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Curious, do any of the buses have drivers barrier?

No they don't have them, although WMATA might put them on their buses soon.

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The vids are up now!

The preview!

And the ride:

Enjoy!

Seen them both; loved them both; favorited them both!

Excellent vids of this bus! Looks good to me in the WMATA colors. :unsure:

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As one who questioned this news when it was first reported, I'll admit I was wrong. I'm just surprised still that New Flyer didn't make a big deal about it.

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I have some information regarding the New Flyer buses from the WMATA from 2005-Present.

These are the vin/serial numbers that are on the buses by fleet number, model, and vin:

6001-6039 DE40LF 5FYH4FV1_6C028993-29031

6101-6205 D40LFR 5FYD5FS1_6C029415-29519

6040-6050 DE40LFR 5FYH5FV1_6C029626-29636

6206-6217 D40LFR 5FYD5FS1_6C030157-30168

2801-2825 C40LFR 5FYC5FP1_6C031043-31067

6301-6423 DE42LFA 5FYH7FV1_8C034083-34205

5431-5452 DE62LFA 5FYH7YU1_9C035035-35056

6424-6461 DE42LFA 5FYH7FV1_9C035182-35219

3751-3770 DE37LFA 5FYH7KV1_9C035493-35512

6462-6551 DE42LFA 5FYH7FV1_AC037139-37228

6552-6561 DE42LFA 5FYH7FV1_AC037396-37405

If there are any corrections needed, it can be posted.

Stalwart23

Some corrections and additions are to be made in the vins for the WMATA DE42LFA buses:

6301-6403 5FYH7FV1_8C034083-34185

6404-6423 5FYH7FV1_9C034186-34205

6424-6461 5FYH7FV1_9C035182-35219

6462-6509 5FYH7FV1_AC036930-36977

6510-6599 5FYH7FV1_AC037139-37228

6600-6609 5FYH7FV1_AC037396-37405

Stalwart23

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As one who questioned this news when it was first reported, I'll admit I was wrong. I'm just surprised still that New Flyer didn't make a big deal about it.

Me too. Kinda surprising considering it's the capital lol.

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Here is a video of 7008 operating the B99, employee shuttle, pics will come soon!

She looks hot! Any word on when they'll be in service?

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WMATA has ordered 51 Orion VIIs, 26 of them will be hybrid and the other 25 will be clean diesel. If I recall correctly they are to all be 30 footers.
Correct these will replace the 3900s aka orions v 30 ft supposedly wmata was going to order 30ft new flyer buses but fairfax connector ordered more xcelsiors and their are coming out late so then that made cancel their contract and start a new contract with orion. info by wmata general manager and engineer from orion at the wmata bus roadeo!

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Any word on the retirements of the Vs? The 1997-98 40ft?

Yeah the 4200's are being replaced. Some came back in service because of the Orion VI's being retired. The 4300's/44s will probly go next year.

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Yeah the 4200's are being replaced. Some came back in service because of the Orion VI's being retired. The 4300's/44s will probly go next year.

cool, I heard about the fire on that VI and they would retire them all. It would have been interesting to see all the 4200's being retire cuz that they would be short of buses even though the new ones are being delivered.

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Have any of the 3900's been retired yet?

According to wiki, it will be replaced this summer. So I guess anytime soon? I guess somebody in DC will update us when they can confirm it!

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