Funded by the state Transportation Trust Fund and the Federal Transit Administration, New Jersey Transit’s board has approved the purchase of these new 45-foot-long CNG-powered buses, scheduled to run on the 136 Lakewood-New York-Freehold express and the 139 Lakewood-New York routes.
With a capacity to seat 55 passengers, the DesignLine buses will feature a rounded, more aerodynamic front end and have a low floor design which makes them lower to the ground and easier for passengers to board. They will also be equipped with wheelchair lifts.
The new NGV fleet, which is expected to be delivered during 2012, will be based out of the Howell garage, which has compressed natural gas fuelling facilities. Besides, the units will be fitted with fuel tanks certified for a minimum 20-year life span from the date they are built.
Source: DesignLine USA