New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, has announced that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) awarded New Flyer a contract in December 2014 for up to 212 compressed natural gas (CNG) 40-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior buses.
The contract is a firm order for 202 XN40 Xcelsior 40-foot buses and options for up to an additional 10 buses that may be executed over the three-year contract period.
OCTA’s current active transit bus fleet consists of approximately 525 buses of which 521 have been built by New Flyer since 2006 and powered by natural gas.
This recent award of Xcelsior CNG buses will replace 192 liquefied natural gas-powered buses and 10 diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life.
“New Flyer is the market leader in offering a wide variety of clean propulsion systems powering transit buses in the U.S. and Canada, of which nearly 5,000 CNG buses currently in service,” says Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer. “We are committed to continue our support and the partnership with OCTA by providing a world class product and best value and support for the life of their New Flyer buses.”