Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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Headquarters 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
Area served New York City, NY
Founded 1953
Fleet size 5,809 (bus)
6,418 (subway)
2,352 (commuter rail)
Number of routes 316 (bus)
25 (subway)
16 (commuter rail)
Ridership 3,861,899,695 (all modes, annual, 2014)[1][2][3][4][5]
Union TWU Local 100
ATU Local 726
ATU Local 1056
ATU Local 1179
ATU Local 1181
Website mta.info
Social media Click here

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, commonly referred to as the MTA, is the primary transit operator serving southeastern New York state. Providing service to a vast urbanized region consisting of many millions of residents, the MTA transit network is North America's largest.

The MTA provides transportation service over a variety of modes, listed below:

MTA Regional Bus Operations

Routes

For a list of MTA bus routes, please see: MTA bus routes.

Current Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
185-319 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 195-a.jpg 2011 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • 185-229 operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • 230-319 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • The base contract is for 90 buses for MTA New York City Transit and 45 buses for MTA Bus Company; for a total of 135 buses.
320-569 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 556-a.jpg 2012 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • 320-490 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 491-569 operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • 2011 models.
  • 2 50-bus option from 185-319 base contract.
570-643 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 600-a.jpg 2012 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • Order originally awarded to DBNA for Orion VII CNG buses, but was reassigned to New Flyer.[6]
644-672 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 657-a.jpg 2013 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • 644-658 operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • 659-672 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
673-810
[7]
Metropolitan Transportation Authority 677-a.jpg 2016-2017 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G ZF 6AP1400B
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • Delivery is in progress and should be completed by September 2017.[8]
1200-1289 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 1255-a.jpg 2009-2010 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL ZF 6HP604C
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 90 units part of the 60-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.
  • Feature LFX roof fairing.
2140-2209 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2176-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company (originally operated by MTA New York City Transit).
  • Express routes only.
  • 2185 is the 9/11 Memorial Bus and is preserved at the New York Transit Museum.
  • 2204 and 2209 remain in service as of February 2017.
2210-2250 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2249-a.jpg 2008 MCI D4500CT Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R
  • 2210-2228 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 2229-2250 operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • Express routes only.
  • Order originally for 126 buses; later reduced to 59, out of which 18 were purchased by New Jersey Transit.
2251-2304 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2280-a.jpg 2012 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 2013 models.
  • Express routes only.
2400-2489 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2400-a.jpg 2011 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 2012 models.
  • Express routes only.
  • 90 units part of the 45-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.
  • New features include bi-parting front door, full width front destination sign, transit style driver's area, and 4ONE seats.[9]
2490-2789 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2786-a.jpg 2014-2016 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • Features a new rear cap design compared to 2400-2489.
2805-2824 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2816.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company (originally operated by MTA New York City Transit only).
  • 2002 models.
  • Express routes only.
  • 2808, 2809, 2817, 2823, and 2824 remain in service as of February 2017.
2825-2924 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2893-a.jpg 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company (originally operated by MTA New York City Transit only).
  • Express routes only.
  • 27 units remain in service as of June 2017.
2925-2930 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2926-a.jpg 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • Originally MTA New York City Transit 2927-2930, 2925-2926.
  • Exx-New York Bus Service 1802-1805, 1800-1801.
  • Ex-7425-7428, 7423-7424.
  • Express routes only.
  • 2926 remains in service as of February 2017.
3000-3009 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 3000-a.jpg 2004 MCI D4500 Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • 2005 models.
  • Express routes only.
  • First express buses purchased new by MTA Bus Company.
3010-3124 New York City Transportation Authority 3079-a.jpg 2005 MCI D4500 Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • Express routes only.
3125-3316 MTA Bus Company 3169-a.jpg 2005-2006 MCI D4500CL Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • 2006 models.
  • Express routes only.
3317-3474 MTA Bus Company 3426-a.jpg 2007 MCI D4500CL Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • Express routes only.
3500-3599 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 3532-a.jpg 2006 OBI Orion VII HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB

3563:
Cummins ISL

BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system

3563:
Allison B400R

  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • First local buses purchased new by MTA Bus Company.
  • 3563 has been converted into a straight diesel unit.
3600-3783 MTA Bus 3764-a.jpg 2007 OBI Orion VII HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
Operated by MTA Bus Company.
3800-3959 NYC Transit Authority Orion VII Next Generation hybrid 3814.jpg 2008 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
3960-4278 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4034-a.jpg 2009 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • 3960-4019, 4040-4139, 4170-4278 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 4020-4039, 4140-4169 operated by MTA Bus Company.
4300-4329 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4310-a.jpg 2007 MCI D4500CL Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • Express routes only.
4330-4630 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4487-a.jpg 2009 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • 4330-4484, 4513-4630 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 4483-4512 operated by MTA Bus Company.
4631-4702 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4641-a.jpg 2010 OBI Orion VII NG HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • 4631-4655 operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • 4656-4702 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 4701-4702 were added to the order as late delivery compensation.
4710-4799 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4710-a.jpg 2012-2013 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 4710-4784:
Allison B500R

