Command Bus Company
The Command Bus Company was a private bus company in New York City, United States, operating local service in Brooklyn and express service to Manhattan (including one route via Queens) until December 5, 2005, when the MTA Bus Company took over its routes.
Jerome Cooper was the president of the company. Its facility was located at 12755 Flatlands Avenue (east of Crescent Street) in the Spring Creek neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The Pioneer Bus Corporation was formed in 1954 by three small school bus and charter bus operators. Until 1960, when it obtained a franchise for the current B100, it only operated school, charter, and racetrack buses. Several express buses were implemented in 1972.
The new Command Bus Company (incorporated October 22, 1979) took over the Pioneer routes after a long strike.
Command operated the following routes, which after the MTA takeover continued to be operated out of the Spring Creek Bus Depot:
- B100 Fillmore
- B103 Canarsie Limited
- BM1 Mill Basin
- BM2 Canarsie
- BM3 Sheepshead Bay
- BM4 Gerritsen Beach
- BM5 (formerly BQM1) Starrett City
In the mid-1990s, Command operated "Gotham Flyer" service, using unfilled buses to carry express passengers between Midtown and Wall Street.
Buses acquired from Pioneer Bus Corporation
Buses bought new by Command Bus Company
|901-902||1988||Orion||I CNG (01.509)|
|4932||1997||Orion||V CNG (05.501)|
|4933-4973, 4975||1998||Orion||V CNG (05.501)|
|4974||1999||Orion||V CNG (05.501)|
Buses bought from other agencies
|4976-4977||1990||TMC||RTS-06 CNG (T80-206)||
|4978||1994||TMC||RTS-06 CNG (T80-206)||