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  1. Yes that is correct. those are 2006 and 2007 model year well over the 12 year age mark requirement.
  2. Remaining Bus cruiser replacements D4500CT for year 5 (334) 21xxxx and year 6 (33) 22xxx ( 367 Total combined ) 22001 -21028 Ironbound 28 buses 21029-21073 Howell 44 buses 21074-21190 Meadowlands 116 buses 21191-21243 Wayne Garage 52 buses 240 total buses with NJT paint Private Carrier: Remaining 127 buses will be allocated to the private carriers below. This completes the 1104 bus contract for the D4500CT by 1st quarter of 2022 Rockland Coach Suburban Trails Academy Lines Next phase is a separate contract spec for 290 cruisers sometime in mid 2021 and a final determination by 2022. It is likely NJT will receive the new next gen MCI D45 CRT aka VIN 1M8X that replaces the D4500CT 1M8P This particular variant is not in production by MCI just yet. This contract is meant to replace the fleet for Oradell, Fairview, Market St (290). None of these garages have the capacity to handle 45’s Goal is to merge the cruisers to the new northern bus garage project in Ridgefield Park NJ which recently received court approval Nov 16, 2020 to proceed to legally acquire the land.
  3. Following is the timeline for the Northern Bus depot development: 1/2020 NJ transit has located 4 parcels of land, 56 acres combined in the village of Ridgefield Park NJ 3/2020 NJT board meeting, bus division received authorization and funds to proceed under eminent domain rights to acquire land in Ridgefield Park for the new northern bus depot 7/31/2020 NJ Transit filed a condemnation (eminent domain) case in the Bergen county court house. Civil case # L 4475 20 Case was deemed a friendly condemnation between NJ Transit and land owner UBS LLC It received opposition from the village of Ridgefield Park NJ claiming it is unjust among other claims. 11/16/2020 The court has granted NJ Transit full eminent domain rights to acquire the said land from UBS. NJ transit are one their way to become official owners of 56 acres of land in village of Ridgefield Park under supervision of superior court of Bergen county. We should hear an official update at the December 9th 2020 NJT board meeting on the next action item regarding the bus depot.
  4. All the good active remaining fleet wide D4000 are being transferred to Oradell bus garage. At same time, they are retiring the worse batch of D4000 at Oradell. Furthermore, the 1104 allotment of cruiser contract does not cover the Oradell cruisers. This separate contract will be published for bid once NJT has cleared the ongoing legal hurdle with the 56 plus acre of land in ridge field park. As of now the court’s legal decision will be made on the “papers” Nov 13 2020 at the bergen county court house. Stay tuned
  5. Appears they will meet the 184 buses for year 4 of 6 before mid August summer recess. Year 5 of the 6 will be biggest year in volume delivery, 334 MCI D4500CT buses commencing in mid September 2020 - July 2021 as 2021 model year bringing it to a total of 1070 buses.
  6. Simple answer for D4000CT, no. There is a separate bid for 290 40ft buses That is on hold and may be void if they can succeed to buy the land in Ridgefield Park NJ using eminent domain powers for the New Northern bus garage meant to replace Oradell and relief Market St. NJT wants 45 FT cruisers across the board for the interstate lines If it fails; NJT is forced to order 40ft buses for Oradell and Market st
  7. Has the RFP gone out for the 290 40’ft cruiser order ? The bid specs where created alongside the 85 articulated order
  8. During Jan’s 2019 board; bus division have received authorization for 85 articulated bus xd60 NFI and have said the first batch should be on the road by fourth quarter of 2019. Has anyone heard in the latest talk on when the 290 40 foot cruiser order will be placed ?
  9. Below are the PRIVATE CARRIERS who are part of the six year order who are all receiving 45 foot MCI d4500ct with their own company colors/badging Summary - total of 509 NJ transit state owned buses slotted to be replaced with D4500CT with the six year contract currently in year 3 Itemized breakdown Garage Matrix Academy Lines (17000s) 40 ft 139 45 ft 12 45 ft Lav 30 Carefree 45 ft Lav 2 Community Transit (17000s) 40 ft 13 45 ft 10 DeCamp Bus Lines (17000s) 45 ft 15 40 ft 35 Hudson Transit/ Shortline 45 ft 18 Lakeland Bus (17000s) 40 ft 50 45 ft 5 Rockland Coaches (19000s) in progress 40 ft 64 45 ft 30 Saddle River Trails (17000s and 18000s) 40 ft 8 Suburban Trails 40 ft 22 45 ft 49 Trans-Bridge Lines 40 ft 1 45 ft Lav 6 Total 509 private carrier NJ transit owner buses
  10. Rockland coach out of Westwood NJ garage are receiving 94 buses from the year 3 batch starting with 19001
  11. This topic is about creating a efficient Bus Ticketing System that is currently fragmented and poorly executed throughout the entire NJT Bus operations. I am foremost a bus transit fan, former commuter and now a bus operator for NJ transit. I am here to share my input on the current bus fare collection system that needs attention both from the public, bus operators and leaders of NJT and union. I am aware NJT board recently selected a contractor to modernize the fare collection system without full detail on the design and execution. Currently the NJ app is unintuitive and has a feel it was created back in year 2000. It is subject to fraudulent use due to the fact bus operators are forced to use only visual validation. This creates potential customer service issues and backlogs when boarding passengers. The current fare registers from Parkeon do not support "tap and go" technology. A big part of how to improve transportation efficiency is improving transit ticketing systems. Ticketing systems have to be quick and practical to allow for prompt loading and unloading of passengers. “Tap and go” is the new mantra for bus fares. Not: sign in app, wait and guess Please share your thoughts
  12. Bus 18107-18114 are assigned to Meadowlands garage (equipped with lavatory)
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