Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation

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Headquarters 535 Griswold Street,
Detroit, MI 48226
Area served Detroit suburbs, MI
Founded January 17, 1989
Fleet size 240 fixed-route buses (222 diesel, 18 diesel-electric hybrid), 111 Connector paratransit vehicles, 182 Community Transit vehicles, 64 purchase of service vehicles
Number of routes 46
Bus stops 5,405
Average daily ridership in 2014 34,031
2014 total annual ridership 12 million
Unions ATU Local 1564, AFSCME Local 1786, Teamsters Local 247, UAW Local 771
Website smartbus.org
Facebook rideSMARTbus
YouTube MySMARTBus

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation or SMART is the public transportation provider for Southeastern Michigan, including Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties, which also includes the City of Detroit, as well as Monroe County and into the city of Toledo, Ohio through Lake Erie Transit (a joint operation with First Transit. Within the City of Detroit, SMART coordinates the provision of transit services with the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). It is the successor to SEMTA.

History

Please see the timeline links at the bottom of this article for full history.

Timeline of important events

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  • 1989 - On January 17, the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority becomes the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation. This was followed several months later by the acquisition of second-hand Grumman Flxible 870 buses.
  • 1993 - On April 1, a standard $1.50 flat fare is implemented on weekdays, replacing the zone system inherited from SEMTA. It had already been implemented on weekends by SEMTA in 1988. It is later raised to $2.00 in 2010.
  • 1994 - SMART's budget deficit reaches a point that unless solutions can be found, service may shut down in the near future. In June, SMART and DDOT attempt to merge five routes, but the project was cancelled in April 1995.
  • 1995 - In order to eliminate debt, a local .33 property tax millage is placed on the ballot and successfully passes in all of Macomb County and portions of Wayne and Oakland to support operations of SMART. As of the most recent referendum in 2014, the current rate is 1.00 mil. SMART ultimately begins to turn away from a network centered on downtown Detroit to focus more on suburb-to-suburb connections surrounding Detroit.
  • 1996 - SMART and DDOT establish a common regional bus pass but further attempts to merge services fail. SMART establishes the Community Partnership Program to support local transit in communities for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • 1998 - SMART resumes several suburban routes eliminated by DDOT.
  • 2001 - SMART receives it's first low-floor buses, a larger order of Gillig Low Floor buses that quickly replace all high-floor buses.
  • 2002 - SMART millage is increased from .33 mil to .59 mil and successfully passes in all three counties.
  • 2010 - SMART introduces diesel-electric hybrid and low-floor articulated buses to Metro Detroit, the two New Flyer Industries DE60LF buses were purchased using ARRA funds.
  • 2011 - On November 1, SMART unveils three hybrid electric 40 foot Gillig BRT buses using ARRA Funds. The buses are painted in local university colors, which, along with the Gillig BRT model itself, then become standard on many new SMART orders. On December 12, SMART cuts service by 22% due lower property values reducing the revenue collected through the .59 millage.
  • 2012 - Oakland County overwhelmingly passes the SMART millage with a 79% approval.
  • 2014 - Lathrup Village becomes the first formerly-opt-out community to opt back into SMART's service area since 1996.
  • 2016 - As SMART places a large order of new Gillig BRT vehicles into service, several terminal transfers occur with the older Gillig Low Floor fleet, a few permanently.
  • 2017 - Terminal realignments continue with another large Gillig BRT order. On September 4th, the Northland Center bus terminal closes permanently.
  • 2018 - Targeted launch date for new express services is on New Year's Day, January 1.

Website timeline

Fares

Fares are paid using SPX Genfare Odyssey fareboxes. These were installed in February 2010, replacing older GFI Genfare CENTSaBILL fareboxes.

