Metro Transit (Minnesota) 900-988

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Metro Transit (Minnesota) 900-988 were 2002 Gillig Phantom 40' (C21D102N4) buses. They were retired beginning in 2014, with the last 4 units retired in late 2020.

Units operated under the purview of the Metropolitan Council, which includes Metro Transit, do not have license plates. They are instead identified by their unit numbers.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E 43 American Seating 6484

Details

  • [1][2][3]
  • 1 unit was spotted on ebay in March 2016.
Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN Status/Disposal Notes
900 06/2002 15GCD211121111201
Retired in late 2014

901 06/2002 15GCD211321111202
Retired in late 2014

  • Auctioned off with a wrap promoting safety around light rail lines
902 06/2002 15GCD211521111203
Retired in late 2014

  • Auctioned off on February 12, 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
  • Sold to a party bus company in Omaha, NE; a title was issued on 5/17/2016
    • It was converted into a party bus[4][5]
  • Sold to Party Express Bus LLC in Omaha, NE; a title was issued on 9/14/2020
903 06/2002 15GCD211721111204 Retired in late 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

904 06/2002 15GCD211921111205
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and reunumbered 7117; a title was issued on 4/6/2015
905 06/2002 15GCD211021111206
Retired in 2015

  • Involved in an accident[6]
  • Image of 861's rear mistakenly used in both listings
906 06/2002 15GCD211221111207
Retired

  • Auctioned off in November 2018
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
907 06/2002 15GCD211421111208
Retired in late 2014

  • Auctioned off on February 12, 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
  • Sold to a private owner in Minnesota; a title was issued on 4/28/2015
  • Sold to a party bus company in Omaha, NE; a title was issued on 5/17/2016
    • It was converted into a party bus[4]
  • Sold to Party Express Bus LLC in Omaha, NE; a title was issued on 9/14/2020
908 06/2002 15GCD211621111209 Retired
909 06/2002 15GCD211221111210
Retired in late 2014

910 06/2002 15GCD211421111211
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7118; a title was issued on 4/6/2015
911 06/2002 15GCD211621111212
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7119; a title was issued on 4/6/2015
    • Scrapped by crushing at Bell Salvage in Ames, IA; a junk and salvage record was noted on 4/29/2019 and a new title was issued on 5/10/2019
912 06/2002 15GCD211821111213
Retired
913 06/2002 15GCD211X21111214
Retired in 2016

  • Auctioned off on September 12, 2016
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC in Lakeville, MN.[7]
    • A title was issued on 12/7/2016
914 06/2002 15GCD211121111215
Retired in early 2015

  • Auctioned off on March 13, 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN; a title was issued on 8/7/2015
  • Sold to a private owner in Iowa; a title was issued on 9/28/15
  • Sold to a 2nd private owner in Iowa; a title was issued on 10/2/2018
  • Sold to Alter Trading Corp., a title was issued on 12/28/2020
    • Scrapped by crushing at Alter Trading Corp. in Waterloo, IA; a junk and salvage record was noted on 10/9/2020
915 06/2002 15GCD211321111216
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7120; a title was issued on 4/6/2015
916 06/2002 15GCD211521111217
Retired in early 2015

917 06/2002 15GCD211721111218
Retired in late 2014

918 06/2002 15GCD211921111219 Retired
919 06/2002 15GCD211521111220
Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on February 26, 2015
920 06/2002 15GCD211721111221
Retired in late 2014

921 06/2002 15GCD211921111222
Retired in late 2014

922 06/2002 15GCD211021111223
Retired in 2016

  • Auctioned off on September 12, 2016
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC dba Rent My Party Bus in Lakeville, MN; a title was issued on 12/7/2016
923 06/2002 15GCD211221111224
Retired
  • Auctioned off on September 12, 2016
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC dba Rent My Party Bus in Lakeville, MN; a title was issued on 12/7/2016[8]
924 06/2002 15GCD211421111225
Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on February 26, 2015 and April 23, 2015

