Mountain Metropolitan Transit 1685-1694

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Mountain Metropolitan Transit 1685-1694 were 1993 Gillig Phantom 35' (35102TBS50) buses.

Unlike the earlier orders of Gillig Phantoms, they were ordered with the wheelchair lift in the front door, allowing fewer delays while loading and unloading wheelchair passengers. These buses were the first ones in the fleet to have a 102 inch width. Also, these buses (except 1685) had dual headlights instead of quad headlights.

Most, but not all, had an ad-wrap covering the rear of the bus. 1690 and 1694 had full ad-wraps covering the entire bus. 1690's ad-wrap was very special, as it presented art done by an art class from Madison Elementary School.

Only the last two digits were visible on the fleet number on the buses. For example, 1689 would be numbered 89. It is unknown why the fleet numbers were done this way.

Just like the newer buses, they were painted into the new livery after the name change in 2005. However, 1690 was not repainted in the new livery since the special ad-wrap was not removed.

The massive service cuts made in 2009 meant that the buses in this fleet were parked, along with most of the 1999 Phantoms. They were retired and put up for sale by March of that year. However, most did not sell.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590C 37 - American Seating Model 6468

Details

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN License plate(s) Status/Disposal Notes
1685 12/10/1993 15GCB2013P1085098 CO-634A15 Retired in 2009.
  • Parts bus
  • Put up for auction as a runner, but non-drivable on 3/20/2009.
  • Did not sell
1686 12/14/1993 15GCB2015P1085099 CO-605A15 Retired in 2009.
  • Put up for auction on 3/20/2009.
  • Did not sell
1687 12/15/1993 15GCB2018P1085100 CO-639A15 Retired in 2009.
  • Put up for auction on 3/20/2009.
  • Did not sell
1688 1993 15GCB201XP1085101 CO-637A15 Retired in 2009.
1689 12/17/1993 15GCB2011P1085102 CO-635A15 Retired in 2009.
  • Put up for auction on 3/20/2009.
  • Did not sell
1690 12/21/1993 15GCB2013P1085103 CO-636A15 Retired in 2009.
  • Put up for auction on 3/20/2009.
  • Did not sell
1691 1993 15GCB2015P1085104 CO-633A15 Retired in 2009.
1692 1993 15GCB2017P1085105 CO-597IUR Retired in 2009.
1693 1993 15GCB2019P1085106 CO-640A15 Retired in 2009.
1694 1993 15GCB2010P1085107 CO-638A15 Retired in 2009.

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