Retired MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet

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The NYC Transit Department of Buses, subsidiary Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, and the Metropolitan Suburban Transportation Authority, now under MTA Regional Bus Operations, have provided bus service in Greater New York since the 1950s (1973 in Nassau County), utilizing mostly buses from General Motors and Flxible through the 1980s, and later on the Rapid Transit Series design, and buses from Gillig and Orion. The fleet of buses which has been employed and is no longer on the active roster is listed below.

New York City Transit Authority and Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority[edit]

The New York City Transit Authority and Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA)'s fleet included the buses purchased below. This listing includes vehicles purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc., the predecessor companies to MaBSTOA.

Buses ordered before 1959[edit]

Buses before 1959 were ordered with a GM 6-71 engine (GM) or a Mack END-673 engine (Mack) an Allison hydraulic transmission.

This list only lists buses purchased by the NYC Board of Transportation, NYC Transit Authority, or Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc., that became MaBSTOA buses.

All bus numbers in small font (in the "Numbers" section) denote preserved buses that are part of the museum fleet.

Year Builder and model name Length and Width Numbers (& preserved numbers) Picture Notes
1946 General Motors
TDH-4507
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 1836–1845, 2260–2349
  • 1836-1845 originally under New York City Omnibus.
  • 2260-2349 originally under Fifth Avenue Coach Lines.
1947 1846–1886
  • Originally operated under New York City Omnibus.
1948 1887–2129, 2200–2261, 2700–2736
  • 1887-1999 and 2700-2736 were operated under New York City Omnibus.
  • 2000-2199 and 2200-2261 were operated under NYC Board of Transportation.
1948 General Motors
TDH-4510
35 ft (10.67 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 4400-4499
  • Originally purchased by NYC Board of Transportation.
  • Last production transit buses ordered for transportation in New York City shorter than 40 feet.
1948 General Motors
TDH-5101
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 4500-4899 (4789) New York City Omnibus GMC Old Look TDH-5101 2969.jpg
  • Originally purchased by, and built specifically for, the New York City Board of Transportation.
  • 4789 was renumbered to 2969 to match the bus Jackie Gleason drove in The Honeymooners and is preserved as that number.
  • First 40 ft (12.19 m) transit buses manufactured by General Motors, and first 40 ft (12.19 m) transit buses in New York City.
1949 General Motors
TDH-5102
2501
  • Demonstrator model purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1952 General Motors
TDH-5104
2502–2551
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1953 2552–2561
1954 General Motors
TDH-5106
2562–2591
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1954 Mack
C-49-DT
2990–2999
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1956 2962–2989, 6000-6317 (6259) NYC Transit Authority Mack C-49 6259.jpg
  • 2900-series were purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1956 General Motors
TDH-5106
3100 (preserved) NYC Transit Authority FACCo GM TDH-5106 Old Look 3100.jpg
  • One of two air-conditioned demo buses built in and purchased in 1956 (the other was a TDH-5105 that eventually went to New Orleans).
  • First air-conditioned transit bus in New York City.
1957 7000-7208 (7144) NYC Transit Authority GMC TDH-5106 7144.jpg
1958 2605–2644, 9000-9120 (9098) MTA GM TDH-5106 9098.jpg
  • 2600-series were purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1958 Mack
C-49-DT
3000-3009
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1959 General Motors
TDH-5106
2645–2694

Buses ordered from 1959 to 1969 [1][edit]

These buses were all 40 ft (12.19 m) long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide, and were equipped with GM 6V71 engines to Allison hydraulic transmissions.

All bus numbers in small font (in the "Numbers" section) denote preserved buses that are part of the museum fleet.

Year Builder and model name Numbers (& preserved numbers) Picture Notes
1959 General Motors
TDH-5301
1-190 (100) NYC Transit Authority GMC TDH 5301 100.jpg
  • First 102 in (2.59 m)-wide transit buses in New York City.
1960 501-805, 3101-3220
  • 3101-3220 were purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1961 1001–1130 (1059) NYC Transit Authority GMC TDH-5301 1059.jpg
  • 10 buses (including 1059) were transferred to Long Island Bus in the mid-1970s.
1962 2000–2174 (2151) NYC Transit Authority GMC TDH-5301 2151.jpg
1963 General Motors
TDH-5303
3301-3555, 3601-3823, 3829-3950 (3758) New York City Transit Authority GMC New Look TDH-5303 3758.jpg
  • 3301-3555 were operated by MaBSTOA
1964 Flxible Corporation
F2D6V-401-1
5001-5165 (5117) NYC Transit Flxible F2D6V-401-1 5117.JPG
1965 5601-5800
1965 General Motors
TDH-5303
5201-5525, 6401-6900
  • Operated by MaBSTOA
  • 7 units were transferred to Long Island Bus in the late 1970s.
1966 General Motors
TDH-5303A[2]
8001-8202, 8301-8780 (8466) NYC Transit Authority GMC TDH-5303A 8466.jpg
  • 8301-8780 were operated by MaBSTOA
1968 General Motors
T6H-5305A
8801-8933 (8928) NYC Transit Authority GMC T6H-5305A 8928.jpg
1969 Flxible Corporation
111CC-D5-1
4000-4202,
4600-4727 (4727)
NYC Transit Authority Flxible New Look 4727.jpg
  • 4600-4727 were operated by MaBSTOA
  • Five units were eventually transferred to Long Island Bus before being retired.

