New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), a North American manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, has been awarded a contract to supply 110 heavy-duty 60-foot articulated Xcelsior®compressed natural gas (CNG) buses by New York City Transit Authority (NYCT). The state-funded contract is valued at USD 95 million.
“We are thrilled that New Flyer continues to be awarded opportunities to build transit buses for NYCT and MTA Bus Company (together, MTA) which make up the largest transit agency in North America with over 5,700 transit buses in their fleet and an annual ridership of nearly 2.7 billion,” said Paul Smith, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Program Management. “Since 1988, MTA has purchased over 2,200 buses from New Flyer. This will be the first time the MTA is taking delivery of compressed natural gas buses in a 60-foot configuration and we’re honoured they have once again chosen our MTA-proven Xcelsior platform.”
New Flyer has been developing CNG systems and delivered over 8,500 CNG-powered transit buses over the past near-20 years. The buses each come with a 20-year certified CNG tank and a fire-suppression system – standard features on all New Flyer CNG buses.
This order follows on New Flyer’s announcement in January 26, 2017, announcing the opening of a Jamestown, NY facility to manufacture bus components. Components assembled in Jamestown will be integrated into these 110 XN60 Xcelsior CNG buses.
New Flyer has fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,000 team members.
(Source: New Flyer)