New Jersey Transit‘s Newton Avenue garage gets yet another batch of NABI Transits. This batch actually has multiple purposes, and retiring buses one for one isn’t on their agenda!
These new NABIs that are coming in (5907-5918, 5924-5928 so far) are serving multiple tasks for Newton Avenue Garage. First, they are going to, in turn, send the NABI Suburbans (5366-5383) over to Washington Township Garage to help eliminate the bus shortage at Washington Township. This would then allow Washington Township to send their other MCI coaches to other garages. The 5900 series transits would then continue to clear out “RTS B” buses from Newton and allow them to take the place of the place of the “RTS A” buses currently in operation in the Orange Garage. Here are the current standings of the changes the NABI 5900’s made so far:
Newton Ave: 5908-5918, 5924-5934 (New Buses)
Washington Township: 5366-5367, 5378 from Newtown Ave
Egg Harbor: 8011-8012 and 8015 from Washington Township
Wayne: 8850, 8851, 8853-8855 from Washington Township
NovaBus RTS Assignments have not been affected yet.