Highway Coach Moratorium Act
CHAPTER 200 OF THE REVISED STATUTES, 1989
An Act to Provide for
a Moratorium on
Additional Highway Coaches
1 This Act may be cited as the Highway Coach Moratorium Act. R.S., c. 200, s. 1.
2 (1) In this Act,
(a) "highway coach" means a passenger vehicle of a designcommonly known in the transportation industry as a highwaycoach, an intercity coach or an intercity motor bus, whether thevehicle is used or intended for use on scheduled routes or forcharters, tours, sightseeing trips or other purposes, but does notinclude a passenger vehicle incapable of being fitted with morethan thirty passenger seats;
(b) "moratorium" means the period between the first day ofMay, 1988, and the first day of July, 1990, inclusive, or suchother day as the Governor in Council orders and declares byproclamation.
(2) Words or expressions used in this Act and not defined herein havethe same meaning as in the Motor Carrier Act. R.S., c. 200, s. 2.
3 (1) Where after the first day of August, 1987, and on or beforethe first day of May, 1988, a license was amended to permit the additionof not more than two highway coaches, this Act does not apply to theaddition of those additional highway coaches or to the operation of thosecoaches.
(2) For greater certainty, this Act does not apply to a passenger vehicle
(a) governed by the Metropolitan Authority Act or the RegionalTransit Authority Act;
(b) originally designed as a school bus; or
(c) listed in Regulation 107 of the Regulations made pursuant tothe Motor Carrier Act. R.S., c. 200, s. 3.
Operation during moratorium
4 (1) During the moratorium, no motor carrier shall operate ahighway coach as a public passenger vehicle unless, pursuant to theMotor Carrier Act, the motor carrier
(a) held on the first day of May, 1988, a license permitting thathighway coach to be so operated on or after that day;
(b) obtains an amendment to a license held by that motor carrierto add that highway coach in substitution for a highway coachwhich is deleted at the same time from the license;
(c) holds a temporary authority granted before the moratoriumby the Board pursuant to Section 9 of the Motor Carrier Act; or
(d) holds a temporary authority granted during the moratoriumby the Board pursuant to Section 9 of the Motor Carrier Act.
Extent of moratorium
(2) During the moratorium, the Board shall not issue a license oramend a license to permit the operation of a highway coach at any timeduring or after the moratorium if the operation of that highway coach isprohibited during the moratorium. R.S., c. 200, s. 4.