Valley Metro (Phoenix) Bus Fleet - Fleet Descriptions - Active

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Note that this listing does not include GUS (Glendale Urban Shuttle) vehicles.

Make/
Model
length Year Numbers
Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Operators Notes
NABI
40-LFW
40' 1998 6001-6156
  • Cummins C8.3G
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Phoenix, First Transit-Phoenix These buses were the first LNG-powered production buses in Phoenix. Buses 6001-6029 have different number fonts and speaker locations, while buses 6030-6156 have "standard" speaker locations. Bus 6001 had a wheelchair sign but it was removed, bus 6002 has a wheelchair sign, and bus 6003 has space for a wheelchair sign but it was never installed. Buses 6071-6085 were leased to the RPTA from 2005 until 2006. Buses 6141-6156 have all lengthwise seating and are operated out of the Phoenix South Division. Since 2006, these buses have been rehabilitated with the new paint scheme, new Luminator LEDot signs, new seat cushions, and new windows. Lower-numbered buses are assigned to the Veolia-Phoenix North Division and First Transit, while the higher-numbered buses are assigned to the Veolia-Phoenix South Division. At the end of 2011, 111 of these buses remain in service.
NABI
35-LFW
35' 1998 6181-6195
  • Cummins C8.3G
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses have similar specifications to 6173-6180 and have Luminator Horizon signs. Bus 6181 was originally built as the "FLASH Lite on Mill" bus and remained in FLASH colors until 2006, when it was repainted as the "Tempe in Motion 10th Anniversary" bus, and wore handprints until 2007. This bus continues to operate FLASH service except during the summer of 2007, when it operated local service. Buses 6182-6187 were always painted in Valley Metro colors and were leased to the RPTA until 2000, when they were returned to Tempe. Buses 6188-6195 were painted in "BOLT" colors until 2002, when BOLT was integrated into Valley Metro. Buses 6182-6183 were repainted into FLASH colors in 2005. Buses 6184-6188 have no farebox and operate FLASH service, although 6184-6186 and 6188 are in the old Valley Metro colors. 6187 was repainted into the new green FLASH colors in 2007. As of January 2013, seven of these units remain in service, all operating FLASH routes.
NABI
35-LFW
35' 1999 6196-6210
  • Cummins C8.3G
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses are similar to the 1998 35-LFWs, but were built with Twin Vision LEDot signs, which were replaced by Luminator Horizon signs, and green tinted windows rather than brown tinted windows. All of these buses were originally in BOLT colors but were repainted in 2002. As of January 2013, two of these units remain in service, all operating FLASH routes.
NABI
40-LFW
40' 1999 6211-6245
  • Cummins C8.3G
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Phoenix These buses are different from the 1998 Veolia-Phoenix 40-LFWs in the fact that they have Twin Vision LEDot signs, a slightly different front end, a wheelchair lift sign in the rear, slightly different flooring, TSI seating (rather than American Seating), and different speakers. Some of these buses have been rehabilitated with the new color scheme, new windows, and new seat cushions. By the end of 2011, one bus in this group (6236) had been retired.
NABI
40-LFW
40' 2001 6262-6281
  • Cummins-Westport C Gas Plus 8.3L
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
CNG Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA*, Ollie the Trolley From 2001-2005, these buses were owned by the city of Mesa and operated by Veolia-Mesa until that division was merged into that of Veolia-RPTA. Now, these buses are owned by the RPTA. They were the first NABI buses to be powered by CNG and have a CNG tank on the roof. As a result, their A/C unit has been relocated from the rooftop to the rear of the bus. These buses were also the first to feature TwinVision Amber LED signs. Inside, they are similar to 40-LFW buses 6211-6254 except for an A/C vent on the rear wall and welded walls (as opposed to screwed-in walls). These buses are having their seat cushions replaced. As of February 2013, only three units remain in service with Veolia-RPTA, while 6265, 6269, 6277, 6278, and 6280 have been transferred to Ollie the Trolley for the Scottsdale Trolley as a temporary replacement for the ElDorado E-Z Rider fleet until the delivery of the Gillig Trolley replica buses in 2013, due to the poor condition of the E-Z Rider fleet.
