CyRide fleet list

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37 years separate CyRide 123 from 942
Until the influx of used Gillig Phantoms and new Gillig LF models in 2010, the Orion V provided the mainstay of the CyRide bus fleet, with 18 standee versions acquired new (and then one used from Sioux City, IA), as well as several conventional units purchased used from Madison, WI and Iowa City, IA. Nevertheless, for a long period there was unexpected diversity in an undertaking serving a population base of little more than 50,000. The list given here concentrates on the buses that have seen service in Ames over the last few years. Most of the numbers link to illustrations.

Number Year Length Width Seats Origin Status Remarks
Ford E350
938-939 1997 Eldorado midi 13 New Withdrawn  
378-379
Ex 978-979
2003 Supreme midi 13 New Active  
Ford E450
960-961 2002 Supreme midi 17 New Withdrawn  
333-336
Ex 133-136
2010 Eldorado midi 18 New Active  
337-338
Ex 137-138
2010 Eldorado midi 12 New Active  
GMC G
390-391 2012 Glaval Titan II 15 New Active  
Gillig Phantom
916-921 1989 40ft 96in 49 New Sold 919-921: 1990
926-927 1993 35ft 96in 32 New Dismantled  
768-769
Ex 933-934
1996 35ft 102in 32 New Contingency  
711-717
Ex 111-117
1993 40ft 102in 45 Fresno, CA Active  
739-743
Ex 139-143
1997 40ft 102in 44 Des Moines, IA Active  
Gillig Advantage/LF
144-147
Ex 944-947
1999 40ft 102in 36 New Active  
186-189
Ex 0819-0822
2008 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
126-128 2010 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
418-425, 429-432
Ex 118-125, 129-132
2010 40ft 102in 34 New Active Hybrid
105-110 2012 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
180-184 2012 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
GMC "New Look"
901-905 1965 40ft 102in 51 AC Transit Private TDH5304
869 1968 35ft 96in 45 Long Beach, CA Museum T6H4521
922 1968 40ft 102in 51 AC Transit Museum T6H5305
641-643
Ex 941-943
1973 40ft 102in 49 Santa Monica, CA Withdrawn T8H5307A (942: 47 seats)
952 1974 40ft 102in 53 Santa Cruz, CA Sold T8H5307A
935-937 1975 40ft 102in 53 Urbana, IL Private T8H5308A
Nova Bus LFS Artic
660-661 2013 62ft 102in 43 New Active  
Orion I/Citycruiser
874-877 1981 32ft 96in 30 New Sold, 877 to Ames PD T-30
879-881 1982 32ft 96in 30 New Sold T-30
882-883 1982 35ft 96in 39 New Sold 01.506
886-887 1983 35ft 96in 34 New Sold 01.506
908 1983 35ft 96in 34 New Sold 01.506
888-891 1984 35ft 96in 34 New Sold 01.507
898 1985 35ft 96in 34 New Heritage, but then sold 01.507
900, 909-910 1987 35ft 96in 34 New Sold 01.507
912 1988 35ft 96in 34 New Sold 01.507
983-984 1988 35ft 96in 36 PACE Withdrawn 01.507
980-982 1988 40ft 96in 48 PACE Withdrawn 01.508
Orion V
13; 963, 965
Ex 17, 18
1989 40ft 102in 42 Iowa City, IA Contingency, 13 withdrawn 05.501
962-967 1990 40ft 102in 47 Madison, WI Active, 966 withdrawn 963, 965 sold
985-993 1990 40ft 102in 47 Madison, WI Active (985, 990) 986-9, 991-3 sold
953-958 2000 40ft 102in 37 New Active Double rear doors
970-977 2002 40ft 102in 37 New Active Double rear doors
948 2003 40ft 102in 36 Sioux City, IA Active Double rear doors
994-997 2005 40ft 102in 37 New Active Double rear doors
Orion VII
501-504
Ex 1-4
2006 40ft 102in 37 New Active 07.501
Number Year Length Width Seats Origin Status Remarks

Acknowledgement

Thanks to Rich Lener and James Rendall of Cy-Ride for full details of the January 2012 renumbering.

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