New Jersey Transit bus fleet

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New Jersey Transit Bus Operations and companies leasing buses from New Jersey Transit utilize various makes and models of buses between 25 and 60 feet in length to provide service within the state of New Jersey. As of 2007, 2,477 buses are branded for New Jersey Transit duty, while 683 other buses owned by New Jersey Transit are branded for duty by private operators such as Coach USA, a number that does not include community shuttle buses.

The roster below lists buses purchased and/or inherited by New Jersey Transit.

Buses in service before 1980[edit]

This list includes Transport of New Jersey, NJDOT-owned, and NJ Transit buses

  • 1960-1973 GMC ""New Look"" The majority of these buses were inherited from Transport of New Jersey and the Maplewood Equipment Company.
  • Late 1960s MCI MC-7: mostly ex-Greyhound
  • 1970s GMC PD-4106 and PD-4107 ("Buffalo")
  • 1973 Highway Products, Inc. TC-31: assigned to Passaic-Athenia Bus Lines, maybe others
  • 1975-1978 MCI MC-8: Purchased surplus from various sources.
  • 1976 Flxible 35096-8-1: 30 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers.
  • 1976 Flxible 45102-8-1: 35 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers. Some were built with single doors.
  • 1976 Flxible 53096-8-1: 40 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers. Some were built with single doors and Suburban-style seating.
  • 1976 Flxible 53102-8-1: 40 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers. Some were built with single doors and Suburban-style seating.
  • 1979 Flxible 870: purchased secondhand as replacements for destroyed ex-NYCT 870s.
  • Late 1970s GMC Various "Buffalo" style buses were purchased secondhand.
  • Various years Flxible "New Look" purchased secondhand.

All of these buses have been retired from NJ Transit service.

Retired buses[edit]

This section covers buses that were purchased by New Jersey Transit after 1980 and have since been retired. (Demos are excluded).

Demo buses[edit]

Year Builder Model Length (ft) Width (in) Seating Handicapped/disabled access Engine Numbers Notes
1981 Volvo B10M Articulated 60 102 Transit Volvo 9000 Demo articulated bus.
1981 Volvo B10M 40 102 Transit Volvo 9001 Demo Volvo 40-foot bus
1981 M A N SG310-18-2L 60 102 Transit MAN D2566 MLUM 9100 Demo MAN articulated bus.
1986 Neoplan AN460-A Transliner 60 96 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA PA9100 Demo Transliner.
1988 Flxible Metro-B
40096-4D
40 96 Transit Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 8050 Demo Metro-B for the 1989 Metro-B order.
1989 OBI Orion 05.501 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA Unknown Demo Orion. Became Transit Windsor (ON) 499 and retired in 2014.
1993 Flxible Metro-D
40102-6C8
40 102 Transit Cummins C8.3 8083 Demo Metro-D for the 1994 Metro-D order.
1995 Nova Bus RTS T80206 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel Series 50 2600 Demo RTS for the 1995-1996 RTS order.
1996 MCI 102-D3 40 102 Suburban Cummins M11E 8011 One of two MCI D series buses ahead of the 2001-2004 MCI order. This bus was owned by Penske, sold to a charter company, later destroyed by a fire.
1996 MCI 102-D3 40 102 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 60 8060 The other MCI D series bus ahead of the 2001-2004 MCI order, owned by Penske.
1996–1998 Orion VI Low Floor Hybrid 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 30 4000-4003 Never ran; became NYCTA 6350-6353
2006 MTS RTS Legend 40 102 Transit (4101)
Suburban (4201)
Caterpillar C9 4101,
4201
These buses were received for testing ahead of a planned order, since canceled. The buses were sold to Somerset County Transportation.
2007 NABI 416.14 40 102 Transit Caterpillar C9 5722 Dallas dart had sent this bus as a demo to NJ Transit but it was returned shortly before NABI 416.15 sent the newer restyled 5201 and 5202 as the demo buses.
2008 NABI 416.15 40 102 Suburban Caterpillar C9 5201-5202 NJ Transit is currently purchasing these buses.

