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Joel Up Front

What numbers haven't the MTA used for buses?

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1200s - taken by the NovaBUS artics

 

1400-1699 - taken by LIB's O5 CNGs

 

1700-1799 - taken by LIB's O7 CNGs

 

9000-9999 - Don't get me started on this, 9999 is gone, etc.

 

If all this talk of new buses does go through and they don't catch on fire/break apart after hitting a pothole 1/8th of an inch deep/the MTA doesn't claim it's even more broke/other, I wonder what numbers they will assign them...

 

Numbers in the 100s and up were only used for Orions, most notably Long Island's Orion Vs, before the diesel ones were retired and RBO was formed, so they had to make the switch to 4 digit numbers. The old 3 digit numbers can be found on top of the buses and on TTMG.

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If you are talking about all-time, numbers that have never, ever been used by the NYC Transit Authority, Long Island Bus, or MTA Bus for public buses are: 6958-6999, 7286-7299, or 7938-7999 (although the MTA did propose to use the second batch), since the NYC Transit Authority was created in 1953 (unless the NYC Board of Transportation used them before World War II).

 

It is possible that 1859 has never been used either, if the 4507s from 1947 (originally bought by NYC Omnibus, then a unit of General Motors) did not survive until FACCo was taken over or were transferred to another city prior to GM's divestiture in 1955.

 

I don't believe that the MTA has used 7960-7999 for any public transit vehicle for the NYC Transit Authority (or later Long Island Bus or MTA Bus); I am not sure if these numbers were used by the Long Island Rail Road before they were taken over.

Edited by aemoreira81
The 8700s (8704-49) were used on 5303s.

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If you are talking about all-time, numbers that have never, ever been used by the NYC Transit Authority, Long Island Bus, or MTA Bus for public buses are: 6958-6999, 7286-7299, 7938-7999, or 8704-8749 (although the MTA did propose to use the second batch), since the NYC Transit Authority was created in 1953 (unless the NYC Board of Transportation used them before World War II).

 

It is possible that 1859 has never been used either, if the 4507s from 1947 (originally bought by NYC Omnibus, then a unit of General Motors) did not survive until FACCo was taken over or were transferred to another city prior to GM's divestiture in 1955.

 

I don't believe that the MTA has used 7960-7999 for any public transit vehicle for the NYC Transit Authority (or later Long Island Bus or MTA Bus); I am not sure if these numbers were used by the Long Island Rail Road before they were taken over.

 

I read that 7286-7299 was supposed to be NYBS Fishbowl

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While we're at it, is there any reason why the DesignLine order started at 1302 instead of 1300? I've been searching for an answer on this board and elsewhere but couldn't find one, but I'm sure it must have been discussed before.

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The 1st 2 buses will stay at the plant till the end of the base order. That's why they started the trial buses at 1302 instead of 1300.

Edited by East New York

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Oh thanks, I wasn't aware that 1300-1301 have also been built. This was never mentioned anywhere.

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The 1st 2 buses will stay at the plant till the end of the base order. That's why they started the trial buses at 1302 instead of 1300.

 

Is this why LIB's O7 #1700 was seperated from numbers 1701-1799? I suppose they got it right with #1700 first...

Edited by Joel Up Front
1701-1999? They're only retiring ONE generation of bus...

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I read that 7286-7299 was supposed to be NYBS Fishbowl

 

That makes it even more tragic. If not for the ADA laws, those buses would've ran for at least a few more years after the takeover.

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