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NJ Transit bus fleet

NJ Transit Bus Operations and companies leasing buses from NJ Transit use various models of buses between 25 and 60 feet in length to provide service within the state of New Jersey. The lists and rosters below list current and past buses purchased new or inherited by NJ Transit for heavy duty fixed-route service.

Demo buses

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
40096-6T
40 96 Transit Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 8050 Demo bus for the 1989 Metro-B order.
1989 OBI Orion 05.501 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA Unknown Demo Orion V. Became Transit Windsor (ON) 499 and retired in 2014.
1993 Flxible Metro-D
40102-6C
40 102 Transit Cummins L10 8083 Demo bus for the 1994 Metro-D order.
1995 Nova Bus RTS T80206 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel Series 50 2600 Demo bus for the 1995 RTS-06 order.
1996 MCI 102-D3 40 102 Suburban Cummins M11E 8011 Demo 102-D3 for the 2001-2003 MCI D4000/D4500 order. 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 Demo 102-D3 for the 2001-2003 MCI D4000/D4500 order. Owned by Penske.
1996–1998 Orion VI Low Floor Hybrid 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 30 4000-4003 Prototypes. Never ran; became NYCTA 6350-6353
2006 MTS RTS Legend 40 102 Transit (4101)
Suburban (4201)
Caterpillar C9 4101,
4201
Prototypes for future order, since cancelled. Sold to Somerset County Transportation as 4024-4025.
2007 NABI 416.14 40 102 Transit Caterpillar C9 5722 Demo 416.14 for the 2008-2009 NABI 416.15 order. Owned by Dallas DART. Returned shortly before 416.15s 5201 and 5202 were delivered.
2008 NABI 416.15 40 102 Suburban Caterpillar C9 5201-5202 Prototypes for 2008-2009 NABI order. Currently in service.
2016 MCI D4500CT 45 102 Suburban Cummins ISX12 16001-16003 Prototypes for 2016 MCI order. Currently in service.

Retired Production Buses

Acquired Before 1980

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

  • 1960-1973 GMC "New Look" - majority inherited from Transport of New Jersey and the Maplewood Equipment Company.
  • Late 1960s MCI MC-7 - majority were 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 feet) most were assigned to private carriers.
  • 1976 Flxible 45102-8-1 (35 feet) - most assigned to private carriers. Some units were built with single doors.
  • 1976 Flxible 53096-8-1 (40 feet/96 inches) - most assigned to private carriers. Some units were built with single doors and suburban-style seating.
  • 1976 Flxible 53102-8-1 (40 feet/102 inches) - most assigned to private carriers. Some units were built with single doors and suburban-style seating.
  • 1979 Flxible 870 - purchased secondhand as replacements for destroyed ex-NYCT 870s.
  • Various GM Buffalo style buses - late 1970s model years, purchased secondhand
  • Various Flxible "New Look" buses - various model years, purchased secondhand.

Acquired After 1980

Buses with a "PA" prefix were purchased using Port Authority of New York and New Jersey funds.

Year Builder Model Picture Length (ft) Width (in) Seating Handicapped/disabled access Engine/Transmission Numbers (preserved numbers) Retired
1980
(acquired 1985-1986 from NYCTA & MABSTOA)
Grumman-Flxible 870-B
53102-6-1
NJ Transit 1596 (34702814771).jpg
NJ Transit 2290 (25653752662).jpg
40 102 Transit and
Suburban
Some Detroit Diesel series 6V71N

Allison V730

PA1500–PA1593, 1594-1611, PA1612-PA1619, 2000-2518
(1596)
1998-2000, 2002
1981 Grumman-Flxible 870-A
40102-6-1
NJ Transit PA1180 (14346055346).jpg 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
(PA6106)
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
Volvo B10M 9251.jpg 60 102 Transit Yes check.svg
(except 9256)
Volvo THD100

ZF Ecomat 4HP590

PA9100-PA9149 2003-2004
60 96 Suburban 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)
2006-2007
96A3 40 96 X mark.svg 5450 2004
1989 Eagle Bus AE20 40 96 X mark.svg 5500-5618
(5531)
2001-2002
1989 Flxible Metro-B
40096-6T
NJ Transit Flxible Metro-B 3020.jpg 40 96 Suburban Some Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA DDEC

Allison V731

3000-3280
(3057)
2002-2009
Metro-B
40102-6T
NJ Transit Flxible Metro-B 3601.jpg 40 102 Transit (1700s)
Suburban (3000s)
1700s only 1700–1721,
3500-3605
2006-2010
1991–1992 Metro-C
40102-6C CNG
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins L10G

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

1722-1726 (later 0001-0005, then NGV1-NGV5) 2004
1994
(3700 was a 1993 unit)
Metro-D
40102-6C8
NJ Transit Flxible Metro-D 1770.jpg
NJ Transit Flxible Metro-D 1974.jpg
NJ Transit Flxible Metro-D 3791.jpg
40 102 Transit (1000s)
Suburban (3700s)
Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