925 06/2002 15GCD211621111226
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7121; a title was issued on 4/6/2015
926 5/15/2002 15GCD211821111227
Retired in September 2019.
  • Auctioned off on October 4, 2019
  • Bought by a private owner in St. Cloud, MN. It was listed for sale in Loxahatchee, FL as an incomplete RV conversion in October 2020. No title was ever issued.[9]
927 06/2002 15GCD211X21111228
Retired in early 2015

  • Auctioned off on March 13, 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN; a title was issued on 5/13/2015
928 06/2002 15GCD211121111229
Retired in early 2015

  • Auctioned off on March 13, 2015
  • Bought by DJ Party Bus in Minneapolis, MN; a title was issued on 6/18/2015 (Lic: BY84327)
    • It was moved to Austin, TX and listed for sale on eBay on 7/24/2021
929 06/2002 15GCD211821111230
Retired in September 2019

  • Auctioned off on October 4, 2019
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
930 06/2002 15GCD211X21111231 Retired
931 06/2002 15GCD211121111232 Retired
932 06/2002 15GCD211321111233
Retired in September 2018

  • Auctioned off on November 20, 2018
  • Bought by a private owner in Anoka County, MN; a title was issued on 11/26/2018. It was listed for sale on Craigslist on 12/3/2018 and 1/11/2019.
  • Sold to a 2nd private owner in Minnesota; a title was issued on 8/12/2019
  • Sold to a 3rd private owner in Minnesota; a title was issued on 12/26/2019
933 06/2002 15GCD211521111234
Retired

  • Auctioned off in November 2018.
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC in Lakeville, MN; a title was issued on 1/7/2019
  • Sold to a private owner in Iowa; a registration was noted on 3/31/2021
934 06/2002 15GCD211721111235
Retired in late 2014

935 06/2002 15GCD211921111236
Retired in early 2015

  • Auctioned off on March 13, 2015
  • Bought by DJ Party Bus in Minneapolis, MN. It was converted into a party bus and assigned Coach #2 (Lic: BY84326)
    • A title was issued on 6/18/2015
    • Spotted in Minneapolis, MN in March 2021
    • Listed for sale on eBay in Austin, TX on 6/6/2021, 7/22/2021, and 7/31/2021
936 06/2002 15GCD211021111237
Retired in 2015
  • Auctioned off on February 26, 2015
  • Bought by Amherst J. Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, MN, who converted it into a mobile grocery market called the Twin Cities Mobile Market.[10]
    • A title was issued on 5/19/2015
  • Sold to The Food Group in New Hope, MN in January 2020; the bus will continue to operate as a mobile grocery store[11]
    • A title was issued on 1/19/2021
937 06/2002 15GCD211221111238
Retired

938 06/2002 15GCD211421111239
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015.
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
939 06/2002 15GCD211021111240
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015.
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
940 06/2002 15GCD211221111241
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off on February 26, 2015
  • Bought by DJ Party Bus in Minneapolis, MN. It was converted into a party bus and assigned Coach #1 (Lic: BY84328)
    • A title was issued on 6/18/2015
    • It was spotted in Minneapolis, MN in March 2021.
941 06/2002 15GCD211421111242 Retired
942 06/2002 15GCD211621111243
Retired in late 2014

Auctioned off on February 12, 2015

943 06/2002 15GCD211821111244 Retired
944 06/2002 15GCD211X21111245 Retired in early 2015

Auctioned off on April 23, 2015

945 06/2002 15GCD211121111246
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7133; a title was issued on 3/24/2016
946 06/2002 15GCD211321111247
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015.
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
947 06/2002 15GCD211521111248 Retired
948 06/2002 15GCD211721111249 Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

949 06/2002 15GCD211321111250 Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

950 10/2002 15GCD211521111251
Retired

  • Auctioned off.
  • Bought by Safeway Transit dba Rent My Party Bus in Lakeville, MN. It was converted into a party bus (Lic: BY87368)
    • A new title for this bus was issued on 8/4/2016
951 10/2002 15GCD211721111252
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
952 10/2002 15GCD211921111253
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
953 10/2002 15GCD211021111254
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
954 10/2002 15GCD211221111255 Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

