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New Flyer announces additional 110 buses for Washington

New buses provides increases passenger capacity to 115 people.

September 19, 2019   by PLANT STAFF

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — New Flyer of America Inc. has received a new order for three Xcelsior buses from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

The subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., a Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer said the order brings the total of 25 forty-foot Xcelsior clean-diesel buses, 75 forty-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas buses, and 10 sixty-foot articulated Xcelsior clean-diesel buses. The order converts 110 buses from the option backlog to firm orders.

The new order for articulated buses replaces older, end-of-life vehicles and provides higher passenger capacity, up to 115 people.

New Flyer has delivered nearly 1,400 buses to WMATA since 2001, including electric hybrids, zero-emission battery-electric, and low-emission compressed natural gas.

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