A Fifth Avenue Coach double-decker bus is being used to advertise the need for American volunteers during WWI.
1948 Twin Coach purchased by the NYC Board of Transportation. The divided front windows were meant to increase visibility and reduce sun glare.
In 1948, trolley buses were purchased for Brooklyn and Queens. Trolley buses were first used in NYC on Staten Island in 1921 to replace the services of a defunct trolley company, Staten Island Midland Railway.
In the late1950s, Fifth Avenue Coach purchased the first air-conditioned buses to be used for local service in NYC. The bus pictured above is part of New York Transit Museum's historic collection.
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