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San Francisco, CA

Peterbilt/378, Class 8 truck


Indianapolis, IN

Ebus 22-ft bus

Knoxville Area Transit

Knoxville, TN

Ebus 22-ft bus

King County Metro

Seattle, WA

New Flyer 60-ft articulated transit bus

New York City Transit

Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, NY

Orion VII 40-ft transit bus

Host Site Profile—NYCT

Cummins Westport ISXG high pressure direct injection LNG and diesel Series hybrid, Capstone MicroTurbineTM (diesel) Series hybrid, Capstone MicroTurbineTM (propane)

Complete and reported

Complete, reporting in process Complete, reporting in process

Parallel hybrid, GM-Allison EP50 SystemTM (diesel)

In progress

Series hybrid, BAE Systems HybriDrive® propulsion system (diesel), two generations; DDC S50G CNG engines

In progress and interim results reported here



Table 1. AVTA Heavy Vehicle

Vehicle Evaluations Technology

Evaluation Status

NYCT is a part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which is a public-benefit corporation chartered by New York State in 1965 (www.nyct.org/index.html). In 2004, MTA had an annual operating budget of $8 billion and serviced 7.7 million passengers daily through the operation of the seven major operating divisions:

  • New York City Transit (NYCT)—The largest division of MTA and the largest rail and transit bus agency in North America, NYCT serves the five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island).

  • Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)—The largest commuter railroad in the U.S., LIRR operates from New York City across Long Island.

  • Long Island Bus (LI Bus)—LI Bus provides transit service in Long Island and connects to the LIRR and New York City.

  • Metro-North Railroad—The second largest commuter railroad in the U.S., the Metro- North Railroad operates in New York City; Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Rockland counties in New York and Connecticut.

  • Bridges and Tunnels—This division services and maintains the bridges and tunnels, including toll collection, in the New York City area.

  • Capital Construction Company—This division was formed in July 2003 to manage major capital expansion projects within the MTA.

  • MTA Bus—This division was created in September 2004 to consolidate the seven bus companies operating in New York City under franchises granted by the New York City Department of Transportation.

This report focuses on the bus operations within NYCT, which operates 27 rail lines (660 track miles and 6,210 rail cars) and 244 bus routes (2,017 miles) with average weekday ridership of 7 million, or more than 2 billion passengers a year. The NYCT Department of Buses operates 4,483 buses from the following 18 operating depots in New York City.


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