4785-4799:
ZF 6AP1700B

  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 90 units part of the 60-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.[10]
  • 4710-4711 were initially numbered 1000-1001.
4810-4899 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4897-a.jpg 2011-2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 90 units part of the 40-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.
  • 4810-4898 are 2011 models.
  • 4899 is a 2012 model and was originally powered by a Navistar MaxxForce 9 engine.
  • 15 buses have electric cooling.
4900-5104 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 4981-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 4900-5075:
Allison VR-731

5076-5104:
ZF HP592C

  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 5075 originally had a ZF HP592C transmission.
5105-5249 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5227-a.jpg 1999 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 5105-5124:
ZF HP592C

5125-5249:
Allison VR-731

Operated by MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company (originally operated by MTA New York City Transit only).
5253-5363 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5261-a.jpg 2013 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 5253-5353 are 2012 models, while 5354-5363 are 2013 models.
5364-5438 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5391-a.jpg 2015-2016 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company.
  • First buses to receive the new blue/gold wave livery, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.[11][12]
5439-5530
[7]
Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5439-a.jpg 2016-2017 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 1 pilot bus (5439) delivered on January 2017. The production buses are expected to be delivered between October 2017-March 2018.[8]
  • Features include on-board Wi-Fi and USB charging ports.
5510-5559 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5537-a.jpg 2002 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • In the process of being retired.
5560-5769 New York City Transportation Authority 5626.jpg 2003-2004 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 2003 models.
  • In the process of being retired.
5770-5857 New York City Transportation Authority 5856-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 5770 is a 2012 model, while 5771-5857 are 2011 models.
5858-5986 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5969-a.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 5895 is a 2011 model, while 5858-5894 and 5896-5986 are 2012 models.
5987-6125
[7]
Metropolitan Transportation Authority 5987-a.jpg 2016-2017 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • Delivery is in progress and should be completed by November 2017.[8]
6365-6489 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 6365-a.jpg 2003-2004 OBI Orion VII HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 6365 is a 2002 model; 6366-6376, 6378-6419 are 2003 models; and 6377, 6420-6489 are 2004 models.
6490-6689 Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York 6628.jpg 2005 OBI Orion VII HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 6490-6539 are 2004 models, while 6540-6689 are 2005 models.
6690-6789 New York City Transportation Authority 6735.jpg 2006 OBI Orion VII HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
6790-6905 New York City Transportation Authority 6904-a.jpg 2007 OBI Orion VII HEV
(07.501)
Cummins ISB BAE HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 6790-6801 are 2006 models, while 6802-6905 are 2007 models.
7000-7089 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7045-a.jpg 2011 Orion Orion VII EPA10
(07.501)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 90 units part of the 40-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.
  • 15 buses will have screw compressors and disc brakes.
  • 7052-7089 are equipped with bike racks.
7090-7482 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7459-a.jpg
Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7450-a.jpg
2014-2015 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • 7090-7437 operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 7438-7482 operated by MTA Bus Company.
7560-7684 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7560-a.jpg 2003 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G EGR Allison B400R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company (originally operated by MTA New York City Transit only).
  • 7560-7587 are 2002 models, while 7588-7684 are 2003 models.
  • In the process of being retired.
7685-7819 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7777-a.jpg 2004 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
7685-7690,
7692-7745,
7747-7819:
Detroit Diesel Series 50G EGR
7691, 7746:
Doosan GL11K
7685-7690,
7692-7745,
7747-7819:
ZF 5HP592C
7691, 7746:
Allison B400R
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 7685-7777 are 2003 models, while 7778-7819 are 2004 models.
  • Buses 7691 and 7746 were originally equipped with the Detroit Diesel Series 50G EGR/ZF 5HP592C powertrains before they were selected as test units for other powertrains.
8000-8089 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 8085-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 8000-8014:
Allison B400R

8015-8089:
ZF 6AP1400B

  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 90 units part of the 40-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.
  • 8000-8014 have Thermo King Athenia HVAC, 8015-8089 have Carrier HVAC.
  • 8075-8089 have electric engine cooling system and LED headlights.
8090-8503 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 8502-a.jpg 2015-2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
8750-9349 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9173.jpg 1995-1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
8750-9139, 9141,
9147, 9150-9349:
Detroit Diesel Series 50

