Retired Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) demonstration bus fleet

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) (MTA) has tested single buses from time to time, usually on loan from the manufacturer.

Year Builder and model name Length
(feet)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission or propulsion system)
Numbers Total Handicapped/disabled access Notes
1979 General Motors Corporation
RTS-03 (TH-8203)
40 Detroit Diesel series 6V71 200 1 X mark.svg This was the first New York City Transit Rapid Transit Series (RTS) bus, and a prototype for future orders.
1981 Hino Motors 40 Hino diesel engine 950-952 3 X mark.svg These three demonstrator buses were tested in New York and eventually returned to the manufacturer.
1981 Renault
PR100
40 Renault engine 960-961 2 X mark.svg These two demonstrator buses were tested in New York and eventually returned to the manufacturer.
1982 DAC
117 UD (articulated)
55.77 N/A 1301 1 X mark.svg This articulated bus was tested by Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (now Long Island Bus) in Nassau County and eventually sent back to the manufacturer.
1983 MAN AG
SG-310-16.5-2A (articulated)
60 MAN D2566 MLUM 8990 1 X mark.svg This demonstrator bus was tested in New York and was sold to Westchester County DOT, becoming bus #661.
1983 Neoplan USA
AN460 suburban
(articulated)
60 N/A 8994 1 X mark.svg This bus was tested in Staten Island for express bus service.
1983 Eagle Bus
Model 10-SC
(commuter bus)
40 N/A 8998-8999 2 X mark.svg These buses were tested in Staten Island for express bus service.
1984 Bus Industries of America
(now called Orion Bus Industries)

01.508 suburban
40 Detroit Diesel series 6V92 9900 1 X mark.svg This bus was tested in Staten Island for express bus service and was eventually sent back to the manufacturer. This bus was diverted from an order by Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, New York.
1984 MAN AG
Americana (SL-40102A)
40 MAN D2566 MLUH 9901 1 X mark.svg This bus was tested in Queens for local bus service.
1985
(built in 1983)
Motor Coach Industries
MC-9A (coach bus)
45 Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5950 1 X mark.svg This bus was an Academy Bus unit leased from New Jersey Transit and tested in Staten Island for express bus service.
1985 General Motors Corporation
RTS-06 suburban
40 Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 9902 1 X mark.svg This bus was tested in Staten Island for express bus service.
1989 Ontario Bus Industries
(now called Orion Bus Industries)

01.508 CNG
40 Cummins L10G (CNG fuel) N/A 1 X mark.svg This bus was a compressed natural gas demonstration bus.
1989 Ontario Bus Industries
(now called Orion Bus Industries)

