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MTA Bus Operations: Historical Fleet Rosters

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11 hours ago, aemoreira81 said:

The B30 had a weird service pattern with 1 service gap on weekdays and 2 service gaps on Saturdays.

I'm pretty sure the b30 was a Pond route..... But i don't know for sure.

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I was combing through some of the historical and present rosters for snapshots of size and make-up. Some of the numbers may be off, but not by much. I listed the source next to it. I also decided not to count historical, preserved, scrapped, or reserve buses.


The TTMG and Google Sites are good proxies for the number of buses being used at a time. Obviously, not everything was exactly up to date in each snapshot, but no one is screwing that up intentionally, and you have to thank those guys for their hard work.


The numbers go up and down for obvious reasons:

- Some buses are out of service. The hybrids for example, fluctuate from snapshot to snapshot because of that (1677 is Gens 825+NG 852).

- New buses come in and older buses are kept for a while, pushing the total nuber up for a while (ex: the Prevost entering in 2016, some MCI being kept then dumped).

- The introduction of more of one category as opposed to another (more diesels coming in now than CNG).



- The express fleet is usually in the 1010-1020 range (duh), with the bump from 2014-2016 being the introduction of the Prevost.

- The 60 foot fleet has gone up by almost 300 since a low point in the 2014-2015 range, mostly by the introduction of the MTA Bus XD60 and the XN60.

- The hybrids were very stable for years, but expect that number to go down for a couple of years as the new diesels retire the Gen-I hybrids.

- There are less CNG buses (which is what happens when you don't replace older ones one for one, but with artics), and there will be as the focus has become on the hybrid and electric buses.


Fleet    Express    Local    40 Foot    45 Foot    60 Foot    Diesel    Hybrid    CNG    Electric    Date    
5775    1015         4760        3972        1015        788        3321        1676        778        0        6/15/2013    TTMG
5727    1034         4693        3946        1034        747        3309        1671        747        0        9/21/2014    Google Sites
5822    1072         4750        3999        1072        751        3402        1673        747        0        6/10/2015    Google Sites
5919    1084         4835        4031        1084        804        3495        1677        747        0        4/30/2016    Google Sites
5738    1019         4719        3865        1019        854        3304        1675        759        0        4/16/2017    Google Sites
5892    1018         4874        3925        1018        949        3440        1676        766        10      7/6/2018      TTMG
5890    1014         4876        3856        1014       1020       3502        1652        736        10      5/31/2019    TTMG


Just pointing out the obvious, but I just wanted to visualize how big the fleet was at a given time. Now my next step is to look at the pre-takeover rosters and compare them with the modern rosters.

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