Portland’s METRO Adds 5 New Flyer CNG Buses

| USA, St. Cloud MN

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), a North American transit bus and motor coach manufacturer, has received an order from the Greater Portland Transit District (METRO) for five Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.  Read more »

New CNG Shuttle Buses Debut at Washington’s BWI Airport

| USA, Baltimore MD

BWI CNG Shuttle BusBaltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport last week put into service the first of 20 new buses that provide transportation between the passenger terminal and the airport’s consolidated rental car facility.  The 60-foot, articulated, compressed natural gas (CNG) buses will provide around-the-clock service at BWI Marshall Airport. Read more »

BC’s TransLink Orders New Flyer Buses with Cummins LN9 Engines

| Canada, Winnipeg MB

New Flyer Xcelsior 2017New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer), the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, has been contracted by South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) to supply 106 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

More Low-Emission CNG Buses for Bakersfield

| USA, St. Cloud MN

GET New Flyer CNG Bus in BakersfieldGolden Empire Transit District (GET) of Bakersfield, CA, has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) a contract for 24 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The order, which adds a total of 24 equivalent units to New Flyer’s backlog, supports aged fleet replacement and the GET bus focus on environmental sustainability. Read more »

Up to 396 New Flyer CNG Buses for Phoenix

| USA, St. Cloud MN
New Flyer Phoenix CNG bus Valley Metro 2016

New Flyer CNG for City of Phoenix (Image: Fleets&Fuels)

In the U.S. State of Arizona, Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (Valley Metro) and City of Phoenix Public Transit Department have united to procure Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses from New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group). They have contracted New Flyer to supply 199 Xcelsior® CNG, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s backlog to a firm order. Read more »

Long Beach Transit Upgrades to CWI Near Zero CNG Engines

| USA, Long Beach CA

Long Beach Transit CNGLong Beach Transit (LBT), a Californian transportation agency focused on the use of clean air technology, has been granted $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 “near zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. Read more »

N.J. Board of Public Utilities to Gauge NGV Interest with Grant Program

| USA, Trenton NJ

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) has established a compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy vehicle grant program for trucks and buses that are listed as heavy duty vehicles Class 5 through 8. The $200,000 grant program will fund a portion of incremental cost of a CNG powered vehicle over a comparable diesel vehicle. Applications open November 20. Read more »

Scania Displays CNG Bus at 2017 inter airport Europe

| Germany, Munich

Scania Citywide LF CNG on trials in FranceScania took its Citywide LF bus to this year’s (21st) edition of inter airport Europe, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services in Berlin. The 12-metre model, powered by Compressed Natural Gas 320 hp gas engine, is described as an unusually flexible solution that can be easily and cost-effectively adapted to the operating conditions and needs that are typical for airports. Read more »

West Virginia Transit Fleet Initiates CNG Adoption

| USA, Bluefield WV

Bluefield Area Transit, which services the West Virginia counties of Mercer and McDowell, has commenced the journey to a natural gas fueled fleet with the recent acquisition of its first bus equipped to run with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As reported by local news service bdtonline, new buses purchased over the past two years have all been prepped for conversion to CNG. Read more »

LA Metro Orders 300 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA, St. Cloud MN

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded Minnesota-based New Flyer Industries (NFI) a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The contract is for 65 firm orders and options to purchase an additional 235 buses. Read more »