MTA Bus Company:

GMC RTS (ex-Green Bus Lines)


Green Bus Lines formerly operated a large number of GMC RTSs (both wide- and narrow-body) originally manufactured in 1985 and 1986. These buses originally operated on all Green local routes, and some were in rather sorry condition upon the takeover. They could be found on routes out of MTA Bus John F. Kennedy and Far Rockaway depots before their retirement.

Several of Triboro's GMC RTS buses were originally from MTA New York City Transit. These buses could be distinguished by their electronic destination signs, front emergency lights, interior colors, and lack of a paint scheme (they were painted all white, and Green never repainted them.) They were retained by MTA Bus and numbered in the 1850 series.

None of the GMC RTSs ever received the MTA Bus blue and white paint scheme, and all have been scrapped and replaced with Orion VII 07.501 HEV buses.
image view 1839 (I) (Ex-Green #1103; ex-NYCT #4165)
  • Route: unknown (rear display showing Q10, but not on that route)
  • Location: Jamaica Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, Queens
  • Date: 2006.08.31
image view 1839 (II)
  • Route: Q8
  • Location: Sutphin Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Queens
  • Date: 2006.08.31
image view 4230 (Ex-Green #232)
  • Route: Q11
  • Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Hoffman Drive, Queens
  • Date: 2006.10.03
image view 4243 (Ex-Green #246)
  • Route: Q40
  • Location: Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, Queens
  • Date: 2006.01.11
image view 4251 (Ex-Green #254)
  • Route: Q11 (layover)
  • Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Hoffman Drive, Queens
  • Date: 2006.10.03
image view 4256 (Ex-Green #259)
  • Route: Q11
  • Location: 94th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, Queens
  • Date: 2006.04.12
image view 4268 (Ex-Green #639; ex-Command #384)
  • Route: Q9 (layover)
  • Location: 165th Street Bus Terminal, Queens
  • Date: 2006.01.29
image view 4278 (Ex-Green #650; ex-Command #383)
  • Route: Q9
  • Location: Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, Queens
  • Date: 2006.04.30
image view 5839 (Ex-Green #274)
  • Route: Q22
  • Location: Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th Street, Queens
  • Date: 2006.04.30
image view 5847 (Ex-Green #282)
  • Route: Not In Service
  • Location: Green Bus Lines facility, Queens
  • Date: 2006.01.09
image view 5861 (Ex-Green #605; ex-Jamaica #572)
  • Route: Q21 (layover)
  • Location: Newport Avenue and Beach 116th Street, Queens
  • Date: 2006.04.30
image view 5867 (Ex-Green #612)
  • Route: Q11 (layover)
  • Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Queens Boulevard, Queens
  • Date: 2006.10.03
image view 5870 (Ex-Green #615)
  • Route: Q40
  • Location: Sutphin Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue, Queens
  • Date: 2006.01.11
image view 8582 (I) (Ex-Green #648, 609)
  • Route: Q37
  • Location: Kew Gardens Road and 82nd Road, Queens
  • Date: 2007.01.02
image view 8582 (II)
  • Route: Q6
  • Location: Jamaica Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, Queens
  • Date: 2006.01.29
MTA Bus Company


GMC RTS: [ Ex-Command ] [ Ex-Green ] [ Ex-Jamaica ] [ Ex-Triboro ]
MCI Classic TC-40102A: [ Ex-Command ] [ Ex-Green ] [ Ex-Jamaica ] [ Ex-Liberty ] [ Ex-New York Bus Service ] [ Ex-Queens Surface ]
Orion V 05.501: [ Ex-Command ] [ Ex-Green ] [ Ex-NYCT ] [ Ex-Queens Surface ] [ Ex-Triboro ]
TMC RTS T80206: [ Ex-Command ] [ Ex-Green ] [ Ex-Jamaica ] [ Ex-NYCT ] [ Ex-Queens Surface ] [ Ex-Triboro ]

[ MCI D4500CL ] [ Orion VII 07.501 HEV ] [ Orion VII 07.501 Next Generation HEV ]