Month: June 2019

PANYNJ details “game-changing” PATH Improvement Plan

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) provided details of its PATH Improvement Plan, which will add capacity across the PATH system by 2022, as well as other improvements during the next three years. PANYNJ says the plan, which also includes a delay reduction initiative, a new fare payment system and a […]

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NJ Transit approves 183 commuter coach order from MCI on existing six-year contract

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, announced today that NJ TRANSIT issued a purchase order for year four of its six-year contract to manufacture and deliver 183 Commuter Coaches. MCI will begin production of year four coaches starting in September […]

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Congressman Max Rose and MTA Leadership Announce New State-of-the-Art Bus Fleet, Contactless Fare Payment System on Staten Island

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-NY-11) announced that a total of 77 new state-of-the-art buses will be put into service on Staten Island this year as the MTA works to modernize bus service with new vehicles and a new contactless fare payment system that speeds entry and allows all-door boarding. […]

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NJ Transit to service stops from discontinued A&C #4 line in Jersey City

When A&C Bus, also known as the Montgomery & Westside IBOA, canceled the No. 4 bus route in Jersey City back in March, it left riders searching for alternative transportation options, some even started taking taxis and Ubers. Those problems have come to an end after New Jersey Transit (NJT) announced it will begin re-routing […]

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NYMTA Bus Fleet Summary Has Moved

Continuing with our move from the wiki, the New York MTA Bus Fleet Summary is now live on the Insider’s Guide. You can now view all the specific information about each bus order along with a link to a summary of the Museum and Miscellanous fleet. Find the link in the Fleet Roster tab above! […]

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NJ Transit Introduces Bus Validators and Scanners on Select Bus Routes

New Jersey Transit customers on select bus routes are getting the first look at the future of fare payment technology. As part of a pilot program that began Thursday, June 6, customers on several NJ Transit bus routes will be the first to use a new onboard ticket validation system, which scans the barcodes on […]

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Roosevelt Island (RIOC) Fleet Roster Now Available

Continuing with the movement away from our old wiki site, we will add all of the New York Metro Area (NY-NJ-CT) fleet rosters to the Insider’s Guide. Now available is the fleet roster for the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation which can be viewed by clicking the “Fleet Rosters” tab on the menu and choosing RIOC. […]

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Say Hello to OMNY!

With the decade coming to an end, and new things on the horizon in the world of transit, we finally have a new fare payment system in testing. So what is OMNY? Why is it trans-formative to the way we travel in NYC? This isn’t just any cookie-cutter fare payment system. It is actually the […]

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Modernization of Service Status Notices

As part of an ongoing commitment to a more transparent and useful information to the riding public, MTA New York City Transit’s “Service Status” notices on its website and on other channels will provide a much deeper level of detail, with seven new categories of service status conveyed on a line-by-line basis. In the system […]

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The Electrification of NYC

Out with the old, and in with the new: The Electrification of New York City Buses As many may know by now, the largest transit agency in North America (MTA New York City Transit and Bus Company) has begun the process of implementing an all-electric bus fleet by January 2040. The MTA recently retired the […]

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