Las Vegas orders 305 New Flyer CNG buses

New Flyer has received an order for up to 305 of its 40- and 60-foot Xcelsior CNG buses from Southern Nevada's transportation commission.

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New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, announces that the Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 305 (425 equivalent units or EUs) heavy-duty 40- and 60-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 (75 EUs) Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 (350 EUs) over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

RTC is both the transit authority and the transportation-planning agency for Southern Nevada and specifically Las Vegas. Its mandate includes identification of transportation challenges and implementation of short- and long-term resolutions while simultaneously promoting sustainability, air quality improvement, enhanced mobility and increased quality of life in the region.

Since 1991, New Flyer has delivered 332 buses to RTC, whose current transit fleet consists of approximately 650 buses.

“We are fortunate to have repeat business from prominent customers like RTC,” says Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “RTC is one of the leading transit agencies in the United States who is committed to quality and styling, performance and reliability, and to minimizing the environmental footprint. New Flyer is thrilled to have our buses in service in such a high profile community.”