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485 New Flyer Xcelsior buses heading for Connecticut

Contract worth US$122 million for 30- and 40-foot transit vehicles.


Connecticut ordes up to 485 Xcelsior buses from New Flyer. Photo: New FLyer

Connecticut ordes up to 485 Xcelsior buses from New Flyer.
Photo: New FLyer

WINNIPEG — New Flyer Industries Inc. has won a US$122 million order from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for up to 485 of its clean diesel and diesel electric Xcelsior buses.

The contract includes a firm order from Winnipeg-based New Flyer’s US subsidiary (which has facilities in Crookston and St. Cloud, Minn., and Anniston, Ala.) for 267 Xcelsior XD40, XD35, XDE40 and XDE35 buses. The deal is valued at approximately $122 million, with options for an additional 218 units over the next five years.

The order replaces older vehicles in Connecticut’s current fleet.

CTDOT provides more than 31 million passenger trips annually with a fleet of 570 vehicles serving Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden and Wallingford.

New Flyer has delivered nearly 600 heavy-duty transit buses to CTDOT since 1993.

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