Milwaukee awards New Flyer contract for 75 clean diesel buses

New Flyer has received a contract from the Milwaukee Country Transit System to provide up to 75 of its 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel buses.

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New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, announces that the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 75 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel buses.

The contract contains a firm order for 28 XD40 buses with options for an additional 47 over the next three years. MCTS currently operates a fleet of 488 heavy-duty transit buses, all of which have been built by New Flyer.

“New Flyer is proud to be awarded yet another opportunity to build buses for Milwaukee,” says Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “MCTS is one of the industry’s leading transit operators in the United States and we believe the Xcelsior is a perfect fit to their focus on a safe, reliable and comfortable transit experience with lowest total cost of ownership.”