The Neoplan Low Floor bus came to the Authority in 1999. The fleet numbers range from 5001-5160, most all of which are in service except for one, which was unfortunately burnt up (see roster page) However, now retirement is nearing and these are also starting to slowly disappear.
As of 12/29/12, most all of these have been retired.
Lets look at a few..
The passenger area. it takes 2 steps to get to the back of the bus.
5000 series Drivers area.
5008 at Jack Stack Pool on Route 16D.
5010 in the "Pieces of Gold" wrap, loading on Liberty Ave.
5029 sitting on Smithfield St.
5031 turning from Penn Ave. onto Seventh St.
5051 on Smithfield St.
5095 on Smithfield St.
5121 at Castle Shannon park and ride.
5135 on Penn Ave.
Unknown low floor at Manchester Shops, for repaint...
5002 sitting at Dairy Queen on the 21A Coraopolis.
5018 on Rt 54C nearing Allegheny Square.
5047 heading back to West Mifflin garage, making the turn from Stanwix St onto Allies Blvd.
5145 somewhere in Oakland on the 77G Route.
Port Authority decided to repaint some of these buses, and this is what they came up with...
5040 on the 61A route.
5043 on the 86A in her new blue color with a TON of "G"s on it!
5135 done up in "hybrid orange" not too bad..
5022 sporting new paint...running up Liberty Ave.
5059 dressed in light blue, by USX Plaza.
5091 with its fresh paint in front of the Manchester office.
5102 emblazoned with new paint and "move" all over it.
Collier Divisions 5111 on Oliver St.
5115 turning onto Oliver from Wood St.
5155 slowing at the end of the EBA.
5006 in Oakland, sporting an ad wrap.
Ross 5009 in process of getting new paint...
5027, on the 16D, in Cherry red. Bus is at 6th and Liberty in Pittsburgh.
5037 rolled out with brand new shiny paint in front of Manchester.
5069 somewhere around the West Mifflin Garage.
5092 in a funky orange color, around 4th Ave.
5094 advertising Mike Tomlins Show on FSN.
5153 in powder blue, on 6th Ave at Grant St. I think this is a sharp color!
This is 5160 in a striking lime green. can't miss this when you park it!
5007 all wrapped up in Meadows attire, along Perrysville Ave.
5022 on Liberty Ave, near 6th.
5027 newly painted...looks great!
5033 in the casino wrap.
5036 on the busway.
5041 parked along the EBA.
5114 on 5th Ave.
5135 laying over at West View Plaza.
5158 in Oakland.
5043 on the 81B, running up 6th Ave.
5027 recovering at a shopping center.
5036 on the EBA.
5046 on a layover.
5114 on Smithfield St, on the 28K.
5160 on Smithfield St.
5152 in its Penguins Attire.
5048 sports the same attire.
5032 on Wood St.
5026, former Ross unit, running the 61A.
5135 on the G2.
5121 showing its back on the Rt 41.
5022 on the "R" Flyer. running down Liberty Ave.
5150 on Liberty Ave.
5010 laying over at West View Plaza.
5018 pulling into Ross Division after a long day.
5039 in Oakland, running on RT 75.
5043 running on a nice evening.
5048 coming off the EBA, by the Amtrak Station.
5006 in Oakland.
5009 at Manchester after being repainted.
5010 at Avalon Loop.
5013 turning onto Liberty Ave.
5021 on Stanwix Street.
5030 at Avalon Loop.
5039 on Liberty Ave.
5058 in Market Square.
5132 at South Hills Junction.
5135 on 5th Ave in Oakland.
5145 at Harmar garage.
5154 at Harmar Garage.
5018 sticking its nose out of Ross Garage.
5059 at Liberty and 11th.
5001 in her original gold paint.
5015 at Liberty and Stanwix, with Frost watching over.
5029 at night, in a snowstorm.
5050 on delivery at Manchester shop.
5089 in the snow in Soho area of town.
5143 headed up 5th Ave. Birmingham Bridge in the background.
Here are some interesting shots of the 5000 series buses being built at the Neoplan factory, just click.
More to Come!!!