955 10/2002 15GCD211421111256
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off in December 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN; a title was issued on 1/6/2016
  • Sold to a private owner in Iowa; a title was issued on 2/26/2016
956 10/2002 15GCD211621111257
Retired in September 2019

  • Auctioned off on October 4, 2019
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
957 10/2002 15GCD211821111258 Retired in September 2019
Auctioned off on October 4, 2019.
958 10/2002 15GCD211X21111259
Retired in September 2019
959 10/2002 15GCD211621111260
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off on December 22, 2015
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC in Lakeville, MN; a title was issued on 3/4/2016[14]
960 10/2002 15GCD211821111261
Retired

  • Auctioned off in November 2018.
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC in Lakeville, MN; a title was issued on 12/26/2018
961 10/2002 15GCD211X21111262
Retired in 2016
962 10/2002 15GCD211121111263
Retired in 2018

  • Auctioned off on November 7, 2018
  • Reserve not met; bus was not auctioned in subsequent auctions. It is no longer on Metro Transit property as of July 2020.
963 10/2002 15GCD211321111264 Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

964 10/2002 15GCD211521111265
Retired in mid-2015

Involved in an accident[6]
965 10/2002 15GCD211721111266
Retired

  • Auctioned off in November 2018.
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
966 10/2002 15GCD211921111267
Retired

  • Auctioned off in November 2018.
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
967 10/2002 15GCD211021111268
Retired in 2015

968 10/2002 15GCD211221111269
Retired in mid-2015

969 10/2002 15GCD211921111270
Retired in 2015

970 10/2002 15GCD211021111271
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7131; a title was issued on 6/1/2016
  • Sold to a private owner in Iowa; a title was issued on 7/3/2019
  • Sold to another private owner in Iowa; a title was issued on 12/3/2019
971 10/2002 15GCD211221111272
Retired in September 2019

972 10/2002 15GCD211421111273
Retired in 2015

  • Auctioned off on December 2015
  • Bought by Jones Auto Sales in Hollandale, MN
973 10/2002 15GCD211621111274
Retired in late 2020

  • Stored at South Garage as of July 2020
974 10/2002 15GCD211821111275
Retired in late 2020

  • Auctioned off on December 8, 2020
  • Bought by Hi & Lo Auto Sales in New Brighton, MN
  • Sold to a private owner in South Dakota; a title was issued on 10/7/2021
  • Stored at South Garage as of July 2020
975 10/2002 15GCD211X21111276
Retired in late 2020

  • Stored at South Garage as of July 2020
976 10/2002 15GCD211121111277
Retired in late 2020
  • Stored at South Garage as of July 2020
977 10/2002 15GCD211321111278
Retired

  • Auctioned off in November 2018.
  • Bought by Safeway Transit LLC in Lakeville, MN
978 10/2002 15GCD211521111279
Retired in 2015

979 10/2002 15GCD211121111280
Retired
  • Auctioned off on September 12, 2016
  • Bought by Amherst J. Wilder Foundation; a title was issued on 1/27/2017
  • Sold to a private owner in Minnesota; a title was issued on 8/9/2018
  • Sold to Minneapolis-based artist Sara Hanson, for usage as a mobile metal arts lab; a title was issued on 7/26/2019.[18][19]
980 10/2002 15GCD211321111281 Retired
981 10/2002 15GCD211521111282 Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

982 10/2002 15GCD211721111283
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7132; a title was issued on 6/2/2016
983 10/2002 15GCD211921111284
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by a private owner in Minnesota; a title was issued on 9/9/2016
984 10/2002 15GCD211021111285
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7123; a title was issued on 3/24/2016
985 10/2002 15GCD211221111286 Retired
986 10/2002 15GCD211421111287
Retired

  • Auctioned off
  • Bought by CyRide and renumbered 7124; a title was issued on 3/24/2016
987 10/2002 15GCD211621111288 Retired in 2015

Auctioned off on December 22, 2015

988 10/2002 15GCD211821111289
Retired in September 2019

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