Buses ordered from 1970 to 1979 [1][3][edit]

All of these buses were ordered with a GM 6V71N engine (except for 9155-9164, which had GM 8V71N engines) an Allison hydraulic 2- or 3-speed transmission, and were 40 ft (12.19 m) long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide.

Year Builder and model name Numbers (& preserved numbers) Retired Picture Notes
1971 General Motors
T6H-5305A
4300-4499 (4401) 1992
(unrebuilt units)
  • 4401 was renumbered to 5227 after a rebuild by Blitz Co. in 1985 and is preserved as its latter number.
1972 General Motors
T6H-5309A
6000-6163
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
  • 6000-6163 were the first buses delivered in blue paint.
1973 6200-6349
1972 General Motors
T6H-5310A
6164-6199
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1973 4500-4505, 6901-6956 1990s
(unrebuilt units)
  • 4500-4505 were operated by MaBSTOA
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1973 General Motors
T6H-5309A
4800-4919
  • Operated by MaBSTOA
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1974 Flxible Corporation
53102-6-1
7000-7204, 7300-7361 (7340) 1990 NYC Transit Authority Flxible 53102-6-1 7340.jpg
  • 7300-7361 were operated by MaBSTOA
  • 50 units were later sent to Long Island Bus; see below.
1975 7500-7659, 7700-7937 1992
  • 7700-7937 operated by MaBSTOA
1976 Leyland (UK)
A-N-68A-2L Atlantean
Double decker bus
DD1-DD8 1978
  • Demonstration double decker buses running only in Manhattan streets.
1977 Flxible Corporation
53102-6-1
9000-9154, 9165-9309 1995
  • 9165-9309 operated by MaBSTOA
1977 Flxible Corporation
53102-8-1
9155-9164
  • 9160-9164 operated by MaBSTOA

Buses ordered from 1980 to 1989[edit]

The first wheelchair-accessible buses were delivered in 1981. All units here are 40 ft (12.19 m) long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide except for 553-565 and the leased MC-8s, which were 96 in (2.44 m) wide.[4]

All bus numbers in small font (in the "Numbers" section) denote preserved buses that are part of the museum fleet.

Year Builder and model name Numbers (& preserved numbers) Retired Picture Handicapped/disabled access Powetrain
(engine and transmission)
Notes
1964-
1968
Flxible and General Motors Corporation
“New Look”
Various 1985 X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V71N
and Allison V730
  • Former WMATA Metro buses leased as temporary replacements for the Grumman 870 buses.
  • They were returned to WMATA after rebuilt New Looks returned below.
1966-
1972
General Motors Corporation
rebuilt

New Look
5000-5022, 5100-5159, 5200-5284, 5300-5404, 5500-5576 (5227)[5][6] 1998 NYC Transit Authority GMC Blitz T6H-5305A 5227.jpg X mark.svg Refurbished Detroit Diesel series 6V71N
and new Allison V730 or refurbished Allison VH9
  • 345 units rebuilt by Blitz Bus and Truck Inc. of Chicago in 1985. Models:
    • TDH-5303s: 5000s and 5100s
    • T6H-5305As: 5200s
    • T6H-5309A: 5300-5404
    • T6H-5309A: 5500s[7] as replacements for the Grumman 870 buses.
  • Retired from New York City Transit service in 1995.
    • Some units were transferred to Long Island Bus before being retired in 1998.
1974-
1975
(acquired 1984)
Motor Coach Industries
MC-8 (coach bus)
5800-5949 1985 X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 8V71N
and Allison V730
  • Former Greyhound buses leased in 1984 as temporary replacements for the Grumman 870 buses.
  • Returned to Hausman Bus Sales in New Jersey in 1985.
1980 Flxible
Grumman

870-A ADB
PA1-PA175, 199, 201-565, 601-910 (236) 1984 NYC Transit Grumman Flxible 870 236.jpg (some) Detroit Diesel series 6V71 or 8v71
and Allison V730
  • First buses delivered in the current white and blue-stripe scheme.
  • PA97-PA175, 601-910 were operated by MaBSTOA.
  • 199 was a demonstrator bus, originally numbered 100.
  • 553-565 had padded seats, were 96" wide (all others units were 102" wide), and equipped with 8V71 engines (all other units had 6V71 engines). These units were ordered by the MTA for the Avenue B/East Broadway to replace their Flxible New Looks, but that operator went out of business.
  • Last non-wheelchair-equipped buses and last 96" wide buses purchased new.
    • 453-552 NYCTA & 811-910 MABSTOA were factory equipped with Lift-U wheelchair lifts.
  • Withdrawn in 1984 after cracks developed and one unit caught fire. For more information, see here.
1981 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8W-204, T8J-204)
1201–1317, PA1318-PA1658, 2201-2300, PA2301-PA2579 (1201) 2002 NYC Transit GMC RTS 1201.jpg

