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The MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet comprises over 5,700 buses in fixed-route service in New York City under MTA New York City Bus (New York City Transit) (including Select Bus Service) and MTA Bus. Many buses built today were given to NYCT and MTA bus from Nova Bus (Low floor Standard buses) and New Flyer, while older fleets were from Orion Industries and Nova Bus (Rapid Transit Series buses).

A roster of mtamaster's fantasy fleet is shown below. Not included below are buses and vans not open to the general public (Access-A-Ride vans and taxicabs, and employee shuttle buses), or demonstration buses.

Past fleet

The NYC Transit Department of Buses, subsidiary Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, and the Metropolitan Suburban Transportation Authority, now under MTA Regional Bus Operations, have provided bus service in Greater New York since the 1950s, utilizing mostly buses from General Motors and Flxible through the 1980s, and later on the Rapid Transit Series design, and buses from Gillig, New Flyer, and Orion. The fleet of buses which has been employed and is no longer on the active roster is listed in the Retired MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet article.

Current active fleet

All buses are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. All buses are 102 inches (2.59 meters) wide.

Local and limited bus fleet

Built from 2005 to 2010

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes
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DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Buses

Orion VII (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2006-
2007
40 ft
(12.19 m)
3500-3562, 3564-3783,
6690-6909
(503 buses)
  • Cummins ISB 5.9L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Operated under MTA Bus and New York City Bus.
  • Replaced all pre-1990 buses; units are Gen II+ models.
  • Buses have Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries.
  • A bus numbered 3563 was built as part of this order, but has been modified to run on diesel only (bus has since retired).
  • Last Orion VIIs ever built (model discontinued after this order); being retired.
  • 6906-6909 were demonstration buses for Bee Line before being delivered to New York City Bus.
  • Expected to fully retire in 2022-23.
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Daimler Buses North America
Orion VII Next Generation (07.501)
(semi-low floor, hybrid electric)
2008 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 3800-3959
(160 buses)
  • Cummins ISB
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Buses have Hawker XT sealed lead-acid batteries.
  • 3800-3827 are equipped with MTA Bus Time (formerly Clever Devices) GPS tracking systems.
  • Buses equipped with on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Expected to fully retire in 2022.
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2009-
2010
3960-4702
(843 buses)
  • Cummins ISB 5.8L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Operated under MTA Bus and New York City Bus.
  • Replaced most pre-1996 40-foot buses and many post-1996 buses.
  • Buses have A123 lithium-ion batteries.
  • Many buses feature on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Buses #4701-4702 are concession units for order delays.
  • Expected to fully retire in 2022-24.
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Daimler Buses North America
Orion VII Next Generation (07.501)
(semi-low floor, CNG)
2009-
2010
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7820-7869
(50 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL G
  • Allison B-400R WTEC
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
  • 7820 is a 2009 unit and was tested under MTA bus before being renumbered and sent to Jackie Gleason, now returned to MTA Bus.
  • Features on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Expected to retire by 2024.
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Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2009-
2010
62 ft (18.90 m) 1200-1289
(90 buses)
  • Cummins ISL-330 8.9L
  • ZF Ecomat-4 6HP604C
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced many 1996-1997 New Flyer D60HF buses.
  • 1205 is out of service due to fire damage.
  • 1234-1279, 1284-1285 feature on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Expected to retire by 2025.

Built from 2011-2015

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes
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Nova Bus
LFS
(semi low-floor)
2011 40 ft
(12.19 m)
8000-8014
(15 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 8000-8014 have a asymmetric front door arrangement (one door bigger than the other) and Thermo King AC units, whereas 8015-8089 have a symmetric door configuration and Carrier AC units.
  • Many buses equipped with on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
8015-8089
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
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New Flyer Industries
C40LF
(semi low-floor, CNG)
2011-
2013
40.83 ft (12.44 m) 185-672
(488 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G 8.9L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 185-232, 491-658
    • New York City Bus: 233-490, 659-672
  • Replaced the 1999-2000 New Flyer C40LFs and the CNG-fueled Orion Vs.
  • Order delivered as following: 185-319, 491-569, 320-490, 570-672
  • 205 is the 4000th CNG bus built By New Flyer.
  • 631 and 636 are equipped with LED headlights.
  • Most units in NYCT and MTA bus feature on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Model discontinued after this order; last New Flyer C40LF buses (and old-styling New Flyer buses) ever built.
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New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor)

