Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 3000-3019

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 3000-3019 is wheelchair accessible.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 3000-3019 were 1998 New Flyer D40LF buses.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel Series 50 275 hp Allison B400R 38: American Seating 6468 Luminator MAX2000

History

It was originally an order for Citizens Area Transit (CAT) of Las Vegas, NV which was later rejected due to them having a rear-mounted HVAC instead of the roof-mounted versions found on their existing buses. As a result, they featured black window frames and an interior completely different from the rest of LA Metro's buses. They were the last diesel-powered buses to be owned and operated in-house and were the first low-floor buses in the fleet. At the time of delivery, they were painted all white with the old 1996-2004 New Flyer logo decals, which were mostly removed upon receiving the Metro livery.

All units began service at Division 5 upon entering service; they were transferred to Division 6 in 2001-2002. The buses at Division 6 were originally found during the morning and afternoon rush hours but would occasionally be found off-peak as well. They were repainted to the Metro Local livery from late 2003 to mid 2009. The early Metro Local repaint units (3002, 3011, 3015, and 3019) featured the original Metro logo compared to the others that were repainted later had the current logo instead. The last 4 units from this series were later contracted by Veolia for use on routes 96, 167 and most prominently on the 603. The first buses (aside from 3012) began to retire in late 2010. The last in-house unit, 3004, was ceremoniously retired on January 12, 2011 as the last diesel bus in the fleet. Today, 3004 exists in preservation in the LACMTA historical fleet.

The last D40LF buses operated by Veolia Transportation (3016-3019) were retired in mid-2011.

Details

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Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN License
Plate(s)
Paint Status/Disposal Notes
3000 6/1998 5FYD2LL04WU018382 1152279
(prev. {E}997753)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.
3001 6/1998 5FYD2LL06WU018383 1017105 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.
3002 7/1998 5FYD2LL08WU018384 1017072 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Bought by an unknown operator/owner. A new license plate was issued.
3003 7/1998 5FYD2LL0XWU018385 1152280
(prev. 1017071)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off.
  • A salvage record was likely noted.
Used as a training vehicle prior to scheduled retirement. It was later used as parts bus for 3004.
3004 7/1998 5FYD2LL01WU018386 1478178
(prev. {E}997755)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Bus".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Ceremoniously retired on 1/12/2011 as last diesel bus for celebration.
  • Preserved by LACMTA as part of the historical fleet.
  • Initially repainted in the "Metro Local" livery in mid-2009, but was painted back to the "Metro Bus" livery for its ceremony as the last diesel bus.
  • Last unit to be repainted.
  • Its original tailgate was swapped out shortly after retirement.
3005 7/1998 5FYD2LL03WU018387 1017073 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Bought by Tourcoach. A new license plate was issued.
3006 7/1998 5FYD2LL05WU018388 1009850 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Bought by an unknown operator/owner. A new license plate was issued.
3007 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 3007-a.jpg 7/1998 5FYD2LL07WU018389 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.
3008 7/1998 5FYD2LL03WU018390 1152281
(prev. {E}350248)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Bought by a private owner. A new license plate was issued.
3009 7/1998 5FYD2LL05WU018391 1017106 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.
3010 7/1998 5FYD2LL07WU018392 1017070 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.
3011 7/1998 5FYD2LL09WU018393 1152282
(prev. ?)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Bought by an unknown operator/owner. A new license plate was issued.
3012 7/1998 5FYD2LL00WU018394 1017107 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in 2008.
  • Auctioned off
Suffered an engine fire.
3013 7/1998 5FYD2LL02WU018395 1282347
(prev. {E}350249)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
3014 7/1998 5FYD2LL04WU018396 1326688
(prev. {E}997757)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
3015 7/1998 5FYD2LL06WU018397 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in December 2010.
  • Auctioned off on 6/15/2011.
  • Bought by an unknown operator/owner. A new license plate was issued.
Featured small front fleet numbers upon repaint.
3016 7/1998 5FYD2LL08WU018398 1017108 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in June 2011.
3017 7/1998 5FYD2LL0XWU018399 1017075 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in June 2011.
  • Auctioned off on 7/11/2012.
  • A salvage record was likely noted.
3018 7/1998 5FYD2LL02WU018400 1017076 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in June 2011.
  • Auctioned off on 12/17/2011.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.
3019 7/1998 5FYD2LL04WU018401 1152283
(prev. {E}350250)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority "Metro Local".png
Retired in June 2011.
  • Donated to Los Angeles Trade Tech College from 2015-2020.
  • Auctioned off on 6/3/2020.
  • Scrapped; a junk record was noted.

References

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31-LFW 3100-3149 (Contracted)
45C-LFW/ Metro-45C 8100-8400, 8401-8491, 8500-8649
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