NYC Transit MetroCard bus 2504.jpg
Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V71N or 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • Part of this order was funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • 1000-series units were for NYC Transit Authority garages; 2000-series units were for MaBSTOA garages.
  • 1288-1317, 2281-2300 had Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA engines while the rest had 6V71N engines.
    • 1298-1317 had coach seats.
  • 1237 was retrofitted with rooftop air conditioning.
  • Several units were transferred to Long Island Bus before being retired in the late 1990s.
    • Other units were rebuilt in the mid-1990s by NYCTA (renumbered into the 70XX series) and by Midwest Bus (renumbered into the 75XX series).
  • 1291 and PA2504 were converted to MetroCard Sales buses, but both have since been scrapped.
1982 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204)
PA1659-PA1858,
PA2580-PA2704
2003 MaBSTOA2606 SIHomeport 5-6-2004MP.jpg Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • This order was funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • 1000-series units were for NYC Transit Authority garages; 2000-series units were for MaBSTOA garages.
  • PA1734-PA1858 had coach seats.
  • 1717, 1721, and 1743 were repowered with Detroit Diesel series 6V71N engines.
  • Some units were rebuilt in the mid-1990s by NYCTA (renumbered into the 70XX series) and by Midwest Bus (renumbered into the 75XX series).
1983 PA3001-PA3325 2000 Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V71N
and Allison V730
  • This order was funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • Some buses were later repowered with Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA engines.
    • 3160 received a Detroit Diesel series 50 engine in 1993.
1984 3400-3799 2007 NYCTA3503 Q88 HoraceHardingKissena 3-19-2002MP.jpg Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • Retired from NYC Transit service in 2004.
1985 3800-4218 NYC Transit GMC RTS 4149 Command Center bus.jpg Yes check.svg
  • 3800-3899, 3916, 3964-3968, 4167-4169, and 4194 had coach seats.
  • Retired from NYC Transit service in 2005.
  • 3966 survives as a heritage bus in Ireland.[8]
1986 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
PA4300-4344,
4345-4599
NYC Transit GMC RTS 4396 Phoenix.jpg Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • The first 45 buses of this order were funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • 4497 had coach seats.
  • 4544 was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.
  • Retired from NYC Transit service in 2005.
  • The following buses survive:
    • 4505 as a New York City Police Department bus.
    • 4430 as a movie prop bus.
    • 4396 as the Command Center bus, renumbered to 0010 in 2007 due to a newer bus (a Daimler Orion VII Next Generation) taking its original number.
1987 Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
4600-4899 NYCTA4656 B31 QuentinRd E16St 5-10-2004MP.jpg Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • 4742, and 4873-4888 had coach seats
    • 4854-4899 were converted to 2 x 2 seating.
  • Retired from NYC Transit service in 2005.

Buses ordered since 1990[edit]

All units were wheelchair accessible. Most units were 40 ft (12.19 m) long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide, but all Motor Coach Industries buses were 45 ft (13.72 m) long and all New Flyer Industries D60 buses were 60 ft (18.29 m) long.

Year Builder and model name Numbers Retired Picture Powertrain
engine, transmission or propulsion system
Notes
1990-
1991
Transportation
Manufacturing
Corporation

RTS-06 (T8O-206)
8000-8396,
8400[9]
2010 MTA Bus TMC 8074.jpg
  • All units originally had Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines. Units that were not repowered were retired in 2006.
  • The following buses survive:
    • 8340 (renumbered to 0091) as a Hospital Audiences bus.
    • 8319 as the MetroCard sales bus, replacing 1291 and PA2504. 8319 was renumbered to 0007 in March 2015 due to an incoming bus order using that number.
1991 Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206) Methanol
8397 2000
  • Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA (methanol fuel)
  • Allison V730
  • Methanol conversion pilot demonstration bus, but later became a hybrid prototype and then a straight diesel bus until its retirement.
1991 Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206) CNG
8398-8399 2001
  • Cummins L10G (CNG fuel)
  • ZF HP590C
  • Sold to Command Bus Company in 2001.
  • 8398 was a dual diesel/CNG prototype and 8399 was a CNG prototype.
  • Part of the pilot NYC Transit CNG fleet.
1993-
1994
Bus Industries
of America

Orion V (05.501)
101-316 2010 NYC Transit BIA Orion V 247.jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 50 EGR
  • Allison B-400R WTEC
  • First Orion buses purchased for New York City Transit service.
  • Formerly numbered 93001-93216.
  • The following buses survive:
    • 101 (renumbered to 93001) as a part of the museum fleet.
    • 191 as a 19A Qualification Service bus.
  • Following the creation of MTA Bus Company, buses were also operated there from 2004 until retirement in 2010.
  • Originally had 6V92TA engines and Allison HT-747 transmissions.
1993-
1994
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206)
8401-8566 (formerly 93501-93666) MTA Bus TMC RTS 8510.jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 50 EGR
  • Allison V-731 ATEC
  • Following the creation of MTA Bus Company, buses were also operated there from 2004 until retirement in 2010. Units were retired from New York City Transit in 2009.
  • All units except 8565 and 8566 originally had Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines.
1994 8600-8703 NYC Transit TMC RTS 8662.jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison V-731 ATEC
  • Some buses were briefly operated under MTA Bus from 2009 until retirement in 2010.
1994-
1995
Bus Industries
of America

Orion V (05.501) CNG
317, 581-610 MTA Bus Company Orion V CNG (1995).jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 50G EGR (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B-400R WTEC
  • First production CNG buses purchased for New York City Transit service.
  • Part of the pilot NYC Transit CNG fleet.
  • Certain units were briefly operated under MTA Bus in summer 2010 before being retired.
  • Originally had Cummins L10G engines.
1994 Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.501)
400-401 2008
  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison World B-400R
1995 402-580
611-630
2010 MTA Bus Company Orion V 408.jpg
  • Some units were operated under MTA Bus in 2009 and 2010.
  • 611-630 were equipped with suburban seating.
1996 631-680 2012-2014 NYC Transit Orion V 641.jpg
  • 631-680 originally ordered as Flxible Metro-E buses, but Flxible ceased operations before the order was built.
  • All buses were retired by summer 2012 except for 639 and 647, which were renumbered into 1305 & 1306 (respectively) in December 2012 due to newer buses taking their original numbers. 639 was retired in 2013, while 647 was retired in 2014.
1995 Nova Bus
RTS-06 (T8O-206)
8750-8751 2012

