D-dot's New Flyer D40LF bus #3905 on Route 78 Imperial
UPDATE: After 54 years of service, Route 78 Imperial Express (Limited) is now discontinued, eliminated and history due to increased low passenger ridership and drastic service cuts.
Sorry about that folks; my first Windows Media movie with the D-dot's transportation wasn't to good so I had to take it off my video gallery so forgive me on that because this is my first time that I'm trying something new anyway.
Well, anyhoo, here is D-dot's 2004's New Flyer D40LF bus#3905 operating on Route#78 Imperial/Grand River(Limited/Express).
Engine: Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
Transmission: Allison B400R 5 or 6 speed auto
Due to budget problems that happened in 2005, Route 78 has been slated down to rush-hour traffic hours only(which means Route 78 no longer runs all day from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.).
D-dot's NovaBus RTS 82VN #3708 on Route 60
Here's a ride on D-dot's 2001's 40ft NovaBus RTS 82VN #3708 operating on
Route 60 Evergreen to Fairlane Mall. I eventually got off on Grand River
and Evergreen. This bus is powered by the Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
engine with the ZF 6HP-592C automatic.
*Ex-D.S.R* D-dot and *Ex-SEMTA* SMART bus photo slideshow
Disclaimer: I DO NOT own any of these photos that you see on my slideshow
so therefore, every bus model photos you see belongs to their respective
owners. I am only using them as a tribute slideshow video! Credit also goes
to the respective owners.
This is just a slideshow video of the buses of D-dot(D.S.R.) and
SMART(SEMTA) that are retired and are no longer running in service.
If anybody knows what the other two buses are, then please tell me
*Ex-SMART* D-dot 1995 NovaBus RTS T8O-206 #3214 (RETIRED)
Take a ride on the NovaBus RTS T80-206 #3214 owned and operated by
D-dot(Detroit Department of Transportation) as this bus is operating on
Route 22 Greenfield to Northland Mall.
This bus was formely owned by SMART before it was sold to D-dot around 1997
due to Suburban SMART Transit's finacial problems.
Powertrain: Detroit Diesel Series 50 + Allison V-731
UPDATE: This coach and the rest of the coaches #3200-3232 have been retired
between the summer and autumn of 2008.
D-dot 1996 NovaBus RTS T8O-206 #3525 (RETIRED)
UPDATE 4/5/12: Route 78 is no longer in operation and ALL remaining 1996-97
RTS buses including #3525 have been retired.
D-dot (Detroit Department of Transportation) NovaBus RTS T8O-206 #3525
operating on Route 78 Imperial limited.
Video recorded last year in 2008.
Engine: Detroit Diesel Series 50
Transmission: Allison V-731 (ATEC or non-ATEC) automatic
New Flyer D40LF #4135 taking off
Here is the video of D-dot's 2005 New Flyer D40LF bus#4135 driving off
after I got off the bus. Oh, and please ignore the dirty backside as you
watch this vid.
D-dot 2001 NovaBus RTS 82VN #3733 audio recording
Route 38: Plymouth to Rosa Parks Transit Center
Powertrain: Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR + ZF Ecomat-2 6HP-592C
UPDATE: Route 38 is no longer operating its express service to downtown,
Detroit Rosa Parks Transit Center as of 6/27/11.
Malta Buses End Of An Era DVD 2 Excerpts.
Excerpts from the 2nd DVD in the 2 DVD set 'Malta Buses: End Of An Era'
which commemorates the changes to Malta bus services in July 2011. DVD set
is available from www.bhtransportdvds.co.uk, price £16.00. Wide screen, UK
PAL format, also available on Ebay.
D-dot 2005 New Flyer D40LF bus #4110
UPDATE: 3/20/12: Route 78 Imperial Express (Limited) is no longer in
operation as of 3/5/12 due to low ridership.
Here is D-dot New Flyer D40LF bus #4110 operating on Route 78 Imperial
limited (express) as it enters the John C. Lodge freeway after leaving
Engine: Cummins ISL-05
Transmission: Allison B400R
Mississauga Transit 2008 New Flyer D60LFR #0855
A ride aboard Mississauga Transit 2008 New Flyer D60LFR #0855 on Route 26 E
Burnhamthorpe, traveling eastbound.
Cummins ISM / Allison B500R
By: Ryan Flores
Date Taken: 2008/02/16
D-dot 2010 New Flyer D40LF bus #1009 audio recording
Recorded on 4-22-10 during the evening...
Here is another of D-dot's 2010 New Flyer D40LF buses, but this time, the
audio recording from coach #1009 while it is operating on Route 22
Greenfield. This bus is powered with the Cummins ISL-07(280-HP) Diesel
engine with the Allison World B400R automatic transmission. Also, these
#1000 series are the first low floor buses to come WITHOUT the SuTrak A/C
unit on top of the bus and it has a different tailights as well. They also
have different seatings too.
D-DOT SERVICE ISSUES BACK IN THE DAY [Video-2]
Although bus service in Detroit has improved tremendously in recent years,
things have not always been rosy for D-DOT (the city of Detroit's
transportation department). Over the years —— beginning around the
mid-1970s and well into the mid-to-late'80s —— the city's transit
system would encounter numerous obstacles and would struggle to maintain
In this video clip from the Summer of 1978, WJBK-TV2 "Eyewitness News"
takes a first-hand look at some of the service problems facing Detroit bus
riders, as reporter Robbie Timmons (now with WXYZ-TV) takes a bus ride on
the D-DOT #23 Hamilton bus route. Her bus trip begins at the Northland Mall
Shopping Center in suburban Southfield and ends at the ol' Tiger Stadium
ballpark in Downtown Detroit.
This is the second in a series of upcoming videos from back in the day.
Other videos will look at the continuing struggles the city's transit
department faced, and their attempts to overcome those issues.
(video posted for educational purposes only)
BTW—I do want to apologize for the poor quality of this video. My old
"rabbit ears" TV antennae wasn't working too well on that day——some 30
For more Detroit transit videos visit:
D-dot 2005 New Flyer D40LF #4166
A ride on 2005 New Flyer D40LF bus #4166 on Route 16 Dexter.
Engine: Cummins ISL-05 (280-HP)
Transmission: Allison B400R
(This video was recorded on October 7, 2008.)
D-dot's New Flyer D40LF bus #4212 on Route 16 Dexter
Here is a short video on D-dot's 2005 New Flyer D40LF bus no.#4212
operating on Route#16 Dexter to Downtown Detroit. These bus had replaced
the 1992's and the 1993's New Flyer D40HF buses(3000-3199) with the 6V92TA
and the V731 3 speed auto transmission in august of 2005. This bus
including the 4100 series is powered with the Cummins ISL engine with the
Allison B400R 5 speed auto transmission. The 2004's 3900-3989 series has
the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine and the Allision B400R 5 speed auto