Green Bus Lines
Green Bus Lines was a private bus company in New York City that operated local service in Queens and express service to Manhattan. It was taken over by the MTA in 2006.
Since the 1930s, private companies like Green Bus Lines had franchise agreements with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) to operate bus service in certain areas. The companies began receiving subsidies in the 1970s to continue operation. The fares were set by the NYCDOT, and by 2004, the NYCDOT owned the buses and two depots. Amid rising costs and declining customer satisfaction, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor George Pataki announced in April 2004 that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) would take over management and operation of the private bus services.
Following extended and challenging negotiations, the MTA and Green Bus Lines came to an agreement on transition. On January 9, 2006, the MTA assumed Green Bus Lines' operations. A number of buses and 20 local and express routes were transferred to the newly created MTA Bus division.
Buses Built in 1945-1959
"New Look" Era Buses (1960-1979)
"ADB" and Newer Era Buses (1979-2005)
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- Mayor Bloomberg Announces Mta Takeover Of Green Bus Lines. Press release. 08 January 2006.
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