Newark, NJ: New Jersey Transit is going to New Flyer yet again for the next massive bus order. Recently, New Flyer’s social media page had announced that NJ Transit will be going to New Flyer for their (up to) 1300 bus order.

The order itself is a base order for 175 XD40s, with options of up to 1125 additional buses. That 175 was bumped up to 550, meaning there’s a potential option of 750 buses still on the table, but 550 are coming.

This isn’t NJ Transit’s first order of Xcelsior buses. In 2020, NJ Transit received 110 New Flyer Xcelsior articulated diesel buses, XD60, and are currently exercising the option order of 70 more. In 2023, NJ Transit received their first electric buses, the Xcelsior Charge H2 forty-foot, XE40, which operate out of Newton Avenue garage in South Jersey.

Unlike previous transit bus orders, there doesn’t seem to be any suburban spec buses in this order, meaning all of these are likely to be transit style buses. This would be the first time in NJ Transit History where “coach style seats” and overhead luggage racks are limited to highway coach models. This isn’t confirmed yet, but likely, there will be some special airport configuration for routes like Go28 and 62, which serve the Newark Liberty Airport, if that is the case.

Get your rides and photos of those NABI 416.15 buses in now, because this order, should all the options be exercised, will wipe out all the NABI 416.15 buses in one swoop. Some of these buses are 14 years and older and are in the process of retiring already.

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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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