MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet

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The MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet comprises over 5,700 buses in fixed-route service in New York City under MTA New York City Bus (New York City Transit) (including Select Bus Service) and MTA Bus.

A roster of the fleet is shown below. Not included below are buses and vans not open to the general public (Access-A-Ride vans and taxicabs, and employee shuttle buses), or demonstration buses. This list also does not include buses formerly operated by MTA Long Island Bus that are now operated under contract to Nassau County by Veolia Transportation.

Past fleet[edit]

Current active fleet[edit]

All buses are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. All buses are 102 inches (2.59 meters) wide.

Local and limited bus fleet[edit]

Built from 1995 to 2004[edit]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes[1]
NYC Transit Nova RTS 8927.jpg

MTA Bus Company Nova Bus RTS 9311.jpg
Nova Bus
RTS-06 (T80-206)
1996 40 ft (12.19 m) 8752-9349
(598 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison V-731 ATEC 3-Speed
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
    • All buses were originally operated under New York City Bus.
    • 8924-9073 were delivered brand new to Atlanta, Georgia for the 1996 Summer Olympics bus system before being delivered to MTA.
  • 9250-9349 were originally delivered with coach type seating mounted on elevated interior platforms for express service. 9250 & 9273 retain their platforms but had their coach seats replaced with 2x2 seating.
  • 9140-9149 were powered with Cummins M11E engines and are retired.
  • Being retired.
    • 8797 was converted into a Metrocard Bus and renumbered to 0017.
    • 9207 became NYPD unit 982796.
NYC Transit Nova RTS 9376.jpg 1997-
1998
9350-9699
(350 buses[2])
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 9656 caught fire shortly after delivery and was subsequently retired. The next RTS order (see below) included a replacement 9656, but the replacement was wrecked in an accident in 2008.
  • Being retired.
NYC Transit Nova RTS 5125.jpg 1998-
1999
4900-5075, 5125-5199
(251 buses[2])
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
    • All buses were originally operated under New York City Bus.
    • 5175-5199 are assigned to Eastchester Bus Depot.
  • This order included a replacement bus for the original 9656 (see above) in addition to the 350 RTS buses ordered, but the replacement was totaled in a major accident in 2008.
  • 5075 originally had a ZF Ecomat-2 5HP592C transmission but later received an Allison transmission.
  • Several buses are receiving LED signs.
  • 8 units retired and written off due to separate accidents, fires, and structural problems.
1998-
1999
5076-5124
(49 buses[2])
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • ZF Ecomat-2 5HP592C
1999 5200-5249
(50 buses[2])
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison V-731 ATEC 3-Speed
MTA NYC Orion 5 (05.501) 6000.JPG

MTA NYC Bx38 Bus.JPG
Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.501)
1998-
1999
6000-6349
(350 buses[2])
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison B400R5 WTEC Gen-III
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Many units were operated under MTA Bus.
  • Being retired.
MTA Bus New Flyer D60HF (1000 seres).jpg New Flyer Industries
D60HF
(articulated)
1999-
2000
60 ft (18.29 m) (See notes
(35 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison B500R5 Gen-III
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • The original numbers for this batch of buses were 5252-5509.
  • 5347-5351 were briefly operated by MTA Bus in 2007 as articulated bus demonstrators.
  • 5407 was rebuilt as a demonstrator for the next order of D60s (5510-5769).
  • Most retired; 35 units remain in service.
    • 26 renumbered units remain in service. The renumbered units are: 1001-1002, 1004-1009 & 1011-1017, 1019-1021, 1023-1027 (ex-5252 and several ex-5300s/5400s), 4705 (ex-5283), 4801 (ex-5400), 4804 (ex-5471), 4805 (ex-5415), 4806 (ex-5418)[3]
    • 9 un-renumbered units (5392, 5410, 5416, 5418, 5423, 5464, 5471, 5485, and 5491) also remain in service. 5392, 5410, 5416, 5418, and 5423 are pending renumbering.
    • To be retired from fall 2015 to 2016.
NYCTA Orion 7 CNG 7587.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, CNG)
2001 40 ft (12.19 m) 7560
(1 bus[2])
  • Detroit Diesel Series
    50G EGR 8.5L (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B400R5 WTEC Gen-III
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 7691 and 7746 were repowered with Cummins-Westport ISL-G engines and re-geared with Allison B400R WTEC transmissions.
  • 7810-7819 are 2005 units.
  • 7672 is out of service due to fire damage.
2003 7561-7684
(124 buses[2])
NYC Transit Orion VII CNG 7763.jpg 2004-
2005
7685-7690,
7692-7745,
7747-7819
(133 buses[2])
7691, 7746
(2 buses[2])
NYMTA Orion 6474.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2004 6365-6489
(125 buses[2])
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 6365 is a 2002 unit.
    • This unit was briefly loaned to the SEPTA as demonstrator bus 3999 in the spring of 2005.[4]
  • As delivered, buses had Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries; 6401-6402, 6468, 6485 are retrofitted with A123 lithium-ion batteries.
  • 6372 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
MTA Bus D60 5604 on the Q10 LTD.JPG

