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 (now Transdev).

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]

Image Builder and model name Model year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Operator Notes
NYC Transit Nova RTS 8927.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; 20 units remain in service.
    • 8797 became a Metrocard Bus.
    • 9207 became an NYPD unit.
Buses in the snow (12306238435).jpg 1997-1998 9350-9699
(350 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison VR-731 ATEC 3-Speed
NYCT
  • Being retired; only 9457, 9511, 9667 & 9674 remain in service.
5131 M72.jpg 1998-1999 4900-5249
(350 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison VR-731 ATEC 3-Speed (4900-5075, 5125-5249)
  • ZF Ecomat-2 5HP592C (5076-5124)
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • All units were originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • 9 units were written off due to damage from separate accidents.
MTA Bus 5721 on the M79 at Broadway.jpg New Flyer Industries
D60HF
articulated
2002-2003 60 ft (18.29 m) 5510-5769
(260 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 8.5L
  • Allison B500R5 WTEC Generation 3
NYCT
  • 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, 5622, 5657, 5699 and 5761 were retired due to damage from separate accidents.
7591 B11.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
semi-low floor, CNG
2003 40 ft (12.19 m) 7560-7684
(125 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series
    50G EGR 8.5L (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B400R5 WTEC Generation 3
  • 7640 and 7672 were retired due to fire damage.
MTA Orion VII CNG 7759 on the BX15.jpg 2004-2005 7685-7819
(135 buses)
  • 7691 and 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 Orion VII HEV 6404 on the M104.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
semi-low floor, hybrid electric
2004 6365-6489
(125 buses)
MTA Bus 6650 on the M106.jpg 2005 6490-6689
(200 buses)
MTA Bus 6700 on the M104.jpg 2006-2007 3500-3783
6690-6905
(500 buses)
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • 3563 was modified to run on diesel.
  • 3548, 3741 & 6853 were retired due to fire damage.
3882 M7.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)
NYCT
4013 S92.jpg 2009-2010 3960-4278
4330-4702
(690 buses)
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • 4137 & 4619 were written off due to damage from separate accidents.
MTA Bruckner Blvd Pelham Bay Pk 19.JPG Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2010 62 ft (18.90 m) 1200-1289
(90 buses)
NYCT
  • Around 50 units are assigned to Select Bus Service routes (see here).
  • 1205 was retired due to fire damage.
8046 Q88.jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi low-floor)
2011 40 ft (12.19 m) 8000-8089
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Generation 5 (8000-8002)
  • Allison B400R6 Generation 4 (8003-8014)
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B (8015-8089)
  • 8017 was retired due to fire damage.
4874 B64.jpg New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD40)
(semi low-floor)
2011 41 ft (12.50 m) 4810-4899
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Generation 4
  • 4899 was originally equipped with a Navistar MaxxForce 9 engine, but was re-powered with a Cummins ISL9 engine in 2014.
7045 S54.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.
MTA C40LF 300 on the BX36.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 Generation 4
NYCT & MTA Bus
MTA Bus 5898 on the M79 at Broadway.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
NYCT
  • Around 210 units are assigned to Select Bus Service routes (see here).
  • 5299 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
MTA Grand Concourse 188th St 01.jpg New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD60)
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2012-2013 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 4710-4799
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Generation 5 (4710-4712, 4756-4758)
  • Allison B500R6 Generation 4 (4713-4755, 4759-4784)
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B (4785-4799)
  • 4710 and 4711 were delivered as 1000 and 1001.
MTA Parsons Boulevard 20th Avenue 02.jpg New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD40)
(semi-low floor)
2014-
2015
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7090-7482
(393 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Generation 5
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • 60 units are assigned to Select Bus Service routes (see here).
  • 7442 & 7467 are out of service due to damage from separate accidents.
MTA Nova Bus LFS on the S40.jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
2015 40 ft (12.19 m) 8090-8503
(414 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9 280HP
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
NYCT
5411 Q113.jpg New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD60)
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2015-2016 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 5364-5438
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B
MTA Bus
  • First units to have USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi on board.
New Flyer XD60 Q44.jpg 2017 5987-6125
(139 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • Allison B500R6 Generation 5
NYCT
  • To replace most 2002-2003 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • Being delivered; 8 units currently in service.
2016 New Flyer XN40 on B35 route.jpg New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XN40)
(semi low-floor, CNG)
2017 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 673-810
(138 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
  • To replace all 2003 Orion VII CNG buses.
  • Being delivered; 6 units currently in service.
5439 BX1.jpg Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2017 62 ft (18.90 m) 5439-5530
(92 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
  • To replace most 2002-2003 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • Only 5439 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 commuter coaches.

Image Builder and
model name
Model year Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Operator Notes[3]
Blizzard of 2015- Bus Snow Prep (16376539725).jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500
2001 2140-2209
(70 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L
  • Allison World B500R6 Generation 3
MTA Bus
  • Originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • Only 2204 and 2209 remain in service.
NYC Transit MCI 2902.jpg 2002 2805-2924, 2926
(121 buses)
NYCT & MTA Bus
  • 2926 was inherited by MTA Bus from New York Bus Service.
  • 33 units remain in service.
MTA Bus Company MCI D4500CL 3374.jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CL
2004-2007 3000-3474, 4300-4329
(505 buses)
  • Caterpillar C13 ACERT 12.5L
  • Allison B500R6 WTEC Generation 3 (3000-3124)
  • Allison B500R6 WTEC Generation 4 (3125-3474, 4300-4329)
  • 3158 is out of service due to damage from an accident.
MTA Bus Company MCI D4500CT 2249.jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
2008 2210-2250
(41 buses)
  • Caterpillar C13 ACERT 12.5L
  • Allison B500R6 WTEC Generation 4
  • 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.
MTA NYC Bus X28 bus on Broadway.jpg Prevost
X3-45
2011 2400-2489
(90 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500
NYCT
MTA New York City Bus MCI D4500CT (2012-13).jpg Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
2013 2251-2304
(54 buses)
  • Cummins ISL9 EPA10 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Generation 4
MTA NYC Bus X10 bus at 8th St & Broadway.jpg Prevost
X3-45
2014-2016 2490-2789
(300 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500
  • 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
New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XN60)
(semi-low floor, articulated, CNG)
2017-2018 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 1000-1109
(110 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
  • For New York City Transit.
  • To replace all remaining CNG-fueled Orion VIIs and to supply longer buses for overcrowded routes.
  • 5 pilot buses expected to be delivered in September 2017.
(commuter coach) 2017-2019 45 ft (13.72 m)
(257 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2017.
  • For MTA Bus.
  • To replace all remaining MCI D4500s and some MCI D4500CLs.
Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
2018-2019 40 ft (12.19 m)
(247 buses)
  • To replace all remaining Nova Bus RTSs.
New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD40)
(semi-low floor)
2018-2019 41.2 ft (12.56 m)
(371 buses)

(semi-low floor, hybrid)
2018-2019 40 ft (12.19 m)
(75 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2017.
  • For New York City Transit.
  • To replace all 2004 Orion VII Hybrids.

(semi-low floor, electric)
2018-2019 40 ft (12.19 m)
(50 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2017.
  • For New York City Transit.
  • Test electric buses for NYCT.
  • To be used on the M42 & B42 routes 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.
New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD60)
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2018-2019 60 ft (18.29 m)
(53 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2017.
  • 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 2017.
  • For MTA Bus.
  • To retire older buses operated under MTA Bus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bus Company Committee Meeting January 2010" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "MTA/NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT Roster". angelfire.com. 

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