NYC Transit Cummins Nova RTS 9144.jpg

  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison V-731 ATEC
  • 8750 was operated under MTA Bus for a short time until its retirement.
1981-
1982
(rebuilt in 1996)
General Motors Corporation
rebuilt

RTS-04 (T8J-204)
7000-7049, 7500-7559 2005 NYC Transit GMC RTS 7040.jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA - refurbished (except 7004)
  • Allison V730
  • Rebuilds from 1981 to 1982 GMC RTS buses.
  • The 7000-series units were rebuilt in-house by New York City Transit's 207 Street Overhaul Shop, while the 7500-series units were rebuilt by the Midwest Bus of Owosso, Michigan.
  • 7004 received a Detroit Diesel series 50 engine instead of a series 6V92 engine.
  • 7038-7049 had coach seats.
1996 New Flyer Industries
D60 (articulated)
1000-1001 2010
  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison World B-400R
1997 1002-1069 2011 MTA NYC New Flyer D60 1031.JPG
  • 1004 was renumbered to 1000 after retirement and is preserved as that number.
1998 1070-1109
5250-5251
2011 (1070-1109)
2012 (5250-5251)
NYMTA New Flyer 1077.JPG
  • 5250-5251 were originally numbered 1110-1111.
1997 Motor Coach Industries
102DLW3SS (commuter coach)
1861 2009 NYC Transit MCI 1861.jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 60
  • Allison World B-500R
1998 1860, 1862-2039 2012-2013 NYC Transit MCI 102DLW3SS 1933.jpg
  • Following the creation of MTA Bus Company, buses were also operated there from 2004 until retirement in 2012.
    • Several other units were operated under Long Island Bus (now Nassau Inter-County Express) from 2009 to 2010.
  • 1998 was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.
  • 2006 was painted in full livery.
  • 1894 survives as a 19A Qualification Service bus.
1999 2040-2139 2015
1998 New Flyer Industries
C40LF
800-801 2011 MTA Bus Company New Flyer C40LF (1990s).jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 50G (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B-400R WTEC
  • First low-floor buses purchased by the NYC Transit Authority.
  • Two 1999 buses were diverted to Boston's MBTA Bus System (6000-6001) to act as a base for their order of C40LFs. The setup was virtually identical to NYC's C40LFs, save for interior 2x2 seating and passenger-operator rear doors rewired to be driver operated.[10]
  • 801 was briefly operated under MTA Bus from 2011 until retirement in 2012.
1999 802-856 2011-2013
2000 857-989 MTA New York City Bus New Flyer C40LF 988.jpg
1998 Orion Bus Industries
06.501 (true low floor hybrid)
6350-6353 2005
  • Detroit Diesel series 30
  • Lockheed Martin hybrid drive
  • Formerly New Jersey Transit 4000-4003.
  • 6350 is preserved.
1999-2000 6354-6359 NYCT Orion VI 6359 Front.jpg
  • 6354 was a 1999 unit.
1999 New Flyer Industries
D45S "Viking"(Intercity Transit Vehicle)
996-998 2010 NYCTA New Flyer D45V 998.jpg
  • Detroit Diesel series 60
  • Allison World B500R
  • Was operated under New York City Bus.
    • Used solely on the X51, and taken out of service when the X51 was discontinued in June 2010.
  • Diverted from a Houston METRO order.
2000-
2001
Nova Bus
RTS-06 (T8O-206) Hybrid
6360
(numbers were to be 6360-6364)
2001
  • Detroit Diesel series 30
  • Lockheed Martin hybrid drive
  • Hybrid-electric bus demonstrators with an electric motor, generator, propulsion control system (PCS), roof-mounted battery storage packs, and regenerative braking.
  • Only 6360 was delivered, operating for six months. It was withdrawn from service because of numerous problems and issues, including the exit of NovaBus from the United States market at that time.
    • 6360 was one of five (6360-6364) pilot units that were supposed to be delivered, but only 6360, which actually saw service, and 6361, which was never delivered, were built.
    • Additional production units numbered 6365-6509 were planned if the pilot buses (6360-6364) were successful.
2009 DesignLine Corporation
EcoSaver IV (semi-low floor,
turbine electric
1302-1306
(numbers were to be 1300-1389)
2011 MTA New York City Bus DesignLine EcoSaver IV (2009).jpg
  • Only 1302-1306 were delivered to the MTA.
  • Buses were withdrawn from service in late 2010, owing to problems with the microturbine, and officially retired in early 2011, when the buses were returned to DesignLine.[11]

Buses ordered but never delivered[edit]

These buses were ordered with some or no units built, but were discontinued or canceled in between.

Year Builder and model name Proposed numbers Proposed operator Powertrain
engine, transmission or propulsion system
Notes
1995 Flxible
Metro-E 40102-4D
1900-1949 New York City Transit Detroit Diesel series 50
and Allison V-731
  • Order cancelled because Flxible closed and folded. This order was transferred to Orion Bus Industries as buses 631-680.
2004 New Flyer Industries
D60 (articulated)
5770-5834 New York City Transit Detroit Diesel series 50 EGR
and Allison B500R
  • Model discontinued prior to being built.
2006 DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses
Orion V CNG
(05.501 CNG)
463-512 Long Island Bus John Deree 6081H
and Allison B400R
  • Based on a possible option order of the MTA Long Island Bus 2004 Orion V batch, and presumably dropped in favor of low floor buses.
2012-
2013
Daimler Commercial Buses
Orion VII Third Generation
(07.501, semi low-floor, CNG)
570-643 MTA Bus Company Cummins ISL-G
and Allison B400R
  • Contract was for 74 CNG buses with an option of 30 additional buses.
  • Order cancelled because Orion closed and folded. The order was transferred to New Flyer Industries as the same numbers.[12][13]
  • The buses that were built were transferred to CENTRO in Syracuse.

