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| name = Bus
|name = Bus
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| front_image = BruteBus-Front-GTAV.png
|front_image = Bus-GTA4-front.jpg
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| rear_image = BruteBus-Rear-GTAV.png
|image_size = 320
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| image_size = 300
|caption = A Bus in [[GTA IV]]
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| caption = A red Bus in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
|vehicle_type = Public Service vehicle
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| vehicle_type = Public service vehicle
 
| body_style = Bus
 
| body_style = Bus
| manufacturer = [[Brute]] ([[HD Universe]])
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| manufacturer = [[Brute]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
|capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small><br>16 <small>(driver and 15 passengers, GTA V)</small>
|appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]}}
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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| related = [[Airport Bus]]
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{{quote|Stand out from the pack with your very own [[Los Santos Transit]] bus! Great for playing tricks on lines of people at bus stops.|[[Warstock Cache & Carry]] description.}}
   
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The [[Brute]] '''Bus''' is a large public transport vehicle that is featured in:
   
The [[Brute]] '''Bus''' is a large public transport that is featured in:
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto 1]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto Vice City]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto Vice City]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories|Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''
* [[GTA Chinatown Wars|Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars]]
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* ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Despite the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto games]] being set in large, bustling urban environments with public transport infrastructure, the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means too.
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Despite the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto games]] being set in large, bustling urban environments with public transport infrastructure, the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means, too; this issue was fixed in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
   
===GTA 1 — GTA 2===
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===2D Universe===
 
In GTA 1, the Bus is based on a typical school bus and has no special features. There are three versions; in [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] it is a school bus, in [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] it appears to be a church bus, and in [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] it appears to be either a high school bus or a bus for some kind of sports team; the latter two are not spawned in traffic.
 
In GTA 1, the Bus is based on a typical school bus and has no special features. There are three versions; in [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] it is a school bus, in [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] it appears to be a church bus, and in [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] it appears to be either a high school bus or a bus for some kind of sports team; the latter two are not spawned in traffic.
   
In GTA 2, the Bus resembles an "old look"-style transit bus and can be found picking up/dropping off passengers at various bus stops within each of the three districts. The Bus only drives on the outer lane of the 'main' roads. Even if the player steals the Bus, passengers will still enter/exit if the player stops at a bus stop. There's 2 missions about transporting passengers.
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In GTA 2, the Bus resembles an "old look"-style transit bus (quite similar to the GM Scenicruiser) and can be found picking up/dropping off passengers at various bus stops within each of the three districts. The Bus only drives on the outer lane of the 'main' roads. Even if the player steals the Bus, passengers will still enter/exit if the player stops at a bus stop. There's 2 missions about transporting passengers.
   
 
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Bus-GTA1-ViceCity.png|GTA 1; Vice City.
 
Bus-GTA1-ViceCity.png|GTA 1; Vice City.
 
Bus-GTA2-Larabie.png|Ray Larabie's early design of [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]'s Bus.
 
Bus-GTA2-Larabie.png|Ray Larabie's early design of [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]'s Bus.
Bus-GTA2.png|GTA 2
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Bus-GTA2.png|GTA 2.
 
Bus-GTA2-ingame.jpg|GTA 2; in-game with lights on and doors opened.
 
Bus-GTA2-ingame.jpg|GTA 2; in-game with lights on and doors opened.
 
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===GTA III — GTA Liberty City Stories===
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===3D Universe===
 
In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA Liberty City Stories the Bus retains the "[[School Bus|school bus]]" design featured in GTA 1, and comes in several colors. The design is very generic and takes styling from a wide range of decades, the hood's shape resembles an [[wp:International Harvester S-Series|1980s International Harvester S-Series]]; its slanted side windows may be inspired by the old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]] or [[wikipedia:Flxible New Look bus|Flxible New Look bus]]; the rear is rounded similar to most '40s and '50s bus designs. It's possible transport passengers with a bus in Vice City, but that's done with the [[Coach]].
 