9140, 9142-9146
9148-9149:
Cummins M11E

8750-9139, 9141,
9147, 9150-9349:
Allison VR-731
9140, 9142-9146
9148-9149:
Allison VR-731RH
  • Operated by MTA Bus Company (originally operated by MTA New York City Transit).
  • 8750-8752 were 1995 models, while 8753-9349 are 1996 models.
  • 9250-9349 were delivered with American Seating 2005 Recliner seats and used for express service, but were eventually replaced with American Seating 6468 fiberglass seats and used for local service.
  • 9141 and 9147 were originally powered by Cummins M11E engines, but has since been repowered with Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines.
  • 8797 was converted into a MetroCard Sales Bus.
  • 9207 was sold to the New York Police Department 982796.
  • 20 units remain in service as of February 2017.
9350-9501 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9395-a.jpg 1997-1998 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR-731
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 1997 models.
  • 9457 remains in service as of May 2017.
9502-9699 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 9624-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR-731
  • Operated by MTA New York City Transit.
  • 9502-9524 are 1997 models, while 9525-9699 are 1998 models.
  • 9511, 9667 and 9674 remain in service as of May 2017.
  • 9539, 9690, and 9699 are currently stored under the system reserve.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1000-1109 2017-2018 NFI XN60 Cummins Westport ISL G NZ TBD
  • Ordered for MTA New York City Transit.[13][14]
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • 5 pilot buses expected to be delivered on September 2017. The production buses are expected to be delivered between March-November 2018.
(5 buses) TBD Proterra Catalyst BE40 TBD TBD
  • For MTA New York City Transit on a three-year lease.[15][16]
  • Will be part of the 40-foot Bus Test and Evaluation Program.
  • To be operated on the B32 and B39 routes.[17]
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • Expected to be delivered and ready by December 2017.
7483-7849 2017-2019 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • Ordered for MTA New York City Transit.[15][16]
  • Split award of 628 buses with Nova Bus, which are exercised options following the firm contract order of 414 Nova Bus LFSes (8090-8503) and 348 New Flyer XD40s (7090-7437).
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • 4 pilot buses are expected to be delivered on January 2018. The production buses are expected to be delivered between April 2018 and June 2019.
(10 buses) 2018 NFI XDE40 TBD (5):
Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
(5):
BAE HDS 200
hybrid system
  • Ordered for MTA New York City Transit.[15][16]
  • Split award of 628 buses with Nova Bus, which are exercised options following the firm contract order of 414 Nova Bus LFSes (8090-8503) and 348 New Flyer XD40s (7090-7437).
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • Expected to be delivered between February-June 2018.
8504-8754 2018-2019 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Ordered for MTA New York City Transit.[15][16]
  • Split award of 628 buses with New Flyer, which are exercised options following the firm contract order of 414 Nova Bus LFSes (8090-8503) and 348 New Flyer XD40s (7090-7437).
  • Features include blue/gold wave liveries, on-board Wi-Fi, and USB charging ports.
  • 4 pilot buses are expected to be delivered on March 2018. The production buses are expected to be delivered between February-August 2019.

Retired Roster

Please see the MTA retired bus fleet page.

Demonstrator Roster

Please see the MTA demonstrator bus fleet page.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Current roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
953-955 2009 DBNA Dodge Sprinter Shuttle Bus MB V6 3.0L U.L.E.V. MB 5-Speed Auto
956-958 2011 International/ElDorado National Aero Elite Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison Series 2100 956-957 are retired.

References

  1. MTA New York City Transit - 2014 Annual Agency Profile National Transit Database. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.
  2. MTA Bus Company - 2014 Annual Agency Profile National Transit Database. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.
  3. MTA Staten Island Railway - 2014 Annual Agency Profile National Transit Database. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.
  4. MTA Metro-North Railroad - 2014 Annual Agency Profile National Transit Database. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.
  5. MTA Long Island Railroad - 2014 Annual Agency Profile National Transit Database. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.
  6. Orion Assigns FTA-Funded New York City Transit Contract for 74 CNG Buses to New Flyer (Press release). New Flyer Industries. Dated July 26, 2012, retrieved on August 7, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Update on New Fleet Purchases and Fleet Movement, The Real / NYC Transit Forums. Dated June 30, 2016, retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting - January 2017 (pgs. 14-16), Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved on January 20, 2017.
  9. Prevost Awarded Contract from MTA New York City Transit for 90 Coaches, Prevost, retreived on June 1, 2016.
  10. MTA Bus Company Operations Committee Meeting - June 2012 (pg. 42). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Dated June 2012, retrieved on July 5, 2012.
  11. 2,042 New Buses to Have Free Wi-Fi and USB Charging Ports by 2020, Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Dated March 8, 2016, retrieved on April 20, 2016.
  12. Governor Cuomo Announces Significant Upgrade to MTA Bus Fleet, NYGovCuomo / YouTube. Dated March 8, 2016, retrieved on April 20, 2016.
  13. Transit & Bus Committee Meeting - January 2017 (pg. 113), Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved on January 20, 2017.
  14. MTA Board - NYCT/Bus Committee Meeting - 01/23/2017 (video time: 1:06:04-1:19:10), mtainfo / YouTube. Uploaded and retrieved on January 23, 2017.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Transit & Bus Committee Meeting - April 2017 (pgs. 117-118, 125-126), Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved on April 22, 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 MTA Board - NYCT/Bus Committee Meeting - 04/24/2017 (video time: 54:43-59:56), mtainfo / YouTube. Uploaded and retrieved on April 24, 2017.
  17. MTA Tests Electric Buses for Use on NY Streets, Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Dated April 26, 2017, retrieved on April 27, 2017.