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    #444713 MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Posted by East New York on 03 August 2011 - 09:03 PM

    mta.pngBus Operations is the surface transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), created in 2008 to consolidate all bus operations operated by the MTA. The BO fleet consists of over 5,900 buses of various types and models for fixed-route service, providing service in New York City, the western edge of Nassau County and the city of Yonkers. BO is not currently publicly used as a brand.

    The current public brands are: (MTA) New York City Bus, & (MTA) Bus.
    The most recent depot equipment rosters, and other information can be found at the links below:
    Rick44's MTA Operations Bus Roster
    TTMG's TransitWiki (Under Construction)

    Last Update 9/06/16 
    Local & Express Bus Fleets

    Confirmed Orders: Current & Future Procurement 2016-2019

    75 New Flyer XD60 Articulated Buses MTAB (delivery complete)
    139 New Flyer XD60 Articulated Buses NYCT (awarded - pilots buses complete, delivery on hold)
    138 New Flyer XN40 Standard CNG Buses NYCT (awarded - pilot testing underway)
    92 NovaBus LFSA Articulated Buses NYCT (awarded - delivery schedule change pending)
    428 OTR Express Buses: 257 MTAB (121 options) 2016-2017 & 50 NYCT 2019 (first award 2016)
    110 New Flyer XN60 CNG Articulated Buses NYCT (to be awarded 2016 - Under review)
    41 Standard 40 foot Buses MTAB (to be awarded 2017)
    628 Remaining Standard Diesel options NYCT (Cancelled - New RFP's will be required)
    300 Remaining Articulated Diesel Bus options NYCT (190 To Be Exercised/Start Delivery 2017/18)
    75 Standard 40 foot Hybrid-electric Buses NYCT (to be awarded 2017 - originally for 2019)
    50 Standard 40 foot Zero Emissions Electric Buses for NYCT M42 & B42 routes (to be awarded 2017)
    53 New Flyer XD60 Articulated Buses MTAB (to be awarded 2017)
    200 Standard 40 foot Buses NYCT (to be awarded by 2019, could be a mix of hybrid and diesel buses)

    There are NO DEFINITIVE ASSIGNMENTS for the XN40s XD60s and LFSA at this time.

    The XD60 delivery has been delayed pending assignments, MTA audit, any another undisclosed reason. as ALL four pilots have been built. The LFSA order could in fact be accelerated as Nova has the capacity to build the buses sooner rather than later. One pilot has been built and the total of four pilots are officially scheduled to arrive in January. The delivery however COULD be accelerated, with the pilots showing up sooner. This is ALL still to be decided.

    The delivery of the XN60s are under review pending further negotiations with New Flyer and POSSIBLE conversations to XDE60, XE60 OR BYD All-Electric. Nothing for this procurement however has officially confirmed.

    Many of these changes are being made due to Governor Cuomo's request of more Hybrids and All-electric buses. With that being said, the 628 40-ft standard diesel options HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, and new RFPs will be, and have been issued. In addition, the award for 75 hybrids has been pushed up from 2019 to 2017. The MTA has already received proposals from New Flyer and Nova. The specs for these buses are for the Allison H 40 EP Drive units. As of right now, the MTA has decided they will evaluate another component manufacturer, and will NOT be ordering buses with the new BAE Hybrid System.
    For the first time, MTA will soon introduce up to 50 zero-emission all electric buses. The MTA is currently in the decision phase as to which manufacturer will build these buses. The pilot electric buses are slated for NYCT's B42 and M42 routes. The first 10 pilot buses are expected to be on the property sometime next year. If the extensive testing goes well, the MTA will issue a notice to proceed for the remaining 40 buses.


                                                        Regular Line-Haul Fleet (New procurement)


    2014-16 Prevost X3-45 Commuter: 45' high floor Diesel express coach

    • 2490-2789 (NYCT)
    • 2490-2559 Charleston Depot
    • (2490-2510, 2531-2538 delivered to Charleston)
      (2511-2530, 2539-2559 delivered to Yukon)
    • 2560-2684 Yukon Depot
    • (2560, 2591-2626, 2672-2684 delivered to Yukon)
      (2561-2575 delivered to Charleston)
      (2576-2580, 2627-2641 to Meredith)
      (2581-2590, 2642-2671 to Castleton)
    • 2685-2733 Castleton Depot
    • (2685-2694 delivered to Yukon)
      (2695-2714 delivered to Meredith)
      (2715-2739 delivered to Charleston)
    • 2734-2789 Meredith Depot
    • (2734-2740, 2765-2789 delivered to Charleston)
      (2741-2749 delivered to Yukon)
      (2750-2764 delivered to Meredith)


