Detroit Department of Transportation 1900-1999

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Detroit Department of Transportation 1900-1999 were 1986 General Motors Diesel Division TC40-102N (Classic) buses delivered in late 1986 and early 1987.

In 1985, GMDD announced intentions to discontinue the New Look in favor of the Classic (both models had been produced simultaneously since 1982) and issued a notice to both Canadian agencies and the few American agencies which had turned to GMDD after dissatisfaction with American-built vehicles, including DDOT. DDOT initially had intentions in being among the last ever agencies to place orders for the New Look but after viewing a Classic demonstrator, instead awarded an order to GMDD for 100 Classic vehicles. These were purchased solely at the cost of $12.7 million from the city's general fund, after the US government's UMTA money that had been set aside for new bus purchases had been redirected to cover cost overruns for the Detroit People Mover.

This series sported a series of lasts for DDOT: the last vehicles purchased without federal funds, the last vehicles without air conditioning, the last non-accessible vehicles (only 20 came with wheelchair lifts), the last vehicles to be delivered in the livery used since 1978, the last vehicles to be built by a division of General Motors and the last vehicles to come equipped with curtain-style mylar rollsigns. However, the Classic rollsigns were the only DDOT rollsigns to correctly display the adjusted route numbers resulting from the April 15, 1978 separation of the combined route 34 Gratiot-Michigan back into two separate routes.

Retirement began in the late 1990's and all were retired by 2002. Several buses in this series ended up with many Canadian agencies, ranging from as close as just across the Detroit River with Transit Windsor to as far away as Saint John Transit in New Brunswick. This benefited many of these agencies, who were in desperate need of new buses but could not afford to buy new ones after the Canadian government made major cutbacks to transit funding in 1995.

Fleet numbers from this series were later reused in 2019 for for orders of New Flyer Industries XD40 and XD60 buses.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 49 (without wheelchair lift)/47 (with wheelchair lift) Rollsign

Details

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Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Terminal Status/Disposal Notes
1900 1986 G3500287 RETIRED
1901 1986 2GHYT82W5G3500288 RETIRED
1902 1986 2GHYT82W7G3500289 Gilbert RETIRED
1903 1986 2GHYT82W3G3500290 RETIRED
1904 1986 2GHYT82W5G3500291 RETIRED
1905 1986 2GHYT82W7G3500292 RETIRED
1906 1986 2GHYT82W9G3500293 RETIRED
1907 1986 2GHYT82W0G3500294 RETIRED

Sold to Guelph Transit Commission as 168 in 2002.

1908 1986 2GHYT82W2G3500295 RETIRED
1909 1986 2GHYT82W4G3500296 RETIRED
1910 1986 2GHYT82W6G3500297 RETIRED
1911Wc15.JPG 1986 2GHYT82W4H3500039 RETIRED

Sold to Guelph Transit Commission as 167 in 2002.

1912 1987 2GHYT82W2H3500072 RETIRED
1913 1987 2GHYT82W4H3500073 RETIRED

Sold to Guelph Transit Commission as 164 in 2002.

1914 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500074 RETIRED
1915 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500075 RETIRED
1916 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500076 RETIRED
1917 1987 2GHYT82W1H3500077 RETIRED
1918 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500089 RETIRED
1919 1987 2GHYT82W4H3500090 RETIRED
1920 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500091 RETIRED
1921 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500092 RETIRED
1922 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500093 RETIRED
1923 1987 2GHYT82W1H3500094 RETIRED
1924Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500095 RETIRED
1925Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500096 RETIRED
1926Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W7H3500097 RETIRED
1927Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W9H3500098 RETIRED
1928Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W0H3500099 RETIRED
1929Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500100 RETIRED
1930Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500101 Gilbert RETIRED

Repaired and sold to Guelph Transit Commission as 163 in 2002.

Burnt during April 2000 Gilbert Terminal fire.
1931Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W7H3500102 RETIRED
1932Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W9H3500103 RETIRED
1933 1987 2GHYT82W9H3500084 RETIRED

Sold to Transit Windsor as 515 in January 2002.