Current fares:

Age Group Fixed Route Park & Ride Connector Transfer
Youth (6-18 Years) $1.00 $1.50 $4.00 25¢
General (19-64 Years) (Full Fare) $2.00 $2.50 $4.00 25¢
Older Adults (65+ Years) 50¢ $1.00 $1.00 Free
People with Disabilities 50¢ $1.00 $1.00 Free
The back of a typical SMART change card. The front is a generic SPX Genfare design.

When one boards without the exact fare, a change card with the remaining balance is issued and can be used on future rides on the Fixed Route service.

Passes

Pass Type Cost Valid Service Fare Type
$2.50 31 Day Pass $82.00 Park & Ride Full Fare
$2.00 31 Day Pass $66.00 Fixed Route Full Fare
$1.00 31 Day Pass $33.00 Fixed Route Youth (6 - 18 Years)
Older Adult (65+ Years)
People with Disabilities
$1.00 31 Day Pass $33.00 Connector Older Adult (65+ Years)
People with Disabilities
50¢ 31 Day Pass $17.00 Fixed Route Older Adult (65+ Years)
People with Disabilities
$11 Value Pass $10.00 Fixed Route
Park & Ride
All
$22 Value Pass $20.00 Fixed Route
Park & Ride
All
Regional Pass $49.50 All SMART Routes
All DDOT Routes
All (an additional 50¢ is required on SMART)
Regional Pass and Regional Plus Pass $69.50 All SMART Routes
All DDOT Routes
All

Transfers

Transfers can be made to the following agencies:

Routes

See Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation routes for a complete list.

SMART routes use a system of three-digit route numbers, with the first digit corresponding to the area of Metro Detroit routes in that series serve, beginning with the lowest numbers Downriver and then increasing clockwise up to the 600 series routes along the Lake Saint Clair shoreline, followed by the 700 series for mile road and Pontiac routes and finally the 800 series for park and ride routes. This system was first adopted by SEMTA in mid-1975.

  • 1xx: West Jefferson Avenue corridor, Fort Street corridor and other Downriver routes
  • 2xx: Michigan Avenue corridor, Telegraph Road corridor and other western Wayne County routes
  • 3xx: Grand River Avenue corridor and other northwest-side routes
  • 4xx: Oakland County routes
  • 5xx: Inland Macomb County routes
  • 6xx: Grosse Pointe and Macomb County shoreline routes
  • 7xx: Crosstown routes along mile roads and Pontiac routes
  • 8xx: Park and ride routes

These routes are categorized in five categories:

  • Main Corridor Route: Provides frequent service between Metro Detroit communities. Peak/rush hour trips extend into downtown Detroit.
Examples of Main Corridor Routes include routes 125 Fort Street/Eureka Road, 450 Woodward Local/Pontiac and 510 Van Dyke Local.
  • Community Route: Circulates within communities, providing local service to areas of communities not served by more frequent routes.
Examples of Community Routes include routes 160 Downriver, 495 John R and 550 Garfield.
  • Crosstown Route: Provides feeder service to main corridor routes, operating between communities.
Examples of Crosstown Routes include routes 140 Southshore and 730 Ten Mile Crosstown.
  • Commuter Route: Provides frequent service during peak/rush hours only from suburbs into downtown Detroit.
Examples of Commuter Routes include routes 445 Maple & Telegraph Limited and 465 Auburn Hills Limited.
  • Park & Ride Route: Express routes serving park & ride lots during peak/rush hours only from suburbs into downtown Detroit.
There are three Park & Ride Routes: 805 Grand River Park & Ride, 830 Downriver Park & Ride and 851 West Bloomfield/Farmington Hills Park & Ride.

All routes are wheelchair accessible (as SMART's last-remaining non-wheelchair accessible buses were retired in 1995).