MTA NYC New Flyer D60 5756.JPG

New Flyer Industries
D60HF "Galaxy"
(articulated)
2002-
2004
60 ft (18.29 m) 5510-5769
(260 buses[2])
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 8.5L
  • Allison B500R5 WTEC Gen-III
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
    • All units were originally operated under New York City Bus.
    • 5510-5519, 5536, 5539-5542, 5556-5560, 5568, 5603-5604, 5645, 5648-5649, 5677-5678, 5687 and 5712 were transferred to John F. Kennedy Depot and are operated by MTA Bus on the Q10.
  • Last order of high-floor transit buses for the MTA.
  • 5656 and 5658 were involved in separate accidents. The front half of 5658 and the rear half of 5656 were joined together to form a new 5656. The damaged sections were scrapped.
  • 5615 and 5657 are retired due to damage from separate incidents.

Built from 2005 to 2015[edit]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes[1]
DCCBNA Orion 07.501 Hybrid-Electric Low Floor 6847.jpg

MTA Bus Company Orion VII hybrid blank front.jpg

MTA 2006 Orion 7.501 HEV on the M12.jpg
DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2005 40 ft (12.19 m) 6490-6689
(200 buses[2])
  • Cummins ISB 5.9L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 3500-3562, 3564-3783.
    • New York City Bus: 6490-6905.
  • Replaced all pre-1990 buses.
  • Buses have Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries.
  • A bus numbered 3563 was built as part of this order, but has been modified to run on diesel only (see below).
  • Last Orion VIIs ever built (model discontinued after this order).
  • 3548, 3741, and 6853 are retired due to separate fire-related incidents.
2006 3500-3562,
3564-3599,
6690-6789
(199 buses[2])
2007 3600-3783,
6790-6905
(300 buses[2])
MTA Bus Orion VII conversion from hybrid to diesel.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor)
2006 3563
(1 bus[2])
  • Cummins EPA07 ISL 8.9L
  • Allison Bus Series B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under MTA Bus.
  • Delivered as a hybrid bus similar to 3500-3783 and 6690-6905, and converted as a pilot bus of a since-cancelled project to determine feasibility of converting 3500-3783 into straight diesel units.
MTA New York City Bus 3817-Manhattan.jpg Daimler Buses North America
Orion VII Next Generation (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2007-
2008
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 3800-3959
(160 buses)
  • Cummins ISB
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive[5]
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Buses have Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries.
  • All units are equipped with MTA Bus Time (formerly Clever Devices) GPS tracking systems.
MTA Bus Company Orion VII Next Generation bus (model year 2009).jpg 2009 3960-4244,
4330-4630
(585 buses)
  • Cummins ISB 5.8L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive[5]
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 4020-4039, 4140-4169, 4483-4512, 4631-4655.
    • New York City Bus: 3960-4019, 4040-4139, 4170-4244, 4330-4482, 4513-4630, 4656-4702
  • Replaced all pre-1996 40-foot buses and many post-1996 buses.
  • Buses have A123 lithium-ion batteries.
  • Many units now have new plexiglass drivers protection shields.
  • 4020-4028 are equipped with luggage racks for the Q70 Limited airport bus service.
  • Some buses are assigned to Select Bus Service duty on the S79 route (see here).
  • 4137 and 4619 are out of service due to damage from accidents.
MTA New York City Bus Orion VII Next Generation hybrid 4702.jpg 2010 4631-4702
(72 buses)
  • Cummins ISB 6.7L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive[5]
