According to a recent press release from NJ Transit, it has undergone major fleet replacements and expansion as well as rail track, signal, and other equipment improvement and replacement.

NJ Transit EMD GP40
EMD GP40 pushing an Atlantic City Bound Train

To start, New Jersey Transit is ordering new trains, including an order of 100 Multilevel cars and 10 more ALP-45DP Dual Mode locomotives. These will replace the aging Comet III cars and all the GP40 PH-2A and 2B. The GP40′s are more than 40 years old, having been built in the 1960s. With that in place, the ALP-45DP and PL42AC will be among the newest diesel locomotive in the fleet.

Turing over to buses, New Jersey Transit is in the process of ordering new buses. There are no details on what kind of buses they’ll be or what they will be replacing. These are likely for the replacement of the thirty-foot RTSs, which will be 12 years old by next year. Rumor has it that NABI is offering to add this to the NABI 416 order. However, NJ transit is taking delivery of NABI 416 which is replacing the forty-foot RTS as well as Flxible Metro-Ds.

Also, New Jersey Transit recently is applying for $885 Million in Federal Funding. This funding will be used for the renewal and replacement of infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor. This includes replacing aging bridges, power systems, and signals along the corridor. The most critical point of the project is the replacement of Amtrak’s Portal Bridge which is a century-year-old. A new bridge would be constructed, as well as the third track. With the new bridge, this will eliminate the high maintenance and major delays to the old bridge that it has.

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I have been with Virtual Transportation Cente since it's conception as the "Dash Forums" back in 2008. Since then, I have been writing and doing YouTube side by side, focusing both on Transportation and Gaming. Most of my knowledge comes from SEPTA as I lived in Philadelphia for most of my life. As of 2021, I am on YouTube as DashTransit, Dash5155, and TheDashOfficial.

As for the name DashTransit itself, it actually stems from my YouTube channel.

DashTransit was originally called "njt5329" and the channel was just clips of buses. Mostly SEPTA and NJT. A Fujifilm Finepix was used in this era.

Starting in July 2011, the Canon SX130IS camera became the camera of the channel, bringing HD documentary-style videos much like my buddy (trainman1971) did for DVD for many years past. This is when the channel became known as "Transit Action Series"

In May 2012, the original Canon SX130IS retired, and then all videos were recorded off a mobile phone until eventually uploaded proved too difficult due to hardships IRL

Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

Between April 19th, 2019, and January 21st, 2021, all videos were recorded by a Canon SX710 HS camera. The channel was renamed DashTransit 4/19/19.

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