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 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. 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 2005[edit]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Operator Notes[1]
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
MTA Bus
  • All buses were originally operated under New York City Bus
  • 9140-9149 were powered with Cummins M11E engines.
  • Being retired; 32 units remain in service.
    • 8797 was converted into a Metrocard Bus.
    • 9207 became an NYPD unit.
NYC Transit Nova RTS 9376.jpg 1997-
1998
9350-9699
(350 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison V-731 ATEC 3-Speed
NYCT
  • Being retired; 59 units remain in service.
NYC Transit Nova RTS 5125.jpg 1998-
1999
4900-5075, 5125-5249
(301 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison V-731 ATEC 3-Speed
MTA Bus & NYCT
  • All buses were originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • Several buses have received orange LED signs.
  • 8 units were written off due to damage from accidents.
1998-
1999
5076-5124
(49 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • ZF Ecomat-2 5HP592C
MTA NYC Bx38 Bus.JPG Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.501)
1999 6003-6349
(347 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison World B500R
MTA Bus
  • Originally operated by New York City Bus.
  • Most units retired.
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
  • 5407 was rebuilt as a demonstrator for the 2002-2003 D60s
  • Being retired; 25 units remain in service.
    • 21 renumbered units (1001-1002, 1004-1007, 1011, 1013, 1015-1017, 1021, 1023-1025, 1027, 4705, 4800-4801, 4805 & 4806) remain in service.
    • 4 un-renumbered units (5464, 5471, 5485, and 5491) also remain in service.
MTA NYC New Flyer D60 5756.JPG New Flyer Industries
D60HF "Galaxy"
(articulated)
2002-
2004
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)
2003 40 ft (12.19 m) 7560-7684
(125 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series
    50G EGR 8.5L (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B400R5 WTEC Gen-III
  • 7691 & 7746 were repowered with Cummins-Westport ISL-G engines and re-geared with Allison B400R WTEC transmissions. 7691 is now retired.
  • 7640 & 7672 were retired due to fire damage.
NYC Transit Orion VII CNG 7763.jpg 2004-
2005
7685-7690,
7692-7745,
7747-7819
(133 buses)
7691, 7746
(2 buses)
NYMTA Orion 6474.jpg DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2003-
2004
6365-6489
(125 buses)
  • 6365 was briefly loaned to the SEPTA as demonstrator bus 3999 in the spring of 2005.[2]
  • 6401-6402, 6468, and 6485 were retrofitted with A123 lithium-ion batteries.[3]

Built from 2005 to 2016[edit]

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Operator Notes[1]
2005 Dailmer bus Orion VII Hybrid on Q54 route.png
MTA Bus Company Orion VII hybrid blank front.jpg
DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2005 40 ft (12.19 m) 6490-6689
(200 buses)
  • Cummins ISB 5.9L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive with Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries (see notes)
MTA Bus & NYCT
  • Replaced all remaining pre-1990 buses.
  • 3563 was modified to run on diesel only. It uses a Cummins EPA07 ISL 8.9L engine and an Allison B400R6 Gen-IV transmission.
  • 3548, 3741 and 6853 were written off due to accidents.
  • Model discontinued after this order.
2006-
2007
3500-3783
6690-6905
(498 buses)
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[4]
  • Replaced all pre-1996 40-foot buses and many post-1996 buses.
  • Built alongside former MTA Long Island bus NG CNGs #1700-1839.
  • Many units have plexiglass shields, protecting the operator cabin.
  • 4019 & 4245-4278 are assigned to the S79 Select Bus Service.
  • 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)
[5][6]
2010 62 ft (18.90 m) 1200-1289
(90 buses)
NYCT
  • Replaced many 1996-1998 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • 1233-1285 are assigned to Select Bus routes (see here).
  • 1205 was retired 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
  • 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
MTA Bus & NYCT
  • Replaced all 1999-2000 New Flyer C40LFs and CNG-fueled 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.[7][8]
    • 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.
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 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
  • Assigned to Castleton Bus Depot in Staten Island.
  • Last Orion VII order (along side NICE's 2012-2013 Orion VII CNG order of #1840-1884) for New York.
  • Some buses are being equipped with bicycle racks for a one year pilot program.[9]
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 1999-2000 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
2014-15 New flyer XD40 on Q19 route.jpg
2014-15 XD40 MTA NYCT bus.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
MTA Bus & NYCT
  • Part of a large order that originally consisted of 690 buses but was expanded.
  • Replaced many 1996-1998 Nova Bus RTSs & all post-1997 Orion Vs.
  • 7304-7351 are assigned to the B46 Select Bus Service.
  • 7445 is wrapped in the laguardia link scheme for the future Q70 Select Bus Service.
  • 7445-7454 will be assigned to the Q70 Select Bus Service.
MTA NYC Bx29 bus leaving Pelham Bay Park NYC Subway Station.jpg Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
2015 40 ft (12.19 m) 8090-8503
(414 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9 280HP
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1200B
NYCT
2016 XD60 on Q113 route.jpeg 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 & many remaining 1996 Nova Bus RTSs.
  • Units that were delivered with the old bus scheme were retrofitted with USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi while the units delivered in the new scheme came with said features.
  • These are the first buses to promote the next generation of buses announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.[10]

