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So I had written the following in another thread:
LouieNet said:
Maybe I'll start Yet-Another-CA-HOV thread to track DMV & FasTrak turnaround times just like there was for the new Prius wait times. :)
How about those of us who have received our Calif. HOV stickers recently give some timelines so that the rest of us can get an idea of when they might receive their own stickers? And if you're in the SF Bay Area, you may want to provide your FasTrak timeline too....

FASTRAK
application:
method: (online/onsite)
check posted:
transponder received:

HOV STICKER
application:
check posted:
req for more info:
more info sent:
sticker postmarked:
sticker received:
sticker number:

:arrow: Here's my info, as an example: (I'm afraid that it may not be all that useful since it's a bit outdated because it's been over a week since I got my stickers.)

FASTRAK
application: 7/28
method: online
check posted: not applicable, used credit card
transponder received: 8/11 (returned normal transponder 8/12, still have not received hybrid transponder as of 8/31)

HOV STICKER
application: 8/11
check posted: 8/17
req for more info: not applicable, DMV did not have to "reserve" sticker
more info sent: not applicable
sticker postmarked: 8/18
sticker received: 8/22
sticker number: 351
 

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FASTRAK
application: 08/10(online) 08/12(onsite)
method: (online/onsite)
check posted: credit card
transponder received: onsite then 08/21 (yes, now I have two!!!)

HOV STICKER
application: 08/11 and 08/13
check posted: 08/18 and 08/23
req for more info:
more info sent:
sticker postmarked:
sticker received: 08/24 and 08/26 (yes, I have two sets of stickers!!!)
sticker number: 38xx and 54xx

My 1st app was with web printout, which I thought was incomplete. Therefore, I sent in the second one. I have returned the second set of stickers, of course! :wink:
 

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FASTRAK
application: 08/12, in person at the Embarcadero FasTrack Office
method: onsite off Embarcadero in San Francisco
check posted: credit card
transponder received: 8/12, same day

HOV STICKER
application: 08/12
check posted: NOT YET as of 9/1/2005
req for more info:
more info sent:
sticker postmarked:
sticker received: NOT YET, this is unfair.
sticker number:
 

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HOV STICKER
application: sent on 8/11
check posted: 8/31
req for more info: N/A
more info sent: N/A
sticker postmarked: ??? - didn't look
sticker received: 8/29
sticker number: ??? - I'll check later
 

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FASTRAK
application: 08/11
method: (online/onsite) over the phone (I was probably among the few lucky ones who managed to do so).
check posted: N/A (paid with credit card over the phone).
transponder received: 08/13 (yep, only two days via USPS).

HOV STICKER
application: 08/19
check posted: 08/29
req for more info: Nein
more info sent: Njet
sticker postmarked: 08/29
sticker received: 09/02
sticker number: HE007151
 

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New Car Purchase
Application mailed 8/18

Still waiting for check to clear, still waiting for stickers!!!

Mailed 2nd application and check on 9/8.
 

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Don't remember the dates, but I sent in the application the first day it was available, and got the stickers in less than a week.
 

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Mine took slightly over three weeks and I sent them in on the first day. Car was new and had no plates. I just gave the VIN number.

Arrived with the VIN number and license as UNK (unknown?) on the paper. Number was over the 6000 mark and my name was incorrectly spelled and juxtipositioned. Oh well...

However, they are too large and require too many placement locations that I may opt out for possiblity of damaging the paint due to sun fade. Friend just had his truck painted ($4000! Not a cheapie overspray job, but they removed all the rubber and moldings) so I may forgo the HOV stickers if they are only good until 2008.
 

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Still waiting for check to clear, still waiting for stickers!!!
You can have mine....! I don't want the ugly things on my Prius....I've had them for about 2.5 weeks and not ever had to use them yet....

Just thought it be nice to have "in-case".... :cry:
 

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ok!!
 

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HOV STICKER
application: 08/26
check posted: 09/12
req for more info: Nein
more info sent: Njet
sticker postmarked: forgot to look
sticker received: 9/19/2005
sticker number: HE015XXX
 

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FASTRAK
application: 08/12, in person at the Embarcadero FasTrack Office
method: onsite off Embarcadero in San Francisco
check posted: credit card
transponder received: 8/12, same day

HOV STICKER
application: 08/12/05
check posted: 09/08/2005
req for more info:
more info sent:
sticker postmarked:
sticker received: 09/15/2005, finally!
sticker number: 18,000-ish
 
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