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Favorite MTA Bus

What is your favorite Mta bus?  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite Mta bus?

    • Orion V Diesel or CNG
    • GMC, TMC or NovaBus RTS-06
    • New Flyer Industries D60 (articulated)
    • New Flyer Industries C40LF[2000's or 2012-2013]
    • XD40 "Xcelsior"
    • XD60 "Xcelsior"
    • Nova Bus LFS (semi-low floor, articulated)
    • Nova Bus LFS (semi low-floor)
    • Orion VII Third Generation
    • Orion VII Next Generation
    • Orion VII
    • DesignLine Corporation EcoSaver IV
    • Orion Vl
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    • MCI's (102-DLW3SS, D4500, D4500CL or D4500CT
    • Prevost x3-45
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11. GMC RTS-04-06 7000's Series (Like the ones that were from QV) & Ex. Privates Lines Buses (Green Lines, Jamaica Buses Inc)

 

2. NovaBus RTS-06 Mainly 9300's Series

 

3. Orion V 500-600 Series

 

4. TMC RTS-06 Mainly Ex-Private Lines Buses (Green Lines, Jamaica Buses Inc)

 

5. MCI D4500 2000-2002

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For Me:

1985 GMC RTS 501 Jamaica Buses

1991 TMC RTS 8244

1994 TMC RTS (DOT ones) all of them including the CNG ones

1997/98 Orion V CNG's CUMMINS L10G from Long Island Bus

1980 Grunman 870's Jamaica Buses

1985 rebuild Blitz Fishbowls

2003/4 Orion VII CNG's

2006/7 Orion VII OG Hybirds

 

That's it

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My main favorites.

TMC RTS-06 8600 series, too many to list because they all kick ass. The 8000-8500 series were crap when they got repowered to an S50 EGR.

 

TMC RTS-06 CNGs from Command, those had the serious leans on them.

 

NovaBus RTS-06 of all series, especially the 8700s. Great buses

 

Others

 

NovaBus LFS Articulated, very solid bus, takes the bumps & potholes like a champion

 

MCI Classics EXCEPT from Green Lines, the Green Lines buses were the WORST!!

 

All the MCIs from the DL3 to the current D4500CTs.

 

The 1000 series & 5200-5400 series New Flyer D60HFs, they are pure runners and they roar their asses off...

 

The New Flyer C40LFR, they sound really awesome and look good as well.

 

Designline "Citibus" Eco-Saver IV Hybrid, it was something different and unique for the city, very solid bus as well.

 

Orion V CNG 7254, 9865, 9869, 7217, 9995, 8573, 8581-82 and LIB 1613 & 1693, great CNG buses that haul some serious ass along with a whole host of others.

 

As for the Orion Diesels & OG HEVs/CNGs....eh, gotta sort out which ones are good and which ones are just terrible. So far, the good ones I can list are 6339, 6340, 6253, 677, 666, 678, 5981, 6305, 6309, 6315, 6040, 6048, 663, 6133, 7587, 7651, 7774, 6687, 6742, 6695, 6661 & 6675 for now.

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Orion V

Orion VII NG (HEV and CNG)

New Flyer Artic (D60HF, D60LF, D60LFR and DE60LFR)

TMC and NovaBus RTS

MCI (102-DLW3SS, D4000, D4500, D4500CL and D4500CT)

NABI (40-LFW Hybrid-Electric Low Floor and 416.15 40-SFW)

DesignLine "CitiBus" Eco-Saver IV Hybrid-Electric

Neoplan (AN-460A and AN-60RC)

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My favorites are the...

 

1979 GMC RTS 03's from Green Lines but after retrofit Square Back A/C.

1985-87 GMC RTS 04/06's from Green Lines and Jamaica Buses 102 inch.

1989 2 door MCI Classics from Jamaica Buses and Green Lines.

1994 TMC RTS's with the vertical lights from Green Lines.

1994 TMC RTS's from Jamaica Buses and Queens Surface.

1997 Orion V WMATA rejects from Green Lines.

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My Favorites are...

 

1)RTS, the GMC/TMC/Novas, If I ever get to ride the MTS ones I would most likely like those too

 

2)C40LF

 

3)MC12, bus was the icon of Greyhound in the 90s, I have yet to ride one though, and sadly, most likely never will. :cry:

 

4)MCI D4500, just a great bus all around! So much swag!

 

Also, anything with a Cummins ISL/Allsion B400 powertrain. I was a big time Detorit Diesel foamer until I rode a 1700 out of LI Bus with a fast driver... the rest is history....

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Orion V baby! I still get all hot and bothered everytime I think about that bus, mmm, mmm, mmm!

 

New Flyer D60HF Artics, particularly liked the newer ones. There's somethin' about those DD50 series engines.:drool:

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Buses I like:

 

1) Nova Bus LFS (starting from 1998 with Cummins ISC to present production buses)

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2) Nova Bus LFS Artic (2008 ZF demo > 2009-present)

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(Photos by Martin Cirino)

3) Van Hool AG300

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(Photo by Mark E. David)

4) GM Classic

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5) MCI & Nova Bus Classic with DD 6V92TA

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6) GMC New Look

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(Photo by Mark E. David)

 

The order of this list does not reflect my preferences, they're all good buses to me! :(

Edited by AlexLy

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For me.

all RTS

FLX 870/Metro

1986 Neoplan AN440 (1st 5 speed i ever rode on i was intrigued)

NABI 416

Hybrids may be the future but i think real buses runs on Diesel

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Orion VII Next and Third (if I'm not mistaken those are the latest to generations of 'em before Daimler shut down Orion, right?), New Flyer Xcelsior XD60, NovaBus RTS and NovaBus LFS Articulated are my favourites.

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I cast a single vote for the Orion V CNG, but any Orion V will suffice.

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- old school: RTS'

- new school: XD40's

 

not that much of a fan for anything introduced in between the two makes/models....

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