard Bus Service 10308-a.jpg 2010 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
11309 Howard Bus Service 11309-a.jpg 2011 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
12315 2012 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
12318 2012 IC Bus CE Series conventional 54 Passenger
12319 2012 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
12321 2012 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
13322 2013 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
13323 2013 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
13324 2013 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
13325 2013 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
13326 2013 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
14329 2014 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger SD9 609
14331 2014 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
14332 2014 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
14333 2014 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
14336 2014 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
15337 2015 IC Bus CE Series conventional 54 Passenger
15338 2015 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
16341 2016 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
16342 2016 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
16343 2016 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
16344 2016 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger
16345 2016 IC Bus CE Series conventional 72 Passenger

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