05.501
40 Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 81990 1 Yes check.svg This bus was tested in Brooklyn and would also demo with New Jersey Transit before being sold to Transit Windsor in Ontario, Canada, becoming bus# 499.
1993 Neoplan USA
AN460 (articulated)
60 Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 81992 1 Yes check.svg This bus saw revenue service in Manhattan on the route M15 before being returned to Neoplan USA.
1993 Neoplan USA
AN440 suburban
40 Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 81993 1 Yes check.svg This bus saw express service in Staten Island before being returned to Neoplan USA.
1993 Motor Coach Industries
102C3 (commuter bus)
45 Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 81994 1 Yes check.svg This bus saw express service in Staten Island before being returned to Motor Coach Industries.
1994 Flxible
Metro D 40102-4D
40 Detroit Diesel series 50 N/A 1 Yes check.svg This bus saw local service in Manhattan and Brooklyn before being returned to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
1996 Orion Bus Industries
06.501 (low floor, electric hybrid)
40 N/A N/A 1 Yes check.svg This was New York City Transit's first hybrid and its first low floor test bus. It features three axles as well as three entrance and exit doors. The bus has since been returned to Orion Bus Industries.
1997 New Flyer Industries
D40LF (semi-low floor)
40 Detroit Diesel series 50 F1997 1 Yes check.svg This bus has been returned to New Flyer Industries.
1998 Northrop Grumman
Advanced Technology Transit Bus (ATTB)
(low floor CNG)
40 Cummins CNG engine and electric propulsion system ATTB-3 1 Yes check.svg Also called "Stealth Bus". This bus was built from a composite material to make it stronger, lighter, and more durable. Another notable design feature is a zero-emission propulsion system. The bus was tested in Brooklyn and it has been returned to Northrop Grumman.
1998 Nova Bus
RTS-06 (T8O-206) Hybrid
40 Diesel-Hybrid propulsion system, Cummins ISB 5.9L 9900 1 Yes check.svg This was the second hybrid test bus for New York City Transit. This bus has been returned to Nova Bus.
1998 Nova Bus
LFS (TL-40102A)
(low floor)
40 Detroit Diesel series 40E 995 1 Yes check.svg This bus has been returned to Nova Bus.
1999 New Flyer Industries
D60LF (semi-low-floor, articulated)
60 Detroit Diesel series 50 3064T 1 Yes check.svg This bus saw local service in Manhattan before being returned to Metro Transit in St. Paul, Minnesota.
2005 Gillig
Phantom Hybrid
40 GM Allison Hybrid system- Cummins ISB 5.9L engine 5770 1 Yes check.svg This bus tested the GM-Allison hybrid electric drive. It ran throughout Manhattan and The Bronx in 2005, but has since been returned to Gillig.
2003
(Received in 2006)
Van Hool
AG300 (low floor articulated)
60 Cummins ISM 10.8L N/A 1 Yes check.svg This bus was borrowed from AC Transit in San Francisco, California.
2006
(Received in 2008)
New Flyer Industries
D60LF (low floor articulated)
60 Caterpillar C9 N/A 1 Yes check.svg This bus was borrowed from New Flyer for demonstration purposes.
2006 ElDorado National
Transmark RE PHEV
30 ft (9.14 m) Unknown powertrain systems 1822 1 Yes check.svg This Bus was tested by Long Island Bus,but has since been returned to ElDorado National.
2007 Orion Bus Industries
07.501 Next Generation (semi-low floor hybrid)
40 Cummins ISB 5.9L ULSD and BAE Systems HybriDrive 1292, 1294, 1295 3 Yes check.svg These buses saw local service in Queens, and were returned to Orion.
2007 Designline
MK-IV (semi-low floor) hybrid
35 Designline proprietary diesel turbine hybrid drive system 9900 1 Yes check.svg This bus, owned by Wachovia Bank, saw local service in Manhattan and Queens.
2007
(Received in 2008)
Mercedes-Benz
(O530) Citaro G (low floor articulated)
58.85 Mercedes Benz (Euro IV compliant) OM 457 hLA, BlueTec 4 0051 1 Yes check.svg This bus saw local service in Manhattan before being returned to Mercedes Benz.[1]
2007
(Received in 2008)
Nova Bus
LFS (TL-60102A)
(semi-low floor, articulated)
62 Cummins ISL-330 0054 1 Yes check.svg This bus was borrowed from and return to NovaBus for demonstration purposes.
2008 Prevost Car
X3-45 (commuter bus)
45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR 0052 1 Yes check.svg This was tested on Staten Island and Bronx express routes.
2008 Van Hool
TD925 (low floor double-decker)
44.5 Cummins ISM 450 with ZF AStronic 12 speed transmission 0053 1 Yes check.svg This bus was tested by MTA Bus and New York City Transit. [2].
2009
(received
in 2010)
Nova Bus
LFS (TL-40102A)
(semi-low floor)
40 Cummins ISM 0055 1 Yes check.svg This bus was tested under both MTA Bus and New York City Bus and was returned to Nova, but will return as part of a 90-bus order.
2010 New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XDE40)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
41.2 Cummins ISL 8.9L 0058 1 Yes check.svg This bus was tested under New York City Bus and was returned to New Flyer.
2011 Nova Bus
LFS (TL-60102A)
(semi-low floor, articulated)
62 Cummins EPA10 ISL9 0059 1 Yes check.svg This bus was tested under New York City Bus and was returned to Nova.

References

  1. ^ [1] Mercedes Benz test bus
  2. ^ [2] MTA testing double decker bus in Summer 2008.

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