NEWARK, NJ - NJ Transit’s entire fleet of 2,200 buses is getting news technology that will make riders' lives a little less uncertain.
Buses will be equipped with sensors that allow riders, at the touch of their cellphones, to know exactly when the next bus will arrive at a specific stop, and where other NJ Transit buses are in the city, according to a Star-Ledger story.
"It’s about offering better service," NJ Transit executive director Jim Weinstein said on February 9 after the agency’s board of directors approved a $22 million contract with Clever Devices LTD of Plainview, N.Y., the story said.
The company is to equip 1,040 buses in NJ Transit’s existing fleet with the technology within 18 months. Another 1,145 new buses the agency is receiving by 2013, as it replaces older vehicles, already have the technology, according to the agency's press release.