New York MTA Bus Roster (Museum & Misc.)


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America’s largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.3 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. MTA subways, buses, and railroads provide 2.73 billion trips each year to New Yorkers – the equivalent of about one in every three users of mass transit in the United States and two-thirds of the nation’s rail riders. MTA bridges and tunnels carry more than 297 million vehicles a year – more than any bridge and tunnel authority in the nation.

Daimler AG[edit]

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(Bus Industries of America, Orion Bus Industries, DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America, Daimler Buses North America)

  Orion V (Model 05.501)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1993 93001
(93001-93096, 197-316)
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Series 50 DDEC
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World B400R WTEC III
  • Operated by MTA New York City Bus.
  • Built by Bus Industries of America
  • Originally powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 92 Engine & Allison HT-747 Transmission.
1996 174, 180
(101-184)
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Series 50 DDEC
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World B400R WTEC II
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • Built by Orion Bus Industries
  • Ex-Westchester Bee-Line System #401-484.
  • These units are used for Roadeo Services.
  Orion VI Hybrid-Electric (Model 06.501)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1998 6350
(6350-6353)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 30
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HybriDrive® Propulsion System
  • Operated by MTA New York City Bus.
  • Built by Orion Bus Industries
  • Ex-New Jersey Transit #4001.
  Orion VII Hybrid (Model 07.501)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
2003 6392
(6365-6419)
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EPA 02 ISB
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HybriDrive® Propulsion System
  • Operated by MTA New York City Bus.
  • Built by DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America
  • This unit used for Operator Training & 19A Certification.
Total Buses:    5  
 

Fifth Avenue Coach Co.[edit]

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  “Type A” Double Decker
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1917 303 Moline Knight Logo.png Information Unavailable
  • Originally purchased and operated by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company.
Total Buses:    1  
 

Flxible Corporation[edit]

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(Rohr Flxible, Grumman Flxible)

  New Look
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1964 5117
(5001-5165)/td>
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Series 71 (6V-71)
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184
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Model F2D6V401
1970 4727
(4600-4727)
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Series 71 (6V-71)
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185
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York/Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority.
  • Built by Rohr Flxible
  • Model 111CC-D5-1
1973 7340
(7300-7361)
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Series 71 (6V-71)
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VH-9
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York/Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority.
  • Built by Rohr Flxible
  • Model 53102-6-1
  870 Advanced Design Bus (Model 40102-6-1)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1980 236
(PA1-PA175, 201-552, 601-910)
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Series 71 (6V-71)
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V-730
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by Grumman Flxible
Total Buses:    4  
 

General Motors[edit]

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(GM Bus & Truck, GM Diesel Division)

  Old Look
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1948 4789
(4500-4899)
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Series 71
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90
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Board of Transportation.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5101
  • #4789 was renumbered to #2969 to replicate the bus Jackie Gleason drove in The Honeymooners. It is currently preserved in that number.
1956 3100 Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 71
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V-Drive
  • Originally purchased by Fifth Avenue Coach Lines.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5106
  • First air-conditioned transit bus in New York City and is one of two air-conditioned demo buses built in 1956.
1957 7144
(7000-7208)
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Series 71
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V-Drive
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5106
1958 9098
(9000-9120)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 71
Allison Logo.png
V-Drive
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5106
  New Look
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1959 100
(1-190)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 71
Allison Logo.png
VH
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5301
  • Part of the first 102 inch-wide transit buses in New York City.
1961 1059
(1001-1130)
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Series 71
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VH
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5301
1962 2151
(2001-2175)
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Series 71
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VH
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5301
1963 3758
(3601-3950)
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Series 71
Allison Logo.png
VH-7
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5303
1966 8466
(8301-8780)
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Series 71
Allison Logo.png
VH-7
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York/Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model TDH-5303
  • This unit was part of the order for the first TA/MaBSTOA buses with out standee windows which featured Bus-O-Rama or “batwing” advertising space.
1968 8928
(8801-8933)
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Series 71
Allison Logo.png
VH-9
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model T6H-5305A
  • This unit features Express-type seating.
1970 5227
(5200-5284)
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Series 71
Allison Logo.png
VH-9
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model T6H-5305A
  • Originally Bus #4401, part of order #4300-4499.
  • This unit was part of a 345-bus rebuild in 1985 by the Blitz Bus and was the last GMC New look to operate for the NYCTA, retired in 1995.
1979 621
(615-629)
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Series 71
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V-730
  • Originally purchased by the Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Built by GMC Diesel Division (Canada)
  • Model T8H-5307A
1982 1502
(1481-1505)
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Series 71
Allison Logo.png
V-730
  • Originally purchased by New York Bus Service.
  • Built by GMC Diesel Division (Canada)
  • Model T8H-5308A
  Rapid Transit Series (RTS)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1981 1201
(1201-1658, 2201-2579)
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Series 92
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V-730
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model T8W-204 (RTS-04)
  • This order was funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • Originally powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 71 Engine.
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Series 92
Allison Logo.png
V-730
  • Operated by MTA New York City Bus
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model T8J-204 (RTS-04)
  • Originally Bus #4149, part of order #3800-4218.
  • Converted by the East New York Central Maintenance Facility to a Mobile Command Center.
1985 10001
(10001, 222-268)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 92
Allison Logo.png
V-730
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York for Green Bus Lines
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model T8J-204 (RTS-04)
  • This was originally #221, but was renumbered to represent being in the 10,001 RTS built.
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Series 92
Allison Logo.png
V-730 ATEC
  • Operated by MTA New York City Bus
  • Built by GM Truck and Bus (United States)
  • Model T8J-206 (RTS-06)
  • Originally Bus #4396, part of order #4300-4599.
  • This buses is nicknamed “The Pheonix” after suffering a severe fire in its first week of service when it was new.
  • Rebuilt by the East New York Central Maintenance Facility to a Mobile Training Center and is now a MetroCard sales bus.
Total Buses:    17  
 

