RTC expands CNG Fleet in Las Vegas Valley

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RTC Southern Nevada CNG New FlyerRegional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has exercised options for two orders from New Flyer of America Inc., one for 40 sixty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) and the other for 15 forty-foot CNG Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses.

The buses represent executed options from New Flyer’s contract with RTC which began in 2015. New Flyer has delivered 146 Xcelsior CNG buses to RTC since 2013, of which 81 were high-capacity, sixty-foot transit buses.

“New Flyer is proud to be an innovator in the heavy-duty transit bus industry, increasing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases with versatile propulsion solutions,” said Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “We have a great relationship with the RTC and look forward to continuing that partnership with low-emission, high-capacity buses that improve transit mobility while eliminating emissions.”

RTC is a regional entity overseeing public transportation, traffic management, transportation and funding for Southern Nevada, and delivered over 63 million boardings in 2017 in the greater Las Vegas Valley.

New Flyer is the only provider of full suite bus solutions in North America, offering transit buses, motor coaches, and low-floor cutaway buses.

RTC CNG Refueling

Tillium, a Love’s company and one of the USA’s leading providers of alternative fuels systems and renewable fuels, will refuel and maintain RTC CNG buses after taking over the nation’s soon-to-be largest single compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two CNG stations currently provide fuel to more than 330 paratransit buses and more than 230 fixed-route buses powered by CNG. These numbers are expected to increase over the next five years as the RTC converts its fleet to nearly 100-percent CNG vehicles.

Trillium will implement a comprehensive CNG maintenance plan for RTC including proactive, scheduled and emergency maintenance. The four-year contract began July 2018 and contains two optional one-year extensions.

Source: NFI Group Inc.

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