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 from 2010 onwards, 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
- 2012 2012 - 2015 2015 +  
Ford E350
938-939     1997 Eldorado midi 13 New Withdrawn  
978-979 378-379   2003 Supreme midi 13 New Active  
Ford E450
960-961     2002 Supreme midi 17 New Withdrawn  
133-136 333-336   2010 Eldorado midi 18 New Active  
137-138 337-338   2010 Eldorado midi 12 New Active  
GMC G
  390-391   2012 Glaval Titan II 15 New Active  
Gillig Phantom
916-918     1989 40ft 96in 49 New Sold  
919-921     1990 40ft 96in 49 New Sold  
926-927     1993 35ft 96in 32 New Dismantled  
933-934 768-769   1996 35ft 102in 32 New Withdrawn  
111-117 711-717
  1993 40ft 102in 45 Fresno, CA Active  
139-143 739-743   1997 40ft 102in 44 Des Moines, IA Active  
  700,762,763,778,
785,789,792,793
  2001 40ft 102in 43 Metro Transit, MN Active  
Gillig Advantage/LF
944-947 144-147   1999 40ft 102in 36 New Active  
0819-0822 186-189   2008 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
126-128 126-128   2010 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
118-125, 129-132 418-425, 429-432   2010 40ft 102in 34 New Active Hybrid
  105-110   2012 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
  180-184   2012 40ft 102in 34 New Active  
    1111-1116 2015 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
941-943 641-643   1973 40ft 102in 49 Santa Monica, CA Withdrawn T8H5307A (942: 47 seats)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, 17, 18 963, 965   1989 40ft 102in 42 Iowa City, IA Withdrawn 05.501
962-967 962,964,966,967   1990 40ft 102in 47 Madison, WI Withdrawn 963, 965 sold
985-993 985, 990   1990 40ft 102in 47 Madison, WI Withdrawn 986-9, 991-3 sold
953-958 953-958   2000 40ft 102in 37 New Active Double rear doors
970-977 970-977   2002 40ft 102in 37 New Active Double rear doors
  948   2003 40ft 102in 36 Sioux City, IA Active Double rear doors
994-997 949-952   2005 40ft 102in 37 New Active Double rear doors
Orion VII
1-4 501-504   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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