Detroit Department of Transportation 4000-4024

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Detroit Department of Transportation 4000-4024 were Chance American Heritage Streetcar (CNG-28) trolley replica buses built between 1998 and 2000. These were DDOT's first and only Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses. 4000-4013 arrived between April 1998 and June 1999, with the remaining buses arriving between July and August 2000.

4000-4013 were initially used on downtown shuttles and on the former downtown and midtown-area minibus routes, and were promoted with great fanfare at the opening of Comerica Park in April 2000, where they were used for 50-cent parking lot shuttles that transported fans from various downtown lots to the ballpark.

However, later in 2000, it was announced that the Cadillac Square Transit Center would close to make room for park space in a redevelopment of the Campus Martius area, with a new central layover area to be built at Times Square Park (which would become the Rosa Parks Transit Center), originally intended to open in 2001. This new location was located away from a central and convenient location for riders, and 11 additional trolleys were subsequently ordered for a shuttle that would run around the downtown area before ending at the transit center, however, the additional trolleys' original purpose never materialized, as a result of delays, the new transit center didn't begin construction until 2005, over a year after all of the trolleys had already been retired!

By 2003, they were relegated to limited usage on 2 Downtown Red Loop, 3 Cultural Attractions Trolley, and 4 Zoo Shuttle. As federal funding was used to purchase the trolleys, they were quickly placed into service on 24 Holbrook, 35 Meyers, 39 Puritan, and 99 Lahser, effective April 19, 2003.

Due to the expense of maintaining the trolleys, however, plans were in the works to sell them and replace them with diesel 40-foot buses. Following the delivery of 3975-3989, they were quickly and gradually withdrawn from service during June 2004 through Friday, June 25, 2004, when the last trolley, 4008, pulled back into the terminal at 11 PM after finishing a run on the 35.[1]

However, many, perhaps all, lingered at the back of the DDOT headquarters property for many years thereafter, with some staying as late as 2011. Some of these trolleys have been purchased by private shuttle operators that have committed them to continue to provide operation in downtown Detroit.

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Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate at retirement Terminal at retirement Status/Disposal Notes
4000 1998 1C9S2CCS6WW535044 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4001 1998 1C9S2CCS8WW535045 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4002 1998 1C9S2CCSXWW535046 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4003 1998 1C9S2CCS1WW535047 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4004 1999 1C9S2CCSXXW535078 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4005 1999 1C9S2CCS1XW535079 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4006 1999 1C9S2CCS8XW535080 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4007 1999 1C9S2CCSXXW535081 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4008 1999 1C9S2CCS1XW535082 ___X__ RETIRED
June 25, 2004
Last trolley in service
4009 1999 1C9S2CCS3XW535083 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4010 1999 1C9S2CCS5XW535084 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4011 1999 1C9S2CCS7XW535085 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4012 1999 1C9S2CCS9XW535086 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4013 1999 1C9S2CCS0XW535087 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4014 2000 1C9S2CCS9YW535106 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4015 2000 1C9S2CCS0YW535107 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4016 2000 1C9S2CCS2YW535108 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4017 2000 1C9S2CCS4YW535109 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4018 2000 1C9S2CCS0YW535110 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4019 2000 1C9S2CCS2YW535111 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4020 2000 1C9S2CCS4YW535112 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4021 2000 1C9S2CCS6YW535113 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4022 2000 1C9S2CCS8YW535114 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4023 2000 1C9S2CCSXYW535115 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004
4024 2000 1C9S2CCS1YW535116 ___X__ RETIRED
June 2004

References

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Vehicles
Current Low Floor 1001-1050, 1201-1242, 1400-1430, 1500-1508, 1519-1538, 1700-1728, 1800-1829, 1900-1924, 4100-4220
Current LF Hybrid 1243-1246, 1509-1518
Current LF Articulated 1539-1548, 1960-1964
Former 001-002, 1001-1148, 1201-1251, 1300-1369, 1370-1410, 1501-1605, 1701-1717, 1801-1874, 1900-1999, 2000-2084, 2521-2534, 3000-3120, 3001, 3002-3006, 3200-3232, 3250-3282, 3290-3299, 3300-3328, 3500-3599, 3600-3617, 3700-3799, 3800-3859, 3900-3959, 3975-3989, 4000-4024, 8900-8913
Routes
ConnectTen Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Downtown Routes 16, 18, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31, 40, 52, 67
North-South Routes 12, 13, 30, 41, 46, 54, 60, 68
East-West Routes 11, 15, 17, 32, 38, 39, 43, 47
Express/Direct Routes 42, 80, 89, 92, 95, 96
Former Local Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1974-1988), 5 (1996-2002), 6, 8, 20, 24, 26 (1974-88), 26 (1997-98), 28, 33 (1974-1988), 33 (1997-2005), 35 (1999-2005), 35 (1974-88), 36, 42, 44, 51, 52, 66, 99
Former Express Routes 70 (1974-88), 71 (1974-88)/70 (1988-2005, 2008-09), 72, 73, 74 (1974-88)/71 (2008-09), 75 (1974-88)/74 (2008-09), 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 (1974-88)/73 (2008-09), 94, 97, 99, 498
1994-95 Suburban Routes 125, 130, 150, 495
Facilities
Transit Centers Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Eastland Center Transit Center, Northland Center Hub, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center
Loops Brennan Loop, Pierson Loop, Wayburn Loop, Wyoming Loop
Terminals Coolidge Terminal (inactive), Gilbert Terminal, Shoemaker Terminal
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 31000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999
Timelines
History 1974-1983, 1984-1993, 1994-2003, 2004-2013, 2014-present
Southeast Michigan and Far Southwest Ontario Agencies
Ann Arbor
Port Huron
Chatham-Kent
Detroit bus
Detroit People Mover
Monroe
Leamington
Detroit M-1 Rail
Detroit M-1 Rail
RTA
Sarnia
Detroit suburbs
Tecumseh
Windsor