Top 10 busiest routes in 2014

  1. 560 Gratiot Local/565 Gratiot Limited
  2. 450 Woodward Local/Pontiac/460 Woodward Local/Somerset
  3. 510 Van Dyke Local/515 Van Dyke Limited
  4. 710 Nine Mile Crosstown
  5. 200 Michigan Avenue Local
  6. 125 Fort Street/Eureka Road
  7. 275 Telegraph
  8. 740 Twelve Mile Crosstown
  9. 415 Greenfield/420 Southfield
  10. 495 John R

Service changes

SMART often modifies routings and schedules (at least four times a year) for many reasons, including adjusted run times; openings and closures of important stops such as transit centers, malls and big-box stores and supercenters such as Meijer and Walmart; and construction. The most notable service changes almost always occur in January (or in some years in December), April (or in some years in March), June and September.

Paper schedule booklet covers

Typical SMART paper schedules. Note: Photo has been brightened from original.

When SMART began in 1989, the original paper schedule booklet covers featured on the right a pictogram of a passenger-side front view of a Rapid Transit Series bus and on the left the route numbers and names that were included and a list of the communities served by those routes. This design remained until about 2003, when it was changed to the current design that now instead on the right displays a of a photo of 23383 with a "RIDE SMART" destination sign display while retaining the same route and community information on the left, but now with the handicap-accesible symbol and later "Bike Accesible" and eventually "Bus Tracker" symbols, while also eventually adding mentions of the SMART app including the Google Play and App Store logos on the bottom.

Recognition

Official color palettes

Color Thumbnail Pantone CMYK RGB (HEX) RGB (Decimal) NCS Notes on usage
SMART Red #D70000 R215, G0, B0 SMART, SMART main corridor routes
SMART Orange #FF4000 R255, G64, B0 SMART Community Transit
SMART Blue #0099FF R0, G153, B255 SMART timetables, SMART crosstown routes
SMART Green #00AB56 R0, G171, B86 SMART commuter routes
SMART Purple #7F00FD R127, G0, B253 SMART passes
SMART Dark Purple #A50581 R165, G5, B129 SMART community routes
SMART Midnight Blue #281170 R40, G17, B112 SMART park & ride routes

Livery

Four different livery schemes have traversed Metro Detroit streets during the last 11 years of the 20th century and during the 21st century.

The original livery was white with red and orange stripes and black trim around the windows, this one was actually inherited from SEMTA, who first started using it on their first RTS buses in 1978, which were also inherited by SMART and lasted until 1995. The black trim was discontinued upon the arrival of the 2101-2140 series in 2001, but the familiar white with red and orange stripe livery remained in use until 2010, though it is still used today on new 'Community Transit' vehicles.

Buses 3001-3002 deviated from the longtime livery for the first time by using a wrap of a flower field underneath a blue sky. This wrap is still exclusive to both buses.

Beginning with 3003-3005 in 2011, a new template livery was created that is still standard today. It now basically features a retro-styled double-wave design on each side, similar in style to those on the last livery used by Martin Lines prior to it's acquisition by SEMTA, with the waves, the area above the passenger windows, above the engine door on the rear and destination sign area on the front one color and the remainder a different color. Three different color combinations are currently used, derived from the colors of three major Michigan universities: a green-and-gold design for Wayne State University, green-and-white for Michigan State University and maize-and-blue for the University of Michigan.

A modified version is used on buses 3019-3020, which still feature the base Michigan State University colors but instead feature two wide white stripes running from top to bottom across the center of the sides of the vehicle.

Since 2011, new 'Connector' vehicles feature a white base with a red stripe running around the sides before thickening and kicking around the rear.

The same logo has been used since SMART's 1989 creation, although the distinctive red snail symbol has been used since the SEMTA days.

Slogans

SMART has used various slogans through the years. Past slogans included It's The SMART Thing To Do and For Our Community. Currently, it uses It's a good start when you begin with SMART! as the slogan.

Advertising

Print

For several months after it's creation in 1989, SMART ran extensive catchy newspaper ads in several Detroit-area newspaper publications. SMART has since stopped doing this practice.

Television

Occasionally, every few years, SMART will run an extensive television advertising campaign on various channels in the Detroit area. The current campaign began in late April 2016 and consists of three different commercials, viewable online at this link.

