New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, reports being awarded a contract by ABQ RIDE in Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) for up to 83 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.
The contract, valued at approximately USD 44 million, is a firm order for 20 XN40 buses, with options for an additional 63 XN40 buses over five years.
ABQ has approximately 230 buses in its fleet, 135 of which have been built by New Flyer since 2004. This contract will be ABQ’s second order of the Xcelsior model with the CNG propulsion system (21 CNG Xcelsior buses that were purchased in January 2014) and will increase service capacity over the 40 routes they serve for 13 million passengers annually.
“We are pleased to be chosen once again to build Xcelsior buses for ABQ RIDE,” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Flyer. “This is a transit company that strives to keep their fleet current and efficient, and is committed to providing the best service possible to its ridership”
(Source: New Flyer Industries Inc.)