New eco-friendly buses in New Jersey bypass commuters

New Jersey Transit has a new fleet of environmentally friendly buses, but they’re not always able to pick up all of the riders waiting for them. reports the agency’s new compressed natural gas buses that run along Route 9 can carry 57 people but don’t allow people to stand. Older buses seat 49 people but allow for 23 standees.

The new buses are touted as fuel-efficient and are longer and weigh more. A NJ Transit spokeswoman says that because of the function and weight of the fuel tank, adding more people would exceed weight limitations.

She says it’s a safety issue.

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