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NJ Transit commits to transitioning to a zero-emission fleet by 2040

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) will aim to have a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040 and has unveiled a roadmap to help achieve this goal. The news came at the agency’s Board of Directors Energy & Sustainability Committee meeting on May 25. To support the transition efforts, the agency has applied for a federal grant […]

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MTA announces plans to increase the number of electric buses purchased in 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is increasing its procurement for electric buses this year from 45 to 60 – a 33-percent increase, the latest step in the MTA’s ongoing mission to transform its 5,800 buses into a zero-emissions fleet by 2040. The electric buses will operate out of each of the five boroughs with the […]

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Allison Transmission’s Electric Hybrid Solution Debuts on NYCT Buses

Allison Transmission’s next-generation electric hybrid propulsion solution, eGen Flex™, will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May. The electric hybrid system from Allison offers fully electric propulsion when customers need it, without the added infrastructure requirements of full electrification. The eGen Flex system includes full electric drive capability for up to […]

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New York City Transit Bus Procurement Opportunities

The New York City Transit (NYCT) has begun the bid process for 50 Low-Floor 40-Foot Clean Diesel Buses & 45 Low-Floor 40-Foot All Electric Buses. The bids call for responses from qualified bus manufacturers on May 7th. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will pay out 80% of the cost on both of these contracts while […]

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120-year-old NJ Transit bus garage to get a makeover and addition

NJ Transit bus riders and worker will get a bigger, renovated garage by late 2023 under a $27 million project that is now underway. Renovations and an expansion of the nearly 120-year-old brick Market Street garage in Paterson — which once housed trolley cars and now serves as a major service hub for the agency’s Northern […]

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Second Ave. Subway Extension Back on Track Thanks to Federal Bailout

After a year in limbo, an extension to the Second Avenue subway line into East Harlem is gaining speed. What You Need To Know The MTA expects $6.5 billion from the latest federal aid package to make up for its lost ridership during the pandemicThe money will let the MTA use funds intended for large […]

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MTA New York City Transit made significant subway speed improvements during pandemic

A series of encouraging updates about the success of ongoing efforts to safely speed up trains throughout the system was unveiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT). This includes the installation of 919 new digital timers on grade time signals, 270 civil speed increases across the system over the past […]

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NJ TRANSIT Renews Transdev’s Bus Services Contract

NJ TRANSIT has extended Transdev’s contract to operate its Monmouth County Area Local Bus Service for another three years. As part of the nearly 30-year partnership, Transdev manages the operations, maintenance, and operator recruitment and training of Monmouth County’s seven fixed routes, which includes 20 vehicles and 55 employees. “We look forward to continuing this strong relationship […]

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N.Y. MTA Launches Anti-Asian Hate Crime Marketing Push

Responding to a troubling recent increase in attacks targeted against Asians in New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) updated its anti-hate public messaging campaign with ads designed to help combat anti-Asian hate crimes. “The increase in anti-Asian hate crimes is absolutely reprehensible,” said New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg. “We are committed to working […]

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NJ Transit hopes riders return while it fills budget gaps with one-shots

There’s good news in New Jersey Transit’s budget plan- no fare hikes. For the next two years. But there’s a catch. The agency is using federal COVID-19 relief aid to help plug budget gaps. That money won’t last forever. And ridership isn’t expected to return to pre-pandemic levels for years. It’s all casting doubt on […]

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