In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA Liberty City Stories the Bus retains the "[[School Bus|school bus]]" design featured in GTA 1, and comes in several colors. The design is very generic and takes styling from a wide range of decades, the hood's shape resembles an [[wp:International Harvester S-Series|1980s International Harvester S-Series]]; its slanted side windows may be inspired by the old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]] or [[wikipedia:Flxible New Look bus|Flxible New Look bus]]; the rear is rounded similar to most '40s and '50s bus designs. It's possible transport passengers with a bus in Vice City, but that's done with the [[Coach]].
   
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===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars===
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===HD Universe===
In GTA IV, the [[Brute]] Bus resembles an [[wp:Orion International#Orion V|Orion V CNG]] (with an evenly angled windshield). Its slanted side [[File:Bus_badges.png|thumb]]windows resemble those of the old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]](GM TDH-5303), [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Transit_Series TMC RTS], or the [[wikipedia:Flxible New Look bus|Flexible New Look bus]], although they are more modern in style. Strangely, the Bus only allows 4 passengers (in addition to the driver) to travel in the vehicle although, as there is no occasion for this in GTA IV's story, it is only possible during [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]]. The buses, which fall under the management of [[Liberty City Transport Authority]] (LTA), are further stamped with "The Fox" labels, in line with the LTA's association of the [[Skycar|Liberty City's tramway]] with another animal ("The [[Flying Rat|Pigeon]]").
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In GTA IV, the [[Brute]] Bus resembles a New Flyer D901 (with an evenly angled windshield from a New Flyer D40 HF). Its slanted side [[File:Bus badges.png|thumb]]windows resemble those of the old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]](GM TDH-5303), [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Transit_Series TMC RTS], or the [[wikipedia:Flxible New Look bus|Flexible New Look bus]], although they are more modern in style. It is also similar to the Orion V CNG. Strangely, the Bus only allows 4 passengers (in addition to the driver) to travel in the vehicle although, as there is no occasion for this in GTA IV's story, it is only possible during [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]]. The buses, which fall under the management of [[Liberty City Transport Authority]] (LTA), are further stamped with "The Fox" labels, in line with the LTA's association of the [[Skycar|Liberty City's tramway]] with another animal ("The [[Flying Rat|Pigeon]]").
   
The Bus remains a rare sight in the city. Despite the presence of several bus stops around the city, the Bus is commonly seen only on the roads near [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], and parked in [[Star Junction]]. The Bus will sometimes appear during GTA IV's mission chase sequences as part of set pieces, acting as an obstacle to increase the difficulty of the mission (see, for example, [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie]]'s mission [[Search and Delete]]). There is always one or more buses parked at the helitour bus stop.
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The Bus remains a rare sight in the city. Despite the presence of several bus stops around the city, the Bus is only seen parked in [[Star Junction]]. The Bus will sometimes appear during GTA IV's mission chase sequences as part of set pieces, acting as an obstacle to increase the difficulty of the mission (see, for example, [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie]]'s mission [[Search and Delete]]). There is always one or more buses parked at the helitour bus stop.
   
 
Another place to find a Bus is the Broker Bus Terminal between [[Schottler]] and [[Downtown]]. It is located under [[Algonquin Bridge]]. It is the first exit from Algonquin and an immediate left at the exit.
 
Another place to find a Bus is the Broker Bus Terminal between [[Schottler]] and [[Downtown]]. It is located under [[Algonquin Bridge]]. It is the first exit from Algonquin and an immediate left at the exit.
   
The Bus finds its own perfect purpose during [[Race#GTA Race|GTA Races]] set in [[Star Junction]]. The Bus can easily block off a path while a novice picks off cars, driver by driver, resulting in everyone switching to [[Faggio]]s, which provide no cover whatsoever for the rider and cannot move buses at all, but are nimble enough to move around Buses.
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The Bus finds its own perfect purpose during [[Races in GTA IV#GTA Race|GTA Races]] set in [[Star Junction]]. The Bus can easily block off a path while a novice picks off cars, driver by driver, resulting in everyone switching to [[Faggio]]s, which provide no cover whatsoever for the rider and cannot move buses at all, but are nimble enough to move around Buses.
   
