What's going on everyone just giving you a quick update on the entire MCTS roster
4600-4639: New Flyer D40LF-April 2002-All retired
4607, 4614, 4617, 4626, 4632, 4633 & 4639 were converted as fare collection buses for Summerfest & Wisconsin State Fair for 2 seasons (2014-2015).
4636 returned to service in July 2017 during Summerfest and retired after that.
4700-4750: New Flyer D40LF-Feb. 2003-2 active as of June 21, 2019
4740, 4746 Active
4701, 4702, 4706, 4728 & 4743 returned to service from Wednesday, June 26 to Friday July 7, 2017 during Summerfest and retired after that.
Remaining to be retired by new buses by summer 2019.
4733 was the last remaining 4700-series bus with the old MCTS color scheme.
4735, 4742, 4744 Inactive
4800-4829: New Flyer D40LF-January 2004-6 active as of June 21, 2019
4801, 4817, 4819, 4823-4825 Active
All to be retired by new buses in near future.
4811 was the only remaining 4800-series bus with the old MCTS color scheme.
4803, 4804, 4806, 4808, 4810, 4811, 4813, 4818, 4821, 4822, 4827, 4828, 4829 Inactive
4900-4914: New Flyer D40LF-October 2004-9 Active as June 21, 2019
4901, 4902, 4905, 4906, 4909-4912, 4914 Active
Officially "2005" as that is when they were paid for; a future purchase for 15 more buses (4915-4929) were canceled due to cuts.
A few to be retired by new buses in near future.
4900, 4903, 4904, 4907, 4908, 4913 Inactive
5000-5008: New Flyer D40LF-January 2006-5000-5007 active
A future purchase for 23 buses (5009-5031) were canceled due to cuts.
5008 retired early due to engine issues
5100-5189: New Flyer D40LFR-August 2010 All active
First buses to feature near-zero emissions
5200-5234: New Flyer D40LFR -April 2011:5200-5218, 5220-5234 active
5219 retired early due to accident
5300-5354: New Flyer D40LFR- March 2012 All active
5400-5454: New Flyer XD40 July 2013- All active
Clean air buses; First fleet in MCTS' history to feature rear destination signs on the back of the bus.
5500-5534: New Flyer XD40-January 2014-All active
Clean air buses
5600-5627: New Flyer XD40 October 2015-All active
Clean air buses with new interior features, such as an automatically opening electronic smart door at the back of the bus.
2 were canceled due to increased costs. NO 5628 & 5629.
5601 & 5603 used for demonstrations for MCTS Fleet Maintenance Tour.
5601 was first new bus in service on Route 19 on Friday October 2, 2015.
5700-5729: New Flyer XD40 August 2016-All active
5713 features a white front LED destination sign
All in service as of Dec. 2, 2016.
5800-5814:New Flyer XD40 September 2017-All active
Buses are 41 feet long.
5801 was on display on Aug. 16, 2017 at the Newaukee Festival Market in Downtown Milwaukee.
5807, 5813 were used for demonstrations for MCTS Fleet Maintenance Tour.
5814 in service as of November 11, 2017.
NO 5815, 5816.
5900-5927: Gillig Advantage BRT June 2019-5900-5926 active; currently entering service
First buses to have white LED destination signs (with the exception of 5713), and new anti-slip floors.
As promised here's my update on the 5900 series Gillig BRT's
• basically all of them are in service and can now be found on almost any route based out of the Fond du lac (FDL) garage
• strangely enough though , they're not very active on the weekends, at least not right now, compared to the weekdays , but I expect that to change with Summerfest starting this Wednesday.
• the anti-slip floors are just that, anti-slip. Unless you're clumsy or not paying attention, in my opinion at least, you have no reason to slip and fall boarding /exiting the bus regardless of the weather conditions.
• the seating position difference between these and a D40LF, LFR or a XD40 is unbelievable. I kid not, out of all the times I have set at the front of any bus in MCTS'S fleet I have never felt so low to the ground until I rode on one of these BRT'S... the seats are comfortable tho, so that's a plus 🤷🏽♂️
• for the ride experience itself: honestly, at least for now, I personally have no complaints or haven't heard any from the drivers or other passengers. There's no shakes or rattling noises whatsoever. They handle bumps and road deformities like a champ, and even with the Cummins L9/ Allison B3400XFE powertrain, these bad boys are impressively quick, especially with the right driver , compared to the 2016-17 XD40's with the same transmission..
That's all from me and I know this is long thread lol, but I wanted to give ya'll a full, complete breakdown of our roster since I haven't seen one from anyone else on here. Take care 😎