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Encyclopedia > Bus depots of MTA Long Island Bus
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Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority
(d/b/a MTA Long Island Bus)
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A typical Long Island Bus on the N21
Company Slogan Going Your Way
Parent Company MTA
Founded 1973 [1]
Headquarters 700 Commercial Avenue Garden City, New York
Locale Nassau County
Service Area Eastern Queens County, Nassau County, and western Suffolk County
Service Type Local bus service
Routes 60
Fleet 336[citation needed]
Daily Ridership 105,329 (average weekday)[2]
Fuel type Compressed natural gas
Operator MTA
Chief Executive Neil S. Yellin
Website Official Website

MTA Long Island Bus (properly, the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (MSBA)) is the name of the subdivision of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority that provides bus service throughout Nassau County and some stops along the western border of Suffolk County and the eastern border of Queens in New York City. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... A CNG propelled autorickshaw on the streets of New Delhi, Delhi. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation of the State of New York chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1965. ... An articulated bus operated by the CTA in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A Go North East Bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England A bus is a large road vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...

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History

Founded in 1973 under the name Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority by the combination of ten privately-chartered bus companies, including Bee-Line, Inc. (founded 1922) and its subsidiaries, Rockville Centre Bus Corp. (started 1927) Utilities Lines, Inc, (started 1926, under Bee Line since 1952), and Stage Coach Lines; Schenck Transportation Co, Jerusalem Ave Bus Line, Hempstead Bus Corp (started 1926), Roosevelt Bus Line, Branch Bus Corp (started 1949), and Hendrickson Bus Corp. (started 1949, its only route from Glen Cove to Oyster Bay has been abandoned, but the name Hendrickson survives today as a charter carrier) Earlier, Semke Bus Line had been absorbed into Hempstead Bus Corp in 1970, Nassau Bus Line and Universal Auto Bus (organized 1921) had been acquired by Schenck in the 1960's, Checker Bus Corp had been reformulated into Stage Coach Lines in the 1960's. Star Bus became Mid-Island Transit in 1966, and then became part of Stage Coach Lines. The system now consists of 417 buses running 54 routes covering 995 miles (1,601 km).


According to MTA figures in 2005, an average of 104,750 weekday riders use Long Island Bus to commute around Nassau County and parts of western Suffolk county. Many continue their trip into New York City by utilizing the system's five connections to the New York City Transit subway system or the 46 connections to the MTA Long Island Rail Road. Since 1998, with the use of MetroCards, transfers are free between NYCT and Long Island Bus. An M3 railcar The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ...


The bus system serves seven major shopping malls in Nassau and western Suffolk (including Green Acres Shopping Mall in Valley Stream, Roosevelt Field Shopping Mall in Garden City, Broadway Mall in Hicksville, Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, and Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington). It also serves numerous colleges such as Nassau Community College, New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury Campus), SUNY Old Westbury, SUNY Farmingdale (it in fact travels onto campus, and Hofstra, as well as the popular summer destination Jones Beach, theaters, parks, and government agencies. Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ... Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. ... Hicksville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Massapequa is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York. ... Walt Whitman Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... The Town of Huntington is located in northwestern Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... Nassau Community College is located in Garden City in Nassau County on Long Island. ... The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a private, co-educational college in New York in the USA. The college has three campuses, two on Long Island, and one on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. ... Hofstra University is a coeducational institution located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of William and Kate Hofstra. ... Jones Beach State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of New York. ...


In keeping with the MTA bus system for New York City, all bus routes carry the N route desginator. Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area...


Fare

The current MTA Long Island Bus base fare for one-way local and limited stop buses is US$2.00. For seniors and disable, the base fare is US$1.00. Children under 44 inches tall ride free when accompanied by an adult. There is a limit of three children per adult. Students with ID, the fare is US$1.80. This work is copyrighted. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Exact fare is required when you board the bus, payable with coins only (excluding half dollar coins and pennies) and accepts all types of MetroCard. Bus transfers are US$0.25 for adults and Student with ID, and US$0.10 for Seniors and Disabled when you board a bus and pay with coins in 2 hour time limit. This transfer is granted on up to two connecting Long Island Bus route or one connecting Suffolk Transit or Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) buses, and is NOT granted on New York City Transit buses (Exception: The MetroCard Bus Transfer issued on these Long Island Bus routes are granted on these New York City Transit bus routes: N4 to Q3, N25 to Q46, and N26 to Q46). Transferring from bus to bus, subway to bus or bus to subway are free with MetroCard (within MTA buses or subways only). These transfers are for up to two connecting Long Island Bus routes or one connecting New York City Transit buses or subway. Note that when the 1st transfer is used on Long Island Bus and then connecting to New York City Transit, the 2nd transfer is invalidated and you must pay an additional US$2.00 (the next transfer is included at no additional charge), as per New York City Transit's transfer policy (one per payment). The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Environment

