Buses used by New Jersey Transit

Buses used by New Jersey Transit

New Jersey Transit Bus Operations and companies leasing buses from New Jersey Transit utilize various makes and models of buses between 25 and 60 feet in length to provide service within the state of New Jersey. As of 2007, 2,477 buses are branded for New Jersey Transit duty, while 683 other buses owned by New Jersey Transit are branded for duty by private operators such as Coach USA, a number that does not include community shuttle buses.

The roster below lists buses purchased and/or inherited by New Jersey Transit.

Buses in service before 1980

This list includes Transport of New Jersey, NJDOT-owned, and NJ Transit buses

  • 1960-1973 GMC ""New Look"" The majority of these buses were inherited from Transport of New Jersey and the Maplewood Equipment Company.
  • Late 1960s MCI MC-7: mostly ex-Greyhound
  • 1970s GMC PD-4106 and PD-4107 ("Buffalo")
  • 1973 Highway Products, Inc. TC-31: assigned to Passaic-Athenia Bus Lines, maybe others
  • 1975-1978 MCI MC-8: Purchased surplus from various sources.
  • 1976 Flxible 35096-8-1: 30 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers.
  • 1976 Flxible 45102-8-1: 35 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers. Some were built with single doors.
  • 1976 Flxible 53096-8-1: 40 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers. Some were built with single doors and Suburban-style seating.
  • 1976 Flxible 53102-8-1: 40 foot buses, most were assigned to private carriers. Some were built with single doors and Suburban-style seating.
  • 1979 Flxible 870: purchased secondhand as replacements for destroyed ex-NYCT 870s.
  • Late 1970s GMC Various "Buffalo" style buses were purchased secondhand.
  • Various years Flxible "New Look" purchased secondhand.

All of these buses have been retired from NJ Transit service.

Retired buses

This section covers buses that were purchased by New Jersey Transit after 1980 and have since been retired.

Demo buses

Year Builder Model Length (ft) Width (in) Seating Engine Numbers Notes
1981 Volvo B-10M
articulated
60 102 Transit Volvo 9000 Demo articulated bus.
1981 Volvo B-10M 40 102 Transit Volvo 9001 Demo Volvo 40-foot bus
1981 M A N SG310-18-21L 60 102 Transit MAN D2566 MLUM 9100 Demo MAN articulated bus.
1988 Flxible Metro-B
40096-4D
40 96 Transit Detroit Diesel series 50 8050 Demo Metro-B for the 1989 Metro-B order.
1989 OBI Orion 05.501 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA Unknown Demo Orion. Now Transit Windsor (ON) 499.
1993 Flxible Metro-D
40102-6C8
40 102 Transit Cummins C8.3 8083 Demo Metro-D for the 1994 Metro-D order.
1996 MCI 102-D3 40 102 Suburban Cummins M11E 8011 One of two MCI D series buses ahead of the 2001-2004 MCI order. This bus was owned by Penske, later destroyed by a fire.
1996 MCI 102-D3 40 102 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 60 8060 The other MCI D series bus ahead of the 2001-2004 MCI order, owned by Penske.
2006 MTS RTS Legend 40 102 4101
(Transit)
4201
(Suburban)
Caterpillar C9 4101
4201
These buses were received for testing ahead of a planned order, since canceled. The buses are being sold to Texas A&M University.

Production buses

Year Builder Model Length (ft) Width (in) Seating Engine Numbers Retired
1980
(acquired 1986)
Grumman-Flxible 870-B
53102-6-1
40 102 Transit and
Suburban

Some were
lift equipped
Detroit Diesel series 6V71N 1500-1619,
2000-2518
1999
1981 Grumman-Flxible 870-A
40102-6-1
40 102 Transit

Detroit Diesel series 8V71 (later
series 6V92TA)
1000-1270 1994
1982-1984 MCI MC-9 40 96 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 6100-6799 2003
1983 Flxible Metro-A
40102-6T
40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 1300-1464 1996
1985 Volvo B-10M
articulated
60 102 Transit Volvo 9100-9149 2003
1985 Volvo B-10M
articulated
60 96 Suburban
(9256 was not accessible)
Volvo 9200-9259 2003
1987 MCI MC-9 40 96 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5000-5414 2007
1987 MCI 96A3 40 96 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5450 2003
1989 Eagle Bus AE20 40 96 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 6V92TA 5500-5618 2001
1992 Flxible Metro-C
40102-6C LNG
40 102 Transit Cummins L10G 1722-1726
(later 0001-0005 and
NGV1-NGV5)
2004
1995-1999
(leased 2006)
MCI 102-DL3 45 102 Suburban Detroit Diesel series 60 7101-7120 2007
1997-1998 Orion 06.501 Low-Floor Hybrid 40 102 Transit Detroit Diesel series 30 4000-4003 Never ran, became NYCTA 6350-6353

Active fleet

Purchased before 1990

All active buses purchased before 1995 currently on the roster were manufactured by Flxible in 1989 (except for 3000 which is a 1988 unit) and are branded New Jersey Transit (units in private operator livery, where pictured, have been returned to NJ Transit or have been retired) of various seating patterns and widths as noted in the table.

All of the buses below are of the 1989 Flxible Metro-B type, with Detroit Diesel 6V92TA DDEC engines and Allison V731 transmissions, and are 40 feet long, but of different widths.

