New Jersey’s Public Transportation system - NJ Transit - is gearing up to go electric! In some exciting news, NJ Transit CEO Kevin S. Corbett announced the installation of 8 Electric Vehicle Chargers (EVCs) at Newton Avenue Bus Garage in our lovely city of Camden. The upgrades represent a step forward for NJ Transit to transition to a 100% zero-emissions fleet by the year 2040. Camden city, specifically, will see 8 electric buses later this year. No date has yet been set.
Governor Murphy says, “the completion of electric bus charging infrastructure at the Newton Avenue Bus Garage is a major step toward putting the first electric buses in New Jersey into service.”
Camden’s Mayor, Vic Carstarphen said, “It makes me proud to know NJ TRANSITS’s new electric bus charging stations at Newton Avenue Garage in Camden will be a first of its kind. This is a huge step towards making NJ TRANSIT greener. It shows a strong commitment to not only being environmentally responsible to customers riding NJ TRANSIT buses but also to all those living near the Newton Avenue Garage.”
Newton avenue’s upgrades are the first of its kind for NJ Transit. In 2020, the Board of Directors awarded a $3.235 million contract to Scalfo Electric to build the infrastructure. The project was identified as a capital need in NJT’s 5-Year Capital Plan and commitment to achieving its 100% zero-emission goal.
About NJT NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.