ElDorado National
E-Z Rider II
30' 2001 4164-4172
  • Cummins-Westport C Gas Plus 8.3L
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG First Transit-Phoenix These buses were built and operate the Copper Square DASH (Downtown Area SHuttle) service in Downtown Phoenix, and are painted with a copper and black color scheme. During the first Friday of each month, these buses used to operate the Artlink First Friday service around the trendy Roosevelt Row district of downtown Phoenix (although service by Roosevelt Row became permanent July 28, new FTA regulations halted the use of these buses in private shuttle service). These buses feature TwinVision Amber LED signs, new blue tinted windows, and a rear wheelchair sign (but no driver side sign). Inside they feature the same hard seats as the 1998 Phoenix-operated 40-LFW buses, as well as smooth (as opposed to glossy) ceilings. These buses were rehabbed and repainted into a blue-green scheme (along with new windows and seat cushions) in 2008. These buses were reassigned to the West (First Transit) division in January 2013 for the 19th Avenue Connector shuttle.
NABI
40-LFW
40' 2002 6282-6377
  • Cummins-Westport C Gas Plus 8.3L
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Phoenix These buses are similar to 6001-6156, but have TwinVision Amber LED signs, a rear wheelchair sign, the same front end as on the 1999 40-LFW buses, blue tinted windows, and a different number font. Inside they have "screwed-in" and welded walls as well as carpeted rear walls. One bus was lost to fire on December 29, 2008. Bus 6291 was retrofitted in 2004 with TwinVision Chroma IV multi-color signs. As a result, this bus operates during the summer and winter of each year as the "Flag Bus" and "Holiday Bus" respectively, because the multi-color signs can display special festive readings. During the spring and fall, this bus remains in the green and purple Valley Metro colors, but with the new seat cushions. One of these buses was destroyed by fire. Bus 6377 has an Allison B500R5 Gen-III Transmission.
NABI
40-LFW
40' 2002 6378-6381
  • Cummins-Westport C Gas Plus 8.3L
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These are the most recent 40-LFW buses built for Valley Metro. These buses were delivered in the green and purple Valley Metro colors as opposed to the BOLT colors, but still have a BOLT interior. These buses were originally built with TwinVision Amber LED signs but they were replaced with Luminator Horizon signs in 2007. They have no advertisements both on the exterior and interior. Windows are much less tinted than those of the 2002 Phoenix-operated 40-LFW buses. Inside they are similar to buses 6173-6180, but have glossy light gray side walls (below the window line) and a glossy light gray rear wall, as well as different number fonts. Bus 6379 has been repainted in the new colors.
NABI
45C-LFW
45' 2003 7101-7123
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50G 8.5L
    • Allison B500R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Phoenix These were the first 45C-LFW "CompoBuses" ever produced, and have a composite carbon fiber design. These buses only operate Phoenix RAPID routes, and are painted in the green and silver RAPID livery. They have TwinVision signs and sealed, lightly tinted windows. Inside, they have highback reclining seats with adjustable headrests, dark gray walls, personal reading lights, air vents, and luggage racks. Until July 2012, the lower-numbered buses operated on the I-10 West RAPID service, which is run by First Transit. However, in July 2012, those buses were reassigned to Veolia-Phoenix.
NABI
45C-LFW
45' 2004 7124-7156
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50G 8.5L
    • Allison B500R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Phoenix These buses are identical to 7101-7123 but were delivered with the Route Scout system as opposed to 7101-7123 (which were delivered with the prior "Stop Requested" front sign and no automatic stop announcements). They also operate RAPID service.
NABI
45C-LFW
45' 2004 7157-7164
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50G 8.5L
    • Allison B500R5 Gen-III
LNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses are painted in the green and purple Valley Metro colors (as opposed to the RAPID colors as on 7101-7156) and normally operate Tempe express routes 520 and 521. On very rare occasions outside of rush hours, these buses operate in Tempe local service. These buses have opening tinted windows, different highback reclining seats without headrests, light gray interiors, personal reading lights and air vents, and luggage racks.
