NJ Transit New Flyer XE40 22903 at the Camden Croc Center
NJ Transit New Flyer XE40 22903 at the Camden Croc Center

Newark, NJNJ Transit approved a purchase of eight electric buses built from New Flyer Industries. These new electric buses are to operate out of Newton Avenue garage which is in Camden NJ, with a pilot arriving in mid-2022. These new buses will be the New Flyer XE40 model with the Siemens electric propulsion system.

Since 1992, NJ Transit has been investing in greener technologies and fuels such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). Currently, NJ Transit operates 147 CNG and 36 HEV buses. With the electric buses due to come in, that total will be 191 green vehicles in the fleet.

NJ Transit has been already established to have a working relationship with New Flyer Industries for previous orders such as a 2020 order of New Flyer XD60 articulated buses, which replaced the 2003-2004 Neoplan Articulated buses.

Starting in 2024, NJ Transit pledges to make 10% of all future bus orders, be electric buses as opposed to diesel or CNG. By 2030, NJ Transit intends to exclusively order electric buses. Depending on the performance of this order, NJ Transit will make adjustments to its facilities to accommodate these new electric buses.

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I have been with Virtual Transit Center 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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