Transit Bus

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A transit bus is usually operated by an urban-suburban bus line, a governmental public transit agency, or a contractor.

A transit bus is normally used on public transit routes. It is typically equipped for city or frequent-stop suburban service, and features usually include a farebox, multiple doors, and efficient and spartan seating, as opposed to more comfortably appointed intercity buses or "express" buses, (although all would be considered mass transit).

As of 2014, an already-significant and increasing number of operations are using articulated buses on routes with heavy ridership. However, many experimental uses of double decker buses have not proved them to be practical in North American operatons other than for special sightseeing services in a few large cities (with the notable exceptions of GO Transit, Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's The Deuce service).

Alternative fuels, most notably Compressed Natural Gas and Diesel-Electric Hybrid, have becoming an increasingly popular option since around the beginning of the 21st century. CNG and other natural-fuel options have become extremely popular in southern California due to strict emissions regulations.

See Bus Manufacturers and Bus Components for more detailed information.

Transit Buses
Types Articulated Bus · Bus Rapid Transit · Double Decker Bus · Low Floor Bus · Highway Coach · Shuttle Bus · Trolley Bus
Fuel Compressed Natural Gas · Diesel · Diesel-Electric Hybrid · Gasoline · Hydrogen Fuel Cell · Liquified Natural Gas
Manufacturers Alexander Dennis · Blue Bird · BYD Auto · Commercial Truck Equipment Co. · ElDorado National · Environmental Performance Vehicles · Ford · Gillig · IC Bus · Motor Coach Industries · New Flyer Industries · North American Bus Industries · Nova Bus · Optima Bus · Orion International · Prevost Car · Proterra · Scania · Setra · Stewart & Stevenson · Thomas Built Buses · Van Hool · Volvo Buses
VIN Pages Alexander Dennis · American Ikarus · AM General · APS Systems · Blue Bird · BYD Auto · Champion · Crown Coach Corporation · Crown Ikarus · Designline · Eagle · Ebus · ElDorado National · Environmental Performance Vehicles · Flxible · Flyer Industries · Ford · General Motors · Gillig · Graf & Stift · Greenpower Motor Company · IC Bus · Ikarus USA · Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg · Millennium Transit Services · Motor Coach Industries · National Coach Corporation · Neoplan USA · New Flyer Industries · North American Bus Industries · Nova Bus · Optima Bus · Orion Bus Industries · Prevost Car · Proterra · Saab-Scania · Setra · Stewart & Stevenson · TEMSA · Thomas Built Buses · Transportation Manufacturing Corporation · TransBus International · Van Hool · Volvo Buses · Western Flyer Coach