AECOM to provide engineering services to NJ Transit Bus Modernization Program

May 17, 2022
AECOM will design the infrastructure required for battery-electric buses at NJ Transit's Hilton Garage in Maplewood and conduct a survey of current conditions at 16 bus garages statewide.

AECOM has been awarded a contract by New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) to provide engineering services for its Bus Garage Modernization Program. In this role, AECOM will design the infrastructure required for battery electric buses at NJ Transit’s Hilton Garage in Maplewood and conduct a survey of current conditions at 16 bus garages statewide. This work will help identify the required infrastructure upgrades needed to aid in the agency’s zero-emissions transition.

“We’re honored to continue our longstanding partnership with NJ Transit in support of its mission to provide safe, reliable and affordable public transportation, which is well aligned with the goals of our Sustainable Legacies strategy,” said Dan Faust, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. East & Latin America region. “Garage modernization is a prerequisite for operation of a zero-emissions bus fleet, and we’re excited to bring together our team of proven program managers and subject matter experts with vast fleet electrification experience to help NJ Transit achieve its strategic vision.”

NJ Transit’s Bus Garage Modernization Program involves the extensive upgrading of existing facilities and infrastructure to support accommodation of a zero-emissions fleet. Under the contract, which was awarded by NJ Transit’s Board of Directors in March, AECOM will provide conceptual, preliminary and final engineering and construction assistance to prepare Hilton Garage for a limited deployment of electric buses. The firm will also conduct a systemwide bus garage survey to identify potential improvements related to fleet electrification, such as facility expansion, roof strengthening for solar systems and equipment, power supply upgrades, and installation of new technologies, including bus charging equipment.

“With increased investment in infrastructure that helps realize the social, economic and environmental benefits of a decarbonized future, we’re proud to support our clients by delivering advanced solutions that accelerate the adoption of zero emissions technologies,” said Jennifer Aument, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “Our dynamic, innovative technical specialists are pleased to help NJ TRANSIT implement its electrification goals as they relate to the passenger experience, social equity, climate resiliency, and futureproofing.”