Unitrans

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Unitrans is the bus operator in Davis, California. It is managed and operated entirely by students of the University of California, Davis who usually work part-time while attending school. A large attraction at the system is the use of ex-London Transport double decker buses in regular service with North American single deckers.

Routes

  • A - Downtown/5th St/Alhambra
  • B - Wake Forest/Sycamore/Drake
  • C - Wake Forest/Anderson
  • D - Lake/Russell
  • E - Downtown/F St/J St
  • F - Oak/Alverado/Catalina
  • G - Anderson/Alvarado/North Sycamore
  • H - Health Sciences/Dairy Rd.
  • J - Anderson/Alvarado/Hutchinson
  • K - Lake/Arlington
  • L - 8th St/Chestnut/Freemont Circle
  • M - 5th St/Cowell/Richards
  • O - Shopper's Shuttle (weekend service only)
  • P/Q - Davis Perimeter
  • W - Cowell/Drummond/Lillard

Fares

Current

Current fares are $1.00 for the general public and included in student fees for undergraduate University attendees.[1]

Facilities

Office

  • Email: unitrans@ucdavis.edu
  • Phone: 530-752-BUSS

Single deck buses

Active roster

The last two digits are sequential and are arranged as such below.

Fleet
numbers
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
4000-4005 2009 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G [2]
4006-4008 Unitrans 4006-a.jpg 2014 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G [3]
4009-4012 2016 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B3400 xFE Exercised options.[4]
4343-4350 Unitrans 4349-a.jpg 1996 OBI Orion 05.501 CNG Cummins L10G
  • 4344, 4347 to 4349 are active.
  • Three more from this series will be retired when the XN40 buses enter service.
2062 2002 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech 240
4063-4067 Unitrans 4066-a.jpg 2003 OBI Orion 07.501 CNG Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF HP592C
2070 2004 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech 240 CNG
4171-4174 2006 OBI Orion 05.501 CNG Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF HP592C
4175-4178 Unitrans 4176-a.jpg 2007 OBI Orion 05.501 CNG
4079-4084,
4087-4099
Unitrans 4079-a.jpg 2009 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G [5]

On order

Fleet
numbers
Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired roster

The last two digits are sequential and are arranged as such below.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
427-428 1947 GMC TDH-4507 Ex-East Shore Lines #?.
3901-3902 1982 Gillig Phantom
(3596T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
3103 1945 GMC TDH-4507 Ex-LAMTA 2687.
3803 1964 GMC TGH-3501
3903-3905 1982 Gillig Phantom
(3596T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
3107 Ford/Superior B600 School Bus
4507-4508 1958 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH Ex-Sacramento Regional Transit District #?; bought in the early 1980s.
4509 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH Ex-Sacramento Regional Transit District 140; bought in the early 1980s.
4510 1959 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH Ex-?; bought in the early 1980s.
5311 1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH Ex-?; bought in the early 1980s.
5312 1961 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH Ex-?; bought in the early 1980s.
4514-4515 1963-67 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH Ex-?; bought in the early 1980s.
4615-4618 1985 Gillig Phantom 40' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP590
  • Ex-Yolobus #?
  • 4615-4616 bought 1996-98.
  • 4617-4618 bought 2001-05.
4916-4917 1973 Flxible 111CC-D6-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Ex-Sacramento Regional Transit District #?; bought in the late 1980s.
3118 Ford/Superior B600 School Bus
4918-4919 1973 Flxible 111CC-D6-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Ex-Sacramento Regional Transit District #?; bought in the late 1980s.
2820-2822 1988 Gillig Phantom 30' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
3223 Chevrolet/Wayne 6700
4123-4127 1975 Flxible 45102-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Ex-Sacramento Regional Transit District #?; bought in the late 1980s.
4528-4530 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VS2 Ex-San Diego Metropolitan Transit System #?; bought in the late 1980s.
5631 1946 GMC TD-3609 Ex-Sacramento Transit Authority 5631.
4531-4535 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VS2 Ex-San Diego Metropolitan Transit System #?; bought in the late 1980s.
3536-3542 1996 OBI Orion 05.504 CNG Cummins L10G
2051 1999 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech 240
3852-3861 2001 Blue Bird Xcel 102 CNG John Deere HFN01 8.7L Allison B300R4
  • 3854 modified in 2003 by Collier Technologies to operate on hydrogen-enriched natural gas.
  • Sold to e-tran in 2010-11 and numbered 00-780 to 00-789.
2068 2002 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech 240
2069 2003 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech 240

Double deck buses

Active roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Body Engine Transmission Notes
RT742 Unitrans RT742-a.jpg 1948 AEC IIIRT Saunders-Roe 3RT3/3 AEC 11.3L Wilson
RT2819 Unitrans RT2819-a.jpg 1952 AEC Regnt III RT Park Royal 3RT8/3 John Deere CNG Allison
RT3123 Unitrans RT3123-a.jpg 1950 AEC Regent III RT Weymann 3RT3/8 Cummins Allison
  • Ex-London Transport; bought in 1970.
  • Originally had Saunders-Roe 3RT3/3 body before refurbishment in 1960s.
  • Original powertrain: AEC/Wilson.
  • Currently being converted to CNG operation and receiving a full refurbishment.
RT4735 1954 AEC RT Ex-?; bought in ?.
8185-8186 Unitrans 8185-a.jpg 2009 ADL Enviro500 ADL Enviro500 Allison
  • First E500s ever assembled by ElDorado National[6]
  • Intended for December 2009 delivery[6]; delivered mid-February 2010.

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Body Engine Transmission Notes
RT1014 1950 Leyland RTL Ex-?; bought in ?.
RT1235 1949 AEC Regent III RT Park Royal 3RT8 Cummins Allison
8385 Unitrans 8385-a.jpg 2004 ADL Enviro500 ADL Enviro500 Cummins ISM
330 hp
Voith D864.3E
  • Demonstrator Unit.
  • Leased to Unitrans since Summer 2009 until 8185 and 8186 went in service.

External Links

References

  1. About Unitransretrieved on 2009-07-16
  2. Unitrans New Flyer on Flickr, flickr.com, retrieved on 2009-07-16
  3. Yolobus, Unitrans & Others, cptdb.ca, retrieved on 2014-05-28
  4. University of California, Davis Exercises Options for Four 40-Foot Xcelsior CNG Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated July 8, 2016, retrieved on July 20, 2016.
  5. Unitrans New Flyer on Flickr, flickr.com, retrieved on 2009-07-16
  6. 6.0 6.1 Coach Buyer article on ADL, alexander-dennis.com, retrieved on 2010-02-21