    2014-16 New Flyer XD40: 40' low floor Diesel transit coach

    • 7090-7482 (NYCT/MTABC)
    • 7090-7139 East New York Depot
    • 7140-7192 Ulmer Park Depot
    • 7193-7254 Grand Avenue Depot
    • 7255-7303 Fresh Pond Depot
    • 7304-7365 Flatbush Depot
    • 7366-7437 Casey Stengel Depot
    • 7438-7482 LaGuardia Depot

    2014-16 NovaBus LFS : 40' low floor Diesel transit coach 

    • 8090-8503 (NYCT)
    • 8090-8093 Jamaica Depot
    • 8094-8123 East New York Depot
    • 8124-8183 Charleston Depot
    • 8184-8251 Castleton Depot
    • 8252-8317 Yukon Depot
    • (8252-8255 sent to Castleton, 8256-8263 sent to Charleston)
    • 8318-8358 Gun Hill Depot
    • 8359-8398 Kingsbridge Depot
    • 8399-8480 Jamaica Depot
    • (8470-8480 sent to Queens Village)
    • 8481-8503 Queens Village Depot


    2015-17 New Flyer XD60: 60' low floor articulated transit coach

    • 5364-5438 (MTAB)
    • 5364-5391 John F. Kennedy Depot
    • 5392-5438 Baisley Park Depot   


    2016-17 New Flyer XD60: 60' low floor transit coach
    Pilot buses 5987-5990 currently built, delivery delayed. Production buses through 2017.

    • 5987-6125 (NYCT) 

    2016-17 New Flyer XN40: 40' low floor CNG transit coach
    Pilot buses 673-677 currently being delivered, production buses December '16 - June '17. 

    • 673-810 (NYCT)


    2017-18 New Flyer XN60: 60' low floor articulated CNG transit coach
    *************Superseded, and currently under review. 

    • 1000-1109 (NYCT) (fleet numbers not yet confirmed)

    2017-18 NovaBus LFSA : 60' low floor diesel transit coach
    Pilot buses 5439-5442 will be delivered Jan. '17, production buses due by March '18.

    • 5439-5530 (NYCT)

    Upcoming planned and/or confirmed demonstation buses.
    ·       Accept and demo test BYD Electric (Pending 3rd testing)
    ·       Accept and demo test XN60 Articulated CNG bus
    ·       Accept and demo test diesel-electric hybrid buses from NFI, Nova, and other potential agencies
    ·       Accept and demo test New Flyer XE40 , Nova Electric, Proterra Electric, and other potential models
    Note: Dates of award, delivery schedule, depot assignments, and technical details all subject to change. All information will be updated accordingly.
    See The Bus Test & Evaluation Program thread for up to date information on all new bus, configuration, and component testing projects for Department of Buses.

    Depots (Major Projects Only)  

    Starting January 2015, several bus depots in all 5 boroughs had began or continued in-house rehabs to modernize the facilities, increase productivity, and lower costs.

    East New York - Currently in the construction stage is a brand new state-of-the-art facility for the merged bus operations of NYCTA and MTABC. The new building will be located and constructed at the East New York Bus Depot site, which currently serves as MTA's Surface Transit Operations Headquarters. This facility will feature brand new bus dispatch capabilities which will be merged with MTABC, as all buses across the fleet will have their radios replaced for one common system. This will begin the much awaited official merger of New York City Transit's TA and OA divisions with that of MTA Bus Company. All buses will also have their fare-boxes replaced for units that will be common to both Transit and Bus Co.

    Jamaica - Construction of the new Jamaica Depot is now in the first phase of planning. These discussions include the finalization of the location, the acquisition of property, site preparation, and the overall design of the new depot. The official project completion date is not known as the planning has just begun. It is now being said that the existing depot will be demolished, and a new expanded building will be replaced in the current location along with newly purchased property adjacent to lot to facilitate expansion.

    Older posts in this thread are subject to removal in order to keep this thread condensed at all times.

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    #599915 FINALLLLYY....

    Posted by KNIGHTRIDER3:16 on 24 October 2012 - 09:25 PM

    It's been awhile but I havent lost my step
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    #577959 Major Equipment Swap... XD40s & LFS

    Posted by Acela Express on 31 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

    WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU SERIOUS, HELL NO, IM GOING TO THE COMUNTTY Leaders board and im complaining , this is BULLSHIT, I know UP don't want the LFS, but QV doesn't want em ether, they can't FIT people f**king morons I swear, QV had most of the LFS garbage on the Q1 and 88

    You don't have a girl, do you...
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    #551464 To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth…XD60s Come To NYC!

