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What year did your transit system get their first low floor buses?

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OK so I admit Im bored, just curious to know what was the first low floor bus your transit system ordered. Orion II's count as well. Here is a list of what I have.

MetroLINK-Rock Island County IL-1996 New Flyer D40LF's

Rockford Mass Transit(IL)-2000 New Flyer D35LF

Springfield Mass Transit-1996 New Flyer C35LF

CTA-1995 New Flyer D40LF

Pace-1986 Orion 02.501

Huskie Line Dekalb (IL)-2004 Gillig LF35'

Galesburg Transit (IL)-2004 Gillig LF 29'

Peoria CityLink-2004 Gillig LF 35 & 40'

Go West Macomb (IL) 2004 Gillig LF35 & 40'

Bloomington Normal Public Transt-2010 Gillig LF 35'

Danville Mass Transit 2004-Gillig LF29'

Decatur Public Transit 2001-Gillig LF 29'

Kankakee River Valley Metro-2004 Gillig LF29'

Quincy Transit Lines 2011 Gillig LF35'

Alton Madison County Transit 1991 Orion 02.501

Champaign Urbana MTD 1993 New Flyer D40LF's

Davenport (IA) CitiBus-1996 New Flyer D40LF's

Clinton Iowa MTA-1993 Orion 02.501

KeyLine Transit Dubuque Iowa-1992 Orion 02.501

Iowa City Transit-2007 Gillig LF40'

Coralville Transit-2009 Gillig LF40'

Cambus Univ. Of Iowa-1998 Orion 02.501

Cedar Rapids Transit- 2000 Thomas SLF 30ft ex ATA Airlines

Waterloo MET Transit- 1992 Orion 02.501

Marshalltown Municipal Transit (IA) 1984 Orion 02.501

Ames Cyride- 1999 Gillig LF40'

Des Moines DART- 1998 Gillig LF40'

Ottumwa Transit Authority-2010 Eldorado National Passport 34'

Sioux City Transit-1994 Orion 02.501

Metro Transit Omaha-2000 Gillig LF 35 & 40'

Lincoln Star Tran-2001 Gillig LF 35'

University Of Nebraska at Lincoln-2003 BlueBird Ultra LF 35'

Please feel free to add to the list.

James R. Roach

busfreak99

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Translink - 1995 New Flyer D40LF's

West Vancouver Muni - 1995 D40LF's

BC Transit (Victoria) - 1991 D40LF's

BC Transit (Whistler) 1999 Dennis Darts 30'

- Bryam "Goggles"

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Brandon Transit:

-HandiTransit: 1985 Orion II

-Regular Service: 1995 D40LF (The 1993 D40LF BT owned was bought in 2005 from Kenora)

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Hamilton Street Railway: 1996 New Flyer C40LF 9601-9625

Burlington Transit: 1998 Orion II CNG 7000, 7085-98-7096-98 (originally numbered 9800, 9885-9896)

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Hmm, now that I think about it, a lot of agencies down here have had New Flyers as their firsts :P

- LACMTA- 1998 New Flyer D40LF

- Santa Monica Big Blue Bus- 1997 New Flyer D40LF

- San Diego NCTD- 1997 New Flyer D40LF

- OCTA- 1995 New Flyer D40LF

- Long Beach Transit- 1994 New Flyer D40LF (Full size bus)/1990 Orion II (Shuttle services)

- Santa Clarita Transit- 2005 New Flyer C40LF

- Omnitrans- 2000 New Flyer C40LF

- Culver City Bus- 1998 New Flyer C40LF

- Riverside Transit Agency- 1997 New Flyer C40LF

- San Diego MTS- 1994 New Flyer C40LF (The first C40LF's ever built)

Others

- LADOT DASH- 1998 El Dorado EZ-Rider

- Montebello Bus Lines- 1999 Gillig Low Floor

- Foothill Transit- 2000 Gillig Low Floor

- AVTA Local- 2001 Gillig Low Floor

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I lived in Victoria at the time so it would have been BC Transit's 1991 D40LFs. These were the first low floors in Canada.
Yep! I was living in Victoria when those buses first arrived! Thought they were neat at the time!

Calgary got their first LF in 1992. #8501, an Orion II 02.502 . 50 D40LF's arrived in 1993.

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OC Transpo: 1997 NovaBus LFS 1st Gen or the EZ Rider 9751.

Since the thread said to include Orion II's, buses 8591 to 8594 would've been the first low floor buses in the fleet, not LFS's or EZ Rider.

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TTC

1998 Orion VI CNG's retired since 2006

or for community buses the 1991 Orion II's still in active service

Mississauga

1998 Orion VI's - Retired

or

1997 Orion II's - Retired

Brampton

1996 D40LF's

Hamilton

1996 C40LF's - mostly retired.

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Since the thread said to include Orion II's, buses 8591 to 8594 would've been the first low floor buses in the fleet, not LFS's or EZ Rider.

Excellent. I was hoping you would respond as I was sure OC had some Orion II's.

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