North American transit bus and motor coach manufacturer New Flyer Inc. has announced a new order for its U.S. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc., for 13 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The buses will be supplied to Arlington Transit (ART), a new purchase based on a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) contract. They will be the first New Flyer CNG buses for ART.
The contract was produced by an assignment based on intergovernmental reciprocity agreement in the DC area.
“We are thrilled to deliver the first New Flyer buses to Arlington County,” said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America. “We appreciate the environmentally-conscious approach ART employs in providing public transportation, and are proud to be part of building a low emission community through CNG transit buses.”
Arlington Transit is a local bus system provided by Arlington County, Virginia, that supplements Metrobus with cross-County routes and neighbourhood connections to Metrorail, including part of the Pike Ride service shared with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). ART is environmentally friendly, operating on clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), and all ART buses are fully ADA accessible with wheelchair ramps and priority seating.
Whistler Transit CNG Buses
New Flyer also extends its congratulations to Whistler Transit on the delivery of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses to the community of Whistler via BC Transit Corporation (BC Transit). The event, which took place at the Whistler Transit Office, celebrated the arrival of new CNG buses and pending completion of CNG fueling infrastructure.
“This project is a result of partnerships with all three levels of government and FortisBC to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of transit in Whistler,” said Manuel Achadinha, BC Transit President and Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to seeing the New Flyer CNG buses on the road connecting people and communities in Whistler.”
Source: New Flyer Inc.