MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet

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The MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet comprises over 5,800 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, 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. Buses run on diesel fuel unless noted otherwise (in the "Builder and model name" column).

Local and limited bus fleet[edit]

Built from 1996 to 2010[edit]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Operator Notes
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 VR-731 ATEC 3-Speed
MTA Bus
  • Originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • Being retired; 31 units remain in service.
    • 8797 became a Metrocard Bus.
    • 9207 became an NYPD unit.
Novabus RTS on the Q27.jpg 1997-1998 9350-9699
(350 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison VR-731 ATEC 3-Speed
NYCT
  • Being retired; 52 units remain in service.
MTA NYC Bus M8 bus on 3rd Ave & 8th St.jpg 1998-1999 4900-5075
5125-5249
(301 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison VR-731 ATEC 3-Speed
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • All units were originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • 8 units were written off due to damage from accidents.
5076-5124
(49 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • ZF Ecomat-2 5HP592C
MTA NYC M14D bus on 14th St.jpg New Flyer Industries
D60HF
(articulated)
1999 60 ft (18.29 m) 5252-5509
(258 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison B500R5 Gen-III
NYCT
  • Being retired; 15 units remain in service.
  • Most remaining units have been renumbered
NYCB 6257 (8140123533).jpg 2002-2003 5510-5769
(260 Buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 8.5L
  • Allison B500R5 WTEC Gen-III
  • 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, while the damaged sections were scrapped.
  • 5615, 5657, 5699, & 5761 were written off due to separate accidents.
NYCTA Orion 7 CNG 7587.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, CNG)
2002-2003 40 ft (12.19 m) 7560-7684
(125 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series
    50G EGR 8.5L (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B400R5 WTEC Gen-III
  • 7640 & 7672 were retired due to fire damage.
NYC Transit Orion VII CNG 7763.jpg 2004 7685-7819
(135 buses)
  • 7691 & 7746 were initially repowered with Cummins-Westport ISL-G engines and re-geared with Allison B400R WTEC transmissions, but were repowered again with Doosan GL11K engines.
  • 7691 was retired due to mechanical issues.
MTA Jamaica Ctr Bus Bay E 02.JPG DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2004 6365-6489
(125 buses)
  • 6365 was briefly loaned to the SEPTA as demonstrator bus 3999 in the spring of 2005.[1]
  • 6401, 6402, 6468 and 6485 were retrofitted with A123 lithium-ion batteries.[2]
MTA NYC Bus B65 bus on Boerum Pl & Fulton St.jpg
Orion VII (15868010436).jpg
2005 6490-6689
(200 buses)
  • 3563 was modified to run on diesel only. It used a Cummins EPA07 ISL 8.9L engine and an Allison B400R6 Gen-IV transmission.
  • 3548, 3741 and 6853 were retired due to accidents.
2006-2007 3500-3783
6690-6905
(498 buses)
NYCT & MTA Bus
MTA New York City Bus 3817-Manhattan.jpg
MTA Bus Company Orion VII Next Generation bus (model year 2009).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 with Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries[3]
  • Many units have plexiglass shields, protecting the operator cabin.
  • Some buses are assigned to Select Bus Service routes (see here).
  • 4137 and 4619 were written off due to damage from accidents.
2009-2010 3960-4278
4330-4702
(657 buses)
MTA New York City Bus Nova Bus LFS articulated (2010 - non-Select Bus Service).jpg Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2010 62 ft (18.90 m) 1200-1289
(90 buses)
NYCT
  • 1233-1285 are assigned to Select Bus Service routes (see here).
  • 1205 was retired due to fire damage.

Built from 2011 to 2017[edit]

Since 2016, buses feature a new gold & blue scheme, USB charging ports, and free Wi-Fi to promote the next generation of buses as announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.[4]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Operator Notes[5]
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
NYCT
  • 8000-8014 have an asymmetric front door arrangement (one door wider than the other) and Thermo King AC units, whereas 8015-8089 have a symmetric door configuration and Carrier AC units.
  • 8017 was retired due to fire damage.
8015-8089
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
MTA Bus Company New Flyer C40LF (2011).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
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • Replaced all remaining pre-2002 CNG-fueled buses.
  • 570-643 were originally to be built by Orion before Orion folded.
  • 205 is the 4000th CNG bus built By New Flyer.
MTA New York City Bus New Flyer Xcelsior (2011).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
NYCT
  • 4899 was originally equipped with a Navistar MaxxForce 9 engine, but was re-equipped with a Cummins ISL 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 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7000-7089
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B
  • 7052-7089 are equipped with bike racks for a one year pilot program.[6]
MTA New York City Bus Nova LFS articulated (2011-12).jpg Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2011-2013 62 ft (18.90 m) 5253-5363
5770-5986
(328 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
  • Replaced all remaining 1996-1998 New Flyer D60HFs and most 1999 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • Many units are assigned to Select Bus Service routes (see here).
  • 5299 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
MTA New York City Bus New Flyer Xcelsior artic XD60 (2012-13).jpg New Flyer Industries
XD60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2012-2013 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 4710-4784
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Replaced most 1999-2000 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • 4710 is the first XD60 ever built.
  • 4710 and 4711 were delivered as 1000 and 1001.
2013 4785-4799
(15 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
New Flyer on the Q20A.jpg New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi-low floor)
2014-
2015
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7090-7482
(392 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-V
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • Part of a large order that originally consisted of 690 buses but was expanded.
  • Replaced many remaining pre-2000 buses.
  • Around 60 buses are assigned to Select Bus Service Routes.
  • 7442 & 7467 are out of service due to damage from separate accidents.
MTA NYC Bx29 bus leaving Pelham Bay Park NYC Subway Station.jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
2015-2016 40 ft (12.19 m) 8090-8503
(414 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9 280HP
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
NYCT
5411 Q113.jpg New Flyer Industries
XD60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2015-2016 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 5364-5438
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B
MTA Bus
  • Replaced some remaining 1999 New Flyer D60HFs and 1996 RTS-06s.
  • First units to have USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi on board.
New Flyer XD60 Q44.jpg 2016-2017 5987-6125
(139 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • Allison B500R6 Gen V
NYCT
  • To replace all pre-2003 New Flyer D60HFs and some 2003 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • Only 5987 is in service; remainder of fleet to be delivered.
2016 New Flyer XN40 on B35 route.jpg New Flyer Industries
XN40 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, CNG)
2016-2017 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 673-810
(138 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
  • To replace all 2003 CNG-fueled Orion VIIs.
  • Only 677 is in service; remainder of fleet to be delivered.

