The New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) board of directors approved the purchase of
57 new buses, including the state’s first with a low-floor design, to enable
the agency to better serve bus routes throughout the state and meet growing
The board authorized a $12.5 million contract with North
American Bus Industries Inc. for the purchase of 39 low-floor, 32-foot transit
buses to replace some of the agency’s older buses, as well as a $9 million
contract with Motor Coach Industries Inc., for the purchase of 18 new cruiser
buses, which are used on long-distance routes.
All 57 of the new buses will meet or exceed the latest
environmental standards by incorporating technologies to reduce exhaust
Delivery of the 18 cruiser buses is expected early next
year, with delivery of the 39 low- floor buses following in late 2009.