Special Feature - Triboro Coach Corporation and the NYCDOT takeover - January 13, 2005


  Triboro Coach Corporation is a privately run bus company based out of Astoria, NY. The NYCDOT owns the buses, while the service is run as a franchise by the operator. Triboro Coach Corp. runs local bus routes within Queens and express routes to Manhattan. Triboro's fleet consists of the GMC/TMC RTS (in diesel and CNG powertrains), MCI Classics, and Orion V CNGs. Currently, the MTA is staging a takeover of all seven privately owned bus companies in NYC (Command, Green Bus Lines, Jamaica Buses, Inc., Liberty Lines Express, New York Bus Service, Queens Surface Corp., and Triboro Coach Corp.). Liberty Lines Express is currently under full control of the MTA, and thus, all of their vehicles have been renumbered and rebadged with the "MTA Bus" logos. This is a separate entity from MTA New York City Bus, which will be absorbed into the MTA Bus Company in the future.
 

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Triboro Garage

An overview of Triboro's garage in Astoria.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 688

Triboro 688 is seen at Queensboro Plaza on the Q19A Jackson Heights.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 707

Triboro 707 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria. The white bus in the background is an ex-NYCT unit.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 769

Triboro 769 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria. Because of space limitations, many of their buses have to be parked on the street.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 775

Triboro 775 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 786

Triboro 786 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria. This unit is painted in Triboro's current paint scheme.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 790

Triboro 790 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 792

Triboro 792 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2052

Triboro 2052 is seen leaving the garage for a midday pull-out.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2052

Triboro 2052 is seen leaving the garage on a midday pull out. The bus has probably been sittting around for a long time, as noted by the steam emitted from the exhaust pipe.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2055

Triboro 2055 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2070

Triboro 2070 is seen leaving the garage on a midday pull-out. All of their CNG RTS units have a G prefix on their official fleet numbers, but many units have lost the G sticker over time.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2074

Triboro 2074 is seen at Queensboro Plaza on the Q19A Jackson Heights.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2140

Triboro 2140 is seen at Queensboro Plaza on the Q19A Jackson Heights.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2825

Triboro 2825 is seen at Triboro's garage in Astoria. For whatever reason, the signboard is reading "GREEN BUS LINES", which is one of the seven private bus companies in NYC.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 2826

Triboro 2826 is seen Not In Service at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 3026

Triboro 3026 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 3026

Triboro 3026 is seen Not In Service at Triboro's garage in Astoria. The sign reading for emergency situations is stuck on the destination sign.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 3054

The destination sign of Triboro 3054 is seen stuck between Not In Service and Express.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 3054

Triboro 3054 is seen leaving the garage on a midday pull-out.

2005-01-13 

Triboro 3059

Triboro 3059 is seen turning onto 28th Street on the Q19A Jackson Heights.

2005-01-13 

MTA Bus 7857

MTA Bus 7857 is seen on Madison Avenue and East 26th Street in Midtown.

2005-01-13 

MTA Bus 7874

MTA Bus 7874 is seen Not In Service at Madison Square Park in Midtown.

2005-01-13 

MTA Bus 7874

MTA Bus 7874 is seen Not In Service at Madison Square Park in Midtown.

2005-01-13 

MTA Bus 7878

MTA Bus 7878 is seen Not In Service at Madison Square Park in Midtown.

2005-01-13 


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