3700-3796
(3778)
2009-2011
(3792-3796 sold to Cleveland RTA)
Yes check.svg 1750–1965, 1976
(1950)
Metro-D
40102-4D
Yes check.svg Detroit Diesel Series 50 DDEC

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

1966–1975
1995
(2775 was a 1996 unit)
Nova Bus RTS-06
T80-206
NJ Transit Nova RTS 2764.jpg 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins C8.3

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

2601-2775
(2625)
2011-2012
1997–2000
(leased 2006)
MCI 102-DL3 NJ Transit MCI 102DL3 7110.jpg 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-06
T80-2N
40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

1001, 1026 2012-2013
1998-2000 MCI 102-DWA3 (CNG) NJT CNG MCI.jpg 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 NJ Transit Nova RTS 2514.jpg
NJ Transit 2580 (9352080611).jpg
30 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISC

ZF Ecomat 5HP590

2501-2580
(2501)
2013-2017
RTS RT80-2N NJ Transit Nova RTS 1303.jpg
Academy 1028 (15795352793).jpg
40 102 Yes check.svg 1000, 1002-1025,
1027-1254,
1262-1576
(1513)
2013-2017
2001
(acquired 2006 from Academy Bus)
RTS 82VN NJ Transit Nova RTS 1579.jpg
NJ Transit Nova Bus RTS 82VN 1587.jpg
New Jersey Transit gobus 1587.jpg
40 102 Transit (1577-1582)
Suburban (1583-1589)
Yes check.svg Cummins ISC

ZF Ecomat 5HP592C

1577-1589 2014-2015
2002 RTS 82VN hybrid NJ Transit RTS hybrid 4002.jpg 40 102 Transit Yes check.svg Cummins ISB
ISE Thundervolt TB-40 hybrid system
4001-4003 2011 (stored out of service)
2002-2003 Motor Coach Industries D4000H hybrid NJ Transit MCI D4000 hybrid 4004.jpg 40 102 Suburban Yes check.svg Cummins ISL
Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
4004-4007 2018
2004 Motor Coach Industries D4000N NJT MCI D4000N 7805.jpg 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 NJTransitRTSLegend.jpg 40 102 Transit (4100s)
Suburban (4201)
Yes check.svg Caterpillar C9

ZF Ecomat 6HP592C

4101-4132
4201
2007 (4101 & 4201 were demos; 4102-4132 never ran)
Sold to Somerset County, Texas A&M University, & Foxwoods Casino
2012-2013 DesignLine EcoCoach CNG NJ Transit 7202 (8265775283).jpg 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

All buses here are fully ADA compliant. Unless noted, buses are 102 in (2.59 m) wide. Unless noted otherwise, all units operate under NJ Transit.

Year Make & Model Length Picture 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
(7618 was equipped with a ZF ASTronic semiautomatic transmission)
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:
  • 7531-7541, 7783-7800, 8451-8453, 8556-8557, and 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, but had it removed following a fire.
  • Currently being replaced.
2001-2003 MCI
D4500
45 ft (13.72 m) NJ Transit MCI D4500 7468.jpg
Academy MCI D4500 8950.jpg
Rockland MCI D4500.jpg
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, and 8921-8950 are 2003 units equipped with lavatories.
  • Currently being replaced.
2003-2004 Neoplan
AN459
59 ft (17.98 m) NJT Neoplan AN459 9525.jpg Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
ZF Ecomat-2 5HP602C
9501-9549
9601-9636
(85 buses)
  • 9501-9549 feature transit seating, while 9601-9636 feature suburban seating.
  • This bus is essential an AN460, but one foot shorter to address clearance issues at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
  • 9524, 9526, 9534, are out of service or retired following accidents or fire damage
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)
2007 NJ Transit MCI D4500CL 7129.jpg 7121-7187
(67 buses)
  • Operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • 7167-7187 are equipped with lavatories and are assigned to the 319 route.
  • 7187 is retired
2008 MCI
D4500CT
New Jersey Transit MCI D4500CT 7103.jpg Caterpillar C13 ACERT/
Allison B500R Gen IV
7101-7118
(18 buses)
  • Ordered for MTA New York City Transit as 2251-2268 and built to MTA specifications. However, they were rejected by the MTA, and subsequently sold to NJT.
  • 7109 retired due to fire damage.
2008-2010 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
  • 5202-5229, 5231-5345: Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
    ZF Ecomat 4 6HP604C
  • 5230, 5346-5450: Cummins ISL/
    ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
5201-5450
(250 buses)
  • 5313-5322 are wrapped for the GO28 gobus service.
2009-2014 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, 5637, 5639-5756, 5758-5759, 5761-5918, 5924-6008, 6147, 6206-6321, 6324-6462, 6473, 6477
      • 6394-6398 are wrapped for the GO25 gobus service.
    • Coach USA
      • Olympia Trails: 5631-5636, 6499-6550
      • Community Coach (contracted to NJT): 6057-6126, 6322-6323
    • A&C Bus Corporation: 5757, 5760, 5919-5923, 6463-6472, 6474-6476, 6478-6488
    • Academy Bus Lines (contracted to NJT): 5638, 6009-6056, 6148-6184, 6189-6205
    • Transdev (contracted to NJT): 6127-6146
    • Salem County Transit (contracted to NJT): 6185-6188
    • Broadway IBOA: 6489-6498
  • 5612, 5700, 5757, 5784, 5919, 5952, 5998, 6072, 6101, 6348, and 6391 are out of service or retired following accidents or damaged by fire.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
2011 MCI
D4500CT
45 ft (13.72 m) Cummins ISM/
Allison B500R
8951-8952
(2 buses)
  • Operated under Academy Bus Lines.
2011-2012 NABI
31-LFW[9]
32 ft (9.75 m) NJ Transit NABI 31-LFW 1632.jpg Cummins ISL9/
Allison B400R Gen V
1601-1639
(39 buses)[9]
2014-2015 MCI
D4500CT CNG[10]
45 ft (13.72 m) MCI D4500CT CNG Route 64J.jpg Cummins Westport ISL G/
Allison B500R Gen V
7215-7362
(147 buses)[10][11]
  • 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[12]
2015-2016 MCI
D4500CTH[13]
NJT MCI D4500CTH 4009 in Upper Deerfield.jpg Cummins ISL9/
Allison H50EP Parallel Hybrid System[13]
4008-4044
(36 buses)[13]
  • First mass-order of hybrid-electric cruiser buses by NJT.
2016- MCI
D4500CT[14]
MCI D4500CT Route 319.jpg
MCI D4500CT Forked River.jpg
Trans-Bridge Lines MCI D4500CT 19034 on 39th St.jpg

