All-Time Fleet Roster - 1964-present
This is an all-time roster of vehicles acquired and operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County since public ownership in 1964. This does not include vehicles such as company cars, work trucks, lines cars, etc. I have put them here according to fleet number, not years built. Also, below the roster are some interesting notes.
Silver color denotes retired vehicles, yellow is still active.
FLEET # MFR. MODEL YEAR STATUS 501 - 505 Mid Bus Shuttle 1995 retired (STV) 1000-1049 GM TDH-4518 1964 retired (new look) 1100-1174 GM TDH-4519 1966 retired (new look) 1200-1249 Flxible 45102-8-1 1975 retired (Flx new look) 1260-1299 AMG 10235B-8 1978 retired (metropolitan) 1400-1454 GM T7H-203 1980 retired (RTS) 1500-1512 Flxible 35096-6-1 1977 retired (Flx new look) 1513-1522 Flxible 35096-6-1 1978 retired (Flx new look) 1501-1560 Gillig 2003 (35' Phantom) 1600-1644 Neoplan AN-435A 1983 retired (Pennliner) 1650-1687 Orion 05.502 1992 retired (Orion V) 1800-1844 GM TDH-3501 1965 retired (new look) 1901-1940 Neoplan Metroliner 2000 (45' suburban coachs) 1910-1924 GM S8H-5303A 1971 retired (new look) 1930-1945 MCI MC-9 1980 retired (crusader II) 1950-1969 TMC MC-9 1984 retired (crusader II) 1959 GM TDH-5301 1961 retired (new look) 1963 GM TDH-5302 1963 retired (new look) 1970-1979 GM SDH-5302 1966 retired (new look) 1980-1987 GM S8H-5303A 1970 retired (new look) 2000-2099 GM TDH-5303 1964 retired (new look) 2000-2119 Orion 05.501 1990-1 retired (orion V) 2013 (IA) GM TDH-5303 1964 retired (new look) 2120-2124 Orion 05.501 CNG 1991 retired (natural gas Orion V) 2100-2234 GM TDH-5303 1965 retired (new look) 2250-2264 GM TDH-5303 1966 retired (new look) 2265-2266 GM TDH-5303 1967 retired (new look) 2200-2289 Orion 05.501 1992 retired (orion V) 2290-2299 Orion 05.501 1993 retired (DD50 powered orion V) 2300-2399 GM TDH-5303 1966 retired (new look) 2400-2584 GM T8H-5307A 1971 retired (new look) 2300-2449 Flxible 40102-6 1993 retired (metro) 2450-2496 Flxible 40102-4 1994-5 retired (metro) 2505-2515 Flxible 40102-4 1994 retired (metro) 2516-2524 Flxible 40102-4 1995 retired (metro) 2541-2550 Flxible 40102-4 1994 retired (metro) 2551-2560 Flxible 40102-4 1995 retired (metro) 2575-2584 Flxible 40102-4 1994 retired (metro) 2585-2594 Flxible 40102-4 1995 retired (metro) 2600-2619 Flxible 53102-8-1 1975 retired (Flx new look) 2600-2770 NovaBus AC40102-A 1996 retired (classic) 2650-2789 AMG 10240B-8 1978 retired (metropolitan) 2800-2870 GM T8H-203 1980 retired (RTS) 3000-3019 AMG/MAN 298-10255 1979 retired (articulated bus) 3020-3044 Ikarus 436.03MA 1991 retired (articulated bus) 3050-3079 MAN SG-310 1983 retired (articulated bus) 3051-3075 Neoplan AN-460A 1998 (articulated bus) 3200-3259 New Flyer D60LFR 2011 (articulated bus) 3500-3512 Neoplan AN-440A 1982 retired (pennliner) 3513-3864 Neoplan AN-440A 1983 retired (pennliner) 3900-3959 Neoplan AN-440A 1986 retired (pennliner) 4101-4155 Siemens SD400 1983 (Light Rail Cars) 4201-4255 Siemens SD400 2007 (Light Rail Cars) (rehabbed by CAF, Former 4101-4155 above) 4301-4328 CAF LRV 2004 (Light Rail Cars) 5001-5160 Neoplan AN-440LF 1999 (transliner low floor bus) 5201-5366 Gillig 2003 (Advantage Low Floor) 5371-5376 Gillig 2005 (Advantage Hybrid Low Floor) 5401-5460 Gillig 2005 (Advantage Low Floor) 5501-5590 Gillig 2006 (Advantage Low Floor) 5600-5679 Gillig 2009 (Advantage Low Floor) 5701-5720 Gillig 2009 (Advantage Hybrid Low Floor) 5721-5722 Gillig 2010 (Advantage Hybrid Low Floor) 5730-5733 Gillig 2011 (Advantage Hybrid Low Floor) 5801-5824 Gillig 2011 (Advantage Low Floor) 8510-8589 Mid Bus Shuttle 1997-8 retired (STV) 8590-8599 Mid Bus Shuttle 2002 Retired 2011 due to Funding Crisis (STV) 8601-8670 Mid Bus Shuttle 2003 Retired 2011 due to Funding Crisis (STV)
This is a rough roster of all Port Authority buses and Light rail vehicles.