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In GTA V, the [[Brute]] Bus resembles two NABI buses: the J4500 and the CompoBus. The back is based on a GMC RTS and the front is loosely similar to the New Flyer DE40LFR or a Orion VII NG. The buses falls under the management of [[Los Santos Transit]]. It can be commonly seen driving around various parts of [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] unlike in previous games where it was one of the rarest vehicles.
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Bus GTA IV.png|[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Bus-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Bus-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]
 
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===GTA V===
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The Bus in GTA V comes with 4 different colors:
The bus looks slightly different than in GTA IV, this time, in fact, is similar to a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flxible_Metro Flxible Metro] and has a white and red paint job, along with a slightly modified body that resembles the buses operated by the [[wp:Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority|Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority]].
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*Red and White resembling Los Angeles Metro's [[wp:Metro Rapid|Rapid]].
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*Orange and White resembling Los Angeles Metro's [[wp:Metro Local|Local]].
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*Teal and white resembling Los Angeles Metro's [[wp:Metro Express|Express]].
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*A blue and white model resembling common LA buses.
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Regardless of the colors and locations (where they are found) of these buses, every bus in the game has its destination set to "DOWNTOWN". Its variant is the [[Airport Bus]], with a different color scheme and a new destination, but the same bus model as the normal one.
   
Red is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Rapid_%28Los_Angeles_County%29 Metro Rapid] and orange is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Local_%28Los_Angeles_County%29 Local] bus services respectively. A recent report has confirmed that for the first time ever in the GTA series, the protagonists will be able to ride the bus, with in-game scheduled routes.
 
 
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bus.png|A better view of the bus in the second trailer.
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Bus-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Bus-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Bus-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]].
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Bus-GTAV-Front.jpg
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bus.png|A better view of the GTA V bus in the second trailer.
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400px-Lossantostransitbusgtav.jpg|Another GTA V transit bus skin seen in the trailer.
 
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== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
===GTA III — GTA Liberty City Stories===
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===3D Universe===
The Bus' handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle, although fairly tough, cannot readily knock other vehicles aside in the manner of the [[Fire Truck]], [[Barracks OL]], or the [[Flatbed]]. The Bus in GTA San Andreas is an exception because the bus's handling is better than similar vehicles of it's size, most probably due to it's lighter weight.
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The Bus' handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle, although fairly tough, cannot readily knock other vehicles aside in the manner of the [[Fire Truck]], [[Barracks OL]], or the [[Flatbed]]. The Bus in GTA San Andreas is an exception because the bus's handling is better than similar vehicles of its size, most probably due to its lighter weight.
   
 
It is also more vulnerable to bullet damage than most vehicles of its size. Like the coach, it can carry up to a maximum of 7 passengers in GTA San Andreas.
 
It is also more vulnerable to bullet damage than most vehicles of its size. Like the coach, it can carry up to a maximum of 7 passengers in GTA San Andreas.
   
===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars===
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===HD Universe===
 
For GTA IV, handling is below average, with the Bus easily under-steering around corners. Top speed is however somewhat excellent thanks in part to its supercharged 5000cc 6-cylinder engine, but is let down by poor acceleration which is one of the worst in the game. The Bus has a soft suspension tune making the bus somewhat comfortable, especially at low speeds. The Bus is let down again by its poor brakes which tend to lock up easily, and when they do, stopping distance is increased, giving the Bus a poor stopping distance.
 
For GTA IV, handling is below average, with the Bus easily under-steering around corners. Top speed is however somewhat excellent thanks in part to its supercharged 5000cc 6-cylinder engine, but is let down by poor acceleration which is one of the worst in the game. The Bus has a soft suspension tune making the bus somewhat comfortable, especially at low speeds. The Bus is let down again by its poor brakes which tend to lock up easily, and when they do, stopping distance is increased, giving the Bus a poor stopping distance.
   