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)
Operator Notes[5]
NYCTA MCI Special 9-11 scheme.jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500
(commuter coach)
2001 2140-2209
(70 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L
  • Allison World B500R6 Gen-III
MTA Bus
  • Originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • Only 2204 & 2209 remain in service.
NYC Transit MCI 2902.jpg 2002 2805-2924, 2926
(121 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L
  • Allison World B500R6 Gen-III
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • 2926 was inherited by MTA Bus from New York Bus Service.
  • Most units retired.
MTA Bus Company MCI D4500CL 3374.jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CL
(commuter coach)
2004-
2007
3000-3474,
4300-4329
(505 buses)
  • Replaced all MCI Classics.
  • 3158 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
MTA Bus Company MCI D4500CT 2249.jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
(commuter coach)
2008 2210-2250
(41 buses)
  • Caterpillar C13 ACERT 12.5L
  • Allison B500R6 WTEC Gen-IV
  • Replaced some 1998-1999 MCI 102-DLW3SSs.
  • Order originally consisted of 126 buses, but only 41 buses were accepted. Additional units that would have been numbered 2251-2268 were sold to New Jersey Transit as 7101-7118.
Prevost Coach bus on the x27 in Manhattan.jpg Prevost Coach
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2011 2400-2489
(90 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
NYCT
  • Replaced all 1998 MCI 102-DLW3SSs and most 1999 MCI 102-DLW3SSs.
MTA New York City Bus MCI D4500CT (2012-13).jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
(commuter coach)
2013 2251-2304
(54 buses)
  • Cummins ISL9 EPA10 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Replaced all 1998 MCI 102-DLW3SSs and most 1999 MCI 102-DLW3SSs.
  • 2304 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
NYCT Bus 2016 Prevost X3-45 2724.jpg Prevost Coach
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2014-
2016
2490-2789
(300 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Replaced almost all pre-2002 express buses and many 2002 MCI D4500s.
  • 2755 is out of service due to fire damage.

Future fleet[edit]

Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total to be ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes
Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi low-floor, articulated)[7]
2017-
2018
62 ft (18.90 m) 5439-5530
(92 buses)
  • Part of split order of 231 buses between New Flyer and Nova Bus.
    • Comes with an option for 300 more buses.
  • Pilot bus expected in January 2017.
New Flyer Industries
XN60 "Xcelsior"
(semi-low floor, articulated, CNG)[7]
2017 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 1000-1109
(110 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
  • For New York City Transit.
  • To replace all remaining 2004 CNG-fueled Orion VIIs, and to supply longer buses for overcrowded routes.

(commuter coach)
2017-
2019
45 ft (13.72 m) (257 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2016.
  • For MTA Bus.
  • To replace all remaining MCI D4500s and some MCI D4500CLs.

(semi-low floor)
2018-
2019
40 ft (12.19 m) (200 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2018-2019.
  • For New York City Transit.
  • To replace all remaining Nova Bus RTSs.

(semi-low floor, hybrid)
2018-
2019
40 ft (12.19 m) (75 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2017 (pushed due to Governor Andrew Cuomo's request for more hybrid buses).
  • For New York City Transit.
  • To replace all remaining 2004 Orion VII Hybrids.

(semi-low floor, electric)
2018-
2019
40 ft (12.19 m) (50 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2018-2019.
  • For New York City Transit.
  • Test electric buses for NYCT (M42 and B42 only).

(semi-low floor, articulated)
2018-
2019
60 ft (18.29 m) (190 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2018-2019.
  • For MTA New York City Transit.
  • To replace all remaining New Flyer D60HFs.

(semi-low floor, articulated)
2018-
2019
60 ft (18.29 m) (53 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2018-2019.
  • For MTA Bus.
  • To supply buses for Woodhaven Blvd Select Bus Service and to retire older buses operated under MTA Bus.

(semi-low floor)
2018-
2019
40 ft (12.19 m) (41 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2018-2019.
  • For MTA Bus.
  • To retire older buses operated under MTA Bus.

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