Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06

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Years of manufacture 1987 to 1994
Length 35 or 40 feet
Width 96 or 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel, CNG or Methanol

The Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-06 is an American high floor transit bus. General Motors sold their RTS bus design and patents to TMC in 1987. The RTS-06 remained the most popular generation and continued production with Nova Bus beginning in 1994.


Example of a 35-foot RTS-06 model.


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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1989 1TUMDT9A3KR826052 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
1993 1TUMDTFA7NR828993 Cummins C8.3

Preserved coaches

Year Thumbnail VIN Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
1989 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 8903-a.jpg ? Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 8903 Seashore Trolley Museum
1991 Golden Gate Transit 1241-a.jpg 1TUMDT9A7MR828342 Golden Gate Transit 1241 Private owner
1993 1TUMDTAA5PR829196 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 9347 Unknown
(auctioned off February 8, 2012)
1993 1TUMDTGA7PR829398 Queens Surface Corporation 275 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (museum bus fleet)
1993 1TUMDTGA7PR829711 Jamaica Buses 3865 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (museum bus fleet)
1993 1TUMDTEAXPR829608 Command Bus Company 4904 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (museum bus fleet)

See also