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Performance of the Bus in GTA Chinatown Wars is no different, with the Bus capable of only low top speeds, average acceleration, very wide turning radius' and poor brakes, making the Bus impractical for demanding uses. One will get busted very easily if on a Bus, due to its slow acceleration.
 
Performance of the Bus in GTA Chinatown Wars is no different, with the Bus capable of only low top speeds, average acceleration, very wide turning radius' and poor brakes, making the Bus impractical for demanding uses. One will get busted very easily if on a Bus, due to its slow acceleration.
   
==GTA V==
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==Locations==
In GTA V, the bus will bring many new features. Like with trains, buses now have a route, meaning the player could get on a bus at a bus stop, and get off at another part of the city.
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===GTA 1===
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*[[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]].
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*[[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]].
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*[[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]].
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===GTA 2===
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*[[Downtown District]].
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*[[Industrial District]].
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*[[Residential District]].
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===GTA III===
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*[[Chinatown, Portland Island|Chinatown]], [[Portland Island]].
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*[[Aspatria]], [[Staunton Island]].
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*The Bus also appears during the [[Firefighter|Firefighter side mission]] in GTA III on Portland Island.
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===GTA Vice City===
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*Parked around in [[Viceport]] near a sea plane hangar.
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*Can sometimes be seen driving around in Viceport.
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*Can rarely be seen driving near the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]].
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*Rarely seen driving near the [[Fort Baxter Air Base|military base]].
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===GTA San Andreas===
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*[[Ocean Docks]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*Can be seen driving around in early morning (around 5 am to 8 am) at [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]].
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*Rarely seen around the [[Easter Bay International Airport]].
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*Rarely seen around [[Garver Bridge]]. In the morning.
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*Originally intended to be parked in [[Little Mexico]] near the [[Sweeper]]. But it was replaced with a tanker or any attachable vehicle.
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*Sometimes appears under the tunnel at Los Santos International Airport on Tuesday at 12.00 am. while driving a [[Mr. Whoopee]].
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*Near the eastern most beach in Los Santos.
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
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* The bus does not appear under any normal circumstances, and, as a result, can only be spawned using third party cheat devices.
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
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*At the [[Broker Bus Depot]] in [[Downtown Broker]] under the [[Algonquin-Dukes Expressway]].
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*Several parked in [[Star Junction|Star Junction,]] [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
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*Along the [[Bus Lane]] adjacent to the [[Higgins Helitours]] in [[Fishmarket South]], [[Algonquin]]. Also, one is parked along Privateer Road, and many can be seen parked along Flatfish Plaice.
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===GTA Chinatown Wars===
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*Only found at the aforementioned [[Broker Bus Depot]], [[Downtown Broker]].
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===GTA V===
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*Commonly seen in Los Santos.
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]], the player can buy a bus from [[Warstock Cache & Carry]] for $500,000.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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* As with several other vehicles capable of laying sideways, if one flips the Bus onto its left hand side and begins to reverse whilst turning slightly to the left the Bus will begin to rotate at very high speeds. If one points the left stick towards the bottom and still to the left the Bus will rotate in the opposite direction. Most vehicles that can stay on its side can do this too.
 
* As with several other vehicles capable of laying sideways, if one flips the Bus onto its left hand side and begins to reverse whilst turning slightly to the left the Bus will begin to rotate at very high speeds. If one points the left stick towards the bottom and still to the left the Bus will rotate in the opposite direction. Most vehicles that can stay on its side can do this too.
 
* In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the passengers are actually shown walking and taking a seat inside the Bus, since the windows aren't tinted or opaque.
 
