After successfully developing its second generation of widely popular transit buses, General Motors opted out of the bus industry despite the continued demand for its Rapid Transit Series model. TMC, a subsidiary of Motor Coach Industries, bought the design and produced it from 1987 until 1994 when it passed the RTS on to NovaBus.
Golden Gate Transit is a suburban route bus Operator that serves San Fransisco, CA and communities to the north, facilitating commutes which traverse SF’s Golden Gate Bridge. Because the service fits more of a commuter model rather than typical urban transit, GGT’s buses typically feature commuter style interiors designed for longer rides with fewer stops. 1242’s setup is atypical of an RTS bus which would normally have hard surface, low back seats arranged to allow for higher capacity and standing riders.
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