Bus wraps

Since 2014, SMART will wrap (completely cover) selected buses with advertisements for a number of local, regional and national companies. Most of these so far advertise Central Michigan University, currently seen on a few 23301-23357 series buses.

Facilities

Terminals

Name Address Capacity Opened
Macomb Terminal 22900 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035 190 1976
Oakland Terminal 2021 Barrett Drive, Troy, MI 48084 135 1976
Wayne Terminal 30000 Industrial Drive, Inkster, MI 48141 90 1978

Transit Hubs

Park & Ride

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SMART service is operated with hundreds of different vehicle types classified into four different types:

Following the retirement of the last high-floor buses in September 2004 (except for a brief period in December 2008), the entire fixed-route fleet became low-floor. All fixed-route vehicles feature Clever Devices automated next-stop announcements and interior LED signs (both installed in late 2013) and GPS systems, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, Sportworks bicycle racks (installed in 2004 and made standard on all newer vehicles), air conditioning and wheelchair ramps at the front door.

Destination signs originate from either the defunct Vultron company (both in LED-flipdot hybrid and full LED versions) or Luminator (Horizon signs). The last remaining buses with mylar-curtain rollsigns, all of which were inherited from SEMTA, were retired in late 1995, while the last full flipdot signs (also manufactured by Vultron) were retired with the last high-floor buses in 2004. Rollsigns, however, were still used for run number boxes on all operational SMART vehicles except those manufactured by New Flyer Industries up until 2016.

Nearly all vehicles also feature the website URL of smartbus.org and SMART's primary phone number of (866) 962-5515 on at least one side, in effect since 2004, prior to then, buses only carried the phone number, which was first launched by SEMTA as the number (313) 962-5515, with the area code ultimately being included in items featuring the number as additional area codes (specifically 810, 248, 947, 734 and 586) were created in Metro Detroit during the early SMART era.

Active Bus Roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Seating Terminal Notes
3001-3002
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3002-a.jpg 2010 NFI DE60LF Cummins ISL Allison EP50 hybrid system Luminator Horizon 64 Kiel ? 3001 - Macomb

3002 - Wayne

3003-3005
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3004-a.jpg 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating 6468 3003 - Oakland

3004 - Macomb


3005 - Wayne

3006-3008
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3006-b.jpg 2013 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Vision 3006 - Wayne

3007 - Oakland


3008 - Macomb

3009-3018
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3009-a.jpg October 2014 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Vision 3009-3010, 3018 - Oakland

3011-3014 - Macomb


3015-3017 - Wayne

Did not enter service until June-July 2015.
3019-3020
Bicycle rack equipped bus
October 2014 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Vision Oakland Did not enter service until July 2015.
3601-3659
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3602-a.jpg April-July 2016 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Vision 3601-3607, 3636-3638, 3640, 3654-3659 - Wayne

3608-3614, 3621-3629, 3639, 3648-3653 - Macomb


3615-3620, 3630-3635, 3641-3647 - Oakland

3648-3651 wrapped for and exclusively found on RefleX Gratiot service.
3701-3780
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3712-a.jpg May-August 2017 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Vision 3701-3705, 3716-3720, 3731-3735, 3746-3750, 3759-3761, 3766-3770, 3778-3780 - Oakland

3706-3710, 3721-3725, 3736-3740, 3751-3758, 3771-3777 - Macomb


3711-3715, 3726-3730, 3741-3745, 3762-3765 - Wayne

  • 3701-3709 are the last Gilligs ordered by SMART to be manufactured in the Hayward, CA facility.
  • 3710-3780 are the first Gilligs ordered by SMART to be manufactured in the Livermore, CA facility.
  • A few buses in this series are numbered only with the last two digits on the driver's side due to painting errors.
6001-6040
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 6022-a.jpg 2003-05 NFI D40LF 32 buses - Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR

8 buses - Cummins ISL

Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 32 buses - 39 American Seating 6468

