Bus 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: New York City Bus, & Bus.
The most recent depot equipment rosters, and other information can be found at the links below:
Rick44's MTA Operations Bus Roster
Last Update 2/3/17
Local & Express Bus Fleets
Confirmed Orders: Current & Future Procurement 2016-2019
139 New Flyer XD60 Articulated Buses NYCT (Awarded - Pilot testing underway)
138 New Flyer XN40 Standard CNG Buses NYCT (Awarded - Pilot testing underway)
92 NovaBus LFSA Articulated Buses NYCT (Awarded - Pilot testing underway)
110 New Flyer XN60 CNG Articulated Buses NYCT (Awarded - Pilotdelieryscyeduled for Sept.)
41 Standard 40 foot Buses MTAB (to be awarded 2017)
628 Standard 40 foot buses NYCT (To be awarded August 2017)
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 April 2017)
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)
- 5987-6029 (43) to CS (Bus for Bus Replacement, LFSAs to MQ & OH)
6030-6108 (79) to OH (Bus for Bus Replacement)
6109-6125 (17) to GA (for Bushwick M Train Shuttle)
2016-17 New Flyer XN40: 40' low floor CNG transit coach
Pilot buses 673-676 currently being delivered, production buses December '16 - June '17.
- 673-810 (NYCT)
- 672-741 West Farms
- 742-810 Jackie Gleason
2017-18 New Flyer XN60: 60' low floor articulated CNG transit coach
Pilot buses 1000-1004 will be delivered in September 2017, production buses due by March 2018
- 1000-1109 (NYCT)
2017-18 NovaBus LFSA : 60' low floor diesel transit coach
Pilot buses 5440-5442 will be delivered Jan. '17, production buses due by March '18.
- 5439-5530 (NYCT)
- 5439-5510 Kingsbridge and Gun Hill (Awaiting confirmation on the official assignments)
- 5511-5530 (To Be Announced)
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.
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