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.

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 (preserved 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
(1596, 2089)
1998-2000, 2002
1981 Grumman-Flxible 870-B
40102-6-1
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA PA1000–PA1210, 1211-1270
(1128, 1154)
1993-1996, 2000
1982–1984 MCI MC-9 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 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 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 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
(5036, 5366)
2006-2007
1987 MCI 96A3 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5450 2004
1989 Eagle Bus AE20 40 96 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5500-5618
(5531, 5604)
2001-2002
1989 Flxible Metro-B
40096-6T
40 96 Suburban Some Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA DDEC 3000-3280
(3057)
2002-2009
1989 Flxible Metro-B
40102-6T
40 102 Transit (1700s)
Suburban (3000s)
1700s: yes
3000s: no
Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA DDEC 1700–1721,
3500-3605
(3529)
2006-2010
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 3700-3796
(3710, 3778)
2010-2011
1994 Flxible Metro-D
40102-6C8
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3 1750–1965, 1976
(1752, 1885, 1950, 1976)
2010-2011
1994 Flxible Metro-D
40102-4D
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 50 DDEC 1966–1975 2010-2011
1995-1996 Nova Bus RTS
T80-206
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3 2601-2775
(2625)
2011-2012
1995–1999
(leased 2006)
MCI 102-DL3 45 102 Suburban X mark.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60 7101-7120 2008
1998 Orion 06.501 Low-Floor Hybrid 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 30 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 1001-1002,
1026
2012-2013
1998-2000 MCI 102-DWA3 (CNG) 40 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60G DDEC 7001-7077 2014-2015
1999-2000 Nova Bus RTS RT60-2N 30 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 2501-2580
(2501)
2014-2015 (part of this order remains in service, will retire by 2017)
1999-2001 Nova Bus RTS RT80-2N 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 1000, 1003-1025,
1027-1254,
1262-1576 (1222)
2013-2016 (part of this order remains in service, will retire by 2017)
2001(acquired 2006 from Academy Bus) Nova Bus RTS 82VN 40 102 Transit (1577-1582)
Suburban (1583-1589)
Yes check.svg Cummins ISC 1577-1589 2014-2015
2002 Nova Bus RTS 82VN hybrid 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISB 4001-4003 2011 (stored out of service)
2004 Motor Coach Industries D4000N 40 96 Suburban Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC 7802-7805 2016 (stored out of service)
2006-2007 MTS RTS Legend 40 102 Transit (4100s)
Suburban (4201)
Yes check.svg Caterpillar C9 4101-4132
4201
2007 (4101 & 4201; 4102-4132 never ran)
Sold to various systems such as Somerset County,[1] Texas A&M University,[2] & Foxwoods Casino[3]

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
Lakeland MCI.jpg
Carefree MCI 8452.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B-500R WTEC Gen III
(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 B500R 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.
2002-
2003
MCI
D4500
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500 7468.jpg
Academy MCI D4500 8950.jpg
Coach USA 8914.jpg
Rockland MCI D4500.jpg
Trans-Bridge Lines MCI D4500 8560.jpg
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC (with Jacobs Engine Brake)/
Allison B500R WTEC Gen III
7419-7483,
8200-8268,
8292-8322,
8436-8450,
8524-8553,
8760-8774,
8788-8835,
8890-8915,
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.
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
(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.

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 Gen IV
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 Gen IV
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
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.
  • 5313-5322 are wrapped for GO28 gobus service based out of Orange Garage.
2010-
2014
NABI
416.15 Transit
38.5 ft (11.73 m) New Jersey Transit NABI 416 transit.jpg
NABI 416.15 Route 126.jpg
NJ Transit NABI 416.15 Transit.jpg
Cummins ISL 280/


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

5501-6550
(1050 buses)
  • Operated under:
    • New Jersey Transit
    • Academy Bus Lines
    • Coach USA (various)
    • Montgomery & Westside IBOA
    • Broadway IBOA
  • 5612 & 5784 are out of service due to an accident
  • 6394-6398 are wrapped for GO25 gobus service based out of Hilton Garage.
2012-2013 NABI
31-LFW[4]
32 ft (9.75 m) NJ Transit NABI 31-LFW 1632.jpg Cummins ISL9/Allison B400R Gen V 1601-1639
(39 buses)[4]
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.[4]
  • First production low-floor buses purchased by NJ Transit.
  • Operated out of the Egg Harbor Garage and Morris County.
2012 DesignLine
EcoCoach CNG[5]
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit Designline 7202.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G /
ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B
7201-7215
(15 buses)[5]
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.[5]
  • 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. Currently stored out of service.
2014-2015 MCI
D4500CT CNG[6]
45 ft (13.72 m) MCI D4500CT CNG Route 64J.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G /
Allison B500R Gen V
7215-7362
(147 buses)[6][7]
  • Assigned to Howell Garage[8]
  • 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[8]
  • Base order consists of 84 buses at unit price of $655,027.00 each[8]
  • Option order consists of 63 buses at unit price of $651,527.00 each[8]
  • Total contract value (including spare parts and warranty) is $98,630,865.21[8]
2015 MCI
D4500CTH[9]
45 ft (13.72 m) NJT MCI D4500CTH 4009 in Upper Deerfield.jpg Cummins ISL9 /
Allison H50EP Parallel Hybrid System[9]
4008-4044
(36 buses)[9]
  • First mass-order of hybrid-electric cruiser buses by NJT.
  • Temporarly assigned to Egg Harbor Garage. To be moved to Ironbound once Egg Harbor receives the 2016 D4500CTs.[9]
  • Base order of 36 buses purchased at unit price of $828,850.00 each[9]
  • Base order buses to be equipped with 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[9]
  • Lav order cancelled[9]
  • Total contract value (including spare parts and warranty) is $42,170,291.88[9]
2016 MCI
D4500CT[10]
45 ft (13.72 m) MCI D4500CT Route 319.jpg Cummins ISX12 / Allison B500R Gen V[11] 16001-16003
17001-onward
(1,104 buses (290 options))[10][11]
  • Operated under:
    • New Jersey Transit
    • Coach USA (various)
  • Base order of 772 buses purchased at unit price of $495,036.75 each[10]
  • To replace pre-2009 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.[10]
  • 60 buses to be equipped with lavatories.[10]
  • First option for 332 buses exercised in February 2016. None in this batch to be equipped with lavatories.[11]
  • Option remains to purchase 284 additional buses.[10][11]
  • Total contract value (including spare parts and warranty) is $583,659,204.15.[10][11]
  • Being delivered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ttmg.org/pages/millennium/njt-millennium.html
  2. ^ http://www.ttmg.org/pages/millennium/tamu-millennium.html
  3. ^ http://gallery.bustalk.info/displayimage.php?album=334&pos=3
  4. ^ a b c "Purchase Of Low-Floor Buses Marks A First For NJ Transit". New Jersey Transit. May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "NJ Transit Board Meeting Minutes Open Session" (PDF). p. 84. 
  6. ^ a b Higgs, Larry (13 September 2013). "New buses to hit Rt. 9 corridor". Asbury Park Press. 
  7. ^ http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/2014_06_11_OpenSess.pdf
  8. ^ a b c d e "NJT Board Meeting - 06/11/2014" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "NJT Board Meeting - 10/8/2014" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. October 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "NJT Board Meeting - 7/15/2015" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. July 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "NJT Board Meeting Agenda - 2/10/2016" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. February 2016.