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[1]
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 Motor Coach Industries
D4500
(commuter coach)
2002 2805-2930
(126 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L
  • Allison World B500R6 Gen-III
MTA Bus & NYCT
  • 2805-2924 were originally operated under New York City Bus.
  • 2925-2930 were inherited by MTA Bus.
  • Only 60 units remain in service.
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.
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
  • This order originally consisted of 126 buses, but only 41 buses were accepted. Additional units that would have been numbered 2251-2268 in 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 2400-2489
(90 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
NYCT
  • Replaced all 1997-1998 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 1997-1998 MCI 102-DLW3SSs and most 1999 MCI 102-DLW3SSs
  • 2304 is out of service due to damage from an accident
2014-15 Prevost car MTA NYCT bus.jpeg Prevost Car
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2014-
2016
2490-2789
(300 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Assigned to Staten Island Division bus depots.
  • Replaced all remaining 1999-2001 and many 2002 MCI buses.
  • 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
XN40
(semi-low floor, CNG)
2016-2017 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 673-810
(138 buses)
Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • Contract awarded in 2015.
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • 5 pilot buses to be delivered in September 2016.
  • To replace all 2003 Orion VII CNGs
New Flyer Industries
XD60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, articulated)[11]
2016-2017 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 5987-6125
(139 buses)
Cummins ISL9
  • Ordered for New York City Transit.
  • Awarded split order of 231 buses between New Flyer and Nova Bus.
    • Both orders come with an option for 300 more buses.
  • XD60 pilot bus expected to be delivered in July 2016, LFS Artic pilot bus expected in January 2017.
  • To replace all pre-2003 New Flyer D60HFs and some 2003 New Flyer D60HFs.
Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi low-floor, articulated)[11]
2017-2018 62 ft (18.90 m) 5439-5530
(92 buses)
Cummins ISL9

(semi-low floor)
2016-2017 40 ft (12.19 m) (420 buses) Unknown
  • Option order.
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • To be awarded soon.
  • To replace all remaining 1997-1998 Nova Bus RTSs & some Orion VII Hybrids.

(semi-low floor, articulated, CNG)
2017-2018 60 ft (18.29 m) (110 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2016.
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • To replace all remaining Orion VII CNGs.

(commuter coach)
2017-2019 45 ft (13.72 m) (257 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2016.
  • MTA Bus.
  • To replace all remaining 2002 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.
  • MTA 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 2018-2019.
  • MTA 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.
  • MTA New York City Transit.
  • To test out the usage of pure electric buses for NYCT, to be used exclusively on the M42 and B42.

(semi-low floor, articulated)
2018-2019 60 ft (18.29 m) (190 buses)
  • Contract to be awarded in 2018-2019.
  • 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.
  • MTA Bus.
  • To be ordered for Woodhaven Select Bus Service and to retire older buses in MTA Bus.

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MTA/NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT Roster". angelfire.com. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Transit Vehicles: Fleet Oddballs/Demos - Past Demos". philadelphiatransitvehicles.info. 
  3. ^ a b "Bus Company Committee Meeting January 2010" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). January 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b [1]
  5. ^ [2] MTA buying 90 Nova LFS 62 foot articulated bus order.
  6. ^ "MTA Preliminary Budget V 2 Part 3" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ "Bicycle racks will be added on some MTA buses for 1-year pilot program". Daily News. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ "MTA | news | 2,042 New Buses to Have Free Wi-Fi and USB Charging Ports by 2020". www.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  11. ^ a b http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/151116_1000_Transit&BUS.pdf

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