CrimsonRide

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CrimsonRide is the transportation provider for students, faculty and residents in or around the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The service is provided by First Transit and commenced operation on August 11, 2007.

CrimsonRide replaced the previous Blue & Yellow Routes operated by the Tuscaloosa Transit Authority, and currently operates 15 routes in and around the University of Alabama Campus.

Roster

The information below is current as of July 2022.

Current

All Nova buses are owned by the University of Alabama, other buses are owned by First Transit.

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-3 2018 Ford Transit
4-7 2017 Ford Transit
8-9 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
10 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
5001-5002
6008-6011 2014 ElDorado E-Z Rider II BRT 32' Cummins ISB
6012-6013 2015 ElDorado E-Z Rider II BRT 32' Cummins ISB
6014-6015 2016 ElDorado E-Z Rider II BRT 32' Cummins ISB
7001-7017 CrimsonRide 7008-a.JPG 2007 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL
  • 7013 is retired.
7018-7019 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL
  • Former Nova Bus engineering buses, acquired circa 2009-2010
7020-7021 2010 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7022-7023 2011 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7024-7025 2012 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7026-7027 2013 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7028-7029 2014 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7030-7031 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7032-7037 2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
7038-7039 2019-2020 ElDorado Axess BRT 40' Cummins L9

Future Fleet

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 8 million federal transit funds for 8 electric buses. UA will work with Shelton State Community College to train workers to service the buses as part of a workforce development initiative.[1]

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
6001 2009 Chevrolet/Goshen C5500 cutaway GM Vortec V8 8.1L
6002-6003 2009 Chevrolet/Goshen C5500 cutaway GM Duramax 6.6L
6004-6005 2012 Ford/Goshen F550 cutaway Ford 6.7L Diesel
6006-6007 2013 Ford/Goshen F550 cutaway Ford 6.7L Diesel

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