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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, 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

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

Buses before 1959 were ordered with a Detroit Diesel Series 71|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 General Motors
TDH-4507
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 1846–1886
  • Originally operated under New York City Omnibus.
1948 General Motors
TDH-4507
35 ft (10.67 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 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) 100px
  • 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
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2501
  • Demonstrator model purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1952 General Motors
TDH-5104
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2502–2551
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1953 General Motors
TDH-5104
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2552–2561
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1954 General Motors
TDH-5106
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2562–2591
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1954 Mack
C-49-DT
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2990–2999
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1956 General Motors
TDH-5106
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 3100 (preserved) 100px
  • 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.
1956 Mack
C-49-DT
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2962–2989, 6000-6317 (6259) 100px
  • 2900-series were purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1957 General Motors
TDH-5106
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 7000-7208 (7144) 100px
1958 General Motors
TDH-5106
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2605–2644, 9000-9120 (9098) 100px
  • 2600-series were purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1958 Mack
C-49-DT
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 3000-3009
  • Purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation, Inc.
1959 General Motors
TDH-5106
40 ft (12.19 m) • 96 in (2.44 m) 2645–2694

Buses ordered from 1959 to 1969

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) 100px
  • First 102 in (2.59 m)-wide transit buses in New York City.
1960 General Motors
TDH-5301
501-805, 3101-3220
  • 3101-3220 were purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach and Surface Transportation Inc.
1961 General Motors
TDH-5301
1001–1130 (1059) 100px
  • 10 buses (including 1059) were transferred to Long Island Bus in the mid-1970s.
1962 General Motors
TDH-5301
2000–2174 (2151) 100px
1963 General Motors
TDH-5303
3301-3555, 3601-3823, 3829-3950 (3758) 100px
  • 3301-3555 were operated by MaBSTOA
1964 Flxible Corporation
F2D6V-401-1
5001-5165 (5117) 100px
1965 Flxible Corporation
F2D6V-401-1
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
8001-8202, 8301-8780 (8466) 100px
  • 8301-8780 were operated by MaBSTOA
1968 General Motors
T6H-5305A
8801-8933 (8928) 100px
1969 Flxible Corporation
111CC-D5-1
4000-4202,
4600-4727 (4727)
100px
  • 4600-4727 were operated by MaBSTOA
  • Five units were eventually transferred to Long Island Bus before being retired.

Buses ordered from 1970 to 1979

All of these buses were ordered with a Detroit Diesel Series 71|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 1992
(unrebuilt units)
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
  • First buses delivered in blue paint.
1972 General Motors
T6H-5310A
6164-6199 1992
(unrebuilt units)
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1973 General Motors
T6H-5309A
6200-6349 1992
(unrebuilt units)
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1973 General Motors
T6H-5310A
4500-4505, 6901-6956 1996
  • 4500-4505 were operated by MaBSTOA
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1973 General Motors
T6H-5309A
4800-4919 1997
  • Operated by MaBSTOA
  • Custom model produced only for the MTA.
1974 Flxible Corporation
53102-6-1
7000-7204, 7300-7361 (7340) 1990 100px
  • 7300-7361 were operated by MaBSTOA
  • 50 units were later sent to Long Island Bus; see below.
1975 Flxible Corporation
53102-6-1
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 1998
  • 9165-9309 operated by MaBSTOA
1977 Flxible Corporation
53102-8-1
9155-9164 1999
  • 9160-9164 operated by MaBSTOA

Buses ordered from 1980 to 1989

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.

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 ADA Accessible Powetrain
(engine and transmission)
Notes
1964-
1968
Flxible and General Motors Corporation
“New Look”
Various 1985 No 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) 1998 100px No 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 as replacements for Most 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 No 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) Various 100px 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.
  • Most sold in 1984 after cracks developed and one unit caught fire. The remaining units were:
    • 460-539 (later renumbered 731-810)
    • 811-910
  • 453-459 and 540-552 sold to New York Bus Service.
  • 201-230 sold to Airport Express.
  • 236 kept as a museum bus.
  • Other units sold to NJT.
  • All NYCT, New York Bus Service, and Airport Express buses retired by 1995.
  • NJT buses retired in 2001.
1981 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8W-204, T8J-204)
1201–1317, PA1318-PA1658, 2201-2300, PA2301-PA2579 (1201) 2002 100px

100px
Yes 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 100px Yes 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 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204)
PA3001-PA3325 2002 Yes 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.
  • Some sold to Airport Express after NYCT retirement and retired in 2005.
1984 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204)
3400-3799 2007 100px Yes Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • Retired from NYC Transit service in 2004.
1985 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204)
3800-4218 2007 100px Yes Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA
and Allison V730
  • 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.
1986 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
PA4300-4344,
4345-4599
2007 100px Yes 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 2007 100px Yes 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

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
2010 100px
  • Detroit Diesel series 50 EGR
  • Allison V-731 ATEC
  • 8400 was renumbered to 1550 in 2005.
  • 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 100px
  • 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) 2010 100px
  • 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-
1995
Bus Industries
of America

Orion V (05.501) CNG
317-349, 581-610 2010 100px
  • 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 and operated from the Jackson Gleason Bus Depot.
  • Certain units were briefly operated under MTA Bus when sent to College Point Bus Depot during summer 2010 before being retired.
  • Originally had Cummins L10G engines.
1994 Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8O-206)
8600-8703 2013 100px
  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison V-731 ATEC
  • Buses were operated under MTA Bus from 2009 until retirement in 2013.
  • All buses retired from New York City Transit in 2010.

