New Flyer Industries Inc., manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States is to supply the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink), located in Vancouver, British Columbia with 45 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) 40-foot heavy-duty buses with options to purchase an additional 135 through two single-year renewable option periods.
“The technology associated with CNG buses have proved to be cost effective to operate and on par to maintain and drive when compared to traditional diesel buses,” said Doug Kelsey, TransLink’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with New Flyer as we add more of these vehicles to our fleet.”
Paul Soubry, New Flyer President and Chief Executive Officer, added “2006 was the last time we delivered CNG buses to TransLink and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to showcase our proven CNG expertise on our Xcelsior model for the first time for TransLink.”
The firm order for 45 buses are anticipated to be manufactured in the third quarter of 2014 and are all expected to be delivered by the first quarter of 2015.
(Source: New Flyer Industries, Inc.)