Type of 1989 Flxible
Metro-B
Width
(All buses are
long)
Example Numbers
40102-6T 1700-1721
40096-6T
suburban

3000-3076, 3102-3150, 3160-3198, 3201-3204, 3207-3216, 3219-3253, 3256-3259
(many retired)
40096-6T
suburban
3077-3101, 3151-3159, 3199-3200, 3205-3206, 3217-3218, 3254-3255, 3260-3280
(many retired)
40102-6T
suburban
3500-3605
(many retired)

Purchased from 1990-1994

These buses are all of the Flxible Metro-D model built in 1994 (except for 3700 built in 1993), and are all long, wide, and are fully ADA compliant.
Type of 1994 Flxible
Metro-D
Example Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers Branding
40102-6C8
single door suburban
(3700 is a 40102-6C)
Cummins C8.3
(3700 has a Cummins L10 engine)/
ZF Ecomat HP590
3700-3791

  • New Jersey Transit

40102-6C8

Cummins C8.3/
ZF Ecomat HP590
1750-1965, 1976

40102-4D Detroit Diesel Series 50 DDEC/
ZF Ecomat HP590
1966-1975

  • New Jersey Transit

Purchased from 1995-1999

All buses here are fully ADA compliant.
Year Make & Model Length
(All buses are wide)
Example Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers Branding
1995-
1996
Nova Bus
RTS T8O206
Cummins C8.3/
ZF Ecomat HP590
2601-2775

  • New Jersey Transit

1998-
2000
MCI
102-DWA3 CNG
Detroit Diesel Series 60G DDEC/
Allison B500R ATEC
7001-7077

  • New Jersey Transit

1999-
2000
Nova Bus
RTS RT8O-2N
(1001 is a T8O-2N)





Cummins ISC/
ZF Ecomat-2 HP592C
1000-1254, 1262-1576

1999-
2000
Nova Bus
RTS RT6O-2N


Cummins ISC/
ZF Ecomat-2 HP592C
2501-2580

  • New Jersey Transit
  • Broadway Bus

Purchased from 2000-2004

All buses here are fully ADA compliant.

Year Make & Model Length & Width
(ft x in)
Example Powertrain
(Engine & transmission or propulsion)
Numbers Branding
2000 MCI
102-DW3SS
x Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B500R WTEC
7501-7503

  • New Jersey Transit

2001 MCI
D4000
(lavatory-equipped)
x
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B500R WTEC
7531-7541, 7783-7800, 8451-8453, 8556-8557, 8703

2001-
2003
MCI
D4000
x



Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B-500 WTEC
(7618 has a ZF ASTronic)
7401-7418, 7484-7493, 7504-7530, 7542-7683, 7686-7782, 7801, 7810-8112, 8269-8291, 8401-8435, 8454-8523, 8554-8555, 8558-8559, 8563-8626, 8632-8686, 8704-8746, 8755-8759, 8775-8787, 8836-8889, 8916-8920, 8971-8990

2002-
2003
MCI
D4500
x


Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B500R WTEC
7419-7483, 8200-8268, 8292-8322, 8436-8450, 8524-8553, 8760-8774, 8788-8835, 8890-8915, 8961-8968

2002 Blue Bird
CSFE3000
x Cummins ISB/
Allison 2000
600-617

  • New Jersey Transit

2002 Nova Bus
RTS 82VN hybrid
x Cummins ISB/
ISE Thundervolt TB-40
hybrid drive
4001-4003

  • New Jersey Transit

2003 MCI
D4000H hybrid
x Cummins ISL/
Allison EP-50 HybriDrive
4004-4007

  • New Jersey Transit

2003 MCI
D4500
(lavatory-equipped)
x
Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B-500 WTEC
8560-8562, 8627-8631, 8921-8950

  • Academy Bus Lines
  • Trans-Bridge Lines

2004 Neoplan
AN-459
x Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
Allison B500R WTEC
9501-9549
(9501 is a 2003 unit)

  • New Jersey Transit

2004 Neoplan
AN-459 suburban
x Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
Allison B500R WTEC
9601-9636
(9601 is a 2003 unit)

  • New Jersey Transit

2004 MCI
D4000N
x Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC/
Allison B500R WTEC
7802-7805

  • New Jersey Transit

Purchased 2005 and later

All buses here are branded in New Jersey Transit livery and are fully ADA compliant. 1583-1587 are also wrapped for gobus service.
Year Make & Model Length & Width
(ft x in)
Example Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers
2001
(purchased
2006)
Nova Bus
RTS 82VN
x
Cummins ISC/
ZF Ecomat-2 HP592C
1577-1582
2001
(purchased
2006)
Nova Bus
RTS 82VN suburban
x

Cummins ISC/
ZF Ecomat-2 HP592C
1583-1589
2006 MCI
D4500CL
x
Caterpillar C13 ACERT/
Allison B500R WTEC
9001-9053
2007 Goshen
GC-II
x
Navistar VT365/
Ford automatic
700-714
2007 MCI
D4500CL
x
Caterpillar C13 ACERT/
Allison B500R WTEC
7121-7166
2007 MCI
D4500CL
(lavatory-equipped)
x
Caterpillar C13 ACERT/
Allison B500R WTEC
7167-7187
Upcoming delivery
2008-
2013
NABI
416.15
x
Caterpillar C9 ACERT/
ZF Ecomat-2 HP602C
4101-5170, 5201-5495*
(see note below)
2009 NABI
Metro 45C semi-
low floor*
(see note below)
x
Transit

  • Engine: Cummins ISM
  • No other details at this time

* - Bus 5201, a suburban was delivered on January 29, 2008, and is currently in service. Delivery of the rest of the order will begin in summer 2008, with numbers as noted in the table. This delivery will occur over six to seven years. In addition, New Jersey Transit will take delivery of 15 low floor CompoBuses, which will be NJT's first low-floor buses and first 45' transit buses, to be used in goBus service.

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