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3 hours ago, MTA-(T)-Train said:

For Dave Mackey (who edits many NJT articles):

MCIs 7401-7407, 7410, 7412-7416, 7418, 7505, 7606-7607, 7933, 8027-8029, 8033 are all in storage.

MCIs 74918764 are scrap.

Wow. I remember when those buses were entering service so many years ago.

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Meanwhile, trying to get as many video of NJ Transit's MCI D4000 as I can from last weekend before they're replaced by new MCI D4500CT

 

One NJ Transit's owned 2017 MCI D4500CT leased to Coach USA Suburban seen in Princeton

 

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According to one comments posted on of my youtube video (in titled: Exculsive: Krapf's Coach 2016 MCI J4500 #5060 with Detroit Diesel DD13 Engine 4/21/16), and in both wikipedia and cptdb wiki (about nj transit's bus fleet), there were some sources reporting rumors (yet to be confirmed) that  NJ Transit 2017 (2018?) MCI D4500CT batch from the 2015 order 17185 (test bus), 18036 and beyond may feature Detroit Diesel DD13 engine. We'll have to wait if there's official video and/or audio recording of those buses equipped with that king of engine.

 

Currently, MCI only offers Cummins engine for its D Series Motorcoach (D4005 and D4505, D4000CT and D4500CT)

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NJ Transit 2001 MCI D4000 #7530 seen at Philly on 7-19-2017. A number of these buses have been retired as new 2017 MCI D4500CT are arriving

NJ Transit 2009 NABI 416 Suburban #5351 also seen at Philly on 8-19-2017

 

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23 hours ago, MTA-(T)-Train said:

Apparently Transit Systems Unlimited has acquired some NJ Transit RTS-06s. At least 1515 (renumbered to 1215 by Transit Systems) has been spotted in the West Coast.

They even have some MCI's from NJT

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Onto the new MCI D4500CT delivery status. According to one of the member post from PMATA's FB page, it was reported that #18005 has already been delivered and now in service serving routes in South Jersey.

 

This means the 2001-2003 MCI D4000 will be history soon as they are in the process of being replaced.

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There are a bunch of new buses sitting at the Atlantic Detroit Diesel and allison dealer in Piscataway. The buses look like they had just come in as they only had the NJ transit text on them and none of the other transit's markings. 

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I have just read this MTA forum post from five years ago: https://www.nyctransitforums.com/topic/38563-nj-girl-stuck-when-nj-transit-bus-wheelchair-lift-breaks/

It seems like maintaining the wheelchair lifts on the coaches in working order would be costly, and so I was hoping that NJT looks into MCI's latest innovation for its next order:

http://future-of-commuting.com/

Compared to GO Transit which mainly has limited-stop routes, NJT could be a more viable customer for this model as its routes generally have more frequent stops.

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5 hours ago, Transit geek said:

I have just read this MTA forum post from five years ago: https://www.nyctransitforums.com/topic/38563-nj-girl-stuck-when-nj-transit-bus-wheelchair-lift-breaks/

It seems like maintaining the wheelchair lifts on the coaches in working order would be costly, and so I was hoping that NJT looks into MCI's latest innovation for its next order:

http://future-of-commuting.com/

Compared to GO Transit which mainly has limited-stop routes, NJT could be a more viable customer for this model as its routes generally have more frequent stops.

Plus, Low Floors speeds up process especially for loading wheelchair passenger in the bus and securing them in designated spot. If ramp failed for any reason, I assume that ramp can be deployed by hand. 

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I wish the old version of the 414 still existed. The old 414 linked Northeastern Philly with NJ at Frankford Terminal. it went to Marlton. If they rerouted this to a bigger city, then this would surely succeed, right?

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On 1-27-2018: I saw brand new 2018 MCI D4500CT #18027 at Philadelphia. Also, 2008 NABI 416 Suburban (1st restyled built and delivered to NJ Transit) was seen as well!

 

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7101-7118 have had their headlights replaced to match the rest of the newer D4500s. 

Also does anyone know where 9001-9053 ended up going? When they were brand new they ran out of the Howell NJ garage but I haven't seen any of those in years and can't imagine they are retired before all of the 2000-2003 buses. 

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