Blue Water Area Transit

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Area served Port Huron, MI, Fort Gratiot, MI & Chesterfield Township, MI
Founded September, 1976
Fleet size 83
Number of routes 11

For transit services in Sarnia, Ontario, see Sarnia Transit.

Blue Water Area Transit (BWAT) provides public transit service to Port Huron, Michigan.

History

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 2021 Lapeer Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
  • Email: Visit http://www.bwatc.com/contact.aspx for any questions or comments about this bus service.
  • Fax: 810-987-2431
  • Phone: 810-987-7373

Current Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
17 ? ?
  • 1 trolley, make and model unknown.
  • Used for the Blue Water Trolley tour service.
22 Chance American Heritage
Streetcar
Cummins Allison Used for the Blue Water Trolley tour service.
31 ? ?
  • 1 trolley, make and model unknown.
  • Used for the Blue Water Trolley tour service.
2101-2106 2001 OBI Orion II CNG
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9G Allison AT-545
2107-2108 2001 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
2201-2202 2002 Neoplan USA AN345/3 CNG Detroit Diesel Series 60G Allison B500R
  • Used for Blue Water YMCA service.
  • Used as spares for the I-94 Express and M-29 bus routes.
2420-2421 2003 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9 Allison AT-545 Last Orion II buses manufactured.
2422-2427,
2434-2435
2004 Ford/Goshen E-450/GC II Ford 5.4L Ford 4R100
  • Delivered in May.
  • 4 sold to Community Enterprises of St. Clair County in late 2012.
2440-2443 Blue Water Area Transit 2443-a.jpg 2005 DCCBNA SLF 232 CNG Cummins Westport
B Gas Plus
Allison B300R
  • Single-door.
  • Delivered in June, 2005.
9914-9919 1999 OBI Orion II CNG
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9G Allison AT-545
10550-10553 Blue Water Area Transit 10553-a.jpg 2010 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison
10701-10710? Blue Water Area Transit 10709-a.jpg 2010 Chevrolet/ARBOC G4500/Spirit of Mobility
(SOM26G)
14001-14014 Blue Water Area Transit 14014-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/ARBOC G4500/Spirit of Mobility
(SOM26G)
*Newer body style
14831-14840? Blue Water Area Transit 14831-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/ARBOC G4500/Spirit of Mobility
(SOM26G)
12554-12558 Blue Water Area Transit 12554-a.jpg 2012 ElDorado National Axess BRT CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Delivered in August, 2012.
12900 2005 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Suburban
  • Ex-Gwinnett County Transit G006.
  • Returned to Orion after engine fire and rebuilt using NG rear end body panels
  • Used as engineering bus by Orion (1255A) before being sold to BWAT in 2012.
27484 Blue Water Area Transit 27484-a.jpg 2007 Chevrolet/Goshen C5500/GC II 5500
28473-28481,
28485-28486
2008 Ford/Goshen E-450/GC II
28500, 28587-28599 Blue Water Area Transit 28599-a.jpg 2009 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX CNG Cummins Westport B Gas Plus Allison B300R
29600 2007 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
John Deere 6081H Allison B400R Ex-Orion demo 1225; bought in 2010. [1]
92627 1992 OBI Orion II
(02.502)
Cummins B5.9 Allison AT-545 Ex-Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania 627
99646-99647 1999 OBI Orion II CNG
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9G Allison AT-545 Ex-Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania 646-647

On Order

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2 units TBD TBD Electric Awarded through $1.5 million grant from the FTA.[2]

Retired Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
S550-S558 1980 OBI Orion I
(01.501)
S560-S563 1993 OBI Orion I
(01.502)
9601-9608 1996 OBI Orion II CNG
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9G Allison AT-545

References

  1. Blue Water Area Transportation Commission, dated on July 8, 2010, retrieved on August 26, 2010
  2. Blue Water Area Transit to roll out electric buses - Port Huron Voice (retrieved October 29, 2018)

External Links

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