8 buses - 39 USSC Aries 4MA

6001-6002, 6006, 6017, 6020-6022, 6033, 6035, 6039 - Wayne

6003, 6007, 6013-6016, 6019, 6024-6025, 6029-6030, 6032, 6034 - Macomb


6005, 6008-6012, 6018, 6023, 6026-6028, 6031, 6036-6037 - Oakland

  • Ex-DDOT (27 from the 3900-3959 order, 5 from the 3975-3989 order and 8 from the 4100-4220 order); acquired November 2013, entered service beginning February 2016.
  • 6001-6003, 6005-6037, 6039 currently in service
23301-23302, 23304, 23306-23309, 23311-23315, 23318-23320, 23322, 23325, 23327-23335, 23337, 23339-23353, 23355, 23357
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 23357-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Vultron LED 38 American Seating 6468 23301, 23306, 23309, 23311, 23314-23315, 23318-23320, 23322, 23327-23329, 23331, 23335, 23340 - Oakland

23302, 23304, 23312-23313, 23325, 23334, 23341-23353 - Macomb


23307-23308, 23330, 23332-23333, 23337, 23339, 23355, 23357 - Wayne

  • First vehicles with LED destination signs in fleet.
  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • 23303, 23305, 23310, 23316-23317, 23321, 23323-23324, 23326, 23336, 23338, 23354 & 23356 are retired.
  • Currently being retired, to be completed by 2018.
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which are no longer used.
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines, repowered with Cummins ISL engines in 2010.

Active Bus Roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Seating Notes
3801-3857
Bicycle rack equipped bus
2018 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Vision Confirmed by Ty Dotson, do not remove.

Active Connector Roster

Incomplete, based mainly on sightings.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Terminal Notes
310??-31??? Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 31070-a.jpg 2011-2012 Chevrolet/ElDorado National GMT610/Aerotech
  • Unknown amount, known units include 31058, 31070.
  • In a new Connector livery
35001-35061 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 35030-a.jpg 2015 Ford/Champion E-450/Challenger Propane
  • In a new Connector livery
  • First production propane-propulsion Challengers for a client.

Active Community Transit Roster

Incomplete, based mainly on sightings. Operated by their respective communities.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Community Notes
25109 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 25109-a.jpg 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerolite City of Royal Oak
25110 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 25110-a.jpg 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerolite ?
25130 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 25130-a.jpg 2005 Ford/? E450/? Troy Medi-Go Plus
25253 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Downriver Community Conference
25257 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerolite Downriver Community Conference
27107 2007 Ford E-Series van Downriver Community Conference
27115 2007 Ford E-Series van ? Missing city name following "in partnership with the city of" on one side.
27117 2007 Ford E-Series van City of Wyandotte License plate: 093X971
27119 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 27119-a.jpg 2007 Ford E-Series van City of Southgate
29112 2009 Chevrolet/Champion GMT610/Challenger City of Dearborn Heights
29117 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 29117-a.jpg 2009 Chevrolet/Champion GMT610/Challenger ?
291?? 2009 ?/World Trans ?/AT Transit Brownstown Township
29127 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 29127-a.jpg 2009 Chevrolet/Champion GMT610/Challenger ?
29155 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 29155-a.jpg 2009 Chevrolet/Champion GMT610/Challenger City of Wyandotte
31008 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 31008-a.jpg 2011 Chevrolet/ElDorado National GMT610/Aerotech Bloomfield Township
31034 2011 Chevrolet/ElDorado National GMT610/Aerotech Downriver Community Conference
34004 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 34004-a.jpg 2014 Ford E-Series van North Oakland Transportation Authority
35078 2015 ?/? ?/Cutaway City of Dearborn Heights
36009 2016 Ford Transit minibus ?