* In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the passengers are actually shown walking and taking a seat inside the Bus, since the windows aren't tinted or opaque.
* There is always a Bus available in [[Star Junction]], also by the [[Helitours|Helitours base]] and if you steal the Bus, you will be wanted by the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|police]].
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* There is always a Bus available in [[Star Junction]], also by the [[Helitours|Helitours base]] and if you steal the Bus, you will be wanted by the [[LCPD in HD Universe|police]].
* Although there are two doors on the Bus, one for alighting and exiting the Bus, only one door (the door at the front parallel to the driver) is used.
 
* The layout of the Bus resembles the bus from the 1994 action-thriller film [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_(1994_film) Speed]. On YouTube, there have been many videos parodying the Speed trailer, consisting of only clips of the Bus smashing through traffic and doing the [[Stunt Jumps in GTA IV|Stunt Jump]] on the unfinished bridge in [[Bohan]], ending with an explosion (by cooking a [[Grenade|grenade]] in the Bus and not throwing it).
 
 
* Only one person can exit or board the Bus at one time, making escaping the police with more than one person accompanying the protagonist more difficult.
 
* Only one person can exit or board the Bus at one time, making escaping the police with more than one person accompanying the protagonist more difficult.
 
* It is not possible to [[Bail Out|bail out]] of a moving Bus as the driver in GTA IV, as hitting the exit vehicle button will apply the brakes first.
 
* It is not possible to [[Bail Out|bail out]] of a moving Bus as the driver in GTA IV, as hitting the exit vehicle button will apply the brakes first.
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* All Buses in GTA IV are strangly numbered "B84" and blinded for "[[Liberty City]]" instead of "Not in Service" which is what it should be. "B84" is on the front, however at the back, the blind is blank.
 
* All Buses in GTA IV are strangly numbered "B84" and blinded for "[[Liberty City]]" instead of "Not in Service" which is what it should be. "B84" is on the front, however at the back, the blind is blank.
 
* There is a sign on the back of the Bus that says that safety is the [[LTA]]'s number one concern and to call 555-783-9828 to tell them how their drivers are doing. But if the player dials and calls the number, they will only get a no answer tone.
 
* There is a sign on the back of the Bus that says that safety is the [[LTA]]'s number one concern and to call 555-783-9828 to tell them how their drivers are doing. But if the player dials and calls the number, they will only get a no answer tone.
* There is an [[Easter Eggs in GTA IV|easter egg]] on the GTA IV Bus that has a small ribbon which says "Here, There, Everywhere" which is a nod to the Beatles' song "Here, There, and Everywhere."
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* Along with the [[Tug]], [[Jet]] and [[BMX]], the Bus is one of the four shortest-named vehicles in the [[Grand Theft Auto series]].
* Along with the [[Tug]] and [[BMX]], the Bus is one of the three shortest-named vehicles in the [[Grand Theft Auto series]].
 
 
* In [[GTA SA]], the [[Coach]] cockpit window is tinted (so the player can't see inside) but the cockpit window at Bus is transparent making the player can see Carl driving the Bus.
 
* In [[GTA SA]], the [[Coach]] cockpit window is tinted (so the player can't see inside) but the cockpit window at Bus is transparent making the player can see Carl driving the Bus.
* In GTA IV, the player cannot get inside the Bus while drunk. This is likely due to a bug.
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* According to the badge in the back, the bus has a 5000cc engine. This is exceptionally small because 5000cc converts to 5 litres, and most city buses have engines larger than 8.0 litres.
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* In the PSX version of GTA 2, the bus is not spawnable, but it's possible to be found in the game files. There is a cheat called "FARE", but that one is unworkable.
==Locations==
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* For the first time in the series, the bus spawns commonly on the streets in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto:V|GTA V]], the bus is one of uncommon vehicles that the player can equip the [[Sawn-Off Shotgun]] (ignoring bikes).
*[[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]]
 
*[[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
 
*[[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]]
 
 
;GTA 2
 
*[[Downtown District]]
 
*[[Industrial District]]
 
*[[Residential District]]
 
 
;GTA III
 
*[[Chinatown, Portland Island|Chinatown]], [[Portland Island]]
 
*[[Aspatria]], [[Staunton Island]]
 
*The Bus also appears during the [[Firefighter|Firefighter side mission]] in GTA III on Portland Island
 
 
;GTA Vice City
 
*Parked around in [[Viceport]] near a sea plane hangar
 
*Can sometimes be seen driving around in Viceport.
 
