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Can someone explain or give me a link to how the MTA gives numbers to their bus fleet. I was walking a couple days ago and there was a Q102 bus with the # 9999 (which is the max. on the subway).

 

Thanks in advance.

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Can someone explain or give me a link to how the MTA gives numbers to their bus fleet. I was walking a couple days ago and there was a Q102 bus with the # 9999 (which is the max. on the subway).

 

Thanks in advance.

Well I could tell you this much, when we first turned to(MTA)BUS I was there when these guys was on ladders all over the depot the HARD seaters would basically be from 9800-9950 and Soft seaters are spread out that 9999 is A Exp bus but from 9950-9999 -7200 are soft seaters well most of them, To be honest I'm still used to the (3)digit numbers all 500's were EXP soft seaters and 300's -489 were local RTS and orions

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Can someone explain or give me a link to how the MTA gives numbers to their bus fleet. I was walking a couple days ago and there was a Q102 bus with the # 9999 (which is the max. on the subway).

 

Thanks in advance.

Well I could tell you this much, when we first turned to(MTA)BUS I was there when these guys was on ladders all over the depot the HARD seaters would basically be from 9800-9950 and Soft seaters are spread out that 9999 is A Exp bus but from 9950-9999 -7200 are soft seaters well most of them, To be honest I'm still used to the (3)digit numbers all 500's were EXP soft seaters and 300's -489 were local RTS and orions

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(K)<R> Well I could tell you this much, when we first turned to(MTA)BUS I was there when these guys was on ladders all over the depot the HARD seaters would basically be from 9800-9950 and Soft seaters are spread out that 9999 is A Exp bus but from 9950-9999 -7200 are soft seaters well most of them, To be honest I'm still used to the (3)digit numbers all 500's were EXP soft seaters and 300's -489 were local RTS and orions

 

The RTS numbers that was used for express service was the 92xx's (after 9250) to 9349. Most of the buses still have those seats. You can go to either Ulmer Park, Jamaica or Queens Village depots to find them. Also, most of the buses with the 100's numbering was express buses.

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In Staten Island, there use to be 11 express buses (x8-x19.) Many of these routes had two or more terminals (x13's last stop was Park Place or 59th Street.) They had to renumber some of the express buses, so it would be easier to tell which buses were going where. In turn, the (NYCT) had to renumber the local buses. They renumbered them as follow:

 

The s40's (s40,s42,s44,s46, and the s48) serving the North Shore.

The s50's (s50,s51,s52,s53,s54,s55,s56,s57 and s59) north to south.

The s60's (s60,s61,s62,s66 and s67) Victory Blvd. buses.

The S70's (s74,s76,s78,s79) serving the South shore.

The s80's (s81,s84,s86) limited service only from the Ferry.

The s89 is the limited bus to Bayonne, New Jersey.

The s90's (s90,s91,s92,s96, and s98) limited service to and from the Ferry.

The s93 is the limited bus from CSI to 86 Street in Brooklyn.

 

In my opinion, the s55 and s56 should be south service (s71 or s77.) The s66 should take over the s60 route and terminate at Clove Rd and Victory Blvd. The s67 should be eliminated because so few run occur on this line.

 

Here is a list of the old and "new" Staten Island bus lines.

 

New Old

 

s40 s1

s42 s101

s44 s102

s46 s3

s48 s107

s51 s2

s52 s104

s53 s7

s54 s110

s55 s115

s56 s115

s57 s111

s59 s4

s60 s6s

s61 n/a

s62 s112

s66 s6

s67 s106

s72 s109- no longer in service

s74 s113

s76 s117

s78 s103 to Tottenville

s79 s103 to S.I. Mall

Edited by R32 Anthony

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The MTA just takes numbers that aren't in use and groups buses by model into a certain range of numbers. No numbers overlap

 

As for 9999, the 9800 and 9900 series are ex- queens surface orion v cngs.

 

9700s are ex-QSC TMC RTS-06

 

Some of the 8500s are ex-triboro orion V CNGs, the rest are NYCT 1993 TMC RTS-06s

 

7200s are ex- Triboro Orion V CNGs, with a few TMC RTS-06s in the earlier numbers (though only 1 remains)

 

7100s are ex- Triboro TMC RTS-06s

 

5900s are ex- Green Lines buses, orion Vs and TMC RTS-06s, however 5988-5999 are ex-Jamaica bus lines TMC RTS-06s, only 1 remains

 

5894-5897 are ex- Green Lines Orion V suburbans

 

1100s are ex-Jamaica Bus Lines buses

 

700s are ex- Command Orion V CNGs

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