MTA Bus Company (inherited buses)[edit]

This list only includes buses that were or were scheduled to be inherited by MTA Bus. All buses were 40 feet long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide unless noted otherwise in the "Notes" column.[14]

Built before 1990[edit]

Year Builder and
model name
Numbers Retired Pictures
(under MTA Bus)
Handicapped/disabled access Notes
1982 General Motors Diesel Division Buses
New Look (S8H-5304M) suburban
1481-1505 2005 None available X mark.svg
  • Formerly New York Bus Service numbers 1481-1505. 1502 is now a museum bus.
  • Buses were 96 in (2.44 m) wide.
  • Powertrain package: Detroit Diesel series 8V71N engine and Allison V730 transmission
  • Ran for only one day under MTA Bus. Units retired the following day upon delivery of the MCI D4500CL's. None of the units were renumbered.
1984 General Motors Diesel Division Buses
Classic (TC-40102A) single door suburban
7311-7313
(proposed numbers)
Never
ran
None available X mark.svg
  • Formerly New York Bus Service numbers 1600-1602.
  • Never ran for MTA Bus.
  • Powertrain package: Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA engine and Allison V731 transmission.
All of the GMC RTS buses listed below had Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA engines and Allison V730 transmissions.
1984 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204) suburban
1837 2007 MTA Bus GMC RTS 1837.jpg Yes check.svg
1985
-1987
General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204)
1110–1136, 1191,
1838-1839, 1848–1850,
1857, 4220-4265,
5835-5857, 5879,
7050-7094, 8582
2007 MTA Bus GMC RTS 7093.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 1136.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 1848.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 5838.jpg
Yes check.svg
  • The 1800s were originally part of a 419-bus NYCT order that year.
  • The rest of the order was a 176-bus order by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for three operators.
  • Bus 4220 (Green Bus Lines 10001) never ran for MTA Bus and is preserved.
  • Former operators:
  • 1110-1136, 1191: Jamaica Buses
  • 1838-1839: Green Bus Lines, (originally from New York City Transit)
  • 1848-1850, 1857: Triboro Coach, (originally from New York City Transit)
  • 4220-4265, 4277, 5835-5857, 5879, 8582: Green Bus Lines
  • 7050-7094: Triboro Coach
  • 1857 has coach seating.
1985 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-604)
318-328, 1197–1199,
4266-4276, 4278-4283,
4297
2007 MTA Bus GMC RTS 322.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 1197.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 4281.jpg
Yes check.svg
  • Originally 96 buses ordered by NYCDOT for three operators (Steinway Transit, Queens Transit/Surface, and Command Bus).
    • The Steinway Transit units were transferred to Queens Surface in 1988.
    • All buses not originally operated by Command Bus were retired by 2001.
  • Buses were 96 in (2.44 m) wide.
  • Former operators:
  • 318-328: Command Bus
  • 1197-1199: Jamaica Buses, (originally Command Bus)
  • 4266-4276, 4278-4283, 4297: Green Bus Lines, (originally Command Bus)
1986 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
1137–1153, 1200,
1840-1842, 1851,
1858, 5858-5878,
7095-7121
2007 MTA Bus GMC RTS 1142.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 1841.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 5861.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 7102.jpg
Yes check.svg
  • The 1800s were part of a 300-bus order by NYC Transit.
  • The rest of the order was a 73-bus order by the NYCDOT for three operators.
  • Former operators:
  • 1137-1153, 1200: Jamaica Buses
  • 1840-1842: Green Bus Lines, (originally New York City Transit)
  • 1851, 1858: Triboro Coach Corporation, (originally New York City Transit)
  • 5858-5862: Green Bus Lines, (originally Jamaica Buses)
  • 5863-5878: Green Bus Lines
  • 7080-7121: Triboro Coach
1986 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-606)
1154–1163,
4284-4296, 4299
2007 MTA Bus GMC RTS 1162.jpg
MTA Bus GMC RTS 4286.jpg
Yes check.svg
  • Originally 68 buses ordered by NYCDOT for three operators (Steinway Transit, Queens Transit, and Command Bus).
    • The Steinway Transit units were transferred to Queens Surface in 1988.
    • All buses not originally operated by Command Bus were retired by 2001.
  • Buses were 96 in (2.44 m) wide.
  • Former operators:
  • 1154-1163: Jamaica Buses, (originally Command Bus)
  • 4284-4296, 4298-4299: Green Bus Lines, (originally Command Bus)
1987-
1988
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
1843–1846,
1852-1855
2007 MTA Bus GMC RTS 1855.jpg Yes check.svg
  • Former operators:
  • 1843-1846: Green Bus Lines, (originally New York City Transit)
  • 1852-1855: Triboro Coach, (originally New York City Transit)
  • 1845-1846, and 1855 had coach seating.
All of Motor Coach Industries Classic buses listed below had Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA engines and Allison V-731 ATEC transmissions.
1988 Motor Coach Industries
Classic (SC40-102A)
(non-ADA compliant)
329-379, 1164–1170,
5880-5881, 7122-7147,
7314-7406, 7417-7422,
7820-7895, 9796-9826
2007 MTA Bus MCI Classic 352.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 1164.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 7344.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 7360.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 7397.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 7833.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 7868.jpg
X mark.svg
  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for seven operators.
  • Former operators:
  • 329-378: Command Bus
  • 379: Command Bus, (also ran for Triboro Coach)
  • 1164-1171: Jamaica Buses
  • 5880-5893: Green Bus Lines
  • 7122-7147: Triboro Coach
  • 7314-7396: New York Bus Service
  • 7397-7406: New York Bus Service, (originally Command Bus)
  • 7417-7418: New York Bus Service, (originally Triboro Coach, then Green Bus Lines)
  • 7419-7420: New York Bus Service, (originally Triboro Coach)
  • 7421-7422: New York Bus Service, (originally Green Bus Lines)
  • 7820-7894: Liberty Lines Express
  • 7895: Liberty Lines Express, (formerly Queens Surface)
  • 9796-9821: Queens Surface
  • 9823-9826: Queens Surface, (originally Liberty Lines Express)
  • All units had coach seating.
  • The following buses survive:
    • 7400 (ex-New York Bus Service 1691 & originally Command Bus 450) with a private owner.
    • 7825 (as Liberty Lines Express 3006) as a part of the museum fleet.
1989 Motor Coach Industries
Classic (TC40-102A)
(non-ADA compliant)
1171, 5882-5893 2007 MTA Bus MCI Classic 1171.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 5884.jpg
MTA Bus MCI Classic 5887.jpg
X mark.svg
  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for two operators.
  • These buses had two doors for use on local or express bus routes.
  • 1171 and 5891 received hard seats after takeover.
  • Former operators:
  • 1171: Jamaica Buses
  • 5882-5893: Green Bus Lines
1989 Motor Coach Industries
Classic (SC40-102A) single-door
(ADA compliant)
7407-7416, 7896-7905 2008 MTA Bus MCI Classic 7901.jpg Yes check.svg
  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for two operators.
  • Former operators:
    • 7407-7416: New York Bus Service
    • 7896-7905: Liberty Lines Express

