The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department in the U.S. State of Arizona has exercised an option with New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) to acquire an additional 30 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. The order consists of 16 forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses and 14 sixty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s backlog to a firm order.
The option is part of a contract approved in November 2014, and will be deployed on City of Phoenix commuter (RAPID®) routes starting 2018. The supplier is the U.S. subsidiary of Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America.
“Following a recent award to the City of Phoenix, New Flyer is proud to again support expansion of the City’s fleet with low-emission buses as it pursues its Transportation 2050 plan,” stated Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “We pride ourselves on delivering safe and reliable buses built in America, and are dedicated to supporting growth of Phoenix bus ridership with sustainable solutions that help connect communities.”
The city’s Public Transit Department provides residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system, delivering more than 34 million bus trips per year.
Source: New Flyer of America, Inc.