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Fleet List

Fleet number(s) Model year BldrA Model DivB Notes
101-127
1983 TCC SP
  • Light rail cars used on the Metro Rail line.
  • The entire fleet of 27 rail cars are undergoing a complete reconstruction by AnsaldoBreda Inc. in Dansville, New York. Their mid-life overhaul is being performed a few cars at a time.
104 1967 GMC SDM-5302 w/d
  • Former Grand Island Transit 104, acquired in 1975
114 1970 GMC S8M-5303A w/d
  • Former Grand Island Transit 114, acquired in 1975
166, 168 1960 GMC SDM-4501 w/d
  • Former Grand Island Transit 66 & 68, acquired in 1975
201-222
1991 OBI/BIA 05.501 w/d
  • First wider (102") buses ordered directly by NFTA Metro.
  • First buses equipped with front door wheelchair lifts.
300-319 1958 GMC TDH-5106 w/d
  • Former Buffalo Transit, Inc. Buses
301-305 ca. 1987
(built 1970)
Flx 111CD-D5 w/d
  • Purchased second-hand from RGRTA (Rochester) to fill gaps in buses, due to the emergency retirement of the fleet of AMG buses. Bus original fleet numbers in Rochester were 530, 569, 575, 560 and 572.
311-319 1968 GMC T6H-4521 w/d
311-317 ca. 1987
(built 1968)
GMC T6H-4521 w/d
  • Purchased second-hand from Broome County Transit (Binghamton, NY) to fill gaps in buses, due to the emergency retirement of the fleet of AMG buses. Bus original fleet numbers in Binghamton were 802, 804, 807, 809-812.
321-367 ca. 1987
(built 1978)
GMC TH-8201
"RTS-01"
w/d
  • Purchased second-hand from DART (Dallas, TX) to fill gaps in buses, due to the emergency retirement of the fleet of AMG buses. Bus original fleet numbers in Dallas were 701-747.
401-417
1992 MCI TC40-102A "Classic" w/d
501-505
1993 OBI/BIA 05.501 CNG "Orion V" w/d
  • First buses using compressed natural gas (CNG)
526-540 1968 GMC T6H-4521 w/d
  • Former Niagara Falls Municipal Transit System buses
601-607 1985 OBI/BIA 01.509 "Orion I" w/d
  • Last new non-wheelchair lift-equipped buses purchased.
701-773
1986 OBI/BIA 01.508 "Orion I" w/d
  • Buses 703, 756, 768 and 772 were sold to RGRTA (Rochester), buses 720, 729, 741 and 757 were sold to BC Transit (Binghamton), and one to Poughkeepsie Transit.
  • First buses equipped with interior "Stop Requested" sign when bell is pulled.
801-816
1988 OBI/BIA 01.508 "Orion I" w/d
  • First electronic "flip-dot" destination signs.
851-852
1988 OBI/BIA 01.502 "Orion I" w/d
  • Used on 29-Wohlers route.
  • Last buses purchased with "curtain" style destination roll signs.
  • 30 long
861-867
1990 OBI/BIA 01.507 "Orion I" w/d
  • 861-862 were assigned to Main/Michigan for 29-Wohlers route.
  • 863-867 were assigned to Fr for use in Niagara Falls.
  • 35 long
901-912
1989 OBI/BIA 01.508 "Orion I" w/d
  • First buses with "air ride" drivers seats.
921-925
1990 OBI/BIA 01.508 "Orion I" w/d
  • Last OBI I buses.
  • Bus 925 was fitted with "hopper" type windows rather than sliding windows.
  • First buses, along with 861-867 with fabric covered inserts in the passenger seats.
1001-1011
2010 Gillig Low Floor T40 Hybrid Fr
  • Diesel-Electric
  • Entered service April 1, 2010
  • All 1000-series buses mark a return to full fiberglass passenger seating
1012-1065
2010 Gillig Low Floor T40 Diesel Fr: 12-33, 58, 59, 61-65
BW: 34-49
CS: 50-57, 60
  • First buses delivered to NFTA under the new EPA 2010 Emissions standards.
1066-1067
2011 Gillig 40 Low Floor Trolley Replica Fr
  • Initially offered in 29 or 35 feet, the NFTA was the first agency to receive the 40 foot version
  • While primarily used for the 55T Niagara Falls tourist line, these buses will see occasional service on certain regular NFTA routes, such as the 3-Grant, 20-Elmwood and 25-Delaware.
1101-1130
2011 Gillig Low Floor T40 Hybrid CS
  • Diesel-Electric
1201-1214
2012 Gillig Low Floor T40 Hybrid BW: 01-08
CS: 09-14
  • Diesel-Electric
2001-2021
2000 Nova LFS CS
  • First "Low Floor" buses for NFTA.
  • First buses in the current blue-silver "wave" livery.
  • First production buses able to announce major stops along route.
  • 2021 was withdrawn after a collision with a pick-up truck caused extensive damage to its driver side.
2101-2141
2001 Gillig Advantage T40 Fr: 01-20
BW: 21-41