New Flyer D60LF 60' 2004 8001-8020
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR 8.5L
    • Allison B500R5 Gen-III
Diesel Veolia-Phoenix These buses were the first D60LFs operated by Valley Metro and the first New Flyer buses since 1996. Due to a change in Arizona state law that considered ultra-low-sulfur diesel as an acceptable fuel for transit vehicles (from 1996-2004 all transit vehicles 30' and greater had to be powered by either CNG, LNG, or propane), Valley Metro was able to purchase articulated buses as at the time there was no LNG-powered articulated bus on the market. These buses do not have noticeably tinted windows, and also have TwinVision Amber LED signs, but starting with this order (and all subsequent orders) the driver's side LED sign was no longer a feature. These buses also have new floors and seats, but have the same beige and dark gray walls and ceiling as the earlier D40LF buses. Unlike the later D60LF buses, they lack a roof-mounted strobe light. These buses were the first to be delivered with Route Scout, but it was not activated until 2005. Originally, these buses were mostly used on the Red Line and busy Phoenix crosstown routes, but since January 2008 they mostly operated on the Red Line and route 70. Since the Red Line was discontinued most of them operate on busy north-south routes and Route 50-Camelback on occasion. This order was a joint order with Lane Transit District of Eugene, Oregon, who ordered five D60LFs built with identical specifications that were delivered at the same time as the Valley Metro order.
Startrans Replica Trolley 30' 2004 5001-5007
  • Cummins ISB 5.9L
    • Allison B300R5 Gen-III
Bio-Diesel Ollie the Trolley These buses are owned by the city of Scottsdale and operate the Scottsdale Trolley route around downtown Scottsdale and the Scottdale Neighborhood Circulator around south Scottsdale. On occasion, they operate express service to various resorts in Scottsdale. They do not have Route Scout and have a wooden interior. These trolleys are built on a Freightliner XB-S chassis.
Startrans Replica Trolley 30' 2006 5008-5014
  • Cummins ISB 5.9L
    • Allison B300R5 Gen-IV
Bio-Diesel Ollie the Trolley These buses are owned by the city of Scottsdale and are nearly identical to buses 5001-5007.
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2006 6401-6452
  • John Deere 6081H 8.1L CNG Engine
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
CNG Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* These were the first C40LFRs placed in service in the United States, as well as the first buses to wear the new Valley Metro livery and have the new RPTA interior. These buses can be found on nearly every RPTA-operated route, as well as Tempe-operated routes 72, 510 and 512.. These buses were part of a joint order with Atlanta's MARTA system, which ordered similar buses around the same time. Inside, these buses feature dark blue tinted windows, USSC "Aries" passenger seating with blue seat inserts, new LED based interior lighting, and a white corrugated vandal-resistant interior similar to that on Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses. In the summer of 2008, buses 6401-6410 were transferred to Veolia-Tempe, although the RPTA still owned the buses. Because these buses cannot be fueled at the Tempe facility, in December 2008 6401-6410 were transferred back to Veolia-RPTA in exchange for 2008 C40LFRs (which can be fueled at the Tempe facility).
NABI 60-BRT 60' 2006 8501-8510
  • Cummins-Westport L Gas Plus 8.8L
    • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
CNG Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* These 10 buses were originally ordered for East Valley express service (routes 531-533 and 540-541) but when service frequency increased to accommodate 40-foot buses, some of these buses were put onto busy crosstown routes such as route 30-University, route 61-Southern, and (since July 28, 2008) route 45-Broadway. In addition, these buses do still provide some express service. These buses were part of a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority order, and were built to similar specifications. However, unlike the LACMTA buses, they have TwinVision LED amber signs, a different A/C unit, blue rather than "rainbow" seat inserts, blue tinted windows, and no Transit TV (although this will be installed in 2008). Interior and exterior safety notices, however, are identical to those of LACMTA. These buses are also in the new Valley Metro color scheme.