1994 (400-401)
1995 (402-580, 611-630)
1996 (631-680)

Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.501)
400-580
611-680 (668)
  • 2008 (400-401)
  • 2010 (402-580, 611-630)
  • 2012 (631-680)

100px 100px

  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison World B-400R
  • Purchased for NYC Transit service.
  • Some units were operated under MTA Bus in 2009 and 2010.
  • 611-630 were equipped with suburban seating.
1995 Nova Bus
RTS-06 (T8O-206)
8750-8751 2013

100px

  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison V-731 ATEC
  • Both operated under MTA Bus shorthy before retirement.
1981-
1982
(rebuilt in 1996)
General Motors Corporation
rebuilt

RTS-04 (T8J-204)
7000-7049, 7500-7559 2005 100px
  • 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 (1000-1001)
1997 (1002-1069)
1998 (1070-1109, 5250-5251)
1999 (5253-5271)
2000 (5272-5509)
2001 (5252)

New Flyer Industries
D60 (articulated)
1000-1109, 5250-5509
  • 2010 (1000-1001)
  • 2011 (1002-1099)
  • 2012 (1100-1109, 5250-5251)
  • 2013 (5252-5509)
100px
100px
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  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison World B-400R
  • Many buses were renumbered in 2005 and 2012:
    • 5250-5251 were originally numbered 1110-1111 until the Green Bus Line D60s were renumbered to the 1100 series with the creation of MTA Bus Company.
    • 5252, 5281, 5283, 5285, 5291, 5295, and 5296 were renumbered 4703-4709 respectively.
    • 5264, 5290, 5314, 5357, 5359, 5355, 5337, 5500, 5504, 5502, 5508, 5425, 5473, 5426, and 5433 were renumbered 6350-6364 respectively.
    • 5392, 5400, 5410, 5423, 5416, 5415, 5418, 5464, 5471, and 5485 were renumbered 4800-4809 respectively.
  • 1100-1109 were transfered to MTA Bus Company in 2010 until retirement in 2012.
  • 5407 was rebuilt as a demonstrator for the next order of D60s (5510-5769).
  • 1004 was renumbered to 1000 after retirement and is preserved as that number.

1997 (1861)
1998 (1860, 1862-2039)
1999 (2040-2139)

Motor Coach Industries
102DLW3SS (commuter coach)
1860-2039
  • 2009 (1861)
  • 2012-2013 (1860,
    1862-2039)
  • 2015 (2040-2139)

100px 100px

  • Detroit Diesel series 60
  • Allison World B-500R
  • Following the creation of MTA Bus Company, buses were also operated there from 2004 until retirement in 2012.
    • Several other units were operated under Nassau Inter-County Express from 2009 to 2010.
  • 2006 was painted in full livery.
  • 1998 was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.
  • 1894 survives as a 19A Qualification Service bus.
1998-2000 New Flyer Industries
C40LF (semi-low floor CNG)
800-989 2011-2013

100px 100px

  • Detroit Diesel series
    50G (CNG fuel)
  • Allison B-400R WTEC
  • First low-floor buses purchased by the NYC Transit Authority and operated out of the Jackson Gleason Bus Depot as well as West Farms Bus Depot.
    • 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.
  • 800-801 were 1998 units.
    • 801 was briefly operated under MTA Bus operating from College Point Bus Depot in Queens from 2011 until retirement in 2012.
1998-
2000
Orion Bus Industries
06.501 (true low floor hybrid)
6350-6359 2012 100px
  • Detroit Diesel series 30
  • Lockheed Martin hybrid drive
  • 6350-6353 were rejects from New Jersey Transit (1998 units). 6350 is pending preservation.
  • 6354 was a 1999 unit.
  • 6355-6359 were 2000 units.
  • Retired from NYC Transit service in 2005.
1998 Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.501)
6000-6002 2015-2016 128px
  • Detroit Diesel series 50
  • Allison World B500R
  • 6000 is stated for preservation
1999 6003-6349 128px
1999 New Flyer Industries
D45S "Viking"(Intercity Transit Vehicle)
990-999 2010 100px
  • 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.
  • 966-998 were diverted from a Houston METRO order.

MTA Bus Company (inherited buses)

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.

