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The OCTA and its articles are in a serious need for updates because the fleet info is incomplete particularly because there are shuttle buses used for OCTA ACCESS Service that are not in the fleet. I have lived in Orange County, California for almost my entire life and this is the bus system where I had my first bus rides in 2015! The following details that must be added to the OCTA and its articles are: The OCTA was established in 1991 from the Orange County Transit District OCTA units 8501-8599 are 2014-2015 Glaval Buses built on a Ford F-450 Chassis OCTA units 8601-8700 series are 2017 StarCraft buses built on a Ford F-450 chassis OCTA routes 20, 51, 145, 187, 188, 191, 193, 410, 411, 430, 464, 490, 757, and 758 are discontinued Add OCTA routes 53X, 57X, 64X, 150, Bravo 543, and Bravo 560 OCTA units 8301-8364 were 1999 ElDorado National Aerotech buses built on a Ford F450 chassis. These buses were retired in 2008. OCTA units 6301-6312, 6400s, 6500s, 6600s, 6700s, and 6800s have been retired. OCTA units 6341-6345 OCTA units 5122, 5675, and 7575 have Near Zero ISL-G engines All 2007 New Flyer C40LFRs (5502-5599, 5601-5674, 7501-7528) have Cummins Westport ISL-G engines OCTA C40LFR build dates: 5501: September 2006 5502: March 2007 5505-5508: April 2007 5510-5530, 5540, 7529: May 2007 5536-5539, 5541-5542: June 2007 7501-7528: January 2008 7572: July 2008 7592: May 2008 OCTA XN40 build dates: 5702: January 2015 5753-5761: July 2016 5765-5775: August 2016 5852-5856: January 2017 5858: February 2017 OCTA NABI 40-LFW build dates: 2117: July 2000 2144-2160: August 2000 2201-2215: July 2001 2217-2270: August 2001 2277-2320: September 2001 2323-2372: October 2001 Units 2209, 2214-2215, 2217-2218, 2222, 2228, 2232-2233, 2237, 2243, 2248, 2254-2255, 2263, 2270, 2278, 2280-2281, 2287-2288, 2296, 2311, 2313, 2317, 2324, 2340-2341, 2345, 2349, and 2357 are active. All other 2200s and 2300s are retired. 1100s series Flxible New Looks have Detroit Diesel Allison V730 transmissions OCTA units 6351-6364 have Hanover Monochrome LED signs New Flyer D40LF units 5302, 5306, 5331, 5335, 5342, 5353-5354, 5362, 5376, 5387-5388, 5401, 5403, 5406, 5408-5412, and 5416 are presumed to be active. 1987 OCTD SuperBuses: 7001-7002 (White Motor Company WX42 trucks), 7501-7502 (Capre SuperBus trailers) 1993 OCTA SuperBuses: 7101-7110 (WhiteGMC WX42 trucks), 7601-7610 (SuperBus Trailers) 1997 ElDorado National Aerotech buses built on Ford Econoline chassis: units 8101-8191 1995 New Flyer D40LF units 5208 and 5241 tested two separate experimental OCTA paint schemes in 1999. 5208 had the two-stripe orange and blue 'Millennium Look' livery while 5241 had a mostly blue and white OCTA livery. OCTA unit 6031 was a 2008 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT originally intended to replace the 1997-1998 E-Z Riders, but it was rejected. This bus supposedly had a Cummins Westport ISL G with an Allison Transmission B300R and Transit Sales International is presumed to have this bus on their website.
Hi, just for an introduction, I'm trying to recreate one of the 1997-1998 D40LF's that OCTA used to have in their fleet. The reason of posting is the opinions of fellow bus geeks, as well as corrections or recommendations to add. Some Images.... The bus is still a Work in progress but has some of the basics to OCTA's livery and seating config. Sources to come soon Sources: https://octabus.wordpress.com/about-octa/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Octa-5407a.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/busdudedotcom/7174699900 https://www.flickr.com/photos/busdudedotcom/7174700010/in/photostream/ More updates to come
The 2006-2007 New Flyer C40LFRs from the OCTA, fleet numbers 5501-5674 and 7501-7529, are missing from the wiki, since no one had created a page yet for the C Gas Plus LFRs that were built in September 2006-January 2008. I have provided some VINs for these vehicles: 5510, built May 2007: 5FYC5FP157C031320 7529, the very first Cummins Westport ISL-G powered LFR, built May 2007: 5FYC5FB167C031723 5667, built December 2007: 5FYC5FP167C032265 All OCTA C Gas Plus powered LFRs have been repowered with Cummins Westport ISL-G engines in 2013-2016, and they are currently being repainted in two different paint schemes: the OC Bus livery in blue and the OC Bus 2-stripe paint scheme. These buses have Luminator Horizon signs and 36 4ONE Aries seats just like the OCTA 2008 C40LFRs. 5529 had a Hanover Monochrome LED sign as a test before being replaced with its original LED sign. The demo unit 5501, 5510, and 7529 have builder's plates that have the old New Flyer logo from 1996-2005, while the other LFRs have the current New Flyer logo from 2005 and beyond on their builder's plates.
The 2001 New Flyer D60LFs from the OCTA were never repowered from and delivered with Detroit Diesel Series 50s according to Facebook at Orange County Transit Fans. These buses had Cummins ISL upon delivery in late 2001 to early 2002, making them the very first New Flyer D60LFs to come with that engine. Also, the diesel ISL engine was offered early in 2001, as a result of the problems the 7200s and 7300s had with their underpowered Detroit Diesel Series 50s, at which they were repowered in 2004-2005. Units 7401-7412 were built in October 2001, while units 7413-7420 were built in November 2001. These buses all have about 65 American Seating 6468s. So far, unit 7406 has been taken out of the fleet as of today. Revert this edit due to the fact it would draw misconception among many bus fans in Southern California. License plates for remaining 7400s: 7402: 1078684 7404: 1078686 7405: 1078687 7406: 1078701 7408: 1078689 7409: 1078702 7414: 1078691 7416: 1078697