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A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07.501), operated by New York City Transit, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07.501), operated by New York City Transit, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Orion Bus Industries is a Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based bus manufacturer established by the government of Ontario in 1975. Image File history File links Orion_Bus_logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 676 KB) Summary Author: Michael P. Source URL: None Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 676 KB) Summary Author: Michael P. Source URL: None Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Passengers board a bus at Westchester Square. ... The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Area: 288. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total...


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. Since 1990, except for two small orders from New Flyer and NovaBus, it has been the exclusive supplier of buses to the TTC. New Flyer Industries is the leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ... It has been suggested that TTC Special Constable Services be merged into this article or section. ...


In 1982, Orion opened a plant in Oriskany, New York under the name "Bus Industries of America"; founded by Donald Sheardown to manufacture buses for the United States market. Oriskany is a village located in Oneida County, New York. ...


Orion Bus Industries was the first bus manufacturer to use compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel on the Orion I model in 1988 and it is also the first one to use on diesel hybrid electric on the Orion VI model, making them the leader of alternative fuels market. A CNG propelled autorickshaw on the streets of New Delhi, Delhi. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Orion was acquired by DaimlerChrysler in July 2000, and is now part of DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America. DaimlerChrysler AG headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Auburn Hills, Michigan (USA), is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Financial Services). ...

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Currently offered products

  • Orion V standard floor - Starting in 1989, The Orion V is the true work horse product line for Orion. It offers many options to choose from the length and the width of the bus and also, it was pioneered the (CNG) or Compressed Natural Gas alternative fuel in the Orion V product line to meet the demands of clean air and environment friendly for the transit agency needs. Many transit agencies in North America are buying and operating the Orion V bus throughout the years on the product lineup and still continued today, making the most successful product for Orion's history. The current Orion V's power train offered is Cummins ISM Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) engines, and Cummins C 8.3 and John Deere Gas Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) alternative fuel engines. There are various transmissions options to customize from Allison B 400 R, ZF 5HP592 and Voith D863.
Orion V (O5.501) suburban highway coach, operated by TransLink, seen at the University of British Columbia.
Orion V (O5.501) suburban highway coach, operated by TransLink, seen at the University of British Columbia.
Model Number Length
(feet, inches)
Width
(inches)
Notes
05.501 40' 8.5" 102" Available now
05.502 40' 8.5" 96" Discontinued
05.503 35' 7.5" 96" Available now
05.504 35' 7.5" 102" Available now
05.505 32' 5" 96" Available now
05.506 32' 5" 102" Discontinued
  • Orion VII low floor -The Orion VII is the new flagship product lineup for Orion Bus Industries. Orion VII is marketed as a low floor bus to the North America market. Based on the Orion VI true low floor bus design, the Orion VII has some of major enhancements to accommodate like a high floor bus model. Instead of making a true low floor, it has a step up at the rear of the bus that provides additional passenger seats and standee capacity, a full fuel regular 125 gallon tank and also the used of the standard rear axle design that was more closely related to the Orion V, instead of the separate control rear axle used, now discontinued Orion VI bus product. It provides wheelchair passengers that uses a mechanical ramp feature located on the front of the bus that speeds up the loading process instead of using a lift. The convenient of the stop requested push button on the poles. It also adds safety features that includes the emergency exit bar on the bottom of the window located every seat and safety emergency exit trigger box located at the rear and the front doors. The unique part of of the current Orion VII design is the windows and the exterior appearance where it is square or rectangular shape form. All Orion VII models are 102 inches wide and powered by diesel, compressed natural gas, or hybrid electric diesel engines. (2001-present).
Orion VII (07.501) CNG bus, operated by MTA New York City Transit
Orion VII (07.501) CNG bus, operated by MTA New York City Transit
Model Number Length
(feet, inches)
07.501 40' 10.5"
07.502 35' 11"
07.503 32' 5"

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A CNG propelled autorickshaw on the streets of New Delhi, Delhi. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1914 KB) Other versions of this file File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coach Orion Bus Industries Coast Mountain Bus Company List of bus routes in... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1914 KB) Other versions of this file File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coach Orion Bus Industries Coast Mountain Bus Company List of bus routes in... TransLink, officially known as the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, is a transportation organization that services transportation needs of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) in British Columbia, Canada. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... Image File history File links Orion_VII_CNG_7738. ... Image File history File links Orion_VII_CNG_7738. ...