Retired Bus Roster

Buses bought new

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Terminal Notes
2101-2140
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 2108-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40E Allison B400R Vultron LED/Dot 2101, 2105, 2107, 2110, 2112-2114, 2116, 2133, 2135-2140 - Oakland

2102, 2104, 2106, 2108, 2111, 2119-2120, 2131-2132, 2134 - Wayne


2115, 2117, 2121-2124, 2126-2130 - Macomb

  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which were no longer used.
  • 2115 caught fire and was a write-off.
  • All retired by October 2014.
9001-9033 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9006-a.jpg 1990-1991 TMC RTS-08
(T80-208)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • First new buses purchased by SMART.
  • 9001 was from 1990.
  • 9002-9033 were from 1991.
  • Retired in late 2001.
9201-9223 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9202-a.jpg 1992 Gillig Phantom 30' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 Retired in November 2002.
9224-9225 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9224-a.jpg 1992 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 Wayne Retired in September 2004.
9301-9367 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9331-a.jpg 1993 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
  • Retired in September 2004.
  • 9347 was briefly reactivated in December 2008; re-retired by February 2012.
9368-9369 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9369-a.jpg 1992
1995
TMC RTS-07
(T80-207)
Cummins C8.3

Detroit Diesel Series 50

ZF 4HP590 Oakland
  • 1993 and 1992 models, respectively.
  • T-Drive Powertrain layout.
9370-9393 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9370-a.jpg 1993 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590 Retired in September 2004.
9401-9423 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9403-a.jpg 1994 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 Retired in September 2004.
9501-9532 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9513-a.jpg 1995 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731
9901-9920 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9918-a.jpg 1999 Blue Bird CSRE Retired in September 2004.
22301-22348
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 22319-b.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Cummins ISL
(originally Detroit Diesel Series 40E)
Allison B400R Vultron LED/Dot 22301, 22303-22305, 22307-22310, 22312, 22313-22315, 22325, 22327, 22339 - Oakland

22302, 22306, 22311, 22328, 22332-22338, 22340-22348 - Macomb


22316-22324, 22326, 22329-22331 - Wayne

  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • All retired by September 2017.
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which were no longer used.
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines, repowered with Cummins ISL engines in 2010.
  • 22301, 22303, 22306 & 22309 bought by Midwest Bus Corporation in Owosso, MI.
22349-22415
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 22407-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL
(originally Detroit Diesel Series 40E)
Allison B400R Vultron LED/Dot 22349-22352, 22357-22360, 22375, 22378, 22387, 22391-22408 - Oakland

22353, 22358, 22362-22375, 22381, 22412-22415 - Macomb


22354-22356, 22376-22377, 22379-22380, 22382-22386, 22388-22390, 22409-22411 - Wayne

  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • All retired by September 27, 2017.
  • 22358, 22370-22371 & 22381 were the final units to operate
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which were no longer used.
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines, repowered with Cummins ISL engines in 2010.
  • 22379 and 22413 were respectively retired in 2007 and 2015 due to accidents.
  • 22401 and 22407 (retired in 2016) caught fire and were write-offs.
  • 22413 bought by Midwest Bus Corporation in Owosso, MI.
22416-22460
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 22454-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Cummins ISL
(originally Detroit Diesel Series 40E)
Allison B400R Vultron LED/Dot

22419, 22426-22435, 22456 - Oakland


22421-22422, 22424-22425, 22458-22460 - Wayne


22436-22455, 22457 - Macomb

  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • All retired by September 2017.
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which were no longer used.
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines, repowered with Cummins ISL engines in 2010.
  • 22448 and 22456 bought by Midwest Bus Corporation in Owosso, MI.
23303, 23305, 23310, 23316-23317, 23321, 23323-23324, 23326, 23336-23338, 23354, 23356
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 23356-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Cummins ISL
(originally Detroit Diesel Series 40E)
Allison B400R Vultron LED 23303 - Macomb

