IndyGo’s new used buses

In the last three years Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. (IndyGo) has made great strides to improve its service and routing structure. Marion County spreads out 400 square miles and not all areas can be covered by transit, but IndyGo make the best out of it. Improving and adding back-fill to the fleet is one thing IndyGo is doing to keep the riders moving.

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The workhorses of IndyGo’s fleet, the Gillig LFs and BRTs.

In March 2013, IndyGo purchased several used buses from Columbus, Ohio’s COTA. The used buses are ten 2001 New Flyer D40LFs and twenty-one 1999 Nova Bus LFS, all from Columbus, Ohio. These used buses are in better shape than IndyGo’s 1997 and 1998 Gillig Phantoms, which are being phased out. The buses will help stabilize the fleet and lower its average age, control maintenance costs and improve vehicle reliability.

On November 18, 2013, IndyGo returned to using articulated buses by buying fifteen used rebuilt articulated buses. These new used articulated buses are ex-Ottawa OC Transpo 2002 New Flyer D60LFs rebuilt by Complete Coach Works in California, same like those bought in 2014 by St. Louis Metro. The D60LFs are numbered 0201-0215, with 0208 and 0210 decked out with Indiana Pacers wraps. The articulated buses are assigned on routes, 5, 8 and, 39 (Meridian Street).

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Number 0210 wrapped in Indiana Pacers themed vinyl wrap.

The 1999 Novas are used mainly on routes 10, 17, 24, and 25, however, these maybe assigned to other routes if necessary. The 2001 New Flyers are numbered 0130-0140, while the Nova Bus LFS retain their original COTA numbers and are random and not in any particular sequence.

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9905 is unpainted – Gillig versus Nova, which is better?

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2001 ex-COTA New Flyer and a 2000 Gillig LF

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