|Rollsigns from Pickering, ON
|This mylar front route sign was given
to me by Pickering Transit. It is dated
July 17, 1984, and has 21 exposures.
Its sign tag is shown below.
|This mylar side route sign is off of 1981 built 30 foot
OBI 01.501 Orion I #H09, formerly #912. It has no print
date and has 21 exposures. It was offered to me by the
current owner, who uses the bus as a storage shed.
|This mylar front route sign is dated October 1995,
and has 32 exposures. This version was the last
to be printed before the creation of Ajax-Pickering
Transit Authority. Its sign tag is shown below.
|Transit within Pickering began in May of 1967 with GO Transit operating fixed route service. Later, the Bay
Ridges Dial-A-Bus, as a demonstration by the provincial government, began operations on July 6, 1970. This,
combined with GO Transit's local fixed route service, reintroduced on February 28, 1972, held down service
in Pickering until January 27, 1973, when the Pickering Dial-A-Bus, operated by the municipality, took over
services within the city. Later, the modern Pickering Transit began offering its own fixed route service. Finally,
on September 4, 2001 Pickering Transit merged with tis neighbouring system to the east, Ajax Transit, to
create the Ajax-Pickering Transit Authority. APTA operated jointly until January 1, 2006, when it, along
with Whitby Transit, Oshawa Transit, and Clarington Transit of Bowmanville, merged to become what is
now Durham Region Transit. They continue to provide service to the City of Pickering to this date.
|Pickering Transit Specialized Services Orion I #H09, formerly regular
service bus #912, is posed at the Pickering Transit yard while still in
service on May 24, 1997. The side sign featured above can be seen
in the side destination sign window, above the front door.
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electronic sign list page.