23305, 23326, 23336, 23338, 23354, 23356 - Wayne


23310, 23316-23317, 23321, 23323-23324 - Oakland

  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which were no longer used.
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines, repowered with Cummins ISL engines in 2010.
23358-23387
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 23361-b.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G22E102R2)
Cummins ISL
(originally Detroit Diesel Series 40E)
Allison B400R Vultron LED 23358-23360, 23362, 23376-23383, 23385 - Oakland

23361, 23363-23364, 23372-23375 - Wayne


23365-23371, 23384, 23386-23387 - Macomb

  • Bike racks added in May 2004.
  • Originally delivered with rear route number signs, which were no longer used.
  • Many units were retired upon delivery of the 3600-series units.
  • 23372 was the final bus in this series to be retired, on July 29, 2016, when it operated on route 160 and later on route 280.
  • 23363-23364, 23367-23368, 23374 & 23383 bought by Midwest Bus Corporation in Owosso, MI.
95300-95384 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 95361-a.jpg 1995 Champion Centurian Retired in late 2004.

Buses acquired from other agencies

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Terminal Notes
8089-8093 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
8094-8097 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730

Buses inherited from SEMTA with original numbers retained

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Terminal Notes
1801-1878 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 1810-a.jpg 1978 GMC RTS-03
(TH-8203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730 Rollsign
  • Received January 17, 1989
  • Retired in late 1995.
7901-7936 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730 Rollsign
  • Received January 17, 1989
  • Retired in late 1995.
  • 7909, 7915, 7918, 7933 sold to Disney Transport in 1998.
7951-7959 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T7W-203)
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730 Rollsign
  • Received January 17, 1989
  • Retired in late 1995.
8001-8050 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 8042-a.jpg 1980 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730 Rollsign
  • Received January 17, 1989
  • Retired in late 1995.
  • 8007, 8010-8011, 8015, 8039, 8042 sold to Disney Transport in 1998.
8201-8215 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Rollsign
8401-8416 1984 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Oakland
  • Received January 17, 1989
  • Retired in late 1995.

Retired Connector Roster

Incomplete.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Terminal Notes
22148 2003 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off ????.
  • Had 1997-2002 E-450 front appearance despite being built in 2003.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45FX2HB75831
  • Mileage at retirement was 280,266 according to auction website.
25119 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P55HA56023
  • Mileage at retirement was 133,746 according to auction website.
25150 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off ????.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P95HB31712
  • Mileage at retirement was 207,477 according to auction website.
25155 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Engine repowered at 214,334 on July 3, 2014.
  • Auctioned off ????.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P85HB31717
  • Mileage at retirement was 247,007 according to auction website.
25158 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerolite Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P85HB31720
  • Mileage at retirement was 275,305 according to auction website.
25187 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off late September 2015.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45PX5HB31678
  • Mileage at retirement was 263,893 according to auction website.
25191 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P15HB31682
  • Mileage at retirement was 294,682 according to auction website.
25219 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45PX6HB33108
  • Mileage at retirement was 250,518 according to auction website.
25220 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Was to be auctioned off July 28, 2016, but auction ended with no bidders.
    Currently being re-auctioned off at the Macomb Terminal.
  • Engine repowered at 276,889 miles on December 6, 2014.
  • Transmission replaced at 290,872 miles on June 29, 2015.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P16HB33109
  • Mileage at retirement was 292,737 according to auction website.
25221 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic Wayne Destroyed in a fire in Taylor June 17, 2013
25240 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P86HB29932
  • Mileage at retirement was 160,479 according to auction website.