Built since 1990[edit]

These buses were wheelchair-accessible.

Year Builder and
model name
Numbers Retired Pictures
(under MTA Bus)
Notes
1991 Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206) CNG
(numbers were to be 752-753) Never ran (2004) None available
  • Formerly New York City Transit buses 8398-8399; transferred to Command Bus as 4976 and 4977.
  • Never ran under MTA Bus.
1993-
1994
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206) CNG
681-707, 4974 7150-7173 2006–2007 MTA Bus TMC RTS 702.jpg
MTA Bus TMC RTS 754.jpg
MTA Bus TMC RTS 7167.jpg
  • 4978 was formerly New York City Transit 8567 (and transferred to Command Bus) and was to be renumbered 754.
  • All others were purchased by the NYCDOT and formerly operated by:
  • 681-707: Command Bus
  • 754 (ex-4978): Command Bus, (originally New York City Transit)
  • 7150-7173: Triboro Coach
  • 681-683, 685-701, 703-707 had coach seating.
  • Most units had Cummins L10G (CNG Fuel) Engines.[15][16]
  • Some Ex-Command Bus units were equipped with Detroit Diesel 50G (CNG Fuel) Engines.[17]
  • All units had the ZF Ecomat HP590C Transmission.
  • 682 (as Command Bus 4904) survives as a part of the museum fleet.
1993-
1994
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206)
1172–1190,
1192-1196,
5898-5937,
5988-5999,
7148-7149,
7174-7213,
9700-9795
2010 MTA Bus TMC 1190.jpg
  • Originally purchased by the NYCDOT for four operators:[14]
    • 1172-1190, 1192–1196, 5988-5999: Jamaica Buses
      (1192-1196 originally Green Lines, 5988-5999 originally Queens Surface)
    • 5898-5937: Green Lines; (5898-5904 originally Queens Surface)
    • 7148-7149, 7174-7213: Triboro Coach; (7148-7149 originally Green Lines)
    • 9700-9795: Queens Surface
  • 7174-7184 were originally powered by methanol fuel.
  • The following buses survive:
    • 5904 (as Queens Surface 275) as a part of the museum fleet
    • 5999 (as Jamaica Buses 3865) as a part of the museum fleet.
1997 Orion Bus Industries
05.501
5938-5987 2012 MTA Bus Company Orion V 5963.jpg
  • Purchased from a rejected WMATA order by New York City
    Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).
  • All units were formerly operated by Green Lines; 5982-5987 were originally
    operated by Queens Surface before being transferred to Green Lines.[14]
  • All buses only operated under John F. Kennedy bus depot.
  • The bus that would have been renumbered to 5956 was written off prior to renumbering.[18]
1997-1999 Orion Bus Industries
05.501 (CNG)
708-751,
7214-7285,
8568-8582
9827-9899, 9901-9998
  • 2009 (708)
  • 2012 (8568-8582)
  • 2013 (709-751, 7214-7285,
    9932-9998)
  • 2012-2014 (9827-9899, 9901-9931)
MTA Bus Orion V CNG 731.jpg

MTA NYC Orion 5 Q65 bus.JPG

  • 708 was a demonstrator unit built in 1997.
  • Originally purchased by the NYCDOT for three operators:[14]
  • All units were originally equipped with coach seating.
    • Most ex-Queens Surface units featured hard transit seating.
  • 8582 was originally numbered 9999.
  • 9835 and 9868 were powered with John Deere 6081 engines.
  • Several units from the 9827-9899 and 9901-9931 batch were operated by MTA New York City Transit from 2009 until 2012-2013, when buses there were either retired or transferred back to MTA Bus.
  • The bus that would have been renumbered to 745 was written off prior to renumbering.[19]
1999 Orion Bus Industries
05.501 (single-door suburban)
5894-5897 2010 MTA Bus Orion 5896.jpg
  • Originally purchased by the NYCDOT for New York Bus Service
    • Eventually transferred to Green Bus Lines,[14] and then to MTA Bus following takeover.
    • Transferred to New York City Bus in 2009 for X32 service.
    • Retired without replacements when the X32 was discontinued in June 2010.
  • 5895-5897 survive as NYPD 983199-983399.

