NABI 416.15 Features
NJ Transit’s order of NABI 416 buses introduced a bunch of new features and upgrades to NJ Transit’s fleet. Within this fleet of over 1000 buses, there are also notable differences between the buses. This page covers most of the features introduced with the NABI fleet, as well as the differences in the specs of each bus.
Fully Automated Announcements
These are the first buses to sport an “Intelligent Vehicle Network Technology” system built by clever devices. What it does is allow the buses to automatically announce all stops along the route which they are on, both with audio (voice announcements) and visual (interior LED display). For busier areas, they also announce connecting routes and services as well. When the bus doors open, the system would allow the bus to announce the route and destination. “Route 404, Cherry Hill Mall, Welcome aboard New Jersey Transit!”
For the Operators: New Route System
As part of the new “Intelligent Vehicle Network Technology” system, a new computer-based route designation program was installed in these buses. This program has direct control over the destination sign and bus communication system and does not require special codes. All the operator has to do is log into the buses and everything else is handled automatically!
Overhead Luggage Racks (Exclusive to Suburbans)
Just like the Flxible Metro Series that these buses have replaced, a set of suburban buses offer interior storage space for suitcases, bags, even caged pets above the passenger seats toward the rear of the bus. There are also personal reading lights above every seat that is under the luggage rack. These buses are numbered 5201-5450.
Stop Request Buttons (Suburbans)
Along with overhead luggage racks, these buses have a stop request button above every forward-facing seat that is below the luggage racks (from the second window back). This gives the buses a more luxurious feel. These buses are numbered 5201-5450.
Go28 Buses (5226, 5309-5321)
These buses are specially painted in the GoBus scheme and are only used on route Go28. These buses sport a system that shortens the length of red lights to speed up the trip. These buses are used as “BRT” services meaning they are meant to run rapidly. And help make daily commute easier. With easier commute, there’s comfort, these buses have a different seating arrangement than the rest of the fleet. These buses also feature a luggage rack behind the driver seat to benefit the airport-bound passengers. All of these Go28 NABIs are assigned to Orange Garage in Central New Jersey. A similar fleet (6394-6398) exists at Hilton Garage and is assigned to route Go25, which operates during peak hours only. These buses, unlike the Go28 buses, are transit-style buses with traditional seating.
Airport Buses (5591-5608)
These buses are equipped with luggage racks behind the driver’s seat (similar to the GoBus fleet) to benefit airport-bound passengers. These buses are generally exclusive to route 62, the Newark Airport-Elizabeth line.
Leather Seating Debut
Traditionally, NJ Transit‘s buses have cloth seats. However, with bus #5846 being the pilot bus, New Jersey Transit introduced new leather seating for their bus fleet.
Thanks to these people for helping us with this page:
- Kyle Ortiz, Van2006ko of Philadelphia Transit Vehicles
- Ken Stuessi, NJ Transit Fan
- Noah | Board of Directors on the discord server
- sidthesomeone on the discord server