Chapter 53 - AUTOBUSES

  1. Subchapter 1 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR VAN-TYPE AUTOBUSES (§ 16:53-1.1 to 16:53-1.33)
  2. Subchapter 2 - SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR VEHICLES USED TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN WHEELCHAIRS (§ 16:53-2.1 to 16:53-2.8)
  3. Subchapter 3 - AUTOBUS SPECIFICATIONS (§ 16:53-3.1 to 16:53-3.45)
  4. Subchapter 4 - AUTOBUSES AND SMALL AUTOBUSES WITH MODIFIED INTERIORS (§ 16:53-4.1 to 16:53-4.7)
  5. Subchapter 5 - CERTIFICATES (§ 16:53-5.1 to 16:53-5.2)
  6. Subchapter 6 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR SMALL AUTOBUSES (§ 16:53-6.1 to 16:53-6.34)
  7. Subchapter 7 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL AUTOBUS-TYPE RECREATIONAL VEHICLES (§ 16:53-7.1 to 16:53-7.29)
  8. Subchapter 8 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR SEDAN-TYPE AUTOBUSES (§ 16:53-8.1 to 16:53-8.26)
  9. Subchapter 9 - PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE (§ 16:53-9.1 to 16:53-9.2)
  10. Subchapter 10 - MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION FEES FOR AUTOBUS INSPECTIONS (§ 16:53-10.1 to 16:53-10.2)
  11. Subchapter 11 - INSPECTION AND VERIFICATION OF BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT TECHNOLOGY DEVICE INSTALLATION ON REGULATED DIESEL COMMERCIAL BUSES (§ 16:53-11.1 to 16:53-11.2)
  12. Appendix A - , version 3
  13. Appendix B - , version 3
  14. Appendix C - , version 3

Notes

CHAPTER SOURCE AND EFFECTIVE DATE:
Effective: October 29, 2021.
See: 53 N.J.R. 2072(a).
CHAPTER HISTORICAL NOTE:
Chapter 53, Autobuses, became effective with Subchapter 1, Autobus Specifications for Van-Type Autobuses, adopted as R.1979 d.124, effective March 23, 1979. See: 11 N.J.R. 263(a). Subchapter 2, Autobus Specifications, was originally adopted as the Board of Public Utilities as N.J.A.C. 14:11-2, and was filed and became effective prior to September 1, 1969. N.J.A.C. 14:11-2was amended by R.1972 d.226, effective November 15, 1972; and R.1977 d.240, effective July 7, 1977. See: 4 N.J.R. 310(b); 9 N.J.R. 373(c). Pursuant to the Reorganization Plan for the Board of Public Utilities and the Department of Transportation (1978), and R.1982 d.30, N.J.A.C. 14:11-2was recodified as N.J.A.C. 16:53-2, effective February 1, 1982. See: 14 N.J.R. 160(b). Subchapter 2, Special Equipment for Vehicles Used to Transport Passengers in Wheelchairs; Subchapter 4, Modified Interiors or Autobuses Used for Charter or Special Bus Operations; Subchapter 6, Autobus Specifications for Small Bus; Subchapter 7, Specifications for Special Autobus Type Recreational Vehicles; and Subchapter 8, Specifications for Sedan-Type Autobuses, were adopted as new rules; existing Subchapter 2 was recodified as Subchapter 3, Autobus Specifications; Subchapter 5, Certificates, was recodified from N.J.A.C. 14:11-3; and Subchapter 9, Public Liability Insurance, was recodified from 14:4-2, by R.1983 d.110, effective May 2, 1983. See: 15 N.J.R. 694(b). Amendments to Chapter 53 were adopted as R.1983 d.445, effective October 17, 1983. See: 15 N.J.R. 1771(a).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 53 was readopted as R.1984 d.82, effective March 8, 1984. See: 16 N.J.R. 746(a). Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 53 expired on March 19, 1989. Expired Chapter 53, including new Subchapter 10, Designated Fees for Autobus Inspections, was adopted as R.1989 d.392, effective July 17, 1989. See: 21 N.J.R. 2051(b).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 53 was readopted as R.1994 d.346, effective June 13, 1994. See: 26 N.J.R. 1606(a), 26 N.J.R. 2798(a).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 53 was readopted as R.1997 d.116, effective February 13, 1997. See: 29 N.J.R. 102(a), 29 N.J.R. 912(b).
Chapter 53, Autobuses, was readopted as R.2002 d.295, effective August 9, 2002. See: 34 N.J.R. 1327(b), 34 N.J.R. 3099(a).
Subchapter 11, Inspection and Verification of Best Available Retrofit Technology Device Installation on Regulated Diesel Commercial Buses, was adopted as new rules by R.2007 d.233, effective August 6, 2007. See: 38 N.J.R. 5318(a), 39 N.J.R. 3387(a).
Chapter 53, Autobuses, was readopted as R.2008 d.49, effective February 4, 2008. As a part of R.2008 d.49, Subchapter 7, Specifications for Special Autobus Type Recreational Vehicles, was renamed Specifications for Special Autobus-Type Recreational Vehicles, and Subchapter 10, Department of Transportation Fees for Autobus Inspections, was renamed Motor Vehicle Commission Fees for Autobus Inspections, effective March 3, 2008. See: 39 N.J.R. 3889(a), 40 N.J.R. 1357(b).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1b, Chapter 53, Autobuses, was scheduled to expire on February 4, 2015. See: 43 N.J.R. 1203(a).
Chapter 53, Autobuses, was readopted, effective December 29, 2014. See: 47 N.J.R. 435(a).
Chapter 53, Autobuses, was readopted, effective October 29, 2021. See: Source and Effective Date.

CHAPTER AUTHORITY:

N.J.S.A. 26:2C-8.47, 27:1A-5, 27:25-8.c, 39:2A-35, 48:2-12, 48:2-56, 48:4-2.1a, 48:4-2.1b, and 52:14D-6; and October 5, 1978, Executive Reorganization Plan.

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