Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3001-3002

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Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3001-3002 is wheelchair accessible.

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3001-3002 are 2009 New Flyer Industries DE60LF buses fully built in St. Cloud, Minnesota; and delivered in 2010. These are the first articulated buses purchased by any southeastern Michigan agency since 1989. In addition, they also feature several firsts for SMART: first fixed-route vehicles to be delivered in a scheme other than the white-with-red-and-orange-stripe livery used in one form or another since the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority days, instead both feature a flower-field wrap; first diesel-electric hybrid vehicles, first buses with Luminator Horizon destination signs due to longtime destination sign customer Vultron going out of business in 2006 and first non-Gillig Low Floor purchase since 1999, as Gillig does not produce an articulated bus.

They were originally intended for the Chicago Transit Authority, but because of financial troubles with the agency, the order was deferred, leaving New Flyer with fourteen partially-completed vehicles. Meanwhile, SMART had recently been granted $20.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds by President Barack Obama on August 20, 2009. SMART used part of that fund to pick up two of the vehicles by way of a piggyback agreement with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati, Ohio (originally, only one articulated unit had been planned, the order also included three 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses, which became 3003-3005 and arrived a year later) and the Maryland Transit Administration ended up with the other twelve vehicles, which became 11081-11092. Specifications are fairly similar to CTA units 4000-4149 and 4150-4207.

3001 was usually found on routes 510 Van Dyke Local or 560 Gratiot Local, and 3002 is usually found on 200 Michigan Avenue Local, but in the past it has also shown up on routes 125 Fort Street/Eureka Road, 275 Telegraph, 805 Grand River Park & Ride, and 830 Downriver Park & Ride.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins ISL Allison EP50 hybrid system 64 Kiel ? Luminator Horizon

Details

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Fleet number Date Thumbnail VIN License plate Paint Terminal Status/Disposal Notes
3001 2009 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3001-a.jpg 5FYH4YU189B038102 094X027 Macomb Retired
in June 2018
  • Delivered on August 19, 2010.
  • Was out of service for major maintenance work during the summer of 2016, reentered service on September 14, 2016 on route 510.
  • Was involved in a collision with a street sweeper on 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township on June 7, 2018, was never repaired.[2]
3002 2009 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3002-a.jpg 5FYH4YU189B038103 094X028 Wayne Active
  • Delivered on August 19, 2010.
  • Photo of bus in service
  • Originally assigned to the Macomb Terminal, later reassigned to the Oakland Terminal.
  • Inactive between December 12, 2018 and October 6, 2019.

References

  1. MBS Fall 2014 Convention roster handout
  2. SMART Bus Collides With Street Sweeper, 4 Hospitalized, WWJ-AM - Detroit. Dated June 7, 2018. Retrieved on November 2, 2018.
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Vehicles
Diesel Low Floor 3019-3020, 3601-3659, 3701-3780, 3801-3840, 3901-3938, 6001-6039
Hybrid Low Floor 3003-3005, 3006-3008, 3009-3018
Hybrid LF Articulated 3001-3002
Former 2101-2140, 9001-9033, 9201-9223, 9224-9225, 9301-9367, 9368-9369, 9370-9393, 9401-9423, 9501-9532, 9901-9920, 22301-22348, 22416-22460, 22349-22415, 23301-23357, 23358-23387, 95300-95384
Support Fleet Various numbers
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Former School Routes 112, 196, 203, 209
Former Park & Ride Routes 810 & 820, 835, 865
1994-95 Detroit Routes 25, 37
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Passenger Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Great Lakes Crossing Transportation Center, John D. Dingell Transit Center, Lakeside Mall Hub, Macomb Mall Hub, Northland Center Hub, OCC Orchard Ridge Campus Hub, Oakland Mall Hub, Phoenix Center Hub, Royal Oak Transit Center, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center, Somerset Collection South Hub, Southland Center Hub, Troy Transit Center, Park & ride locations
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