MTA Long Island Bus CNG fleet carries this symbol on the bus meaning it runs on compressed natural gas fuel.
MTA Long Island Bus CNG fleet carries this symbol on the bus meaning it runs on compressed natural gas fuel.

Long Island Bus began replacing its diesel bus fleet in 1991 with buses operating on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) technology. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A CNG propelled autorickshaw on the streets of New Delhi, Delhi. ...


Now, the Long Island Bus fleet is made up entirely of clean air, CNG Orion V 05.501s. Combined with the efforts of the New York City Transit division of the MTA, New York has the cleanest public transportation system in the United States outside of California. Some diesel buses, however, remain on property as a backup fleet. A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ...


Currently operated bus depots

MTA Long Island Bus operates two bus depots in Nassau County, New York as follows: Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Mitchel Field Depot

The Mitchel Field Bus Depot or Senator Norman J. Levy Maintenance Facility is located on 700 Commercial Avenue in Garden City in Nassau County, New York. Mitchell Field Depot manages compressed natural gas operation (CNG) to fuel the 40 footer Orion V CNG bus fleet. When Rockville Centre Bus Depot closes on weekends, Mitchell Field Depot operates all bus routes on weekends. Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... CNG can mean: Compressed natural gas Comfort Noise Generator used in Speech Codecs to insert artificial noise during silent intervals of speech. ... A 2000 Orion VI owned by WMATA is parked outside the Ballston-MU Metro station in Arlington, Virginia. ... The Rockville Centre Bus Depot is located on 50 Banks Avenue in Rockville Centre in Nassau County, New York. ...


See also


Mitchel Field is a complex located in Uniondale, New York, and home to Nassau Coliseum, Mitchel Athletic Complex, Nassau Community College and Hofstra University. ...


Rockville Centre Depot

The Rockville Centre Bus Depot is located on 50 Banks Avenue in Rockville Centre in Nassau County, New York. Rockville Centre Depot manages compressed natural gas operation (CNG) to fuel the 40 footer Orion V CNG bus fleet. The depot operates on route N1, N2, N3, N4, N8, N14, N19, N25, N31, N32, N36, N37, N62, N65 and N88 only on weekday schedule.
Rockville Centre is a village located in New Yorks Nassau County in the United States. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... CNG can mean: Compressed natural gas Comfort Noise Generator used in Speech Codecs to insert artificial noise during silent intervals of speech. ... A 2000 Orion VI owned by WMATA is parked outside the Ballston-MU Metro station in Arlington, Virginia. ...


Current fleet of buses

A new 2004 Orion 05.501 CNG Bus on the N6
A new 2004 Orion 05.501 CNG Bus on the N6

MTA Long Island Bus runs only Orion V 05.501 CNG buses at this time (40 feet long, 102 inches wide), although some older diesel Canadian Ontario Bus O5 buses are in storage. All buses (including those in storage) are fully ADA compliant. Orion (as Ontario Bus Industries) has been the exclusive supplier of transit buses to Long Island Bus since the Orion V model debuted in 1989. Previous buses comprising the fleet include former New York City Transit Authority's GMC RTS-04 and New Look buses, along with Grumman-Flxible 870-B and New Look and Gillig Phantom buses. The Gillig Phantom was the last model ordered before MTA Long Island Bus began operating Orion V's exclusively. A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... CNG can mean: Compressed natural gas Comfort Noise Generator used in Speech Codecs to insert artificial noise during silent intervals of speech. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by George H. W. Bush. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Passengers board a bus at Westchester Square. ... RTS Bus near Digipen by A. Hu The GMC RTS bus is the last generation of General Motors buses which once dominated city bus service. ... TTC General Motors DD T6H 5307N New Look The GMC New Look Transit Coach series (nicknamed Fishbowl for its six-piece rounded windshield) was introduced in 1959. ... A 1987 Metro-B, owned by WMATA, serves as a roadblock in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. ... A Gillig Advantage is in service for Harrisonburg Transit on February 18, 2005 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...


