NJ Transit bus fleet

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NJ Transit Bus Operations and companies leasing buses from NJ Transit use 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 NJ Transit duty, while 683 other buses owned by NJ 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 NJ 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 NJ 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 demo buses.
2008 NABI 416.15 40 102 Suburban Caterpillar C9 5201-5202 Purchased by NJ Transit.
2016 MCI D4500CT 45 102 Suburban Cummins ISX12 16001-16003 Demo buses purchased prior to the 2016-onward MCI order to replace pre-2006 buses. 16001 is currently in service at the Egg Harbor Garage, and 16002 is a test bus. 16003 is at Meadowlands Garage.

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/Transmission Numbers (preserved numbers) Retired
1980
(acquired 1985-1986 from NYCTA & MABSTOA)
Grumman-Flxible 870-A
53102-6-1
40 102 Transit and
Suburban
Some Detroit Diesel series 6V71N

Allison V730

PA1500–PA1593, 1594-1611, PA1612-PA1619, 2000-2518
(1596, 2089)
1998-2000, 2002
1981 Grumman-Flxible 870-B
40102-6-1
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA

Allison V730

PA1000–PA1210, 1211-1270
(1128, 1154)
1993-1996, 2000
1982–1984 MCI MC-9A 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA

Allison HT740

PA6100-PA6501, 6502-6561, PA6562-PA6799
(6106)
2002-2003
1983 Flxible Metro-A
40102-6T
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA

Allison V730

PA1300–PA1388, 1389-1408, PA1409-PA1410, 1411-1447, PA1448-PA1449, 1450-1464 1995-1997, 2000
1985 Volvo B10M
articulated
60 102 Transit Yes check.svg Volvo THD100

ZF Ecomat 4HP590

PA9100-PA9149 2003-2004
60 96 Suburban Yes check.svg
(except 9256)
PA9200-PA9259
1987 MCI MC-9B 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA

Allison HTB748

PA5000-PA5133, 5134-5171, PA5172-PA5191, 5192-5193, PA5194-PA5414
(5036, 5366)
2006-2007
96A3 40 96 X mark.svg 5450 2004
1989 Eagle Bus AE20 40 96 X mark.svg 5500-5618
(5531, 5604)
2001-2002
1989 Flxible Metro-B
40096-6T
40 96 Suburban Some Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA DDEC

Allison V731

3000-3280
(3057)
2002-2009
Metro-B
40102-6T
40 102 Transit (1700s)
Suburban (3000s)
1700s only 1700–1721,
3500-3605
(3529)
2006-2010
1991–1992 Metro-C
40102-6C CNG
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins L10G 1722-1726 (later 0001-0005, then NGV1-NGV5) 2004
1993–1994 Metro-D
40102-6C8
40 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3

ZF Ecomat 4HP590

3700-3796
(3710, 3778)
2010-2011
1994 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg 1750–1965, 1976
(1752, 1885, 1950, 1976)
Metro-D
40102-4D
40 102 Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 50 DDEC

ZF Ecomat 4HP590

1966–1975 2010-2011
1995
(2775 was a 1996 unit)
Nova Bus RTS
T80-206
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3

ZF Ecomat 4HP590

2601-2775
(2625)
2011-2012
1997–2000
(leased 2006)
MCI 102-DL3 45 102 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60

Allison B500R Gen III

7101-7120 2008
1998 Orion 06.501 Low-Floor Hybrid 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 30

Lockheed Martin HybriDrive

4000-4003
(4000, by MTA)
Never ran, became NYCTA 6350-6353
1998 Nova Bus RTS T80-2N 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

1001-1002,
1026
2012-2013
1998-2000 MCI 102-DWA3 (CNG) 40 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60G DDEC

Allison B500R Gen III

7001-7077 2014-2015
1999-2000 Nova Bus RTS RT60-2N 30 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

2501-2580
(2501)
2013-2017
RTS RT80-2N 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg 1000, 1003-1025,
1027-1254,
1262-1576
(1513)
2013-2017
2001
(acquired 2006 from Academy Bus)
RTS 82VN 40 102 Transit (1577-1582)
Suburban (1583-1589)
Yes check.svg Cummins ISC

ZF Ecomat 5HP592C

1577-1589 2014-2015
2002 RTS 82VN hybrid 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISB

ISE Thundervolt TB-40 hybrid system

4001-4003 2011
2004 Motor Coach Industries D4000N 40 96 Suburban Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC

Allison B500

8961-8964 (later 7802-7805) 2016 (stored out of service)
2006-2007 MTS RTS Legend 40 102 Transit (4100s)
Suburban (4201)
Yes check.svg Caterpillar C9

ZF Ecomat 6HP592C

4101-4132
4201
2007 (4101 & 4201; 4102-4132 never ran)
Sold to various systems such as Somerset County, Texas A&M University, & Foxwoods Casino
2012-2013 DesignLine EcoCoach CNG 45 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Cummins Westport ISL G

ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B

7201-7214 2015 (7201-7202 & 7204-7214 - stored out of service; 7203 never ran and was instead used as an engineering test bus)

Active fleet[edit]

