Aecom to help New Jersey buses go electric

An NJ Transit bus. Aecom will check to see if the state’s depot roofs are strong enough for solar arrays (Adam E. Moreira/CC BY-SA 3.0)
Aecom has won a contract from the state of New Jersey’s public transportation corporation, NJ Transit, to design the infrastructure needed for electric buses at its Hilton Garage in Maplewood, and to assess the electric-readiness of 16 further garages statewide.

Possible improvements include roof strengthening for solar arrays, charging equipment and power supply upgrades.

Aecom will provide conceptual, preliminary and final engineering and construction assistance to prepare Hilton Garage for a limited deployment of electric buses.

“Garage modernisation is a prerequisite for operation of a zero-emissions bus fleet, and we’re excited to bring together our team of proven programme managers and subject matter experts with vast fleet electrification experience to help NJ Transit achieve its strategic vision,” said Dan Faust, chief executive of Aecom’s US East and Latin America region.

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