Mack Truck and Bus[edit]

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  Mack Model C-49-DT
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1956 6259
(6000-6317)
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ENDT 672
Spicer Logo.png
184
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Transit Authority.
Total Buses:    1  
 

Motor Coach Industries Int’l, Inc.[edit]

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(Motor Coach Industries & Transportation Manufacturing Corporation)

  MCI® Classic Suburban (Model TC40102-A)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1988 3006
(3001-3091)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 92 DDEC
Allison Logo.png
V-731 ATEC
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York for Liberty Lines Express
  TMC® Rapid Transit Series (RTS)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1990 1991 0007 Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 50 DDEC
Allison Logo.png
VR-731 ATEC
  • Operated by New York City Bus.
  • Model T80206 (RTS-06)
  • Originally Bus #8319, part of order #8000-8396, 8400.
  • Originally powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 92 Engine.
  • This is a MetroCard Sales Bus.
1993 1993 275
(275-389)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 50 DDEC
Allison Logo.png
VR-731 ATEC
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York for the Queens Surface Corporation.
  • Model T80206 (RTS-06)
  • Bus #3865 was last operated by Jamaica Bus Lines, but was originally Queens Surface #293.
1994 3865
(3854-3865
Originally QSC 282-293)
1993 1994 4904
(4903-4931)
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L-10G
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ECOMAT 5HP-500
  • Originally purchased by the City of New York for the Command Bus Company.
  • Model T80206 (RTS-06 CNG)
  • Compressed Natural Gas Powered
  • Originally purchased by the MTA New York City Transit. However, since the MTA’s Jackie Gleason Depot fast-fill facility was not ready in time, 47 of this 48-bus order was redistributed to the City of New York. 29 buses were assigned to the Command Bus Company in Brooklyn, 18 buses were assigned to the Triboro Coach Corporation (#G2056-G2073) and 1 bus was assigned to the MTA (#8567).
  MCI® Commuter Coach (Model D4500)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
2001 2001 2185
(2140-2209)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 60 DDEC
Allison Logo.png
World B500R WTEC III
  • Originally purchased by MTA New York City Bus
  • Bus #2185 is painted in a special 9/11 Memorial livery.
  • Bus #2814 is used for Training & 19A Certification.
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2002 2814
(2805-2930)
Total Buses:    7  
 

Volvo Group North America[edit]

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  Nova Bus Rapid Transit Series (RTS)
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1996 8797, 8971
(8750-9349)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 50 DDEC
Allison Logo.png
VR-731 ATEC
  • Operated by New York City Bus.
  • Model T80206 (RTS-06)
  • Bus #8797 is a MetroCard Sales Bus.
  • Bus #8971 is a Museum Bus.
1999 5249
(4902-5249)
Detroit Diesel Logo.png
Series 50 DDEC
Allison Logo.png
VR-731 ATEC
  • Originally purchased by MTA New York City Bus
Total Buses:    3  
 

Yellow Truck & Coach Manufacturing Co.[edit]

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  Model Z-BH-602
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1931 1263
(100 Built)
Moline Knight Logo.png
Sleeve Valve
Information Unavailable
  • Originally purchased and operated by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company.
  Model 718 Series 2
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1935 327
(50 Built)
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Series 616
Information Unavailable
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Omnibus Corporation and operated by the New York City Omnibus Corporation and the Fifth Avenue Coach Company.
  • Currently awaiting restoration.
  Model 731 Series 4
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1936 1592
(100 Built)
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Series 450
Information Unavailable
  • Originally purchased by the New York City Omnibus Corporation and operated by the New York City Omnibus Corporation and the Fifth Avenue Coach Company.
  • Currently awaiting restoration.
  Model 735
Model Year Year Built Fleet Number
(Original Fleet)
Engine Transmission or
Drive System
Fleet Notes Image
1938 2124
(160 Built)
GM Logo.png
Series 707
Banker
2-Speed Semi-Automatic
  • Originally purchased and operated by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company.
Total Buses:    4  
 


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