Production buses[edit]

Note; Buses with a PA prefix were buses purchased using Port Authority of New York And New Jersey funds.

Year Builder Model Length (ft) Width (in) Seating Handicapped/disabled access Engine Numbers Retired
1980
(acquired 1985-6 from the NYCTA & MABSTOA)
Grumman-Flxible 870-A
53102-6-1
40 102 Transit and
Suburban
X mark.svg
Some were
lift equipped
Detroit Diesel series 6V71N PA1500–PA1593, 1594-1611, PA1612-PA1619,
2000-2518
1998-2002(A few lasted until 2003)
1981 Grumman-Flxible 870-B
40102-6-1
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA PA1000–PA1210, and 1211-1270 1993-1996(A few lasted until 1999)
1982–1984 MCI MC-9 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA PA6100-PA6501, 6502-6561, PA6562-PA6799 2003-2004
1983 Flxible Metro-A
40102-6T
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA PA1300–PA1388, 1389-1408, PA1409-PA1410, 1411-1447, PA1448-PA1449, 1450-1464 1995-1997(A few lasted until 1999)
1985 Volvo B10M
articulated
60 102 Transit Yes check.svg Volvo TD100 PA9100-PA9149 2003-2004
1985 Volvo B10M
articulated
60 96 Suburban Yes check.svg
(9256 was not accessible)
Volvo TD100 PA9200-PA9259 2003-2004
1987 MCI MC-9 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA PA5000-PA5133, 5134-5171, PA5172-PA5191, 5192-5193, PA5194-PA5414 2006-2007
1987 MCI 96A3 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5450 2003-2004
1989 Eagle Bus AE20 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5500-5618 2000-2001
1989 Flxible Metro-B
40096-6T
40 96 Suburban Some Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 3000-3280 2009-2010
1989 Flxible Metro-B
40102-6T
40 102 Transit (1700s)
Suburban (3xxx)
1700s: yes
3xxx: no
Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 1700–1721,
3500-3605
2009-2010
1991–1992 Flxible Metro-C
40102-6C CNG
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins L10G 1722-1726
(later 0001-0005 and
NGV1-NGV5); all assigned to NJT Mercer/Hamilton Garage
2004
1993–1994 Flxible Metro-D
40102-6C8
40 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3/
ZF Ecomat HP590
3700-3796 2010-2011
1994 Flxible Metro-D
40102-6C8
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3/
ZF Ecomat HP590
1750–1965, 1976 2010-2011
1994 Flxible Metro-D
40102-4D
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 50 DDEC/
ZF Ecomat HP590
1966–1975 2010-2011
1995-1996 Nova Bus RTS
T80-206
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3/
ZF Ecomat HP590
2601-2775 2011-2012
1995–1999
(leased 2006)
MCI 102-DL3 45 102 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60 7101-7120 2007-2008
1998 Orion 06.501 Low-Floor Hybrid 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 30 4000-4003 Never ran, became NYCTA 6350-6353
1998 Nova Bus RTS T80-2N 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 1001-1002,
1026
2012-2013
1999-2000 Nova Bus RTS RT60-2N 30 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 2501-2580 2012-2014
2001 Nova Bus RTS 82VN 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 1577-1582 2013-2014
2001 Nova Bus RTS 82VN 40 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 1583-1589 2014-2015
2002 Nova Bus RTS 82VN hybrid 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISB 4001-4003 2011(currently stored)
2006-2007 MTS RTS Legend 40 102 Transit (4100s)
Suburban (4201 only)
Yes check.svg Caterpillar C9 4101-4132
4201
2007 (4101 & 4201; 4102-4132 never ran)
Sold to various systems such as Sommerset County Transportation, Texas A&M University, & Foxwood Casinos

Active fleet[edit]

All buses here are fully ADA compliant. Unless noted, buses are 102 in (2.59 m) wide.