MTA New York City Bus Nova Bus LFS articulated (2010 - non-Select Bus Service).jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor, articulated)
[6][7]
2010 62 ft (18.90 m) 1200-1289
(90 buses)
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced many 1996-1997 New Flyer D60HF buses.
  • Many buses are assigned to Select Bus Service duty (see here).
  • 1205 is out of service due to fire damage.
MTA New York City Bus Nova LFS Rigid (2011).jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi low-floor)
2011 40 ft (12.19 m) 8000-8014
(15 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 8017 is out of service due to fire damage.
8015-8089
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
MTA Bus Company New Flyer C40LF (2011).jpg
MTA NYC New Flyer C40LF 311.JPG
New Flyer Industries
C40LF
(semi low-floor, CNG)
2011-
2013
40.83 ft (12.44 m) 185-672
(488 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G 8.9L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 185-229, 491-658
    • New York City Bus: 230-490, 659-672
  • Replaced 1999-2000 New Flyer C40LFs and CNG Orion Vs.
  • Order delivered as following: 185-319, 491-569, 320-490, 570-672
  • 570-643 were originally to be built by Daimler Buses North America (Orion) before Orion (winding down operations) transferred the order to New Flyer.[8][9]
    • 644-672 buses were later added to the end of the order via an agreed upon option order.
  • 205 is the 4000th CNG bus built By New Flyer.
  • 631 and 636 are equipped with LED headlights.
  • Model discontinued after this order; last New Flyer C40LF buses (and old-styling New Flyer buses) ever built.
MTA New York City Bus New Flyer Xcelsior (2011).jpg
MTA New York City New Flyer Xcelsior 4899.jpg
New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor)
2011 41 ft (12.50 m) 4810-4899
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 4899 was originally equipped with a Navistar MaxxForce 9 engine, but was re-equipped with a Cummins engine in 2014.
MTA New York City Bus Orion VII third generation (2011).jpg Daimler Buses North America
Orion VII Third Generation
(07.501, semi low-floor)
2011-2012 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7000-7089
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B
MTA New York City Bus New Flyer Xcelsior artic XD60 (2012-13).jpg New Flyer Industries
XD60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2012 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 4710-4784
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced most pre-2000 New Flyer D60 buses.
  • 4710 is the first XD60 ever built.
  • 4710 was delivered as 1000, but was renumbered shortly after.
2013 4785-4799
(15 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
MTA New York City Bus Nova LFS articulated (2011-12).jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2011-2013 62 ft (18.90 m) 5253-5363, 5770-5986
(328 buses)
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced all 1996-1998 and most 1999 New Flyer D60 buses.
  • Many buses are assigned to Select Bus Service duty (see here).
  • 5299 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
2014-15 XD40 MTA NYCT bus.jpg New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi-low floor)
2014-2016 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7090-7482
(392 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-V
2014-15 MTA NYCT LFS.jpeg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
40 ft (12.19 m) 8090-8503
(414 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9 280HP
  • ZF EcoLife 6 AP1200B
New Flyer Industries
XD60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, articulated)
60.83 ft (18.54 m) 5364-5438
(75 buses)
TBA

Express bus fleet[edit]

All express buses in the fleet are 45 ft (13.72 m) long.