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

Year Make & Model Length Example Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers Notes
2000-2003 MCI
D4000
40 ft (12.19 m) DeCamp MCI D4000 8409.jpg
NJT MCI D4000.jpg
Coach USA MCI.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500
(see note 2)
7401-7418,
7484-7493,
7501-7683,
7686-7801,
7810-8112,
8269-8291,
8401-8435,
8451-8523,
8554-8559,
8563-8626,
8632-8686,
8703-8746,
8755-8759,
8775-8787,
8836-8889,
8916-8920,
8971-8990
(1027 buses)
  • Operated under:
  • 7618 was equipped with a ZF ASTronic semiautomatic transmission instead of an Allison B500 transmission. Bus has since been retired.
  • 7531-7541, 7783-7800, 8451-8453, 8556-8557, & 8703 are 2001 units equipped with lavatories.
    • 8451 was not originally equipped with a lavatory, but had one added aftermarket. 7801 was originally equipped with a lavatory, it was removed following a fire.
  • Being retired
2002-2003 MCI
D4500
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500 7468.jpg
Academy MCI D4500 8950.jpg
Rockland MCI D4500.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500
7419-7483,
8200-8268,
8292-8322,
8436-8450,
8524-8553,
8560-8562,
8627-8631,
8760-8774,
8788-8835,
8890-8915,
8921-8950,
8961-8968
(344 buses)
  • Operated under:
    • New Jersey Transit
    • Academy Bus Lines
    • Coach USA
    • DeCamp Bus Lines
    • Lakeland Bus Lines
    • Trans-Bridge Lines
  • 8560-8562, 8627-8631, 8921-8950 are 2003 units equipped with lavatories.
  • Being retired
2002-2003 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.
2003-2004 Neoplan
AN-459
59 ft (17.98 m) NJT Neoplan AN459 9525.jpg Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
ZF Ecomat-2 5HP-602C
9501-9549, 9601-9636
(85 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
2006 MCI
D4500CL
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500 9035.jpg Caterpillar C13 ACERT (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500
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.
  • 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 B500
7121-7187
(67 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • 7167-7187 are equipped with lavatories and are assigned to the 319 route
2008 MCI
D4500CT
45 ft (13.72 m) New Jersey Transit MCI D4500CT 7103.jpg Caterpillar C13 ACERT/
Allison B500R Gen IV
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.
  • 7109 destroyed in fire
2007-2009 NABI
416.15 Suburban
38.5 ft (11.73 m) New Jersey Transit NABI 416 suburban 5250.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.
  • 5313-5322 are wrapped for GO28 gobus service based out of Orange Garage.
  • 5210 is the only suburban unit that was refitted with the new vinyl seats.
  • Many buses have been retrofitted with electric radiator fans.
2010-2013 NABI
416.15 Transit
38.5 ft (11.73 m) NABI 416.15 Route 126.jpg
  • 5501-5630: Cummins ISL/
    ZF Ecomat 4 - 6HP604C
  • 5631-6550: Cummins ISL9/
    ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B
5501-6550
(1050 buses)
  • Operated under:
    • New Jersey Transit: 5501-5630, 5639-5756, 5758, 5761-5918, 5924-6008, 6206-6462
    • Coach USA
      • Community Coach (contracted to NJT): 6057-6126
      • Olympia Trails: 5631-5638, 6499-6550
    • A&C Bus Corporation: 5757, 5759-5760, 5919-5923, 6463-6488
    • Academy Bus Lines (contracted to NJT): 6009-6056, 6147-6184, 6189-6205
    • Transdev (contracted to NJT): 6127-6146
    • Salem County Transit (contracted to NJT): 6185-6188
    • Broadway IBOA: 6489-6498
  • 5612 & 5784 were retired to damage from an accident.
  • 6394-6398 are wrapped for GO25 gobus service based out of Hilton Garage.
  • Many buses have been retrofitted with electric radiator fans.
2011 MCI
D4500CT
45 ft (13.72 m) Cummins ISX 12 / Allison B500R 8951-8952
(2 buses)
  • Operated under Academy Bus Lines.
2012-2013 NABI
31-LFW[1]
32 ft (9.75 m) NJ Transit NABI 31-LFW 1632.jpg Cummins ISL9/Allison B400R Gen V 1601-1639
(39 buses)[1]
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.[1]
2014-2015 MCI
D4500CT CNG[2]
45 ft (13.72 m) MCI D4500CT CNG Route 64J.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G /
Allison B500R Gen V
7215-7362
(147 buses)[2][3]
  • Assigned to Howell Garage[4]
  • 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[4]
2015-2016 MCI
D4500CTH[5]
45 ft (13.72 m) NJT MCI D4500CTH 4009 in Upper Deerfield.jpg Cummins ISL9 /
Allison H50EP Parallel Hybrid System[5]
4008-4044
(36 buses)[5]
  • First mass-order of hybrid-electric cruiser buses by NJT.
  • Temporarily assigned to Egg Harbor Garage - to be moved to Ironbound once Egg Harbor receives 2017 D4500CTs.[5]
2017 MCI
D4500CT[6]
45 ft (13.72 m) MCI D4500CT Route 319.jpg Cummins ISX12 (with Cummins C-Brakes) / Allison B500R Gen V[7] 16001-16003
17001-17184
18001-18185(?)
(1,104 buses (290 options))[6][7]
  • Operated under:
  • To replace pre-2006 coaches (360 NJ Transit-operated MCI D4000s, 235 NJ Transit-operated MCI D4500s, and 177 privately operated MCI D4500s).
  • 712 buses to be equipped with 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[6]
  • The remaining 60 buses are to be equipped with lavatories, which make the seating 55 seats.[6]
  • 17121 and onward do not feature stainless steel plates.
  • First option for 332 buses exercised in February 2016. None in this batch to be equipped with lavatories.[7]
  • Being delivered.

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 Higgs, Larry (13 September 2013). "New buses to hit Rt. 9 corridor". Asbury Park Press. 
  3. ^ http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/2014_06_11_OpenSess.pdf
  4. ^ a b "NJT Board Meeting - 06/11/2014" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "NJT Board Meeting - 10/8/2014" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "NJT Board Meeting - 7/15/2015" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. July 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "NJT Board Meeting Agenda - 2/10/2016" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. February 2016.