*Can rarely be seen driving near the airport
 
*Rarely seen driving near the military base
 
 
;GTA San Andreas
 
*[[Ocean Docks]], [[Los Santos]]
 
*Can be seen driving around in early morning (around 5 am to 8 am) at [[Los Santos International Airport]].
 
*Rarely seen around the [[Easter Bay International Airport]].
 
*Rarely seen around [[Garver Bridge]] In the morning.
 
*Originally intended to be parked in [[Little Mexico]] near the [[Sweeper]]. But it was replaced with a tanker or any attachable vehicle.
 
*Sometimes appears under the tunnel at [[Los Santos International Airport]] on Tuesday at 12.00 am. while driving a [[Mr Whoopee|Mr. Whoopee]].
 
 
;GTA Liberty City Stories
 
* The bus does not appear under any normal circumstances, and, as a result, can only be spawned using third party cheat devices.
 
 
;GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City
 
*At the [[Broker Bus Depot]] in [[Downtown Broker]] under the [[Algonquin-Dukes Expressway]].
 
*Can occasionally be seen driving along the unnamed ring road at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] in [[Dukes]], and can often be seen driving around the Airport complex, just south of the Runways. This is the only place where the buses are seen driving instead of parked (with the exception of triggered buses in missions).
 
*Several parked in [[Star Junction|Star Junction,]] [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
*Along the [[Bus Lane]] adjacent to the [[Higgins Helitours]] in [[Fishmarket South]], [[Algonquin]]. Also, one is parked along Privateer Road, and many can be seen parked along Flatfish Plaice.
 
 
;GTA Chinatown Wars
 
*Only found at the aforementioned [[Broker Bus Depot]], [[Downtown Broker]].
 
 
;GTA V
 
*TBA
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Coach]]
 
*[[Coach]]
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*[[Dashound]]
 
*[[Double Decker]]
 
*[[Double Decker]]
 
*[[Karma Bus]]
 
*[[Karma Bus]]
 
*[[Prison Bus]]
 
*[[Prison Bus]]
 
*[[School Bus]]
 
*[[School Bus]]
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*[[Airport Bus]]
   
 
==Navigation==
 
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Bus
BruteBus-Front-GTAV
A red Bus in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Public service vehicle
Body style Bus
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
16 (driver and 15 passengers, GTA V)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto 1
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Brute (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Airport Bus
"Stand out from the pack with your very own Los Santos Transit bus! Great for playing tricks on lines of people at bus stops."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Brute Bus is a large public transport vehicle that is featured in:

OverviewEdit

Despite the Grand Theft Auto games being set in large, bustling urban environments with public transport infrastructure, the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means, too; this issue was fixed in Grand Theft Auto V.

2D UniverseEdit

In GTA 1, the Bus is based on a typical school bus and has no special features. There are three versions; in Liberty City it is a school bus, in San Andreas it appears to be a church bus, and in Vice City it appears to be either a high school bus or a bus for some kind of sports team; the latter two are not spawned in traffic.

In GTA 2, the Bus resembles an "old look"-style transit bus (quite similar to the GM Scenicruiser) and can be found picking up/dropping off passengers at various bus stops within each of the three districts. The Bus only drives on the outer lane of the 'main' roads. Even if the player steals the Bus, passengers will still enter/exit if the player stops at a bus stop. There's 2 missions about transporting passengers.

