CyRide

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CyRide is the public transportation operator in the city of Ames, Iowa. They operates 10 fixed routes, a Dial-A-Ride service for persons with a disability, and a late night service called Moonlight Express. The fixed routes and Dial-A-Ride operate every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Moonlight Express operates on Friday and Saturday nights when Iowa State University is in session. All fixed route trips shown in the timetables are wheelchair accessible and service animals are allowed (pets that are not service animals are prohibited).

CyRide at a glance

  • 135 Employees
  • 4,647,550 Passengers (FY08)
  • $6,389,128 Operating Expenses (FY08)
  • 1,144,089 Revenue Miles (FY08)
  • 69 Buses (as of June 30, 2008)

An award winning bus system

  • 2nd place in the 35' bus division at the 2004 APTA International Bus Roadeo
  • 5th place in the 35' bus division at the 2007 APTA International Bus Roadeo
  • 15 State Bus Roadeo Winners (as of June 2006)
  • 2002 APTA Gold Safety Award Finalist
  • 1999 APTA Neil E. Goldschmidt Silver Safety Award Finalist
  • 1997 APTA Neil E. Goldschmidt Silver Safety Award Winner
  • 1996 APTA AdWheels Award Winner
  • 1995 APTA Neil E. Goldschmidt Silver Safety Award Winner
  • 1993 APTA Neil E. Goldschmidt Silver Safety Award Finalist
  • 1992 Public Risk Management Administration Achievement Award
  • 1991 APTA Neil E. Goldschmidt Silver Safety Award Finalist
  • 1989 UMTA Outstanding Public Service Award
  • 1983 All America City Award

Bus roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-4 Renumbered 501-504
105-110 2012 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
111-116 Renumbered 711-716
117 Renumbered 717
118-125 Renumbered 418-425
126-128 2010 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
129-132 Renumbered 429-432
133-138 Renumbered 333-338
139-143 Renumbered 739-743
144-147 1999 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G18D102N4)
Cummins ISC Ex 944-947
180-184 2012 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
186-189 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Ex 0819-0822.
294 2005 Chevrolet Venture Ex-969
333-338 2010 Ford E450 Ex 133-138.
378-379 2003 Ford/StarTrans E350 Ex 978-979
418-425, 429-432 2010 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith DIWAhybrid
  • Ex 118-125, 129-132.
  • Nicknamed "Cybrids"
  • In new "Gold Leaf" livery as per vote
  • Delivered in July 2010.
501-504 2006 OBI Orion VII
(07.501)
Cummins ISL Ex 1-4.
660-661 2012 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Delivered Feb. 2013
711-716 1993 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBL10E)
Cummins L10E Voith D864.3
717 1994 Gillig Phantom 40'
(M11T40102)
Cummins M11 Voith D864.3
739-743 1997 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
0819-0822 Renumbered 186-189
941-943 Renumbered 641-643
944-947 Renumbered 144-147
949-952 2005 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
949: Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR

950-952: Cummins ISM

Ex 994-997
953-958 2000 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins ISM
969 Renumbered 294
970-977 2002 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins ISM
978-979 Renumbered 378-379
994-997 Renumbered 949-952
7640 2008 Ford/StarTrans E450 Leased to Heartland Senior Services to operate CyRide's ADA service.

