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A 2000 Orion VI owned by WMATA is parked outside the Ballston-MU Metro station in Arlington, Virginia.
A 2000 Orion VI owned by WMATA is parked outside the Ballston-MU Metro station in Arlington, Virginia.

Orion Bus Industries is a Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based bus manufacturer established by the government of Ontario in 1975. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 790 KB)A 2000 Orion VI owned by WMATA is parked outside the Ballston-MU Metro station. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 790 KB)A 2000 Orion VI owned by WMATA is parked outside the Ballston-MU Metro station. ... The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is a non-federal tri-jurisdictional agency authorized by Congress, and funded by the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland that operates transit service in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. ... The Ballston-Marymount University station in Arlington County. ... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Area: 288. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


It was known as Ontario Bus Industries until 1995 and was created to produce buses for the province's transit agencies in the late 1970s. It was also the supplier of buses to the Toronto Transit Commission in the 1990s. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining a similar mindset. ...


In 1982, OBI opened a plant in the US (Oriskany, New York) under Bus Industries of America or BIA to manufacture buses for the US market. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oriskany is a village located in Oneida County, New York. ... Bus Industries of America is the U.S. operations of Orion Bus Industries of Mississauga, Ontario. ...


Orion was acquired by DaimlerChrysler in July 2000. DaimlerChrysler AG (FWB: DCX, NYSE: DCX) has its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Financial Services). ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Products

  • Orion I 30 foot Citycruiser, 35 and 40 foot (1976-1993). US production from 1979-1982 was licenced to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation or (TMC), a division of Greyhound.
  • Orion II - 25' low floor, wheelchair accessible bus (1984-2003)
  • Orion III - articulated bus (Canadian distribution of Ikarus 286) (1985-1988)
  • Orion IV People Mover (Powered by LPG) - for Niagara Parks Commission (1985-1989)
  • Orion V High Floor 30, 35 and 40 foot (Powered by Diesel or Compressed Natural Gas) (1989-present)
  • Orion VI - Low Floor variant of Orion V (Powered by Diesel, Compressed Natural Gas, or Hybrid Electric) (1996-2001)
  • Orion VII - Low Floor/High Floor 30, 35 and 40 foot (Powered by DDC S 50,Cummins ISL Diesel, Compressed Natural Gas, or Hybrid Electric) (2001-present)

1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... TMC was a bus manufacturer based in Roswell, New Mexico. ... This page is about the year 1984. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ikarus is an industrial corporation based in Budapest, Hungary. ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Rivals

GMDD manufactured transit and inter-urban buses in Canada and the United States. ... A Gillig Advantage is in service for Harrisonburg Transit on February 18, 2005 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ... Millennium Transit Services LLC was formed in 2003 to take over the former NovaBus manufacturing plant in Roswell, New Mexico. ... Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based bus manufacturer. ... An articulated Neoplan bus arrives at the Silver Spring Metro station in Silver Spring, Maryland on February 9, 2005. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... North American Bus Industries, commonly known as NABI, is a major transit bus manufacturing company based in Anniston, Alabama and was linked to Ikarus Bus and Crown Coach joint venture. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ... Prevost Car is a Quebec-based bus manufacturer used by inter-urban operators and tour bus companies throughout Canada and the United States. ...

External links

  • Orion Buses
  • Orion Bus Industries Homepage

 
 

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