World Transportation

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World Transportation Company was a charter company that shuttled guest from hotels to the attractions in Orlando, Florida. The owner of the company was Jay Caplan. [1] The company was sold to Coach USA in 1997, along with several other charter companies in the state. [2] At the time World Transportation was sold to Coach USA, it had approximetly 65 buses and shuttle vans in it's fleet.

All-Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seated Capacity Notes
028, 030 Ford World Trans
032, 038, 047, 052, 053, 054 1978 MAN SG-220-16.5-2A MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874A 69
  • Ex-AC Transit 1600, 1606, 1615, 1620-1622; purchased through Complete Coach Works in 1993.
  • To Coach USA 80032, 80038, 80047, 80052, 80053 & 80054.
    • 054 (80054) and wore the Coach USA paint scheme.
095 Skillcraft Transmaster Ex-Houston METRO 3084.
177-186 1979 MAN SG-220-16.5-2A MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874A 65
496 MAN SR280 MAN D2566 MTUM Mercedes-Benz 6-speed To Coach USA 496.
502 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual
516 1982 Grumman Flxible 870
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-Lynx 610, acquired in October of 1996.
  • To Coach USA same number.
517, 520 1975 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8 Ex-Denver RTD; acquired in 1989.
600 1986 MAN Americana
(SL-40102L)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B 45
656-660 1986 MAN Americana
(SL-40102L)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B 45
671, 676, 683 1973 Flxible 45096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
  • Ex-Braniff Air Line.
  • Exx-Tri County Transit 320, 325 & 330.
  • All three were retired and up for sale in 1996.
578, 672, 685, 697 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
764 1983 Ford/Champion Mini-bus
821, 822, 847 1984 MAN Americana
(SL-40102A)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
  • Ex-Demo units; acquired in 1989.
  • 847 was demoed by the New York MTA as 9901.
  • To Coach USA 20821, 30822, 80847.
972 1976 MCI MC-5C Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-644

References

  1. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1994-05-13/news/9405130280_1_lynx-caplan-governing-board
  2. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-12-02/business/9712010959_1_world-transportation-coach-usa-caplan