Month: February 2021

Proposed Light Rail Project Advances in South New Jersey

The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) light-rail project in South New Jersey has achieved a significant project milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The EIS, conducted by nationally recognized transportation experts, was a critical phase that carefully reviewed the project’s environmental impacts in the region with feedback from members of the community. The proposed GCL is sponsored by the […]

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NJ Transit advances procurement of new electric buses for limited deployment

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of eight battery-electric buses, which will be utilized as part of a limited deployment in the city of Camden. The acquisition of the buses is part of an overall effort by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s Administration to combat the impacts […]

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ZF upgrades EcoLife transmission software on NYCT bus fleet, saving fuel and costs

ZF has completed software upgrades on 740 New York City Transit (NYCT) buses, improving fuel economy and resulting in an annual savings of about $1.6 million or 720,000 gallons of fuel.  The upgraded software 2.0.4 enables earlier EcoLife variants to realize nearly the same improved fuel economy of EcoLife 2, ZF’s second generation of its six-speed […]

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New York MTA backs off service reductions and layoffs, but still faces $8 billion deficit through 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced financial crisis within the largest transit system in the United States has eased but not abated. While drastic service cuts are off the table for now and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders anticipate $6.2 billion in capital project commitments in 2021, they are also calling on the passage of President Joe Biden’s […]

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NJ Transit advances Innovation Challenge project for Meadowlands

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has moved its Innovation Challenge into the next phase of the development process.   The agency has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop an inventive and original solution to increase mass transit capacity between the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction and the Meadowlands Complex.  “Partnering with industry […]

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Westchester County awards New Flyer a contract for up to 128 hybrid-electric Xcelsior Transit Buses

St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – February 1, 2021: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (operating as the ”Bee-Line”) has awarded New Flyer a new order […]

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