  • First buses to be equipped with amber colored LED destination signs
  • 2118 was withdrawn after catching fire in front of East High School. The same fire also destroyed bus 9538.
2201-2242
2002 Gillig Advantage T40 Fr
  • 2242 is out of service due to extensive front end damage.
2401-2422
2004 Gillig Advantage T29 Fr: 01-06, 17-22
BW: 07-11
CS: 12-16
  • At present, these are the only 29-foot (8.8 m) buses in the fleet.
  • First buses fitted with bicycle racks on the front.
2501-2515
2005 Gillig Advantage T40 BW
  • 2506 involved in accident with a tractor-trailer that severely damaged its frame. Bus is not salvageable.
2601-2630
2006 Gillig Advantage T40 Hybrid BW
  • First batch of "Hybrid" buses, using combination diesel/electric technology. Energy is returned to batteries upon braking.
2701-2713
2007 Gillig Advantage T40 Hybrid BW : 01-07
CS : 08-13
  • Diesel-Electric
3001-3012
1975 HP TC-31B
"Twin Coach"
w/d
  • Former Lockport Bus Lines buses
  • First buses equipped with wheelchair lifts.
3051-3063 1976 GMC S8H-5304A w/d
  • Suburban (front door only) configuration used on suburban services.
  • High back vinyl seats, raised floor and overhead baggage racks.
4001-4070 1975–1976 AMG 9640A "Metropolitan" w/d
  • Remainder of buses retired prematurely due to serious structural issues, and were replaced temporarily in 1987 with surplus Flx buses from Rochester and GMC RTS-01 series buses from Dallas.
4071-4099 1975–1976 AMG 9635A "Metropolitan" w/d
  • Remainder of buses retired prematurely due to serious structural issues, and were replaced temporarily in 1987 with surplus Flx buses from Rochester and GMC RTS-01 series buses from Dallas.
5001-5065 1978–1979 GMC T8H-603
"RTS-03"
w/d
  • The NFTA was the first recipient of this model, serial numbers were 001-065.
5066-5078
1980 GMC T8H-603
"RTS-03"
w/d
  • First order of buses with installed wheelchair lifts (at rear of bus), following new Federal ADA compliance laws for all new bus purchases.
  • Last buses with yellow/black/white livery.
6001-6110
1983 GMC T8J-604
"RTS-04"
w/d
  • First buses with earth tone (orange/gold/brown) livery.
6200-6244 1957 Mack C49-DT w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
6300-6359 1958 Mack C49-DT w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
  • First order built with Mack "New Look" front.
7001-7030 1954 GMC TDH-5106 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit Buses
7100-7114 1957 GMC TDH-5106 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit buses
7401-7459 1960–1961 GMC TDH-5301 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
7501-7549 1963 GMC TDH-5304 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
7600-7684 1966 GMC TDH-5304 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
7685-7719 1967 GMC TDH-5304 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
7720-7794 1968 GMC T6H-5306 w/d
  • Former Niagara Frontier Transit System buses
  • 7754 retained as "heritage" bus
9301-9375
1994 NFI D40HF w/d
  • 9318 painted in International Railway Company colors: dark green with cream and rust accents, and gold crest logo and the name "INTERNATIONAL" on the sides. Later repainted in the blue/silver livery.
9501-9567
1995 AI 416 w/d
  • Built in early 1996.
9601-9641
1996 Nova TC40-102A
"Classic"
CS
  • Many are retired.
  • A few buses are still painted in the "earth tone" livery.
A: Builder
AI American Ikarus Anniston, Alabama
AMG AM General South Bend, Indiana
Flx The Flxible Company Loudonville, Ohio
Gillig Gillig Corporation Hayward, California
GMC General Motors Corporation Pontiac, Michigan
HP Highway Products, Inc. Kent, Ohio
Mack Mack Trucks Allentown, Pennsylvania
MCI Motor Coach Industries Roswell, New Mexico
NFI New Flyer Industries Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nova NovaBus Corporation Saint-Eustache, Quebec
OBI/BIA Orion Bus Industries/Bus Industries of America Oriskany, New York
TCC Tokyu Car Corporation Yokohama, Japan
B: Division assigned
BW Babcock/William
CS Cold Spring
Fr Frontier
SP South Park
w/d withdrawn

wheelchair-accessible and ADA compliant

equipped with bicycle racks

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