Canadian Manufacturing

New flyer wins NYC contract for 72 buses

This award is supplementary to the January 2014 contract for 276 heavy-duty buses



WINNIPEG—Heavy-duty transit bus maker New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries Inc. has won a contract for an additional 72 heavy-duty, 40-foot, low floor, Xcelsior buses from the New York City Transit Authority.

This award is supplementary to the January 2014 contract announcement for 276 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel powered buses and will replace vehicles that have reached the end of their useful life.

NYCT and MTA Bus Co. comprise the largest transit agency in North America with more than 5,700 transit buses in their fleet—approximately 1,000 are New Flyer buses.

Over the last four years, New Flyer has delivered 668 transit buses or 758 equivalent units to MTA with clean-diesel and natural gas propulsions systems in both 40 and 60-foot configurations.

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