Built before 1990

Year Builder and
model name
Numbers Retired Pictures
(under MTA Bus)
ADA Accessible Notes
1982 General Motors Diesel Division Buses
New Look (S8H-5304M) suburban
1481-1505 2005 None available No
  • 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
8370-8372
(proposed numbers)
Never
ran
None available No
  • 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
6950 2007 100px Yes
  • Formerly Green Bus Lines 1101 and New York City Transit 3503.
1985
-1987
General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-204)
6951-7090 2007 100px
100px
100px
100px
Yes
  • Some buses 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:
  • 7906–7942,(37) 7997,: 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(36), 4277, 5829-5851 (22), 5873, 8582: Green Bus Lines
  • 7050-7094: (35) Triboro Coach
  • 1857 has coach seating.
1985 General Motors Corporation
RTS-04 (T8J-604)
7091-7122 2007 100px
100px
100px
Yes
  • 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
  • 5984-5986: Jamaica Buses, (originally Command Bus)
  • 4266-4276, 4278-4283, 4297: Green Bus Lines, (originally Command Bus)
1986 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
7123-7208 2007 100px
100px
100px
100px
Yes
  • Some buses 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:
  • 7933-7949(17), 5987: 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:(16) Green Bus Lines
  • 7080-7121(42): Triboro Coach
1986 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-606)
7209-7233 2007 100px
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Yes
  • 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:
  • 7950-7959: Jamaica Buses, (originally Command Bus)
  • 4284-4296, 4298-4299: Green Bus Lines, (originally Command Bus)
1987-
1988
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
RTS-06 (T8J-206)
7234-7241 2007 100px Yes
  • 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)
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No
  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for seven operators.
  • Former operators:
  • 329-378: Command Bus
  • 379: Command Bus, (also ran for Triboro Coach)
  • 7966-7973: Jamaica Buses
  • 5880-5893: Green Bus Lines
  • 7122-7147: Triboro Coach
  • 7312-7394: New York Bus Service
  • 7395-7404: New York Bus Service, (originally Command Bus)
  • 7415-7416: New York Bus Service, (originally Triboro Coach, then Green Bus Lines)
  • 7417-7418: New York Bus Service, (originally Triboro Coach)
  • 7419-7420: 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:
    • 7398 (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)
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  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for two operators.
  • These buses had two doors for use on local or express bus routes.
  • 1852 and 1855 received hard seats after takeover.
  • Former operators:
  • 1843-1854: Green Bus Lines
  • 1855: Jamaica Buses
1989 Motor Coach Industries
Classic (SC40-102A) single-door
(ADA compliant)
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  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for three operators.
  • Former operators:
    • 8580-8589: Liberty Lines Express
    • 8590-8599: New York Bus Service
    • 7921-7993: Airport Express

Built since 1990

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 7820-7821) 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
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  • 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.
  • Some Ex-Command Bus units were equipped with Detroit Diesel 50G (CNG Fuel) Engines.
  • 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)
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  • Originally purchased by the NYCDOT for four operators:
    • 7978-7996, 7998-7999, 5982-5984, 5988-5999: Jamaica Buses
      (7978-7996 originally Green Lines, 5988-5999 originally Queens Surface)
    • 5892-5931: Green Lines; (5892-5898 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:
    • 5988 (as Queens Surface 275) as a part of the museum fleet
    • 5999 (as Jamaica Buses 3865) as a part of the museum fleet.
1995 Fixible
Metro-E
40102-4D
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  • Originally ordered by NYCDOT for two operators.
  • Former operators:
    • 1550-1569: New York Bus Service
    • 1570-1669: Queens
    • 1770-1689: Metro Apple
  • Fixible ceased operation after this order.
  • Many buses sold to other companies
1997 Orion Bus Industries
05.501
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  • Purchased from a rejected WMATA order by New York City
    Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).
  • All units were formerly operated by Green Lines; 5977-5981 were originally
    operated by Queens Surface before being transferred to Green Lines.
  • All buses only operated under John F. Kennedy bus depot.
  • The bus that would have been renumbered to 5950 was written off prior to renumbering.
1997-1999 Orion Bus Industries
05.501 (CNG)
9700-9999
  • 2009 (708)
  • 2012 (8568-8582)
  • 2013 (709-751, 7214-7285,
    9932-9998)
  • 2012-2014 (9827-9899, 9901-9931)
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  • 708 was a demonstrator unit built in 1997.
  • Originally purchased by the NYCDOT for three operators:
    • 708-751: Command Bus
    • 7214-7285: Triboro Coach
    • 8568-8582, 9827-9899, 9901-9998: Queens Surface
  • 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.
    • Some units were transferred to Nassau Inter-County Express as a loan from late 2011 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.
1999 Orion Bus Industries
05.501 (single-door suburban)
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  • Originally purchased by the NYCDOT for New York Bus Service
    • Eventually transferred to Green Bus Lines, 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.
  • 6362-6364 survive as NYPD 983199-983399.

MTA Bus Company (buses bought new)

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

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
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  • 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.
  • 183 has been retained as a Roadeo Bus.

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