MTA Bus Company (buses bought new)[edit]

This list includes only buses that were ordered by MTA Bus. All buses were 40 feet long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide unless noted otherwise in the "Notes" column.

Buses ordered since 2005[edit]

All built units were wheelchair accessible, and are 40 ft (12.19 m) long and 102 in (2.59 m) wide unless otherwise noted.

Year Builder and model name Numbers Retired Picture Powertrain
engine, transmission or propulsion system
Notes
1995-1996
(acquired 2009)
Orion Bus Industries
05.501
101-184 2013-2015 MTA Bus Orion V 05.501 (ex-Bee-Line).jpg

MTA Bus 1996 Orion V (ex-Bee-Line).jpg

  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 8.5L
  • Allison B400R4 Gen-II
  • Originally owned and operated by the Westchester Bee-Line Bus System as 401-484; purchased in 2009 to replace older buses.
  • 133 was damaged in an accident and received a new front end.
  • 180 has been retained as a Roadeo Bus.

Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority and Long Island Bus[edit]

Built before 1966[edit]

Year Builder and
model name
Length and Width Numbers Previous operator(s)
1960 General Motors
New Look TDH-4517
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.4 m) 306, 316, 565
  • 306: Schenck Transportation
  • 316: Utility Lines
  • 565: Bee Line
1960 General Motors
New Look TDH-5302
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 457-466
  • Schenck Transportation
    (originally 410-419)
1961 General Motors
New Look TDH-4517
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 123-126, 207-211, 307, 318, 408-411, 566-570
  • 123-126: Rockville Centre
  • 207-211: Stage Coach
  • 307: Schenck Transportation
  • 318: Utility Lines
  • 408-411: Hempstead Transportation
  • 566-570: Bee Line
1961 General Motors
New Look TDH-5301
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 571-580
  • NYC Transit
    (formerly 1093, 1059, 1086, 1017, 1057, 1070, 1081, 1055, 1023, and 1108)
1961 General Motors
New Look TDH-5302
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 150, 404-407, 467-470, 626-634
  • 150: Rockville Centre
  • 404-407: Hempstead Transportation
  • 467-470: Schenck Transportation
    (originally 420-423)
  • 626-634: Bee Line
1962 General Motors
New Look TDH-4517
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 322-323
  • Utility Lines
1962 General Motors
New Look TDH-5302
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 72-74, 321, 414-415, 456, 471-474, 600-602, 635-644
  • 72-74: Jerusalem Avenue Bus
  • 321: Utility Lines
  • 414-415: Hempstead Transportation
  • 456, 471-474, 600-602: Schenck Transportation
    (originally 408, 424, and 426-428)
    • NOTE: 474 became 1000 after cut down to 30 feet.
  • 635-644: Bee Line
1963 General Motors
New Look TDH-4519
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 325
  • Utility Lines
1963 General Motors
New Look TDH-5302
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 158-159
  • Schenck Transportation
    (originally 150 and 152)
1963 General Motors
New Look TDH-5304
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 75-78, 416-419, 475-478, 496, 645-649
  • 75-78: Jerusalem Avenue Bus
  • 416-419: Hempstead Transportation
  • 475-478, 496: Schenck Transportation
    (originally 429-432 and 151)
  • 645-649: Bee Line
1964 Flxible
New Look FD6V-401-1
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 700-701
  • Bee-Line
1964 General Motors
New Look TDH-4519
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 300-305
  • Schenck Transportation
1964 General Motors
New Look TDH-5304
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 420-423, 494-495, 603-605, 620-621, 650-659
  • 420-423: Hempstead Transportation
  • 494-495, 603-605, 620-621: Schenck Transportation
    (494-495 originally 409 and 606; 620-621 originally 607-608)
  • 650-659: Bee Line
1965 General Motors
New Look TDH-4519
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 127-128, 327
  • 127-128: Rockville Centre
  • 327: Utility Lines
1965 General Motors
New Look TDH-5303
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 500-506
  • MaBSTOA
    (originally 6483, 6485-6486, 6493, 6582, and 6688-6689)
1965 General Motors
New Look TDH-5304
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 660-668
  • Bee Line

Built between 1966 and 1979[edit]

