Canadian heavy duty bus manufacturer, New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), has been contracted by the Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to supply up to 305 (425 equivalent units or “EUs”) heavy-duty 40-foot and 60-foot Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.
The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 (75 EUs) Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 (350EUs) over the next 5 years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.
RTC is both the transit authority and the transportation-planning agency for Southern Nevada and specifically Las Vegas. Its mandate includes identification of transportation challenges and implementation of short and long-term resolutions while simultaneously promoting sustainability, air quality improvement, enhanced mobility and increased quality of life in the region.
(Source: New Flyer Industries)