Cummins ISX12 (with Cummins C-Brakes)/
Allison B500R Gen V[15]

16001-16003
17001-17240
18001-18129[16]
19001-19182[17]
20001-20183[18]
(737 buses;
up to 1104 buses/290 options)[15]
  • Operated under:
  • 712 buses to be equipped with 57 seats with vinyl seat covers matching NJT multilevel railcars.[14]
  • 60 buses to be equipped with lavatories (55 seats only).[14]
  • 17121-17184 and 19001-19067 do not feature stainless steel plates.
  • First option for 332 buses exercised in February 2016. 18097-18119 and 19031-19037 feature lavatories.[15]
  • Currently being delivered.
2020 New Flyer Industries
Xcelsior (XD60)
60 ft (18.29 m) 20801-
(85 buses; additional optional 85 buses)[20]
  • Will be operated under New Jersey Transit.
  • Currently being delivered.

Future Fleet

In January 2019, NJ Transit announced that it would test eight battery-electric buses in the Camden area.[21]

References

  1. ^ "2 dead in horrific NJ Transit bus crash". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Injuries Reported After NJ TRANSIT Bus Crashes Into Tree In Newark". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ Jongsma, Joshua. "NJ Transit bus catches fire in Paramus outside Bergen Community College". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. ^ Cohen, Noah. "NJ Transit bus driver dies after head-on crash with garbage truck, prosecutor says". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  5. ^ Jongsma, Joshua. "NJ Transit train hits bus in Garfield; one person injured". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  6. ^ Alexander, Dan. "Stolen Church Van Crashes Into NJ Transit Bus". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  7. ^ "At Least 6 People Hurt After Car Crashes Into NJ TRANSIT Bus; Driver Charged". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  8. ^ @NJSP (October 16, 2019). "NJSP investigating single vehicle crash EB at the 14C Toll Plaza on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Ext. of the @NJTurnpike in Jersey City. NJ Transit bus struck the toll plaza. Bus driver taken to local hospital with minor injuries. No passengers on bus. #alert" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ a b "Purchase Of Low-Floor Buses Marks A First For NJ Transit". New Jersey Transit. May 2011.
  10. ^ a b Higgs, Larry (13 September 2013). "New buses to hit Rt. 9 corridor". Asbury Park Press.
  11. ^ [www.njtransit.com]
  12. ^ "NJT Board Meeting - 06/11/2014" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. June 2014.
  13. ^ a b c "NJT Board Meeting - 10/8/2014" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. October 2014.
  14. ^ a b c "NJT Board Meeting - 7/15/2015" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. July 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "NJT Board Meeting Agenda - 2/10/2016" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. February 2016.
  16. ^ "NJ Transit awards MCI 2nd year of 6-year Commuter Coach contract". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  17. ^ "NJ Transit awards MCI 182-commuter coach contract". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  18. ^ "NJ Transit orders 183 MCI commuter coaches". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  19. ^ [www.facebook.com]
  20. ^ Wanek-Libman, Mischa. "NJ Transit awards contract for articulated buses to New Flyer". Mass Transit. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  21. ^ Higgs, Larry. "New buses, including electric-powered vehicles, to soon join the NJ Transit fleet". Retrieved 18 June 2019.