Michael J. Quill Depot, originally Westside depot, is a depot for the Manhattan division. The Michael J. Quill Depot fills the block bounded by Eleventh Avenue, the West Side Highway, 40th Street, and 41st Street in Midtown Manhattan. The depot was originally the New York headquarters and bus garage for Greyhound Lines. Ground broke on the facility on April 26, 1966. It was designed by De Leuw, Cather, and Associates and built by Turner Construction. It was sold to the New York City Transit Authority in 1996. The Transit Authority renovated the facility at the cost of over $35 million. It opened for NYCT operations in spring 1998 as the Westside Depot, replacing the Walnut Depot and 100th Street Depot (the latter since reopened), and was renamed after Michael J. Quill, one of the founders of the Transport Workers Union of America, on July 13, 2000. The Michael J. Quill Bus Depot had received most of its routes from the defunct Hudson Pier Depot, which closed in 2003.
The Quill Depot is the largest MTA depot in the city, consisting of three floors and rooftop parking for buses. It is known for a unique "drum-like" structure at the northeast corner of the site, which holds the ramps between the levels. Maintenance facilities are located on the first and second floors. It originally featured training and sleeping quarters for Greyhound drivers. The depot stores around 250 to 350 buses. It is also used for midday layovers for express buses from other boroughs, with additional layover areas nearby in Midtown. The depot was proposed to be relocated to a site on the west side between West 30th and 31st Streets, as part of a planned expansion of the Javits Center, which was slated to be completed by 2010 but never fully commenced.
Fleet operation history:
RTS Hybrid (2001-2015, 2017-2018)
Designline Ecosaver (2009-present)
Orion VII NG. Hybrid (2009-present)
2011 XD40 (2012-2013)
2011 LFS (2017-present)
2017 XE40 (2017-present)
Express RTS (1998-2001)
Express Orion V (2001-2008)
MCI 102 (2008-2010)
2010 Nova Bus LFSA (2015-2016)
2011 Nova Bus LFSA (2011-present)
2017 XD60 (2017-present)
2017 Nova Bus LFSA (2018-present)