As new buses roll in, the Phantoms roll out……to retirement…..

Yes people, the transition is well on now. A couple sources have told me that HART now has 9 new Gillig Low Floor buses in service, that is, buses 2901 through 2909. Until early September, HART will continue to recieve about four to five buses per week until the final count of 30 is fulfilled. In the meantime, the entire fleet of 30-foot (6XX) Gillig Phantom buses have been shipped out to their final destination, along with four 35-foot (7XX) Gillig Phantom buses. The remaining Phantoms will be shipped out on a gradual basis until all the new buses have been placed into service.

As of August 26, 2009, only 18 35-foot Gillig Phantom buses remain in service.