New Flyer D40LFR 40' 2007 6453-6456
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
Diesel Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* These four buses are similar to 6401-6452, but have no rooftop CNG tank (the fuel tank is located under the three seats across from the rear door instead), lighter blue tinted windows, all lengthwise seating in the low-floor section, four wheelchair positions (as opposed to three), and more LED lighting. These buses were part of an order for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio.
New Flyer D40LFR 40' 2007 6457-6460, 6481-6500
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
Diesel Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA*, Valu Trans These buses are similar to 6453-6456, but have the "standard" seating configuration in the low floor section, and have highback non-reclining USSC "Aries" seats with headrests (only forward-facing seats). These "semi-suburban" buses do not have luggage racks or personal air vents/reading lights. As a result, these buses can be used on both local and express routes. These buses were also part of the order for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. The gap between 6460 and 6481 is filled by the Nova Bus RTWFD82 buses. 6457-6460 and 6481-6483 are operated by Veolia-RPTA on local routes in the East Valley. 6483-6500 are operated by Valu Trans on express routes 562, 572-573, and 575.
New Flyer D40LF 40' 2007 6501-6596
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
Diesel First Transit-Phoenix, Veolia-Phoenix These buses were delivered in the new color scheme, and also have a grille over the engine to prevent overheating. However, they have the original D40LF design rather than the restyled front and rear design present on the D40LFR buses. Unlike the D40LFRs, these buses have their rear door three (instead of four) positions back from the front door to allow easier loading and unloading with the wheelchair ramp (which is located in the rear), and this is the same position as on the 1994 and 1996 D40LF buses. These buses have the same flooring, seating type, and walls/ceiling as the 2004 D60LF buses, but they have new seat cushions, new light gray advertising racks with brighter lighting, different number font, and new windows. Originally, buses 6501-6553 were operated by First Transit, while buses 6554-6596 were operated by Veolia-Phoenix, but these buses have been moved around between the two divisions since then.
New Flyer D60LF 60' 2007 8021-8050
  • Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) "C9" ACERT 9.3L Engine
    • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
Diesel First Transit-Phoenix These buses have the new color scheme and numbering font, but have smaller "Valley Metro" lettering compared to the 2007 D40LF buses. They have exactly the same specifications as the 2007 D40LFs, but have two rooftop air conditioning units. All of these buses are operated by First Transit and normally operate the busy Phoenix crosstown (east-west) routes (3, 17, 29, and 41). Buses 8046-8050 were operated by Veolia-Phoenix South Division and normally appeared on the Red Line and route 70 until December 2008, when they were transferred back to First Transit with the elimination of the Red Line and the arrival of the 2008 D60LFs.
ElDorado National Aerotech 25' 2007 1421–1460
  • Ford 5.4 L Triton V8
    • Ford 5R110W
Gasoline Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses are painted all blue and are used for the Tempe ORBIT circulator service. They have Freedman Seating soft mid-rise lengthwise gray seats, and do not have Route Scout or a "Stop Requested" sign. Bus 1434 collided with a light rail train on February 10, 2009.
Startrans Senator 25' 2007 1461–1500
  • Ford 6.8 L Triton V10
    • Ford 4R100
Gasoline MV Transportation-Phoenix, First Transit-Phoenix, and Veolia-Phoenix These buses are all painted in the purple and white "Phoenix Neighborhood Circulator" color scheme. They have roll signs, hard gray forward-facing seats, a glossy white interior, and Route Scout. Buses 1461-1473 are operated by MV Transportation on the ALEX (Ahwatukee Local EXplorer) circulator route, buses 1474-1486 are operated by First Transit on the MARY (Maryvale Area Ride for You) circulator route, and buses 1487-1500 are operated by Veolia-Phoenix on the SMART (Sunnyslope Multi-access Area Residential Transit) circulator route.
ElDorado National Aerotech 25' 2008 1521, 1529
  • Ford 6.0 L PowerStroke V8
    • Ford 5R110W
Bio-Diesel Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses are former East Valley Dial-a-Ride vehicles, which are being leased from the RPTA by the City of Tempe in 2013 and are now used on the ORBIT. These buses do not have any destination signs. Other differences from 1421-1460 include the lack of a rear emergency door (instead featuring an emergency exit window), forward facing seating, and a diesel engine instead of gasoline.
