Canadian Manufacturing

Winnipeg’s New Flyer locks in 350-bus order from Los Angeles Metro

US$180 million contract builds on original 550-bus contract

New Flyer's 40-foot Xcelsior model. PHOTO New Flyer

New Flyer’s 40-foot Xcelsior model. PHOTO New Flyer

WINNIPEG—Bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has netted a 350-bus order from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.

The new order extends a 550-bus contract that included an option for the additional Xcelsior vehicles, which run on compressed natural gas.

The contract is valued at US$180 million, and the company, through its U.S. subsidiary, expects to deliver the new heavy-duty 40-foot transit buses in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Winnipeg-headquarted company noted LA Metro’s transit fleet includes more than 2,000 heavy-duty buses, nearly 95 per cent of which have been built by New Flyer or its subsidiary, North American Bus Industries.

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