2011
2012
41 ft (12.50 m) 4810-4899
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 4899 is a 2012 unit and was originally equipped with a Navistar MaxxForce 9 engine, but was re-equipped with a Cummins engine in 2014.
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Daimler Buses North America
Orion VII Third Generation
(07.501, semi low-floor)
2011-
2012
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7000-7089
(90 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Some buses retired from Hurricane Ida.
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Daimler Buses North America
Orion VII Third Generation
(07.501, semi low-floor, hybrid electric)
2012-
2013
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 1550-1653
(104 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 10 ISL9 9.0L
  • BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Operated under MTA Bus.
  • Daimler Buses shut down after this order.
  • Equipped with on-board screens and automated announcements.
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New Flyer Industries
XD60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2012 60.83 ft (18.54 m) 4710-4784
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced most 1999-2000 New Flyer D60 buses.
  • 4710 is the first XD60 ever built.
  • 4710 and 4711 were delivered as 1000 and 1001, but were renumbered shortly after.
2013 4785-4799
(15 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
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Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2011-
2013
62 ft (18.90 m) 5250-5363, 5770-5999
(344 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced all 1996-1998 and most 1999 New Flyer D60 buses.
  • The first order was 5770-5999, then 5250-5363.
  • Many buses are assigned to Select Bus Service duty.
  • 5264-5266, 5799, 5822-5823, 5901-5935 feature on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • 5299 is retired due to damage from an accident.
  • 5311 features center and rear bi-parting plug-type doors.
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New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi-low floor)
2014-
2016
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7090-7483
(394 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 7438-7482.
    • New York City Bus: 7090-7437, 7483, 8090-8507.
  • Part of a larger order that originally consisted of 690 buses but was expanded.
  • Replaced many 1996-1998 Nova Bus RTSs & almost all 1999 Orion Vs.
  • Some units feature on-board digital screens and automated announcements.
  • 1 unit retired due to an incident in Flushing.
  • 7483 added to the fleet by the end of 2017 as an agreement to replace a delivered bus in an accident in 2015.
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Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
40 ft
(12.19 m)
8090-8507
(418 buses)
  • Cummins Cummins ISL9 EPA 13 280HP
  • ZF EcoLife 6 AP1200B