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2008 6597-6647
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
CNG Veolia-RPTA, Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses have their rear door located 2 windows behind their front door, like the 2007 D40LFs (and unlike the 2006 C40LFRs and 2007 D40LFRs). All seats in the low-floor section are forward-facing, and the seats are identical to those on the 2006 C40LFRs and 2007 D40LFRs 6453-6456 (USSC "Aries" seats without headrests). These are the first buses in the Valley Metro fleet to use push-buttons for stop request, as well as being the first buses since 1995 to have stop request tape (in the driver's side of the low-floor section only). These buses also have smooth white walls (as opposed to the corrugated walls on the 2006 C40LFRs) and attractive, energy-efficient LED interior lighting as well (note that buses 6617 and higher have a different type of LED lighting than buses 6597-6616). These buses will replace the remaining 1994 D40LF buses operating for the RPTA, allow for the transfer of some of the 2007 D40LFRs to Valu Trans to facilitate express service expansion, and allow for the "supergrid" upgrade of routes 61 and 96. These buses were also part of a joint order for the Atlanta MARTA system like the 2006 C40LFRs. Buses 6597-6616 entered service on June 12, 2008, while buses 6617 and higher entered service on July 28, 2008. All of these buses were originally operated only by Veolia-RPTA, but buses 6633-6647 were transferred to Veolia-Tempe in December 2008 in exchange for buses 6401-6410. The Tempe-operated buses are still owned by the RPTA and were generally only used on RPTA-funded routes 72 and 81, however, since the 2011 these buses now operate throughout the Tempe system. the These buses do not have the electric fan engine cooling feature present in the 2006 C40LFRs, rather these buses use a hydraulic-drive cooling system.
New Flyer D60LF 60' 2008 8051-8064
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • Allison B500R6 Gen-IV
Diesel Veolia-Phoenix These buses are nearly identical to the 2007 D60LFs but feature external cameras in addition to the internal cameras that are found on most Valley Metro buses. The license plates of these buses are also slightly different. Inside, the buses feature stickers on the front side windows that denote the priority seating areas (like the 2006 C40LFRs and 2007 D40LFRs), and the articulated joint area has a gray color rather than a cream color. They also have a different engine. Unlike the 2008 C40LFRs these buses do not have LED interior lighting. These buses can be found on north-south routes in Phoenix, such as the 7, 12, 15, 19, 44, and 70.
ElDorado National Axess 40' 2008 500-561 "Rental Car Shuttle", 600-699 "PHX Airport Shuttle"
  • John Deere 6081H 8.1L CNG Engine
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-IV
CNG Veolia-Phoenix These buses have an AC unit and a rooftop CNG tank, just like the 2006 C40LFRs. These buses do not have route scout or stop request functions, although they have Transit TV (which is a feature NOT offered by Valley Metro, BUT it is a default program of Sky Harbor). These buses also have smooth white walls (as opposed to the corrugated walls on the 2006 C40LFRs). These buses operate both the PHX Airport Shuttle and the Rental Car Shuttle in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport area. These buses are operated by the Phoenix division of Veolia transportation. These buses have the same engines that the 2006 C40LFRs have, but use a direct-drive engine cooling system rather than the EMP Mini-Hybrid electric cooling fans used in the 2006 C40LFRs.
New Flyer D62LFA 62' 2008 8511-8520
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP604C
Diesel Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* Valley Metro is the first agency to order this bus type (with a straight diesel engine as opposed to a hybrid engine) along with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and Lane Transit District (who both ordered hybrids), and these buses are options from the Cleveland order. These buses are used on both Valley Metro LINK arterial bus rapid transit service routes along Main Street and Arizona Avenue/Country Club Drive. These buses were the first to display the new Valley Metro logo and have a different color scheme from the rest of the fleet (silver and purple). These buses are the first in the fleet to have sealed, frameless windows as well. These buses have a similar interior to the 2008 C40LFRs, but with head rests on the seats, new flooring, new gray-purple seat cushions made from recycled water bottles, and light gray paneling. They also provide wireless Internet access.
