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Over the years, the MTA has renumbered fleets to accomodate acquisitions (New York DOT Privates & the bee-line system's Buses), or to move fleet numbers around to make room for a new bus orders. This is a comprehensive guide to the vehicles that have been renumbered over the years.

The 1981-82 RTS Remanufacturing Program (NYC Transit) Edit

In the Late 90s, the New York City Transit Authority was seeking ways to minimize the cost of bus replacements. The NYCTA started a program of remanufacturing 1981 and 1982 GMC RTS-04s. The program saw the remanufacturing of 110 buses, 50 of which was remanufactured by the NYCTA's own Central Maintenance Facilities and the other 60 was remanufactured by Midwest Bus of Owosso, MI. The program was slated for more than 110 buses but when the TA realized they saw no real savings in rebuilding buses over buying new ones, the program was discontinued. These remanufactured buses lasted until 2004, when the incoming Orion 07.501 CNGs and Hybrids replaced them.

Rebuilt RTSEdit

New Fleet No. Original Fleet No. Year, Make & Model
#7000 #1333 1981
General Motors
Model T8W-204 "RTS"
#7001 #2558
#7002 #1476
#7003 #2281 1981
General Motors
Model T8J-204 "RTS"
#7004 #2406 1981
General Motors
Model T8W-204 "RTS"
#7005 #1524
#7006 #1509
#7007 #1571
#7008 #1513
#7009 #1430
#7010 #1541
#7011 #1562
#7012 #1559
#7013 #1522
#7014 #1461
#7015 #2669 1982
General Motors
Model T8J-204 "RTS"
#7016 #2604
#7017 #2642
#7018 #2628
#7019 #2627
#7020 #2645
#7021 #2622
#7022 #2625
#7023 #2636
#7024 #2591
#7025 #2621
#7026 #2632
#7027 #2618
#7028 #2620
#7029 #2595
#7030 #2588
#7031 #2589
#7032 #2647
#7033 #2653
#7034 #2659
#7035 #2693
#7036 #2662
#7037 #2626
#7038 #2599
#7039 #2637
#7040 #2613
#7041 #2520 1981
General Motors
Model T8W-204 "RTS"
#7042 #2677 1982
General Motors
Model T8J-204 "RTS"
#7043 #2614
#7044 #2605
#7045 #2666
#7046 #2676
#7047 #2650
#7048 #2681
#7049 #2673

The NYCDOT Franchised Take-Over Renumbering (MTA Bus Company) Edit

MTA Bus Company was established in late 2004 to take over privately operated bus routes operated under contract to the New York City Department of Transportation. The routes were taken over on a staggered schedule, beginning with Liberty Lines Express in January 2005 and ending with Triboro Coach Corp. in February 2006. As a result, all of the buses absorbed by the MTA were renumbered in and around the current MTA-New York City Bus numbering system.

The Bee-Line Renumbering (MTA Bus Company) Edit

In the Summer of 2009, the MTA purchased 84 Orion buses being retired by the Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System. These buses were purchased for the MTA Bus Company operation to retire out older buses and even some buses of the same age that are currently in not the best condition, and also assisted in a fleet shortage at some garages. Below are links to the fleet of buses with the new and original numbers.

Bee Line RenumbersEdit

New Fleet No. Original Fleet No. Year, Make & Model
#101 #401 1995-96
OBI
Orion 05.501
#102 #402
#103 #403
#104 #404
#105 #405
#106 #406
#107 #407
#108 #408
#109 #409
#110 #410
#111 #411
#112 #412
#113 #413
#114 #414
#115 #415
#116 #416
#117 #417
#118 #418
#119 #419
#120 #420
#121 #421
#122 #422
#123 #423
#124 #424
#125 #425
#126 #426
#127 #427
#128 #428
#129 #429
#130 #430
#131 #431
#132 #432
#133 #433
#134 #434
#135 #435
#136 #436
#137 #437
#138 #438
#139 #439
#140 #440
#141 #441
#142 #442
#143 #443
#144 #444
#145 #445
#146 #446
#147 #447
#148 #448
#149 #449
#150 #450
#151 #451
#152 #452
#153 #453
#154 #454
#155 #455
#156 #456
#157 #457
#158 #458
#159 #459
#160 #460
#161 #461
#162 #462
#163 #463
#164 #464
#165 #465
#166 #466
#167 #467
#168 #468
#169 #469
#170 #470
#171 #471
#172 #472
#173 #473
#174 #474
#175 #475
#176 #476
#177 #477
#178 #478
#179 #479
#180 #480
#181 #481
#182 #482
#183 #483
#184 #484

The Artic RenumberingEdit

In the Summer of 2012, the MTA began moving various units of the 1998-2000 D60HF order over to the MTA Bus Company with the introduction of the Q52. However due to a new order of Nova Bus LFS and New Flyer XD60 Articulated buses being delivered at the time, there was a number conflict with the incoming order and the D60HFs. In order to keep the buses without running into registration issues, the units moved over to MTA Bus were renumbered between 2012 and 2013 into 4700, 4800, and 6300 Series buses. Below are the fleet of buses with the new and original numbers.

D60 RenumbersEdit

New Fleet No. Original Fleet No.
#4703 #5252
#4704 #5281
#4705 #5283
#4706 #5285
#4707 #5291
#4708 #5295
#4709 #5296
#6350 #5264
#6351 #5290
#6351 #5290
#6352 #5314
#6353 #5357
#6354 #5359
#6355 #5355
#6356 #5337
#6358 #5500
#6358 #5504
#6359 #5502
#6360 #5508
#6361 #5425
#6362 #5473
#6363 #5426
#6364 #5433
#4800 #5392
#4801 #5400
#4802 #5410
#4803 #5423
#4804 #5416
#4805 #5415
#4806 #5418
#4807 #5464
#4808 #5471
#4809 #5485
#5250 #1110
#5251 #1111

The D4500 Renumbering (MTA Bus Company) Edit

In the Summer of 2015, the MTA purchased an additional 72 New Flyer XD40 buses, which extended their fleet number range, thus causing a number conflict. In order to keep the buses without running into registration issues, the 7420- Series units were renumbered into the 2920-Series. Below are the fleet of buses with the new and original numbers.

New Fleet No. Original Fleet No.
#2930 #7424
#2925 #7425
#2926 #7426
#2927 #7427
#2928 #7428
#2929 #7429

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