    Posted by The Real on 01 July 2012 - 08:59 PM


    Blog Post: http://ttmg.org/blog...0s-come-to-nyc/

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    #656348 Scared D train

    Posted by Mr Railfan on 11 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

    I found this short movie pretty funny and thought i would share: 




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    #675167 Transit Memes

    Posted by mtattrain on 15 May 2013 - 11:48 PM


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    #645846 R-110A Coming Back

    Posted by Dan05979 on 14 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

    There making a comeback after 21 years but not for the passengers. Converting them into Pump Trains @ 207 Street shop.


    Photos I took 2.14.13



    Gutted A car interior











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    #552917 EXCLUSIVE: R188 7811 at Kawasaki Plant in Yonkers! - PHOTOS

    Posted by Dj Hammers on 04 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

    Passed by this on the way home today from the city, take a look...
    R188 7811:
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    #603795 Weird

    Posted by overclocked on 01 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

    I have a feeling we won't see something like this in a long time. Meanwhile enjoy.

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    #602441 Anyone up for a swim on Avenue U (N)?

    Posted by peacemak3r on 29 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

    Friend posted this on facebook just recently.

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    #596425 Shots: M@BSTOA XD - 41 [XD60 #4710 on the Bx41]

    Posted by mark1447 on 15 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

    The Bad B0y is 0utzzzz! Dont worry about the timing... That can be figured out... But it is 0utz. Just Enjoy and happy hunting =)!

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    #574190 Orion 05.501 Renumber *CHOW* *Screeeeeeeeeeeeetch*

    Posted by The Real on 22 August 2012 - 09:34 PM


    Has BEEN kiboshed

    The 6000-Series Orion 05.501s will remain as they are. The new Nova Bus fleet numbers are now set to be #5770-5999, 1290-1387.

    OH, and there is a spec change in the seats on the 1290 and up batch.

    That is all...
    (I told you guys the MTA changes their minds like MOST of us change our underwear....DAILY!)
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    #562047 The Throwies Series, Part 1: TMC

    Posted by The Real on 27 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

    Hello everyone,

    This is the beginning of a series of photos I will be posting back from when I was a teen and first started shooting bus photos with disposable and point & shoot 35mm cameras, before digital..back when you didn't know if you F$&#ed up a photo until AFTER you spent your money developing the roll of flim (God the hobby was so much more expensive back then). So sit back and Enjoy!

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    #607214 The big boys are finally here...

    Posted by Acela Express on 10 November 2012 - 01:52 AM

    ... at Flatbush.
    3 LFSAs were transferred from Quill this evening - 5827, 5830, and another LFSA.

    From what I was told, the Far Rockaway branch of the A train will be down for the next 6 months to undergo repairs from devastation of Hurricane Sandy. They will be running shuttle buses to and from the Rockaways from selected depots, with Flatbush being the closest for access to the Rockaways from Brooklyn.

    We're expected to have 3 more later on tomorrow (Saturday).
    And I heard we're to have a total of 20, for now. I'll find out more as I hear it.

    Training starts this weekend; I'll be taking one of the classes before my run starts Sunday evening.

    edit: I'll try to get in early for some pics in backyard with all 6 LFSAs, if possible.
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    #618693 R188 C Car

    Posted by R33WF on 11 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

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    #582127 Farewell

    Posted by overclocked on 11 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

    Its time to focus on what is important.

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    Panning experiment

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    Off-topic bonuses

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    See you guys later.
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    #558505 It's (C)razy

    Posted by Daniel The Cool on 18 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

    Caught it again. (E) njoy.
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    Video coming later
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    #767882 Give Reputation When It's Due

    Posted by Harry on 30 April 2014 - 09:27 PM

    As you already know by popular demand the negative rep was disabled in the system.  This post is just to remind you guys to give rep when it's due.  In the photo and video topics there are guys that take the time to share their transit photos with us.  Give rep when its due.  In the general transit threads there are guys that take the time to write out thoughtful and informative posts about anything and everything.  In the transit employment topics there are transit personnel that take the time to help out future transit prospects and other employees in training.  Give rep when its due.  This post even goes to me too.


    There are a lot of you guys who are already giving reps when its due and we thank you.

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    #627985 No. 7 line short for Lunar New Year

    Posted by Snowblock on 03 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

    Everybody is talking like there wont be ANY subway service that weekend. Change at Queensboro Plaza
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    #589388 R68A (C) Train EXCLUSIVE

    Posted by Daniel The Cool on 29 September 2012 - 11:08 PM

    R68A © Train Foam. Enjoy
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    More coming up later
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