The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has awarded New Flyer a new contract for 154 Xcelsior® CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The contract includes 28 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 126 CNG buses, which will replace end-of-life vehicles over the next five years. The purchase was supported by local, state, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding. COTA serves greater Columbus and central Ohio, covering 1.2 million residents and providing more than 18 million passenger trips annually.
Moreover, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 82 Xcelsior® CNG buses. The contract, which supports new services beginning in Spring 2019, includes 41 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 41 vehicles. The buses, funded by grants from the FTA, increase DART’s 639 low-emission CNG buses, aiding to operate a safe, efficient and effective transportation. DART serves over 67 million passenger trips per year in 13 cities total, a combined area of 700 square miles.
“New Flyer is proud to support the Central Ohio Transit Authority and Dallas Area Rapid Transit with expanding their low-emission bus fleets in pursuit of sustainable and connected transportation,” said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America.
Finally, BC Transit Corporation has awarded New Flyer a contract for eight Xcelsior® CNG buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s option backlog to the firm order backlog. BC Transit connects over 52.3 million customers in partnership with 59 local governments across 130 communities, including Nanaimo, Whistler and Kamloops, in the British Columbia province every year. “We are delighted to work with BC Transit on low-emission solutions, incorporating the newest in CNG technology and featuring Canadian innovation in motion on BC roads,” said Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, New Flyer.
Source: New Flyer