MTA Long Island Bus
MTA Long Island Bus was a former public transit provider for Nassau County in the state of New York that was operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Although MTA Long Island Bus' service area was Nassau County, several of their routes extended into the adjacent Queens and Suffolk Counties, providing connections with the MTA's bus and subway network, as well as Suffolk County's public bus network, among others.
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MTA Long Island Bus was originally created in 1973 under the name Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (MSBA) when the numerous private companies operating public transit in Nassau County were consolidated into one publicly-owned agency. In 1995, MSBA was rebranded as MTA Long Island Bus. In 2011, due to Nassau County's unwillingness to increase their subsidy of MTA Long Island Bus, the MTA decided to pull out of providing bus service to Nassau County. On January 1st, 2012, operation of MTA Long Island Bus was turned over to Veolia Transport for their newly-created Nassau Inter-County Express system.
There were a multitude of private companies operating public transit service in Nassau County before the MSBA many of which that were absorbed by other companies prior to the takeover, were subsidiaries of larger companies. A brief, but incomplete list of former operators of transit routes in Nassau County can be found in the above link.
All depots were turned over to Nassau Inter-County Express. Rockville Center has since been closed down.
Rockville Centre Depot:
- 50 Banks Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Senator Norman J. Levy (Formerly Mitchell Field Depot, code MF)
- 700 Commercial Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
Active upon Closure
All buses went to Nassau Inter-County Express same numbers
|1526-1632||2000-2002||OBI||Orion V CNG
|Detroit Diesel Series 50G||Allison B400R||Originally numbered 288-302, 304-395|
|1633-1699||2003-2004||OBI||Orion V CNG
|Detroit Diesel Series 50G||Allison B400R|
|1700-1799||2008-2009||OBI||Orion VII NG CNG
|Cummins Westport ISL G||Allison B400R||First LIB buses to be painted in the MTA's blue/white color scheme|
|1800-1839||2010-2011||OBI||Orion VII NG CNG
|Cummins Westport ISL G||Allison B400R||All were delivered by the cessation of LIB operations, but only 38/40 were active|
|9117||1973||GMC||S8H-5304A||Detroit Diesel 8V71N||Allison||