PCC cars are on the Pittsburgh Railways page.
Some interesting notes...
All 2290 series Orions had Detroit Series 50 engines. Orions 2120 2124 are CNG buses. 2211, 2074, and 2275 also have the series 50 engines.
NovaBus 2600 2699 were in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta GA. Coach 2600 was wrecked there, and replaced very fast by Novabus. It had things in it that are very unique.
Orions 2016, 2067, 2072, 2090 and 2111 were lost due to fires.
Information has it that we may also have the last Nova Bus Classic delivered in the USA.
Neoplan Low Floor 5019 Destroyed by fire.
TDH 2013 (1964) was replacement for original 2013 that was destroyed en route to Pittsburgh and the only GM-built bus to have a bus number match its serial number.
Gillig Advantage Low Floors...
(Detroit Series 50 / Allison 5 speed)
5401–5460 (Detroit Series 50 / ZF 5 speed)
5501–5590 (Cummins ISM / Voith 4 speed)
5600-5679 (Cummins ISL / Voith 4 speed)
Note: 5290 was damaged after a dump truck slammed into the vehicle as it was picking up passengers. It has since been rebuilt and repainted, to fit into the 55XX paint scheme.
There is a new
fleet of 56XX buses with different color schemes as well. The Colors are Darker
and Richer than previous 55XX spring Colors. The 56XX are more like Fall colors.
On the 56XX the exhaust pipe is different than the standard pipe found on
previous Port Authority buses with the exception of #5588 being the First
gillig Low Floor to sport the New Style. 56XX buses are equipped with Diesel
Particle Filters, L.E.D. interior lights, hand rail on driver-side wheel well,
full glass doors, different flooring and many other smaller features.
Neoplan 60-foot articulated notes...
(Detroit Series 50 / Allison B500R)
These busses have commuter seats like on the Metroliners, and are used on the 68J and 61C routes respectively
3101–3125 (Detroit Series 60 / Allison B500R)
These buses have regular, transit seating used on the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway, 71D, and occasionally, the 61A, 81B & 86B respectively
These are the last Neoplan USA buses ever manufactured.
Differences between Flxible orders at Port Authority...
There were two distinct orders, one was the main order, which were buses 2300–2449 in 1993, then the option order, which covers all the rest.
The original order had the Luminator ODK installed in front of operator, mounted in the bulkhead. The option order had Luminator ODK mounted to the left of operator on the electrical access door.
The original order had vinyl blue seats with single forward-facing seats on the right side of the bus. No further buses vinyl seats or with single forward-facing seats were ordered. The option order marked the beginning of cloth seats and double, forward-facing seats becoming the standard throughout on Port Authority buses.
The original order had a Voith 3-speed transmission, while the option order had Allison 3-speed.
Various minor differences: the option order makes a whining sound that is not present in original order; the option order has transparent rear doors while the original order has glass on the top only; interior coach number font is different; the box behind the operator's seat on the option order is smaller, allowing the seat to slide back farther.
Originally ordered 150, but Flxible ceased operations, thus the gaps in the 1995 order.
2446 was destroyed when it rear-ended a parked 18-wheeler. 2550 and 2581 were destroyed when they crashed into each other in a January 1996 snowstorm on the East Busway. This accident resulted in the death of the operator of 2581, the termination of the operator of 2550 and many injuries, but no passengers died.
Nova 2654 Wrecked, but it has been revived! In Blue!
Some of these wrecked buses can be found on the End of the Line Page.
Neoplan 3500 3864 were part of the Penn-Dot order for the whole state of Pennsylvania. They were affectionately known as "Pennliners". They are all retired now.
Siemens-Duewag AG Notes
These cars have three floor-level, double-stream doors per side, and one low-level single-stream door opposite the operator's area at either end. This was necessitated by Pittsburgh's mix of high-platform stations and low-platform stops and can not be found on any other SD Model LRV by Siemens.
These Light Rail Vehicles were rebuilt in 2005 and 2006 by CAF.