3D UniverseEdit

In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA Liberty City Stories the Bus retains the "school bus" design featured in GTA 1, and comes in several colors. The design is very generic and takes styling from a wide range of decades, the hood's shape resembles an 1980s International Harvester S-Series; its slanted side windows may be inspired by the old GM New Look Bus or Flxible New Look bus; the rear is rounded similar to most '40s and '50s bus designs. It's possible transport passengers with a bus in Vice City, but that's done with the Coach.

In GTA San Andreas the bus takes on a different appearance, resembling an ordinary city bus. Like the Coach, it can carry the driver and seven passengers. It appears to be based on an MCI MC-8 or MC-9.

HD UniverseEdit

In GTA IV, the Brute Bus resembles a New Flyer D901 (with an evenly angled windshield from a New Flyer D40 HF). Its slanted side
Bus badges
UltorultorAdded by Ultorultor
windows resemble those of the old GM New Look Bus(GM TDH-5303), TMC RTS, or the Flexible New Look bus, although they are more modern in style. It is also similar to the Orion V CNG. Strangely, the Bus only allows 4 passengers (in addition to the driver) to travel in the vehicle although, as there is no occasion for this in GTA IV's story, it is only possible during multiplayer. The buses, which fall under the management of Liberty City Transport Authority (LTA), are further stamped with "The Fox" labels, in line with the LTA's association of the Liberty City's tramway with another animal ("The Pigeon").

The Bus remains a rare sight in the city. Despite the presence of several bus stops around the city, the Bus is only seen parked in Star Junction. The Bus will sometimes appear during GTA IV's mission chase sequences as part of set pieces, acting as an obstacle to increase the difficulty of the mission (see, for example, Brucie's mission Search and Delete). There is always one or more buses parked at the helitour bus stop.

Another place to find a Bus is the Broker Bus Terminal between Schottler and Downtown. It is located under Algonquin Bridge. It is the first exit from Algonquin and an immediate left at the exit.

The Bus finds its own perfect purpose during GTA Races set in Star Junction. The Bus can easily block off a path while a novice picks off cars, driver by driver, resulting in everyone switching to Faggios, which provide no cover whatsoever for the rider and cannot move buses at all, but are nimble enough to move around Buses.

In GTA V, the Brute Bus resembles two NABI buses: the J4500 and the CompoBus. The back is based on a GMC RTS and the front is loosely similar to the New Flyer DE40LFR or a Orion VII NG. The buses falls under the management of Los Santos Transit. It can be commonly seen driving around various parts of Los Santos unlike in previous games where it was one of the rarest vehicles.

The Bus in GTA V comes with 4 different colors:

  • Red and White resembling Los Angeles Metro's Rapid.
  • Orange and White resembling Los Angeles Metro's Local.
  • Teal and white resembling Los Angeles Metro's Express.
  • A blue and white model resembling common LA buses.

Regardless of the colors and locations (where they are found) of these buses, every bus in the game has its destination set to "DOWNTOWN". Its variant is the Airport Bus, with a different color scheme and a new destination, but the same bus model as the normal one.

Performance Edit

3D UniverseEdit

The Bus' handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle, although fairly tough, cannot readily knock other vehicles aside in the manner of the Fire Truck, Barracks OL, or the Flatbed. The Bus in GTA San Andreas is an exception because the bus's handling is better than similar vehicles of its size, most probably due to its lighter weight.

It is also more vulnerable to bullet damage than most vehicles of its size. Like the coach, it can carry up to a maximum of 7 passengers in GTA San Andreas.

HD UniverseEdit

For GTA IV, handling is below average, with the Bus easily under-steering around corners. Top speed is however somewhat excellent thanks in part to its supercharged 5000cc 6-cylinder engine, but is let down by poor acceleration which is one of the worst in the game. The Bus has a soft suspension tune making the bus somewhat comfortable, especially at low speeds. The Bus is let down again by its poor brakes which tend to lock up easily, and when they do, stopping distance is increased, giving the Bus a poor stopping distance.

