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NJT Major Bus Replacement Procurements Starting Next Year (2015)

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CRUISER BUS REPLACEMENT

 

Project Scope:

The new cruiser buses will replace buses manufactured from 2000 to 2003 over a five year period.  The new buses will be a mix of 40 foot and 45 foot over-the-road coaches. Additionally, some of the new buses will replace those purchased in late 2006.  

 

Schedule:

Advertise construction contract winter 2014

-http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CapProjectDetailsTo&CapitalProjectId=64

This is going to be a pretty major order, considering it covers some 1400 MCI buses or so. What would you like to see as powertrain in these new buses (considering we only have 2 real choices if NJT goes for MCI again)?

 

 

 

ARTICULATED BUS REPLACEMENT

 

Project Scope:

Replace 36 suburban and 49 transit-style articulated buses.

 

Schedule:

Advertise construction contract winter 2015

-http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CapProjectDetailsTo&CapitalProjectId=63

It'll be interesting to see who gets this order, but I'm really hoping we'll see some NJT XD60s. 

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As far as the MCI replacement i just hope they have a comfier ride than the NABI that replaced the fleible's.

 

And please ditch the CNG forevar.

 

- Andy

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For the MCIs, I wouldn't mind them having Cummins ISLs again, as long as they have good Jakes.

 

I'm personally hoping for NJT XD60s too, but knowing NJTs financial situation, they may get Novas to replace the artics.

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For the MCIs, I wouldn't mind them having Cummins ISLs again, as long as they have good Jakes.

 

I'm personally hoping for NJT XD60s too, but knowing NJTs financial situation, they may get Novas to replace the artics.

IIRC, the ISL9 doesn't come with Jakes (compression variant), but instead comes with an jake exhaust brake. The ISX12 would come with the compression brake...

 

And lol, novas are ugly as hell XP imo...

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NJT, whatever you do, please number them in a nice, sequential order. Your random, all-over-the-place numbering scheme for the MCI makes my brain hurt.

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For the MCIs, I wouldn't mind them having Cummins ISLs again, as long as they have good Jakes.

 

I'm personally hoping for NJT XD60s too, but knowing NJTs financial situation, they may get Novas to replace the artics.

If they're going by financial problems, New Flyer would be the shoe-in as they are overall cheaper(even in quality, which is evident in our current XD40s).

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The question is New Flyer gonna put up with NJTs "customization" requests? Same thing with Prevost.

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-http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CapProjectDetailsTo&CapitalProjectId=64

This is going to be a pretty major order, considering it covers some 1400 MCI buses or so. What would you like to see as powertrain in these new buses (considering we only have 2 real choices if NJT goes for MCI again)?

 

 

-http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=CapProjectDetailsTo&CapitalProjectId=63

It'll be interesting to see who gets this order, but I'm really hoping we'll see some NJT XD60s. 

I hope they have different number groups for the 40ft and 45ft. Not mixed in together like now.

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Cummins ISX12. Bout damn time these mcis are falling apart.

 

Unless prevost bids cheap, i cant see them making a 40ft x3 lol. Mci knows exactly what njt wants. I saw more 40ft mcis coming due to the situation at oradell.

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So they will be getting 40' coaches after all.  I heard that Market Street will be getting 45'ers sometime next year...  Oradell may be able to store some outside but getting them into the fuel lanes would be the bitch of bitches.  

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So they will be getting 40' coaches after all.  I heard that Market Street will be getting 45'ers sometime next year...  Oradell may be able to store some outside but getting them into the fuel lanes would be the bitch of bitches.  

 

Market Street already has two for some reason, 9018 and 8309.

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I thought I heard NJT was going to start standardizing 45 foot buses....

There must be some routes / facilities that can't safely utilize 45 footers for turn clearance reasons. I definitely think that the balance between 45' and 40' buses will be shifting over towards having more 45' than 40', since it is currently the other way around.

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Oradell can store 45' outside but they cant fit them inside, unless a new garage is built. Egg Harbor, Washington Twp can obviously fit 45'. I didnt know Market St was big enough to store 45s.

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Oradell can store 45' outside but they cant fit them inside, unless a new garage is built. Egg Harbor, Washington Twp can obviously fit 45'. I didnt know Market St was big enough to store 45s.

 

Me Either

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I would love to see XD60s in New Jersey. That would be awesome.

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According to my friend who works out of Market Street, they rebuilt the garage doors to accommodate them.

What do garage doors have to do with it ? They are the same width and height of the 40ft's just longer .

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It's not gonna be the same when these new cruisers come in. I'm planning on going out of NJ for college and I'm worried when I come back to visit, I won't get to hear that rumble the DD50s on the current MCIs have.

 

I'm hoping NJT doesn't make this order to be a bunch of 7278 clones either. Let's hope they put some variety in these buses.

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