On order

Fleet number(s) Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
768-769 1996 Gillig Phantom 35' Cummins M11 280 hp Voith D863.2
  • Ex 933-934.
  • Put up for auction on 5/15/2015.
853 1974 Checker Taxi Cab
854 1976 Dodge
855-859 1975 Ford/Coach and Equipment
860 1977 Dodge
861-863 1978 Chevrolet
864 1979 Superior
865-866 1981 Ford/Thomas
867-868 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-Mankato, MN
  • Exx-Montgomery, AL
  • Exxx-MARTA.
869 1968 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
870 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Long Beach Transit 4547.
871 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-UTA 4500.
872 1968 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Long Beach Transit 4574.
873 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Rapid Transit Lines 184.
874-877 1981 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643
878 1978 TBB Ex-?
879-881 1982 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643
882-883 1983 BIA Orion I
(01.506)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
884 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
885-887 1955 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
886-887 (2) 1983 BIA Orion I
(01.506)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
888-891 1984 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-740 889 to Marshalltown Municipal Transit
892 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Suburban Transit System/Pace 127.
893-895 1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Suburban Transit System/Pace 141-142 & 145.
896 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-AC Transit 744.
897 1963 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-AC Transit 758.
898 1985 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-747
899 1986 TransTaxi
900 1987 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-747
  • Ex 1411.
  • Retired in June 2011; bought by Steve Barry.
901 1965 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-AC Transit 343.
902-903 1966 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Ex-AC Transit 354 & 359.
904 1964 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Ex-AC Transit 323.
  • Retired in March 2004; bought by Laddie Vitek.
    • Put up for sale on ebay in March 2016.[1]
905 1966 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Ex-AC Transit 348.
906-907 1986 Ford/Goshen E350 Ford V8 7.5L gasoline
908 1983 BIA Orion I
(01.506)
Detroit Diesel 6V71TA Allison HT-740
  • Ex 1408
  • Exx-Orion Demonstrator; bought in April 1984.
909-910 1987 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-747
912 1988 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-747
  • Ex 1412.
  • Retired in June 2011.
  • It was bought by Amescars in July 2011,[3] and was sold to Thomas Gleisner.
913 1989 Ford/Eldorado National E350 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel To Cedar Rapids Transit.
914-915 1967 GMC T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Denver Tramway Corporation 8104 & 8110.
916-918 1989 Gillig Phantom 40' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Retired in 2003-2004.
  • 916 to Scott Hassler.
  • 917 to Lindahl Salvage (probably scrapped).
  • 918 to Joan Dooley.
919-921 1990 Gillig Phantom 40' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Retired in 2004.
  • 919 to Barbie Hoskin.
  • 920 to Scott Hassler.
  • 921 to Taylor Asphalt.
922 CyRide 922-a.jpg 1968 GMC T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
923-924 1993 Ford/Eldorado National E350 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel
925 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LWB V6 3.3L gasoline
926-927 1993 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 Retired circa 2010.
928-929 CyRide 928-a.jpg 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
930-932 1994 Ford/Eldorado National E350 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel 3-speed auto
933-934 Renumbered 768-769
935-937 1975 GMC T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
938-939 1997 Ford/ElDorado National E350 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel
940 1998 Chevrolet Venture V6 3.4L gasoline
641-643 1973 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
948 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Keyline Transit 2508.
949 1995 Ford/ElDorado National E350 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel
951 1986 BIA Orion I
(01.508)
Ex-Indy-Go 8605.
952 1974 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
959 2002 Blue Bird CSFE Cummins ISB To Five Seasons Transit.
960-961 2002 Ford/StarTrans E450 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel
962-967 1990 BIA Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
  • Ex Madison Metro 497, 461, 490, 465, 489 & 476
  • 962-965 are retired.
  • 962 & 964 retired 2012.
  • 963 retired May 2003.
  • 965 retired February 2006.
963 (2),
965 (2)
1989 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins L10 280 hp Voith D863.2
968 2002 Chevrolet/ElDorado National Venture/Activan V6 3.4L gasoline
980-982 1988 BIA Orion I
(01.508)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 Ex-Pace 8770, 8790, 8761.
983-984 1990 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 Ex-Pace 2044 & 2030.
985-993 1990 BIA Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2 Ex-Madison Metro 473, 480, 483, 486, 491, 494, 498, 501 & 503.
8913-8916 1989 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins L10 280 hp Voith D863.2 Ex-Iowa City Transit 33-36.
8917-8918 Renumbered 963 (2), 965 (2)

Service vehicle roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
007 Renumbered 898
295 2009 Chevrolet Impala LS V6 3.5L Gasoline Ex-0905
296 2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid 4-cyl. 1.5L gasoline Auto CVT w/Overdrive Ex-0906
297 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD Ford 4-cyl. 2.5L Gasoline
898 2008 Ford F250 SD Ford V8 5.4L Gasoline Ex-007
899 2006 Ford F450 SD Ford V8 6.0L Diesel Ex-999
0905 Renumbered 295
0906 Renumbered 296
999 Renumbered 899

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
854 1984 GMC Pickup Ex-?
855 1986 Ford Crown Victoria LTD Ford V8 5.0L gasoline Ex-Ames Police Department
950 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Reg. Cab V8 5.2L LPG To Mason City Transit.

References

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