New 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.
The order was supported by the Federal Gas Tax Fund, through which the Government of Canada provides funding for municipal infrastructure, including public transit. The funds are administered in B.C. by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.
The CNG buses will be equipped with 2018 Cummins Westport L9N engines, which provide a significantly reduced carbon footprint (NOx emissions reduction from 0.2 to 0.02g/bhp-Hr) supporting TransLink’s planned fleet rejuvenation initiative and vision for increasingly sustainable transit. In October 2017, the Metro Vancouver transit system was named the third most sustainable transit system in North America by the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, and in the same month, the City of Vancouver committed to purchasing only zero-emission buses by 2025 with a goal to achieve zero-emission status by 2030.
TransLink delivers public transportation services through Coast Mountain Bus Company, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (SkyTrain) and West Coast Express Ltd., across an 1,800 square kilometer area in the Metro Vancouver region. On an average weekday, there are approximately 1.3 million boardings on the TransLink system.
Source: New Flyer