Purchased in the 1990s[edit]

Year Make & Model Length Example Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers Notes
1998-
2000
MCI
102-DWA3 CNG
40 ft (12.19 m) NJT CNG MCI.jpg Detroit Diesel Series 60G DDEC/
Allison B500R ATEC
7001-7077
(77 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • Some retired; to be replaced with a future bus order.
1999-
2001
Nova Bus
RTS RT80-2N
40 ft (12.19 m) NJ Transit NovaBus RTS (RT802N) 1463.JPG Cummins ISC/
ZF Ecomat-2 HP592C
1000, 1003–1025,
1027-1254,
1262-1576
(570 buses)
  • Operated under:
    • New Jersey Transit
    • Coach USA (Olympia Trails)
  • 1000 is assigned to the New Jersey
    State Police
    .
  • Being retired.

Purchased from 2000[edit]

Year Make &
Model
Length Example Powertrain
(Engine & transmission or propulsion)
Numbers Notes
2000 MCI
102-DW3SS
40 ft (12.19 m) NJ Transit MCI 102DW3 7503.jpg Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake/
Allison B500R WTEC
7501-7503
(3 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
2001 MCI
D4000
(lavatory-equipped)
40 ft (12.19 m) NJ Transit MCI D4000 7787.jpg
Carefree MCI 8452.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500R WTEC
7531-7541,
7783-7800,
8451-8453,
8556-8557,
8703
(35 buses)
  • Operated under:
  • 8451 was not originally equipped with a
    restroom, but had one added aftermarket.
    7801 was originally equipped with a lavatory,
    but had its lavatory removed following a fire.
2001-
2003
MCI
D4000
40 ft (12.19 m) DeCamp MCI D4000 8409.jpg
NJT MCI D4000.jpg
Coach USA Olympia Trails 18522.jpg
Coach USA MCI.jpg
Lakeland MCI.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B-500 WTEC
(See Note 2)
7401-7418,
7484-7493,
7504-7530,
7542-7683,
7686-7782,
7801,
7810-8112,
8269-8291,
8401-8435,
8454-8523,
8554-8555,
8558-8559,
8563-8626,
8632-8686,
8704-8746,
8755-8759,
8775-8787,
8836-8889,
8916-8920,
8971-8990
(989 buses)
2002-
2003
MCI
D4500
45 ft (13.72 m) Coach USA 8914.jpg
NJ Transit MCI D4500 7468.jpg
Rockland MCI D4500.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500R WTEC
7419-7483,
8200-8268,
8292-8322,
8436-8450,
8524-8553,
8760-8774,
8788-8835,
8890-8915,
8961-8968
(306 buses)
2003 MCI
D4000H
hybrid
40 ft (12.19 m) NJ Transit MCI D4000H 4004.JPG Cummins ISL/
Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
4004-4007
(4 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
2003 MCI
D4500
(lavatory-equipped)
45 ft (13.72 m) Academy MCI D4500 8950.jpg
Trans-Bridge Lines MCI D4500 8560.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B-500 WTEC
8560-8562,
8627-8631,
8921-8950
(38 buses)
  • Operated under Academy Bus and Trans-Bridge Lines.
2003-
2004
Neoplan
AN-459
59 ft (17.98 m) NJT Neoplan AN459 9525.jpg Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
ZF Ecomat-2 5HP-602C
9501-9549
(49 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • 9505-9549 operates on routes 13, 39, and 70 (weekends only), 9501-9504 are based from the Fairview Garage.
2003-
2004
Neoplan
AN-459 suburban
59 ft (17.98 m) NJT Neoplan AN459 9606.jpg Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
ZF Ecomat-2 5HP-602C
9601-9636
(36 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • Operates mostly on routes 154, 156, 158, and 159; operates on other routes based from the Fairview Garage at occasions.
2004 MCI
D4000N
40 ft (12.19 m) NJT MCI D4000N 7805.jpg Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B500R WTEC
7802-7805
(4 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • Runs on all Washington TWP full service routes.
  • Buses are 96 in (2.44 m) wide.

