CTA Bus 9705
CTA Bus 9705 was a General Motors "New Look" series diesel-powered bus.
The buses were delivered in 1977 and all were retired by 1996.
This bus was one of the 9600 Series (9600-9799). 200 were purchased.
This type of bus was 40 feet long and 102 inches wide.
While air conditioned, the 9600 series bus was not handicap-accessible.
In 1977, the CTA placed its last order for "New Look" buses from GM. This order, which included 200 buses, made for a total of 1,870 GM New Look buses purchased since 1972.
The buses were painted in the CTA’s two-tone green scheme, although some where eventually repainted in the CTA’s white, red, and blue paint scheme which was introduced in 1987.
While portions of the 9600-series were retired throughout 1990 and 1991, the entire series was not retired until 1996.