NJ Transit Northern Bus Garage Planning and Community Impact Evaluation

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG64

Fiscal Year: 2021/2022

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Peter Jin, Ph.D. (PI)
Devajyoti Deka, Ph.D. (CoPI)

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: New Jersey Transit
Partner project manager: Marc J. Tuozzolo, Director of Capital Planning

In cooperation with: New Jersey Transit
Partner project manager: Robert J. Bigg, Deputy General Manager

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goal of this proposal is to assist NJ TRANSIT’S Bus Service Planning department to create a complete roster of the 500 bus capacity Northern bus garage determining stats such as platform hours and non-revenue mileage totals for potential auditing purposes.

The intended outcome of the project includes several modules for bus dispatching, including data archiving, processing and visualization. These modules can directly be integrated with the existing HASTUS bus scheduling system from NJ Transit. The before and after analysis on key performance metrics will help provide insights on the impact of the new garage on the operational improvement of NJ TRANSIT bus operations in its service areas.