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2009 6648-6668
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
CNG Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* These buses are similar to the 2008 units, and are operated from the RPTA Mesa garage. Units 6667 and 6668 are painted in a new paint scheme (base silver with green and purple striping) which was to be a tryout for new Valley Metro imaging.
New Flyer L40LFR 40' 2009 6669-6675
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
LNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* Unit 6669 features a different new livery, similar to that of 6667-6668 but with a green front (6670-6675 have the 2006 livery with the fleet numbers in a different and smaller font). Inside, they have the same seating configuration as the 2009 C40LFR's, however the interior colors have been completely redesigned. They have new teal and green seat covers, and lighter floors. This batch also has pull-cords instead of stop buttons. Also, unlike prior New Flyer C40LFRs and D40LFRs which have TwinVision head, side, and rear destination signs and black window frames; this batch has Luminator destination signs and silver window frames.
New Flyer D42LFA 40' 2010 7001-7009
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
Diesel Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* Valley Metro is the first agency to order this bus type (with a straight diesel engine as opposed to a hybrid engine) along with Long Beach Transit and WMATA (who both ordered hybrids). These buses are used on the Valley Metro LINK arterial bus rapid transit service along Arizona Avenue/Country Club Drive, commonly seen during non-peak hours, with the D62LFA's now being used during peak hours. These buses, along with the 2008 D62LFAs, have a different color scheme from the rest of the fleet (silver and purple). These buses are the second in the fleet to have sealed, frameless windows as well. These buses have the same interior as the 2008 D62LFAs, with head rests on the seats, new flooring, new gray-purple seat cushions made from recycled water bottles, and light gray paneling. They feature a different, unknown engine configuration to the D62LFA's used on Valley Metro LINK service. Like the 2008 D62LFA's, they provide wireless Internet access.
ElDorado National Passport 30' 2010 Unknown
  • General Motors Duramax 6.6L LMM V8 Engine
    • Allison 2200 PTS
Diesel Ajo Transportation These buses entered service in 2010. They operate route 685-Gila Bend Regional Connector service.
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2011 6676-6697
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
CNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses replaced several Tempe-operated NABI 35-LFW and 40-LFW buses built from 1998 to 2001. They all feature white Luminator LED destination signs, and feature silver window frames and pull cords like the L40LFRs instead of black window frames and buttons/touch tape like the RPTA-owned C40LFRs. Buses are options off RPTA contract.
New Flyer DE60LFR 60' 2011 8065-8081
  • Cummins ISL9 9.0L
    • Allison EP50 Hybrid System
Diesel-electric Hybrid Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* In September 2011, Valley Metro unveiled a new fleet of Diesel-electric Hybrid vehicles, which will run routes in Tempe. These vehicles feature a modified version of the new color scheme, with a high visibility green front and metallic silver back. They use the same seating configuration as the D62LFA-BRTs, but use the newer interior seat cover designs and feature a gray interior color. These are the first coaches to feature Luminator white LED front, side and rear destination signs. Buses are a piggyback off ABQ RIDE options. Currently used on Routes 72 and 77.
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2012 6698-6713
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
CNG Veolia-Tempe, First Transit-RPTA* These buses replaced several Tempe-operated NABI 35-LFW and 40-LFW buses built from 1998 to 2001. They are nearly identical to 6676-6697, except the interior LED sign is a multicolor LED sign instead of amber. Buses are options off RPTA contract.
New Flyer C40LFR 40' 2012 6714-6733
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
CNG Veolia-RPTA, First Transit-RPTA* Replaced Nova RTS fleet. These buses have only one door and are in a suburban layout with highback reclining seats, luggage racks, and reading lights. Buses are equipped with Luminator Horizon White signs like the newest Tempe buses, however, they feature the same silver livery as 6667-6668, except with purple and red "Valley Metro Express" wording, and also feature frameless windows like the RPTA D62LFA and D40LFA buses.

* Effective July 1, 2013, First Transit-RPTA will replace Veolia-RPTA and Veolia-Tempe under a single unified contract.

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