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New Flyer gets contract for 20 clean-diesel buses from CDTA

Contract is valued at $2.4 million.


WINNIPEG — New Flyer Industries Inc. has been awarded a contract for up to 20 60-foot Xcelsior clean diesel or diesel hybrid buses by the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA).

The company, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, said the contract is valued at $2.4 million and includes a firm order for two diesel buses with options for an additional 18.

CDTA oversees a number of multi-modal parts of public transportation in the Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties in New York.

CDTA expects ridership to surpass last year’s record of 16.5 million boarding passengers, and this will be the fifth consecutive year where ridership has exceeded the prior year. Expansion of the fleet with New Flyer XD60 buses will support the service excellence that riders have come to expect from CDTA.

New Flyer manufactures buses powered by drive systems including clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric trolley and now, battery-electric. The company employs over 3,000 workers with manufacturing, fabrication, parts distribution and service centres in Canada and the US.

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