Due to its rear-engined configuration, the Bus can survive seemingly endless head-on crashes with cars, trucks, and buildings alike. This makes it the perfect vehicle for ramming cars out of one's path. Like previous renditions of the Bus, however, it is particularly vulnerable to gunfire.

Performance of the Bus in GTA Chinatown Wars is no different, with the Bus capable of only low top speeds, average acceleration, very wide turning radius' and poor brakes, making the Bus impractical for demanding uses. One will get busted very easily if on a Bus, due to its slow acceleration.

LocationsEdit

GTA 1Edit

GTA 2Edit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

  • Parked around in Viceport near a sea plane hangar.
  • Can sometimes be seen driving around in Viceport.
  • Can rarely be seen driving near the airport.
  • Rarely seen driving near the military base.

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • The bus does not appear under any normal circumstances, and, as a result, can only be spawned using third party cheat devices.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA Chinatown WarsEdit

GTA VEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Bus plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • A label on the rear of the Bus in GTA IV comically reads that "this bus uses no technology", parodying labels on New York City buses that read "this bus uses clean-air technology".
  • The Bus is driven around Broker, on Delaware Ave, in the mission Bleed Out, making it harder to catch Dardan Petrela.
  • There is actually a "Bus Driver" character model and in the GTA IV game files. This suggests that buses were going to be used as a way of transportation around the city, but that this feature was later cut from the final game for unknown reasons.
  • As with several other vehicles capable of laying sideways, if one flips the Bus onto its left hand side and begins to reverse whilst turning slightly to the left the Bus will begin to rotate at very high speeds. If one points the left stick towards the bottom and still to the left the Bus will rotate in the opposite direction. Most vehicles that can stay on its side can do this too.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the passengers are actually shown walking and taking a seat inside the Bus, since the windows aren't tinted or opaque.
  • There is always a Bus available in Star Junction, also by the Helitours base and if you steal the Bus, you will be wanted by the police.
  • Only one person can exit or board the Bus at one time, making escaping the police with more than one person accompanying the protagonist more difficult.
  • It is not possible to bail out of a moving Bus as the driver in GTA IV, as hitting the exit vehicle button will apply the brakes first.
  • If more than one person enters the Bus as a passenger, strangely one of the back doors will open.
  • Unlike other Buses in previous GTA games, in GTA IV, it can enter Pay 'n' Spray, the bus can be re-sprayed only at the Pay 'n' Spray in Leftwood and on Tusla St in Hove Beach (other Pay 'n' Spray garages are too small for the Bus).
  • In the mission Bleed Out, if you destroy Roman's cab when you get off the bus then walk around the corner from Roman's garage to the entrance to the Broker Navy Yard, you may be lucky enough to find a Bus with four passengers stopped at the traffic lights, the bus will have the same livery as the Bus you got off.
  • All Buses in GTA IV are strangly numbered "B84" and blinded for "Liberty City" instead of "Not in Service" which is what it should be. "B84" is on the front, however at the back, the blind is blank.
  • There is a sign on the back of the Bus that says that safety is the LTA's number one concern and to call 555-783-9828 to tell them how their drivers are doing. But if the player dials and calls the number, they will only get a no answer tone.
  • Along with the TugJet and BMX, the Bus is one of the four shortest-named vehicles in the Grand Theft Auto series.
  • In GTA SA, the Coach cockpit window is tinted (so the player can't see inside) but the cockpit window at Bus is transparent making the player can see Carl driving the Bus.
  • According to the badge in the back, the bus has a 5000cc engine. This is exceptionally small because 5000cc converts to 5 litres, and most city buses have engines larger than 8.0 litres.
  • In the PSX version of GTA 2, the bus is not spawnable, but it's possible to be found in the game files. There is a cheat called "FARE", but that one is unworkable.
  • For the first time in the series, the bus spawns commonly on the streets in Grand Theft Auto V.
  • In GTA V, the bus is one of uncommon vehicles that the player can equip the Sawn-Off Shotgun (ignoring bikes).

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