Natural gas bus manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), has been awarded a contract for six Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in Southern California.
The buses will be used on OCTA’s Bravo! 529 Rapid Bus Service, which is Orange County’s rapid bus service that skips stops to decrease commute time. OCTA is using Low Carbon Transit Operations Program funds and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote ridership growth by enhancing service along these routes using low-emission, CNG buses on the Bravo! express service schedule.
Orange County Transportation Authority serves 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County, covering transportation within Californoia’s third-largest county. OCTA operates 62 different bus routes with 5,500 stops, supporting over 40 million passengers per year.
The NFI Group has designed and manufactured over 8,500 CNG buses for North American customers.
About NFI Group
NFI Group and its subsidiaries comprise the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 32 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers located across Canada and the United States and employing nearly 6,000 team members.
Source: New Flyer Industries