Year Builder and
model name
Length and Width Numbers Previous operator(s)
(if not MSBA/Long Island Bus)
1966 General Motors
New Look TDH-5304
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 151-154, 157, 160-162, 424-427, 670-674
  • 151-154, 157: Rockville Centre
  • 160-162: Schenck Transportation
    (originally 153-155)
  • 424-427: Hempstead Transportation
  • 670-674: Bee Line
  • Retired in 1989.
1966 General Motors
New Look SDM-5302 suburban
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 703
  • Bee Line
  • Retired in 1989.
1967 General Motors
New Look TDH-5304
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 82-83, 479-488, 675-684
  • 82-83: Jerusalem Avenue Bus
  • 479-488: Schenck Transportation
    (originally 433-442)
  • 675-684: Bee Line
  • Retired in 1989.
1967 General Motors
New Look SDM-5302 suburban
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 702
  • Bee Line
  • Retired in 1987.
1968 General Motors
New Look T6H-5306A
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 100-102, 428-431, 622-625, 694-698
  • 100-102, 622-625: Schenck Transportation
    (622-625 originally 609-612)
  • 428-431: Hempstead Transportation
  • 694-698: Bee Line
  • Retired in 1987.
1968 General Motors
New Look T6H-5306N
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 214, 328-329, 685-693
  • 214: Stage Coach
  • 328-329: Utility Lines
  • 685-693: Bee Line
  • Retired in 1989.
1969 40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 215, 330-331, 489-493
  • 215: Stage Coach
  • 330-331: Utility Lines
  • 489-493: Schenck Transportation
    (originally 443-447)
  • Retired in 1988.
1970 Flxible
New Look 111CC-D5-1
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 507-511
  • MaBSTOA
    (originally 4600, 4688, 4670, 4606-4607)
  • Retired in 1990.
1970 Flxible
New Look 111CD-D5-1
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 432-451, 669, 699, 704-705, 712-718
  • 432-451: Hempstead Transportation
  • 669, 699, 704-705: Stage Coach
    (originally 665-668)
  • 712-718: Schenck Transportation
    (718 originally 711)
  • Retired in 1990.
1969 General Motors
New Look T6H-5308A
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 155-156, 332-333
  • 155-156: Rockville Centre
  • 332-333: Utility Lines
  • Retired in 1990.
1973 General Motors
New Look T6H-5310A
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 105-112
  • Retired in 1991.
1973 General Motors
New Look S8H-5304A suburban
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 113-120
  • Retired in 1991.
1973 General Motors
New Look S8M-5304A suburban
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 121-122
  • Retired in 1991.
1973–1977 Flxible
New Look 53102-6-1
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 350-399
  • Retired in 1993-1994.
  • NYC Transit
    (see note 1 below)
1974 General Motors
New Look T6H-5308A
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 800-849
  • Retired in 1991.
1978 Flxible
New Look 53096-8-1
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 850-902
  • Retired in 1995.
NOTE:
  1. The original numbers for this order were (in order): 7325, 7188, 7160, 7036, 7914, 7707, 7314, 7358, 7313, 7173, 7030, 7130, 7789, 7348, 7844, 7026, 7830, 7193, 7861, 7328, 7137, 7187, 7886, 7151, 7194, 7733, 7902, 7903, 7712, 7872, 7883, 7538, 7593, 7882, 7574, 7888, 7524, 7038, 7881, 7916, 7934, 7318, 7168, 7892, 7190, 7104, 7066, 7890, 7569, and 7062.

Built 1980 and later[edit]

From 1981 on, all buses for Long Island Bus were equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Year Builder and
model name
Length and Width Numbers Year retired
1981 Grumman Flxible
870-A 53102-8-1
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 750-799, 925-999 1999-2000
1984 Flxible
Metro-A 40102-6T
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) PA1000-PA1033 2000, 2005
1985–1986
(see note 6 below)
Neoplan USA
Lit'l Bus
30 ft (9.14 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 300-305 1998
1988 Gillig
Phantom 35TB102
35 ft (10.67 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 500-519 2000
1988 Gillig
Phantom 40TB102
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 520-561 2000-2001
1990 Ontario Bus Industries
Orion V 05.501
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 579-599 2003-2004
1991 600-655
(see note 1 below)
2004-2005, 2009
1992 Bus Industries of America
Orion V 05.501 CNG
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 656-666 summer 2004
1995–1996 Thomas
school bus
Unknown 707-710, 713 2001
1995–1996 Orion Bus Industries
Orion II 02.501 CNG
25.92 ft (7.90 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 701, 704-706, 711 2001
1996 Orion Bus Industries
Orion V 05.501 CNG
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 100-105, 109-113, 115-117, and 121-141
(see note 2 below)
2008-2009
1997-1998 143-245
270-287
(see note 3 below)
2009-2011
2000 288-395
(see note 6 below)
Sold to NICE (2012)
2002 Coach and Equipment
Phoenix (Ford E450 chassis)
25 ft (7.62 m) • 91 in (2.31 m) 1800-1801
(see note 4 below)
2010
2004 Coach and Equipment
Condor (International 3200 chassis)
25 ft (7.62 m) • 91 in (2.31 m) 1800-1801
(see note 5 below)
Sold to NICE (2012)
2004 DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses
Orion V 05.501 CNG
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 396-462 Sold to NICE (2012)
2008-2011 Daimler Commercial Buses Orion VII Next Generation
07.501 (semi-low floor, CNG)
40 ft (12.19 m) • 102 in (2.59 m) 1700-1839 Sold to NICE (2012)
Notes:
  1. Four units (601, 607, 617, and 653) were renumbered 1802-1805 in March 2009, but were retired soon after.
  2. 21 units were renumbered 1400-1404 and 1806-1821 in March 2009, but were retired following the delivery of newer buses.
  3. All units except for 221 were renumbered to 1405-1525 in March 2009.
  4. These buses were renumbered 1800-1801 in March 2009, but were retired early in 2010.
  5. Purchased secondhand to replace the Phoenix vans, but removed from fixed-route service following the discontinuation of the N53.
  6. Originally operated by Avis Rent-a-Car

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]