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Winnipeg Transit adds 32 more New Flyer transit buses to fleet

The buses replace end-of-life vehicles and advance the City of Winnipeg's 2050 Transportation Master Plan.

January 18, 2021  by CM Staff

WINNIPEG — New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., a vehicle and bus manufacturer, announced on Jan. 18 that the City of Winnipeg, the owner and operator of Winnipeg Transit, has awarded New Flyer a new contract for 32 clean diesel, forty-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses, with an option to extend the contract for five years.

The buses replace end-of-life vehicles and advance the City of Winnipeg’s 2050 Transportation Master Plan, aimed at safe and efficient movement of people while meeting a growing demand for environmentally sustainable and inclusive transit.

“We’ve delivered nearly 1,000 buses to Winnipeg Transit over 30 years, continually improving propulsion technology to lend enhanced operational and environmental benefits,” said Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer. “As Winnipeg Transit evolves its fleet to more sustainable options in the future, we will continue advancing our technology, buses, and infrastructure to pave the way for the scalable transition to cleaner, safer, and more efficient mobility.”

New Flyer’s clean-diesel technology boasts ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, advanced engines, and effective emissions controls, resulting in a highly efficient and virtually smoke-free engine that can achieve lower emissions, reduce greenhouse gases, and reduce the cost of bus operation. Over the past 20 years, New Flyer has innovated clean diesel technology to reduce particulate emissions by 90%.

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