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes[1]
NYC Transit MCI 2107.jpg Motor Coach Industries
102-DLW3SS
(commuter coach)
1999 2040-2139
(100 buses[2])
  • Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L
  • Allison World B500R6 Gen-III
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
    • 24 buses remain in service.
  • Being retired.
NYC Transit MCI 2783.jpg 2000 2705-2804
(100 buses[2])
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Being retired.
NYCTA MCI Special 9-11 scheme.jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500
(commuter coach)
2001 2140-2209
(70 buses[2])
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 2185 (pictured) was damaged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks but was restored and repainted in a special 9/11 memorial livery and returned to service in 2005.
  • Being retired.
NYC Transit MCI 2902.jpg 2002 2805-2930
(126 buses[2])
  • Operated under:
    • New York City Bus: 2805-2924.
    • MTA Bus: 2925-2930.
  • 2925-2930 were originally purchased by NYCDOT and leased to New York Bus Service. Originally numbered 7423-7428 and were re-numbered in late May 2015.
  • Being retired.
MTA Bus MCI D4501.jpg
MTA Bus Company MCI D4500CL 3374.jpg

MTA New York City Bus MCI D4500CL (2007).jpg
Motor Coach Industries
D4500CL
(commuter coach)
2004-
2007
3000-3474, 4300-4329
(505 buses[2])
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 3000-3474.
    • New York City Bus: 4300-4329.
  • Replaced all MCI Classic buses.
  • MTA bus units to be overhauled in 2014-2015.
MTA New York City Bus MCI D4500CT 2211.jpg
MTA Bus Company MCI D4500CT 2249.jpg
Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
(commuter coach)
2008-
2009
2210-2250
(41 buses)
  • Operated under:
    • New York City Bus: 2210-2228.
    • MTA Bus: 2229-2250.
  • This order was originally for 126 buses, but only 41 buses were accepted. Additional units that would have been numbered 2251-2268 of this order were sold to New Jersey Transit, where they are currently numbered 7101-7118.
MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-45 (2011).jpg Prevost Car
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2011-
2012
2400-2489
(90 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced most 1997-1998 MCI 102-DLW3SS buses.
  • 2400 (pictured) and 2422 have no front stripe. 2400 was delivered without one, and 2422 was repaired without one following an accident.
  • 2467 is out of service due to accident.
MTA New York City Bus MCI D4500CT (2012-13).jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
(commuter coach)
2012-
2013
2251-2304
(54 buses)
  • Cummins ISL9 EPA10 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced most 1997-1998 MCI 102-DLW3SS buses.
2014-15 Prevost car MTA NYCT bus.jpeg Prevost Car
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2014-
2015
2490-2789
(300 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • To replace all remaining MCI 102-DLW3SS and pre-2002 D4500 buses.
  • Being delivered, units in revenue service include:

Future fleet[edit]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes
(low-floor) 2015-
2017
40 ft (12.19 m) 8504-9132
(628 buses)
  • Option order.
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • To be awarded soon.
  • To replace all remaining Nova Bus RTS-06.
(low-floor, articulated) TBA 60 ft (18.29 m) 5439-5694
(256 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in June 2015
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • To replace all active 2002-2004 New Flyer D60HF buses.
(low-floor, CNG) TBA 40 ft (12.19 m) 673-810
(138 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2015.
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • To replace 2003 Orion VII CNG buses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MTA/NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT Roster". angelfire.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Cumo, Ronald, (February/March 2008 edition) "Taking Technical" section, page 7 MTA's The Leader - Newsletter for Department of Buses Employees, retrieving November 30, 2009.
  3. ^ "MTA Bus Operations Renumbering - 1998-2000 New Flyer D60HF". ttmg.org. 
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Transit Vehicles: Fleet Oddballs/Demos - Past Demos". philadelphiatransitvehicles.info. 
  5. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  6. ^ [2] MTA buying 90 Nova LFS 62 foot articulated bus order.
  7. ^ "MTA Preliminary Budget V 2 Part 3" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  8. ^ http://newflyer.com/index/news-app/story.111 "Orion Assigns FTA-funded New York City Transit contract for 74 CNG buses to New Flyer", July 26, 2012, New Flyer
  9. ^ http://www.daimler.com/dccom/0-5-7153-1-1486333-1-0-0-0-0-0-9293-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html Daimler Buses Reconfigures Operations in North America

External links[edit]

MTA New York City Bus Roster