Built from 2015-2019

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine, motor,
transmission, batteries or
propulsion system)
Notes
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New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD60)
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2015-
2016
60.83 ft (18.54 m) 5364-5438
(75 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B
  • Operated under:
    • MTA Bus: 5364-5438, 6140-6192
    • New York City Bus: 6000-6139
  • 5300's and 5400's replaced remaining 1999 New Flyer D60HF buses, as well as some 1996-1997 NovaBus RTS; 6000's replaced most 2002-2003 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • 5364-5411 were originally delivered in the blue and white scheme before being redecaled into the blue and gold scheme.
  • 5368 received the "full" scheme found on 5412-5438.
  • Units that were delivered with the old bus scheme were retrofitted with USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi while the units delivered in the new scheme came with said features.
  • Many 6000 units are in Select Bus Service duty.
  • These are the first buses to promote the next generation of buses announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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2016-
2017
6000-6192
(193 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • Allison B500R6 Generation 5
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New Flyer Industries
XN40 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, CNG)
2016-
2017
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 673-810
(138 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1200B
  • Replaced most 2002-03 Orion VII CNGs.
  • Equipped with on-board screens and announcements.
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Nova Bus
LFS Artic
(semi-low floor, articulated)
2016-
2019
62 ft (18.90 m) 5439-5602
(164 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
  • 5450-5467 feature luggage racks.
  • 5531-5602 feature a "Hi-Visibility" operator windows and are equipped with digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Replaced remaining 2002-2004 New Flyer D60HFs.
  • 5450-5484, 5489-5497, 5502-5568, 5571, 5579-5602 are in Select Bus Service duty.
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New Flyer Industries
XN60 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, CNG)
2017-
2018
60.83 ft (18.54 m) 1000-1109
(110 buses)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B
  • Replaced remaining Orion VII CNGs as well as replace some D60's.
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New Flyer Industries
XE40 "Xcelsior Charge"
(semi low-floor, electric)
2017-
2018
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 100-149
(50 buses)
  • Siemens 1DB20 Electric Drive System
  • XALT Energy
  • First electic buses ordered along with Proterra BE40.
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Proterra
BE40 "E-2 series"
(semi low-floor, electric)
2017-
2018
40 ft (12.19 m) 6910-6959
(50 buses)
  • UQM PowerPhase® HD 220 Electric Drive
  • EATON EEV-7202
  • First electic buses ordered along with New Flyer XE40.
  • First units with wide rear doors.
  • 6910 was an ex-demonstrator unit.
  • 6918 demoed rear slide glide doors in early summer 2018. Remaining buses equipped by September 2018. Buses originally were plug type.
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New Flyer Industries
XDE40 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, hybrid electric)
2017-
2018
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7484-7533
(50 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • H 40 EP™ Hybrid System or BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • 7484-7508 powered by Allison; 7509-7533 powered by BAE.
  • Replaced some of the remaining RTS buses at the time.
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New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi-low floor)
2017-2018 41.2 ft (12.56 m) 1654-2090
(437 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-V
  • Helped replace the remaining RTS and 2003-04 and some 2004-05 Orion VII Hybrids.
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit (1654-2020, 2061-2090) and MTA Bus (2021-2060)
  • Some buses are in SBS duty.
  • Originally consisted of 367 buses; MTA Bus order consisting of 40 buses added in early 2019.
    • An added order of 30 buses was also added to NYCT and began delivery in summer 2019, numbered 2061-2090.
  • First complete order with digital screens and automated announcements.
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Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
2018-
2019
40 ft
(12 m)
8508-8762
(255 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 17 L9
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
  • 8512-8762 feature a "Hi-Visibility" operator windows.
  • 8755-8762 feature luggage racks.
  • 8755-8762 is in a special paint scheme for Newark Link service.
  • Helped replace the remaining RTS and 2003-04 and some 2004-05 Orion VII Hybrids.
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New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD60)
(semi low-floor, articulated)
2018-
2019
60.83 ft
(18.54 m)
6193-6395
(203 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • Allison B500R6 Generation 5
  • Replaced remaining 2002-04 D60HF buses.
  • 6193-6300 are for MTA New York City Bus; 6301-6395 are for MTA bus.
  • 6234-6300, 6310-6342 are wrapped for local service, other units assigned to Select Bus Service.
  • 6330 was originally numbered 6200 for NYCT before being moved to MTA bus; replaced with a new 6200.
  • 6301-6309, 6371-6386 assigned to LGA Link service.
  • 6353-6395 feature rear cameras.
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New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XDE60)
(semi low-floor, hybrid electric, articulated)
2018-
2019
60.83 ft
(18.54 m)
4900-4949
(50 buses)
  • Cummins EPA13 ISL9
  • Allison H 50 EP™ Hybrid System
  • First Hybrid-Electric artics ordered.
  • All units assigned to Select Bus Service.
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New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XE60)
(semi low-floor, battery electric, articulated)
2019-
2020
60.83 ft
(18.54 m)
4950-4999
(50 buses)
  • Siemens ELFA2
  • XALT Energy
  • First Electric artics ordered.
  • 4950-4955 feature luggage racks.
  • All units assigned to Select Bus Service.

