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New Flyer signs contracts to manufacture up 223 diesel buses

Bus manufacturer will build buses for Rochester, NY and Waterloo, Ont. transit systems.


WINNIPEG—Bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has signed two separate contracts to manufacture up to a combined 223 of its 40-ft. clean diesel powered Xcelsior buses for New York state’s Rochester-Genesee Regiontal Transportation Authority (RGRTA) and Grand River Transit from Waterloo, Ont.

The RGRTA board approved the contract for delivery of 33 firm buses with options for an additional 96 buses over the five-year term of the contract.
The 33 Xcelsior buses will begin production immediately and are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2013. The buses will be manufactured at New Flyer of America’s St. Cloud, Minnesota manufacturing facility.

RGRTA has a fleet of approximately 250 buses, 29% of which are New Flyer buses.

Grand River Transit from the Region of Waterloo has purchased 123 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel powered buses.  The contract consists of a firm order of 18 buses with an option for an additional 105 buses.

Financial details of the contracts have not been released.

New Flyer is a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the US. It has manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, MB; St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN.