(v5227.jpg) The back of bus #5227 at re-opening of transit museum, Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 14 September, 2003

(from The "Vintage" Bus Fleet MTA New York City Transit, Issued: August 2002, photo above also)
First arrival in the fleet: 1971
Years of operation: 1971-1995
Number of buses purchased: 350
Operator: NYCTA (New York City Transit Authority)
Servie operated: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island routes
Manufacturer: General Motors
Model: "Blitz" 5305A
Notes of special interest: Various NYCTA GMC "New Look", ranging from 1966 Model 5303's to 1973 5309A and 5310A's were sent back to the Blitz Corporation of Chicago for complete overhaul/rebuilding. Upon returning to NYC as 5000 series buses, they were thereafter known as "Blitz Buses". The bus featured hard, blue longitudinal seating. The bus was designated as the last non-wheelchair lift-equipped bus to operated for NYC Transit. It was the focus of the announcement of a 100% accessible fleet at a 1995 press confernace held in front of NYC Transit Headquarters.


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