New Flyer Industries Inc. recently announced that Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) awarded them a contract in December 2014, for up to 212 compressed natural gas 40-foot heavy-duty XN40 Xcelsior® buses. The deal includes a firm order for 202 buses and options for up to an additional 10 units that may be executed over the three-year contract period.
OCTA’s current active transit bus fleet consists of approximately 525 buses of which 521 have been built by New Flyer since 2006 and powered by natural gas. This recent award will replace 192 LNG-powered and 10 diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life.
“New Flyer offers a wide variety of clean propulsion systems powering transit buses in the U.S. and Canada, of which nearly 5,000 CNG buses are currently in service,” said Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer.
“We are committed to continue our support and the partnership with OCTA by providing a world class product and best value and support for the life of their New Flyer buses,” he added.
Source: New Flyer Industries Inc.