Retired Community Transit Roster

Incomplete. Were operated by their respective communities.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Community Notes
20170 2000 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic City of Trenton
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45F1YHA94676
  • Mileage at retirement was 47,020 according to auction website.
21018 2001 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-October 2011.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45F32HA01129
  • License plate: 070X870
  • Mileage at retirement was 125,894 according to auction website.
22116 2002 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45F62HB28294
  • Mileage at retirement was 176,492 according to auction website.
22121 2003 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • Had 1997-2002 E-450 front appearance despite being built in 2003.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45F32HB28303
  • Mileage at retirement was 83,140 according to auction website.
22122 2003 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • Had 1997-2002 E-450 front appearance despite being built in 2003.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45F52HB28304
  • Mileage at retirement was 106,157 according to auction website.
22128 2003 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic City of Taylor
  • Auctioned off late April 2016.
  • Had 1997-2002 E-450 front appearance despite being built in 2003.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45F72HB75737
  • Mileage at retirement was 282,874 according to auction website.
25104 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic STAR Transportation
  • Currently being auctioned off at the Macomb Terminal.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P95HA51777
  • Mileage at retirement was 151,864 according to auction website.
25123 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P25HA56027
  • Mileage at retirement was 118,767 according to auction website.
25124 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Engine repowered at 79,037 miles on August 25, 2011.
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P45HA56028
  • Mileage at retirement was 188,637 according to auction website.
25126 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P25HA56030
  • Mileage at retirement was 162,747 according to auction website.
25170 2005 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P45HB31732
  • Mileage at retirement was 167,921 according to auction website.
25234 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic Nankin Transit
  • Auctioned off late April 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P26HB33135
  • License plate: 070X749
  • Mileage at retirement was 136,352 according to auction website.
25241 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic Nankin Transit
  • Auctioned off late December 2015.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45PX6HB29933
  • Mileage at retirement was 137,324 according to auction website.
25246 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off mid-March 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P96HB29938
  • Mileage at retirement was 140,326 according to auction website.
25252 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic Downriver Community Conference
  • Auctioned off mid-May 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P76HB29954
  • Mileage at retirement was 72,728 according to auction website.
25256 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off June 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDXE45P46HB29958
  • Mileage at retirement was 109,748 according to auction website.
25276 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic
  • Auctioned off June 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P16DA35887
  • Mileage at retirement was 122,199 according to auction website.
25280 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Diesel Automatic City of Walled Lake
  • Was to be auctioned off twice but both auctions ended with no bidders.
  • VIN: 1FDWE35P86DA53867
  • Mileage at retirement was 136,967 according to auction website.
27110 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 27110-a.jpg 2007 Ford E-Series van JVS
  • Auctioned off 2015.
  • VIN: 1FBSS31LX7DB25429
  • Mileage at retirement was 149,174 according to auction website.
29205 2009 Ford E-350 van North Oakland Transportation Authority
  • Auctioned off September 1, 2016.
  • VIN: IFBSS31L29DA87889
  • Mileage at retirement was 176,131 according to auction website.
97031 1997 Ford/Champion E-350/Cutaway Ford Powerstroke V8 7.3L Diesel Automatic ?
  • Auctioned off August 10, 2016.
  • VIN: 1FDLE40F3VHA65388
  • Mileage at retirement was 88,010 according to auction website.

Retired Purchase-Of-Service Roster

Incomplete.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
21158 2001 Ford E-350 van
  • Auctioned off August 10, 2016.
  • VIN: 1FBSS31L61HB15822
  • Mileage at retirement was 106,622 according to auction website.
21161 2001 Ford E-350 van
  • Currently being auctioned off at the Macomb Terminal.
  • VIN: 1FBSS31LX1HB15824
  • Mileage at retirement was 102,515 according to auction website.
24104 2004 Ford E-350 van
  • Currently being auctioned off at the Macomb Terminal.
  • VIN: 1FBSS31L75HB08253
  • Mileage at retirement was 138,367 according to auction website.
24116 2004 Ford E-350 van
  • Currently being auctioned off at the Macomb Terminal.
  • VIN: 1FBSS31L64HB08261
  • Mileage at retirement was 106,092 according to auction website.
99005 1999 Ford E-350 van
  • Auctioned off July 28, 2016.
  • VIN: 1FBSS31LOXHA01663
  • Mileage at retirement was 52,475 according to auction website.

See also

References

  1. https://www.smartbus.org/About/Our-Organization/SMART-Facts#6616-history
  2. [1]

External links

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