Discontinued products

Orion I (01.508), operated by UTS.
Orion I (01.508), operated by UTS.
Orion II (02.501), operated by WMATA.
Orion II (02.501), operated by WMATA.
  • Orion I - "Citycruiser" 30, 35 and 40 foot bus (1976-1993). US production from 1979-1982 was licenced to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation or (TMC), a division of Greyhound. All Orion I models are 96 inches wide transit bus. (Powered by Detroit Diesel 6V53T, 6V71 or 6V92TA Diesel engines and Cummins L10G Compressed Natural Gas engine).
Model Number Length
(feet, inches)
Total Seats Notes
01.501 31' 7" 31
01.502 31' 7" 31 Air Condition bus
(Originally designated as "U.S. specification")
01.503 31' 7" 33 Suburban
01.504 36' 8" 39
01.505 36' 8" 41 Suburban
01.506 36 '8" 39
01.507 36' 8" 42
01.508 40' 7" 48
01.509 40' 7" 53 Suburban
05.510 36' 8" 45 Suburban
  • Orion II - 25 foot "Community bus", wheelchair accessible bus. The Orion II was the first bus to produced a true low floor designed. It was the forerunner of today‚Äôs low floor models in North America. All Orion II models are 96 inches wide bus. (Powered by Diesel and Compressed Natural Gas engines) (1983-2003).
2001 Orion VI HEV (06.501), operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
2001 Orion VI HEV (06.501), operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Model Number Length
(feet, inches)
Total Seats
02.501 25' 11" 26
02.502 21' 11" 18
  • Orion III (03.501) - 60 footer, 102 inches wide articulated bus, Canadian distribution of Ikarus 286. Total number of seats: 66. (Powered by Detroit Diesel 6v71LA (Diesel power) engine) (1985-1989).
Model Number Length
(feet, inches)
Width
(inches)
Total Seats Notes
04.501 37' 6" 98" 39 Motor/Tractor unit
04.502 35' 6" 98" 39 Trailer unit
  • Orion VI (06.501) - True low floor 40 foot, 102 inches wide bus (Powered by Diesel, Compressed Natural Gas, or Hybrid Electric engines) (1995-2002).

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1380x1035, 325 KB) Summary Orion I bus operated by University Transit Service, part of the University of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1380x1035, 325 KB) Summary Orion I bus operated by University Transit Service, part of the University of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 589 KB) Summary Orion II bus, owned by Metro in Washington DC. Photographed by Ben Schumin on December 8, 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 589 KB) Summary Orion II bus, owned by Metro in Washington DC. Photographed by Ben Schumin on December 8, 2004. ... 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. ... TMC was a bus manufacturer based in Roswell, New Mexico. ... The Greyhound is a breed of dog used for companionship, coursing game and racing. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 604 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Orion Bus Industries List of buses operated by the LACMTA Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 604 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Orion Bus Industries List of buses operated by the LACMTA Metadata This file contains additional information... The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (also known as Metro, MTA or LACMTA) is the regional transportation planning and public transportation operating agency for the county of Los Angeles. ... Ikarus type 260. ... LPG might be an initialism or abbreviation for: Liquified petroleum gas Laboratoire de Planetologie, Grenoble, France Literary Press Group of Canada Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft (German, obsolete/historical) Long period grating This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... The Niagara Parks Commission, or Niagara Parks for short, is an agency of government of Ontario (Canada) which maintains the Canadian shoreline of the Niagara River. ... The New York City Fire Department or the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility for protecting the citizens and property of New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as providing first response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. ... Passenger door of a low-floor tram Passenger door of a non-low-floor tram In public transportation, low floor is a term describing vehicles such as busses, trolleybusses and trams whose passenger compartment has a floor which is considerably lower than that of traditional cars. ...

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into GMC (General Motors division). ... 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 International Inc. ... An Neoplan AN460 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. ...

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Orion Bus Industries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
Orion Bus Industries is a Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based bus manufacturer established by the government of Ontario in 1975.
Orion Bus Industries was the first bus manufacturer to use compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel on the Orion I model in 1988 and it is also the first one to use on diesel hybrid electric on the Orion VI model, making them the leader of alternative fuels market.
Orion IV 04.501 is a motor unit and Orion IV 04.502 is a trailer.
Orion Bus Industries Completes First Production Hybrid Bus Order (721 words)
Orion currently is filling a second production order, for 200 of its 40-foot Orion VII low-floor hybrid models, with deliveries scheduled to be completed this year.
The system propels the bus with a single electric motor that is powered by a diesel-driven generator and an energy storage unit.
Orion Bus Industries, the Mississauga, Ontario-based unit of DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America, and BAE Systems worked with New York City Transit for more than six years to evaluate a demonstration fleet of 10 hybrid buses.
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