New Flyer to supply Nevada transit service with 305 CNG buses

Contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses.

March 16, 2015   by PLANT Staff

WINNIPEG — New Flyer Industries Inc. has been awarded a contract for 305 (heavy-duty 40-foot and 60-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses from the Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next 5 years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

RTC is both the transit authority and the transportation-planning agency for Southern Nevada and specifically Las Vegas. Since 1991, New Flyer has delivered 332 buses to RTC, whose current transit fleet consists of approximately 650 buses.

Financial details of the deal have not been released.

New Flyer is a Winnipeg, Man.-based manufacturer of transit buses powered by clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric trolley and battery-electric. The company employs over 3,000 people with manufacturing, fabrication, parts distribution and service centres in Canada and the US.

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