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1 hour ago, Orion6025 said:

 

 

 

 

 

What will be the numbers for the incoming Xcelsiors?

 

 

 

 

 

 

18101-XXXXX

 

 

 

And I find the information on Miami dade transit 1992 Flxible metro buses from the website  and 28/300 cng bus in service

 

 

 

The 9200s was a test bed for alternate fuels. Buses  9201-9205 went to Central and then Northeast and were powered with CNG engines. Bus 9206-9210 went to NE and had the Cummins L10 diesel with particle traps on the exhaust. Bus 9211-9215 had the Detroit Diesel 6V92 running on methanol fuel. The methanol buses were the first to fail. Serious mechanical issues developed and the buses were parked in 1993. Some five years later, they were re-powered to diesel and returned to service. The CNG buses were extremely slow and had trouble climbing normal grades such as bridges and expressway ramps. They were put on the shortest of trippers for a few years and eventually parked and repowered with Cummins M11 diesels. The particle trap buses remained in service throughout their service spans, but the traps were modified and eventually removed. 9201-9205 had

the voith transmission and Thermo King ac mounted while 9206-9215 had ZF transmission and Sutrak roof mounted AC units. They were retired in 2004/2005.

 

 

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2018 New Flyer CNG. Last Flxible CNG they had were in 1992 and that was the second failure buses were slow and could climb bridges after methanol , they were converted to Diesels later on. Total of 300 have been ordered, along with 181 Gillig CNG’s and 75 Proterra Buses.

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Miami-Dade Transit in Miami, FL is currently in the process of receiving 300 (yes, 300) 40′ New Flyer XN40s to replace its oldest and most unreliable diesel buses. On top of this, they are ordering at least 150 (I believe) 40′ Gillig Low Floor CNG buses (styling will likely be similar to their 2014 & 2016 Gilligs, if not the BRT Plus styling).

M-DT #18112 on layover at the Hialeah Market Tri-Rail Station. Photo Credit: Carlos A.

Miami-Dade Transit in Miami, FL has a fleet of 40′ & 60′ hybrids (manufactured by either the defunct North American Bus Industries – NABI or by New Flyer – which acquired the former).

M-DT #17509 on the South Dade Transitway. Photo Credit: Carlos A.

https://globaltransitguidebook.com/transit_focus_pages/the-alternative-fuels-portal/comment-page-1/

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13 hours ago, H4 5600 said:

Are the 1999-2004 nabis still active? If they are, are there any good routes or locations to find them? 

There are some of each series still in service (I saw a 9900 yesterday). It seems that MD-T is retiring the worst buses (maintenance wise) of each series rather than an entire series at once.  I would say that there are probably fewer 9900s running than any of the other groups.  I wouldn't know where would be the best lines to find them, however, it seems that Coral Way Division has the fewest of the newer buses, therefore, a higher percentage of the older buses.  Their routes generally operate in the south part of the county, from Flagler St on down.  Some routes that serve the downtown area or nearby are the 8 (SW 8 St), 11 (Flagler St), 51 (Flagler MAX (limited stops)), 24 (Coral Way) and so on.

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Random question. Does anyone know when Miami renumbered the 2000 Nabi LFWs from #0001-0096 to 2001-2096? I can't seem to find any info on this.

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On 8/20/2018 at 9:58 PM, H4 5600 said:

Are the 1999-2004 nabis still active? If they are, are there any good routes or locations to find them? 

Yeah most of 1999-2006 units in the process of being retired 

http://www.miamidadetransit.com/2000page.html

On 8/21/2018 at 10:17 PM, alexb320 said:

Random question. Does anyone know when Miami renumbered the 2000 Nabi LFWs from #0001-0096 to 2001-2096? I can't seem to find any info on this.

http://www.miamidadetransit.com/2000page.html

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