Reserved fleet

Year Diesel engine Transmission Numbers Seats Fleet Total Notes
1989 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT 579-599 45 0 592 remains on property as a guard bus. These buses were made by Ontario Bus Industries.
1991 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT 601-655 45 15 600-601, 606-608, 611, 614, 616-617, 625, 629, 645, 648-649, and 653 are used for LIRR shuttle bus situation.
Some of the buses are stored at Mitchell Field, with seats being used to reseat some buses at MTA Bus. These buses were made by Ontario Bus Industries.

Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is part of the Freightliner - Trucks NAFTA Business Unit, and is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG. The company produces on-highway medium and heavy-duty Diesel engines for the commercial truck market, and for other commercial and automobile use. ... The Mitchell Field Bus Depot or Senator Norman J. Levy Maintenance Facility is located on 700 Commercial Avenue in Garden City in Nassau County, New York. ...

Active fleet

Year CNG engine Transmission Numbers Seats Fleet Total Notes
1996 Cummins L10G ZF Ecomat HP-500 100-105, 109-113, 115-117, 119, and 121-141 45 25 106-108, 114, 118, and 120 were re-numbered to 125-130.
109, 111, 113, 115-116, 119, 122-123, 126, and 128-129 are scrapped or out of service.
1997 Cummins L10G Allison B400 142-245 45 103 221 has been written off after being in a major accident
1998 Cummins L10G Allison B400 270-287 45 18
2000 Detroit Diesel 50G Allison B400R 288-395 44 108 These buses have Luminator MAX 3000 signs. Some of these buses have the APC system from CleverDevices
2004 Detroit Diesel 50G (except 399)
John Deere 6801 CNG (399 only)
Allison B400R 396-462 44 67 These buses have Luminator Horizon orange signs.
Active and reserve fleet grand total: 336

For other uses, see Cummins (disambiguation). ... Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is part of the Freightliner - Trucks NAFTA Business Unit, and is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG. The company produces on-highway medium and heavy-duty Diesel engines for the commercial truck market, and for other commercial and automobile use. ... Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) an American corporation based in Moline, Illinois is the leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery including tractors, combine harvesters, balers, and forestry equipment; and a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care such as ride-on lawn mowers, all of which are known...

Routes

At bus stops in the Queens and Suffolk County, the routes are prefixed with a "N" to signify "Nassau County" to fall in line with other nomenclature used by the MTA. They also documented as such in various MTA and New York City Government media. There is only one 24 hour route, the N6 in the entire system. In addition, buses run "closed-door" in Queens, meaning that no intra-boro travel (trips begin/end in Queens) is permitted. In order to get around this, many passengers get off at the stop closest to the City Line, and often double back in the opposite direction. The Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (MTA Long Island Bus) operates a number of bus routes in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... A articulated bus on the M23 crosstown route. ...


Able-Ride

Able-Ride is run by MTA Long Island Bus, it is a accessible ride bus offers curb-to-curb service to individuals with disabilities and handicapped. Able-Ride is available to Nassau county residents who are unable to use the public bus service of their destination trip. It is designed to cater and accommodate the disabilities who cannot ride public bus. Able-Ride buses are wheelchair accessible and it is a share ride service. Reservations can be made in advance. The fare is US$3.50 payable with pre-paid ticket, cash and exact change for ADA eligible rider and companions. Personal care attendants traveling with and assisting an Able-Ride customer ride is free. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


See also

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system operated by the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Staten Island Railway (SIR, formerly SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. Like the BMT lines to Coney Island, it began as a normal railway but was later converted to R44 subway cars . ... The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA, publicly known as MTA New York City Transit as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority) operates roughly 4,784 buses within the 5 boroughs of New York City daily. ... An M3 railcar The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ... The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. ... The MTA Bus Company (MTA Bus for short), a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is a public benefit corporation created to operate those bus routes formerly operated by private companies in the New York City area. ...

External links

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Long Island Bus Official website
  • Long Island Bus system-wide bus map (PDF file)

 
 

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