Built from 2020-present

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Length Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine, motor,
transmission, batteries or
propulsion system)
Notes
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Nova Bus
LFS HEV
(semi-low floor)
2020-
2021
40 ft
(12 m)
9620-9910
(291 buses)
  • Cummins B6.7
  • BAE Systems HDS 200 hybrid system
  • Operated by NYCT.
  • Being delivered; to replace most remaining Orion VII OG HEVs in NYCT.
  • 9620 was originally numbered 9000.
  • 9785-9910 are option units
  • 9620-9621 feature wide rear inward plug-type doors; 9622-9910 feature wide rear bi-parting plug-type doors.
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New Flyer Industries
XDE40 "Xcelsior"
(semi low-floor, hybrid electric)
2020-
2022
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 9400-9619
(220 buses)
  • Cummins EPA10 ISL9 9.0L
  • H 40 EP™ Hybrid System or BAE Systems HDS 200 hybrid system
  • Operated by NYCT.
  • Being delivered; to replace most remaining Orion VII OG HEVs in NYCT.
  • 9400-9499 are 2022 options units
  • 9500-9504, 9510-9559 powered by Allison; 9400-9499, 9505-9509, 9560-9619 powered by BAE.
  • 9500-9509 feature flip out doors while 9510-9619 feature slide type doors.
    • 9500-9509 are the last buses to be installed with flip out doors.
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Nova Bus
LFS
(semi-low floor)
2020-
2022
40 ft
(12 m)
8763-8999
(237 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 17 L9
  • ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B
  • 209 buses with an option for 28 more
  • 8765-8799 feature a MCC Electric Roof Mount, Eco 136e HVAC.
  • 8763-8764 feature inward plug type doors.
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New Flyer Industries
XD40 "Xcelsior"
(semi-low floor)
2021-
2022
41.2 ft (12.56 m) 7534-7770
(237 buses)
  • Cummins EPA 17 L9
  • Allison B400R6 Gen-V
  • 139 buses with an option for 98 more
  • First XD40s with full roofline

Express bus fleet

All express buses in the fleet are 45 ft (13.72 m) long.

Photo Builder and
model name
Year Numbers
(Total ordered)
Powertrain
(Engine and transmission
or propulsion system)
Notes
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Motor Coach Industries
D4500CL
(commuter coach)
2004-
2007
2091-2207, 3100-3474
(505 buses)
  • Caterpillar C13 ACERT 12.5L
  • Allison B500R6 WTEC Gen-III
  • Operated under MTA Bus and New York City Transit.
  • Replaced all MCI Classic buses.
  • 2091-2119 were originally numbered 2970-2999; 2984 retired before renumbering.
  • 2120-2170 were originally buses in the 3000 series.
  • Many 3100 buses being renumbered into the 5100 Series
  • Currently being retired.
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Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
(commuter coach)
2008-
2009
2210-2335
(126 buses)
  • Caterpillar C13 ACERT 12.5L
  • Allison B500R6 WTEC Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.


  • Some buses retired; remaining buses to retire in 2022-23.
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Prevost Car
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2011-
2012
2400-2489
(90 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • 2400 (pictured) and 2422 have no front stripe. 2400 was delivered without one, and 2422 was repaired without one following an accident.
  • Replaced most 1997-1998 MCI 102-DLW3SS buses.
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Motor Coach Industries
D4500CT
(commuter coach)
2012-
2013
2336-2389
(54 buses)
  • Cummins ISL9 EPA10 9.0L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under New York City Bus.
  • Replaced most 1997-1998 MCI 102-DLW3SS buses.
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Prevost Car
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2014-
2016
2490-2789
(300 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • Operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
  • Replaced all remaining MCI 102-DLW3SS and many 2001-2002 D4500 buses.
  • 2755 is out of service due to fire damage.
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Prevost Car
X3-45
(commuter coach)
2020-
2022
2790-3199
(410 buses)
  • Volvo D13 SCR EPA 10 12.8L
  • Allison B500R6 Gen-V
  • To be operated under New York City Bus and MTA Bus.
  • Planned to replace remaining D4500 and many D4500CT coach buses.
  • First coach buses to feature digital screens and automated announcements.
  • Split into 2 orders:
    • 257 buses with an option for 80 buses (MTA Bus)
    • 50 buses with an option for 23 buses (NYCT)
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