Orlando Transit Company

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The Orlando Transit Company was the original transit system in Orlando. It provided bus service in the Orlando area from 1932 to 1972 and was operated by Sidney Swope Jr. and his wife, Jean Swope.

The company started in 1932 with only four buses. Jean took over the company after her husband passed away in 1963. A bus terminal opened in 1964 and was used up until 1985 by OTC's predecessor, Tri County Transit.

In 1972, Orange-Seminole-Osceola Transportation Authority (now Lynx) formed and took over service across Orlando. The Orlando Transit Company became Gray Line Sightseeing Tours. It owned 100 buses, vans, and limousines at it's peak, until Jean sold the company in 1984 and retired. The company was bought by what is Airocar Inc., who renumbered the buses. [1]


Roster

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
405 1979 MCI MC-5C Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
500-501 1968 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-8
502-505 1969 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-8
600-603 1969 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
604-613 1971 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
701 197? MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4-speed manual
703 197? MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4-speed manual
707 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4-speed manual
800-801 1971 GMC PD-4905 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
802-804 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
800-803 1972 GMC T8H-5306A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
805-806 1975 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
807 1974 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
808 1974? GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
811 1975 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
814-816 1976 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
817-818 197? GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual transmission
900-904 1984 Eagle 10S Detroit Diesel 6V92TA? Allison HT-740
    • Renumbered 4600-4604
  • Sold to Airocar Inc. (Also known as Gray Line of Ft. Lauderdale).
905-906 [2] 1984 Eagle 10S Detroit Diesel 6V92TA? Allison HT-740
  • Renumbered 4605-4606.
  • Sold to Airocar Inc. (Also known as Gray Line of Ft. Lauderdale).
1500-1502 1981 GMC T8J-204 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V-730
  • Renumbered from 5100-5102.
1503-1504 1982 GMC T8J-204 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V-730
  • Renumbered from 5103-5104.
1505 198? GMC T8J-204 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V-730
  • Renumbered from 5105.

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