|Engine||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
5300-5544, 5765-5769Detroit Diesel 6L71N
5300-5744, 5765-5769ZF 4HP500
|Seat Model||AMSECO Model 6468|
|# of Seats||40|
|Dest. Signs||Flip-Dot (Slow)
5300, 5303-5544Flip-Dot (Fast)
Around the same time CTA purchased the 4400-series TMC RTS buses, an order was also placed for 470 “Metro” buses from Flxible Corporation.
Unlike the 4400s, the 5300s included air conditioning upon delivery. The CTA had previously decided in the 1980s to eliminate air conditioning in future bus purchases due to funding issues. However, in 1991 the decision was reversed and subsequent bus purchases were required to include AC.
Retirement of the 5300-series began in 2006 and was completed in January 2009.