Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
|Bus year/model||Fleet Numbers||Length (feet)||Thumbnail||Notes|
|Retired buses from 1986-1995 and 1999||Various Fleet Numbers||Various Lengths||
Includes Flxible Metro B, D, E;
Orion II, V; American Ikarus.
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|1998 Orion V||4200-4412||40||
Currently the oldest buses in the
Most have retired already but some are still running strong.
|1999 Orion V||3900-3950||30||
||Retired as of 2013. Several were handed down to Ride On.|
|2000 Orion V||2100-2231||40||
||Second oldest in the system, they still run strong and often.|
|2000 Orion VI||2000-2099||40||
Retired as of May 2012.
|2001-2002 New Flyer C40LF||
||WMATA's first CNG buses.|
|2002 Neoplan AN-460||5301-5321||60||
||Only 5 were rehabbed. Retired in 2016.|
|2005-2006 Orion VII CNG||
Heading to Northern Virginia?
You can't miss these, especially during weekends!
|2006 Orion VII CNG||3001-3035||30||
||"Baby" counterparts of the 40-ft Orion VIIs.|
|2006 New Flyer DE40LF/DE40LFR||6001-6050||40||
WMATA's first diesel-electric
6040-6050 are restyled DE40LFs and originally painted silver.
|2006 New Flyer D40LFR||6101-6217||40||
Clean diesel powered with roof
mounted A/C units.
Mostly found in Prince George's County, MD and southeast DC.
|2007 New Flyer C40LFR||2801-2825||40||
||CNG counterparts of the clean diesels.|
|2008 NABI 60-BRT||5401-5422||60||
First order to originally be painted
in the new local scheme.
Mainly used for route X2.
|2009 New Flyer DE35LFA||3751-3770||37||
||"Shorties" mainly used for lighter routes.|
|2009 New Flyer DE60LFA||5431-5452||62||
First diesel-electric hybrid
Mainly used on the Y and 70 lines.
|2009-2010 New Flyer DE40LFA||6301-6609||42||
||A large bus order to replace the remaining Flxibles.|
|2012 Orion VII||3036-3087||30||
||3038-3062 are diesel powered and 3063-3087 are hybrids.|
|2014 NABI 40-BRT||8001-8105||40||
||WMATA's first and only order of 40-ft NABI buses.|
|New Flyer XDE40 "Xcelsior"||
Replacements for most of the Orion Vs, as well as fleet expansion.
Orders in progress from 2011 to today.
|New Flyer XN40 "Xcelsior"||2830-2993||40||
||CNG replacements of the 2001-2002 New Flyer C40LFs.|
|New Flyer XDE60 "Xcelsior"||5460-5480||60||
||21 ordered to replace the 21 2002 Neoplan AN-460s.|
||Van Hools and New Flyer Xcelsiors.|
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