NJ Transit

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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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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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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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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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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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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NJ Transit reaches PTC implementation finish line

With days to spare, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has attained the certification of its Positive Train Control (PTC) system by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and will meet the Dec. 31, 2020, deadline to have the safety overlay system implemented.   FRA began designating which railroads were “at-risk” of being in noncompliance of meeting the […]

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NJ TRANSIT, MTA, Port Authority, Amtrak, and SEPTA Launch Regional ‘Mask Force’

NJ TRANSIT announced a partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Amtrak, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to create a regional “Mask Force” to encourage universal mask compliance on public transit. Through this partnership, the transit systems will provide millions of free masks […]

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NJ Transit Approves Order For 334 New MCI Commuter Coaches In Year Five Of Six-Year MCI 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 334 new MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches in year five of its six-year MCI contract. As the nation’s largest statewide public transit agency continues to […]

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