NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SERVICE INC.
GRUMMAN FLXIBLE 870 BUSES 703-761
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The Grumman Flxible 703L-761L series (model 40102-8-1) was purchased by the City of New Orleans in 1981 for use by NOPSI. All fifty-nine buses had wheelchair lifts and were assigned to fifteen specific lines, including Broad, Canal, South Claiborne, Galvez, Magazine, and Freret, to make them accessible. They were the last buses ordered for New Orleans with express lamps on the sides of the front destination sign. The series went into RTA hands with the July 1, 1983 acquisition and ran into the 1990s.
GRUMMAN 703L:First of the series Grumman 703L in uptown New Orleans under RTA operation in December 1990.
GRUMMAN 704L:Grumman 704L on the Louisiana line at S. Carrollton and Dixon in the early 1980s.
GRUMMAN 709L:Grumman 709 (with the L removed) on 12-St. Charles streetcar line bus substitution lays over at Claiborne and Carrollton in February 1992 (during RTA operation).
GRUMMAN 712L:Grumman 712L on the South Claiborne-Carrollton via M.L. King route at the Claiborne and Carrollton terminus on July 17, 1983 right after RTA takeover. Tastee Donuts is visible in the background.
GRUMMAN 714L:Grumman 714L at the terminus of the Louisiana line at Pontchartrain Blvd. and City Park Ave. Third photo shows interior as the bus makes its way alongside Interstate 10 (Pontchartrain Expressway).
GRUMMAN 721L:A blurry photo of Grumman 721L at the South Claiborne terminus.
GRUMMAN 737L:Grumman 737L on the Galvez line at Galvez and Tulane after RTA takeover.
GRUMMAN 750L:Grumman 750L on the Elysian Fields line at the University of New Orleans.
GRUMMAN 755L:Grumman 755L on the Canal-Lakeshore via Pontchartrain Blvd. line at Canal and Dauphine Sts. in the early 1980s.
GRUMMAN 758L:Grumman 758L on Canal-Lake Vista at Canal and Carondelet Sts. in the early 1980s.