Ministry: TRANSPORTATION Agency: ONTARIO HIGHWAY TRANSPORT BOARD Agency URL:www.ohtb.gov.on.ca Address: 10th Floor 151 Bloor Street West Toronto Ont. M5S 2T5 Tel.: (416) 326-6732 Fax: (416) 326-6738
Background: ONTARIO HIGHWAY TRANSPORT BOARD ACT, RSO 1990, C. O.19, S. 2 Period: N/A - N/A Type: REG
Prerogative: Mandatory Legislation; Premier's OIC
Function: The board is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for controlling market entry for the public vehicle (or intercity bus) industry. Specifically, it is responsible for all economic regulatory matters pertaining to the intercity bus industry, ranging from consideration of applications for public vehicle services on the basis on public need, to issuing licences, to settling disputes between carriers and imposing penalties. Hearings may be requested by a person whose operations, licence or transportation service is the subject of a proceeding or by any interested person who applies to, and is specified by the board to be a party. The board has the authority to impose all costs associated with a hearing on the parties, based on user-pay.
Membership: The board is composed of that number of members as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may from time to time determine. One member is designated as chair. The chair may designate another member of the board to act as chair in his or her absence and if the chair cannot act and has not designated another member to act as chair, or if the office of chair is vacant, the Minister may designate a member of the board to act as chair.
Term: There is no limitation in legislation.
Meetings: The number of hearings is dependent on the number of applications received.