WINNIPEG—Heavy-duty transit bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has will make 29 compressed natural gas 40-foot heavy-duty buses for New York City Transit (NYCT) and the MTA Bus Company (MTABC)
The first 14 of the 29 buses will be purchased from a current NYCT contract signed on August 20, 2010. The original contract contained 340 option buses and after exercising these 14 options, 76 options will remain in New Flyer’s total backlog. The remaining 15 buses will be purchased under a Daimler Buses North America, Inc. (Orion) contract that was assigned to New Flyer on July 25, 2012 for MTABC. The assignment included 74 buses with 30 additional options of which, 15 options will remain in New Flyer’s total backlog.
The combined NYCT and MTABC fleet consists of over 5,600 buses and coaches covering nearly 300 routes, making it the largest transit fleet in the United States. New Flyer has built and delivered over 1,400 buses for NYCT since 1996, including 550 buses in CNG and diesel bus configurations over the past two years.
Production of the buses for NYCT is expected to begin in January 2013 with completion of delivery anticipated by beginning of the second quarter of 2013.
New Flyer makes heavy-duty transit buses and has manufacturing facilities in St. Cloud, MN; Crookston, MN; and Winnipeg, Man. The company operates parts distribution centres in Winnipeg, Man. and Brampton, Ont., and a service centre in Arnprior, Ont.