Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1800-1816

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Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1800-1816 has Wi-Fi access.
Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1800-1816 is wheelchair accessible.

Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1800-1816 are 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' (G27D102N4) buses. These buses are identical to the 1790 series, with the addition of side-mounted USB chargers.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B 36 American Seating InSight Luminator Horizon Amber

History

In 2013, the Metropolitan Council, the agency that operates Metro Transit, approved a contract with Gillig to purchase 184 replacement buses, as well as have the option to purchase an additional 221 buses. With the options expiring in July 2018, the Metropolitan Council proceeded with purchasing 20 additional buses, of which 3 were stylized for the A Line. The remaining 17 buses that were purchased became the 1800 series buses.[1]

The Twin Cities Transit Riders Union and MN350 opposed the purchase because of the impacts that these buses had on the environment, as well as inadequate passenger and operator amenities.[2]

1800 was spotted in Patterson, CA being delivered in mid-April 2019. It entered service in early May 2019. 1816 entered service in mid-June 2019.

Every bus in this series was retrofitted with a single-panel Bentech operator barrier shortly after delivery.

Details

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN License Plate Garage Operator Barrier Status/Disposal Notes
1800 2019 15GGD2719K3193305 None Nicollet Bentech Active
  • Spotted in Patterson, CA on April 19, 2019
  • Entered service in early May 2019
1801 2019 15GGD2710K3193306 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1802 2019 15GGD2712K3193307 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1803 2019 1566D2714K3193308 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1804 2019 15GGD2716K3193309 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1805 2019 15GGD2712K3193310 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1806 2019 15GGD2714K3193311 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1807 2019 15GGD2716K3193312 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1808 2019 15GGD2718K3193313 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1809 2019 15GGD2710K3193314 None Nicollet Bentech Active Non-standard VIN check digit
1810 2019 15GGD2711K3193315 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1811 2019 15GGD2713K3193316 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1812 2019 15GGD2715K3193317 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1813 2019 15GGD2717K3193318 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1814 2019 15GGD2719K3193319 None Nicollet Bentech Active
1815 2019 15GGD2715K3193320 None MJ Ruter Bentech Active
1816 2019 15GGD2717K3193321 None MJ Ruter Bentech Active
  • Entered service in mid-June 2019
  • 2019 Holiday Bus

References