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Camden Bus Garage Project Highlights Progress Towards Zero Emissions Goal

March 14, 2024

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT’S infrastructure upgrades at the Newton Avenue bus garage in Camden have been recognized with a 2024 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACECNJ).  Dewberry, which was contracted by NJ TRANSIT, was honored for their work in designing the bus charging infrastructure project that set the stage for NJ TRANSIT to launch its deployment of eight battery electric buses in the Camden region.

“This prestigious Engineering Excellence Award highlights the success of our strategic efforts towards a more sustainable future,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “The award not only showcases a significant milestone in our goal to achieve a 100 percent zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040, but also reinforces NJ TRANSIT’s position at the forefront of engineering excellence.”

"We are pleased that ACECNJ recognized our team's partnership with NJ TRANSIT to reduce air pollution in our communities," said Dewberry Project Manager Charles Stebbins.

NJ TRANSIT installed electric vehicle charging (EVC) equipment for buses operating out of the Newton Avenue bus garage in Camden, NJ.  Dewberry, the prime consultant, was responsible for performing preliminary analyses and site layout activities to develop a suite of EVC infrastructure recommendations for a baseline scenario of eight charging stations, scaling up to a high-­growth scenario of 24 charging stations. Recommendations considered networked versus stand-alone chargers; maintenance, energy and construction cost; and space, electrical and operational constraints; among other factors.

Dewberry's scope of work included advancing the selected option through final design, including preparing the bid, permit, and construction documents package, providing bid solicitation assistance and construction-phase engineering support and commissioning of the EVC equipment. The Dewberry team identified long-lead electrical equipment items, allowing NJ TRANSIT to procure these items early in construction. The project required engagement with PSE&G to verify that the EVC system was functional and compliant with PSE&G requirements. Dewberry also managed communication with the NJ TRANSIT team and other involved stakeholders throughout the project and extensive outreach to keep the project moving forward safely and successfully.

The award was presented at last night’s ACECNJ Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, NJ.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 263 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.