New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses and motor coaches in the United States and Canada, has been awarded a contract to supply up to 129 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Long Beach Transit of California.
The contract includes a firm order for 40 Xcelsior XN40 buses valued at approximately USD22 million, with options for an additional 89 units over the next 5 years. The initial order will replace older vehicles in Long Beach Transit’s current fleet with new fuel efficient Xcelsior XN40 buses.
The 40-foot Xcelsior is powered by a Cummins ISL-G 280 (CNG) engine, rated at 900 lb-ft (1220 Nm) @ 1300 rpm for peak torque.
Long Beach Transit currently serves over 28 million annual riders with a fleet of 249 vehicles in fixed route service in the Orange County and Los Angeles County area.
(Source: New Flyer)