1934 1986 2GHYT82W8G3500298 RETIRED
1935 1986 2GHYT82WXG3500299 RETIRED

Sold to Guelph Transit Commission as 165 in 2002.

1936 1986 2GHYT82W2G3500300 RETIRED
1937 1986 2GHYT82W4G3500301 RETIRED
1938 1986 2GHYT82W6G3500302 RETIRED
1939 1986 2GHYT82W8G3500303 RETIRED
1940 1986 2GHYT82WXG3500304 RETIRED
1941 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500047 RETIRED
1942 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500048 RETIRED
1943 1987 2GHYT82W7H3500049 RETIRED
1944 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500050 RETIRED

Sold to Belleville Transit as 0256 in 2002.

1945 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500051 RETIRED
1946 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500057 RETIRED
1947 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500058 RETIRED

Sold to Transit Windsor as 523 in January 2002.

1948 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500059 RETIRED
1949 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500060 RETIRED
1950 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500061 RETIRED
1951 1987 2GHYT82W9H3500067 RETIRED
1952 1986 2GHYT82W0H3500068 RETIRED

Sold to Guelph Transit Commission as 166 in 2002.

1953 1987 2GHYT82W2H3500069 RETIRED
1954 1987 2GHYT82W9H3500070 RETIRED
1955 1987 2GHYT82W0H3500071 RETIRED
1956 1987 2GHYT82W0H3500085 RETIRED

Sold to Belleville Transit as 0254 in 2002.

1957 1987 2GHYT82W2H3500086 RETIRED
1958 1987 2GHYT82W4H3500087 RETIRED
1959 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500088 RETIRED

Sold to Belleville Transit as 0255 in 2002.

1960Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500109 RETIRED
1961Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500110 RETIRED
1962Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500111 RETIRED
1963Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500112 RETIRED
1964Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W1H3500113 RETIRED
1965 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500078 RETIRED
1966 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500079 RETIRED
1967 1987 2GHYT82W1H3500080 RETIRED
1968 1986 2GHYT82W1G3500305 RETIRED
1969 1986 2GHYT82W3G3500306 RETIRED
1970 1986 2GHYT82W5G3500307 RETIRED
1971 1986 2GHYT82W7G3500308 RETIRED
1972 1986 2GHYT82W9G3500309 RETIRED
1973 1986 2GHYT82W5G3500310 RETIRED
1974 1986 2GHYT82W7G3500311 RETIRED
1975 1987 2GHYT82W0H3500040 Coolidge RETIRED
1976 1987 2GHYT82W2H3500041 RETIRED
1977 1987 2GHYT82W4H3500042 RETIRED
1978 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500043 RETIRED
1979 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500044 RETIRED
1980 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500045 RETIRED
1981 1987 2GHYT82W1H3500046 RETIRED
1982 1987 2GHYT82W7H3500052 RETIRED
1983 1987 2GHYT82W9H3500053 RETIRED
1984 1987 2GHYT82W0H3500054 RETIRED
1985 1987 2GHYT82W2H3500055 RETIRED
1986 1987 2GHYT82W4H3500056 RETIRED
1987 1987 2GHYT82WXH3500062 RETIRED
1988 1987 2GHYT82W1H3500063 RETIRED
1989 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500064 RETIRED
1990 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500065 RETIRED
1991 1987 2GHYT82W7H3500066 RETIRED

Sold to Saint John Transit as 48704 in 2003.

1992 1987 2GHYT82W3H3500081 RETIRED
1993 1987 2GHYT82W5H3500082 RETIRED
1994 1987 2GHYT82W7H3500083 RETIRED
1995Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W0H3500104 RETIRED
1996Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W2H3500105 RETIRED
1997Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W4H3500106 Coolidge RETIRED
1998Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W6H3500107 RETIRED
1999Wc15.JPG 1987 2GHYT82W8H3500108 RETIRED

References

  1. http://www.detroittransithistory.info/PhotoGalley/Photos1980sB.html DETROIT TRANSIT HISTORY.info: Photos 1980's - Pg.2
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