Purchased 2005 and later[edit]

Year Make & Model Length Example Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers Notes
2006 MCI
D4500CL
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500 9035.jpg Caterpillar C13 ACERT (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500R WTEC
9001-9053
(53 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
2007 Goshen
GC-II
25 ft (7.62 m) NJ Transit Goshen GCII 712.jpg Navistar VT365/
Ford automatic
700-714
(15 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit's Wheels services.
  • These buses are 91 in (2.31 m) inches wide.
2007 MCI
D4500CL
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500CL 7129.jpg Caterpillar C13 ACERT (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500R WTEC
7121-7166
(46 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
2007 MCI
D4500CL
(lavatory-equipped)
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500CL 7176.JPG Caterpillar C13 ACERT (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500R WTEC
7167-7187
(21 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
2008 MCI
D4500CT
45 ft (13.72 m) New Jersey Transit MCI D4500CT 7103.jpg Caterpillar C13 ACERT/
Allison B500R
7101-7118
(18 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • Buses were ordered for MTA New York City Transit (numbered 2251-2268) and built to MTA specifications. However, they were rejected by the MTA, and subsequently sold to NJT.
2008-
2010
NABI
416.15 Suburban
38.5 ft (11.73 m) New Jersey Transit NABI 416 suburban 5250.jpg
New Jersey Transit NABI gobus scheme.jpg
  • 5201: Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
    ZF Ecomat 4 - 6HP594C
  • 5202-5345: Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
    ZF Ecomat 4 - 6HP604C
  • 5346-5450: Cummins ISL/
    ZF Ecomat 4 - 6HP594C
5201-5450
(250 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • 5308-5322 are wrapped for GO28 gobus service.
2010-
2014
NABI
416.15 Transit
38.5 ft (11.73 m) New Jersey Transit NABI 416 transit.jpg Cummins ISL 280/


5501-5630: ZF Ecomat 6HP-594C
5631-Above: ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B

5501-6550
(1050 buses)
2012-2013 NABI
31-LFW[1]
32 ft (9.75 m) NJ Transit NABI 31-LFW 1632.jpg Cummins ISL9/Allison B400R Gen IV 1601-1639
(39 buses)[1]
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.[1]
  • First production low-floor buses purchased by NJ Transit.
2012 DesignLine
EcoCoach CNG[2]
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit Designline 7202.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G /
ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B
7201-7215
(15 buses)[2]
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.[2]
  • First buses purchased by NJ Transit from DesignLine.
  • The original order consisted of 76 buses (7201-7276), but only 15 were delivered before DesignLine declared bankruptcy. The order was cancelled in November 2013, and the fate of the buses is unknown. Only 7 remain at NJT.
2014-2015 MCI
D4500CT CNG[3]
45 ft (13.72 m) N/A Cummins Westport ISL G /
Allison B500R Gen IV
7278-
(147 buses)[3][4]
  • Being delivered.[3][5]
  • Assigned to Howell Garage[6]
  • 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[6]
  • Base order consists of 84 buses at unit price of $655,027.00 each[6]
  • Option order consists of 63 buses at unit price of $651,527.00 each[6]
  • Total contract value (including spare parts and warranty) is $98,630,865.21[6]
2015 MCI
D4500CTH[7]
45 ft (13.72 m) N/A Cummins ISL9 /
Allison H50EP Parallel Hybrid System[7]
3500-3605
(105 buses)[7]
  • First mass-order of hybrid-electric cruiser buses by NJT.
  • To be assigned to Egg Harbor Garage[7]
  • Base order of 37 buses purchased at unit price of $828,850.00 each[7]
  • Base order buses to be equipped with 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[7]
  • Includes option to purchase 10 buses with lavatories at a unit price of $831,910.00 each[7]
  • Total contract value (including spare parts and warranty) is $42,170,291.88[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Purchase Of Low-Floor Buses Marks A First For NJ Transit". New Jersey Transit. May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "NJ Transit Board Meeting Minutes Open Session". p. 84. 
  3. ^ a b c Higgs, Larry (13 September 2013). "New buses to hit Rt. 9 corridor". Asbury Park Press. 
  4. ^ http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/2014_06_11_OpenSess.pdf
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=656296164439323&set=pcb.10151917830659229&type=1
  6. ^ a b c d e "NJT Board Meeting- 06/11/2014". New Jersey Transit. June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "COMBINED CUSTOMER SERVICE & ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA". New Jersey Transit. September 2014.