The umbrella contract is a ‘standing offer’ available to public transit agencies across the United States, and as a result, New Flyer does not reflect it in its backlog until specific orders are received.
All of the New Flyer buses manufactured for ABQ Ride over the last 10 years have utilized a low floor design and with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. With this order will be Albuquerque’s first Xcelsior® buses, and also the first with a CNG propulsion system to ABQ RIDE.
“This purchase offered the best bus available for the most economical price,” said Bruce Rizzieri, Director of ABQ RIDE/Albuquerque Transit.
“We are honored to be chosen once again to build buses for ABQ RIDE,” said Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer. “This is a transit company that strives to keep their fleet current and efficient, and now has embraced the environmentally conscious CNG propulsion system.”
The 21 buses are anticipated to be manufactured in the first quarter of 2014 and all are expected to be delivered by March 2014.
Source: New Flyer Industries Inc.