Agency Is Replacing 192 LNG-Fueled Buses, Manufacturer Says
New Flyer Industries reports a firm order from Southern California’s Orange County Transportation Authority for 202 XN40 Xcelsior buses, compressed natural gas-fueled. The contract includes options for as many as ten more over a three-year period.
OCTA will replace 192 liquefied natural gas-powered buses and ten diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life, New Flyer says.
The 192 vehicles are the last of OCTA’s LNG buses, fleet manager Cliff Thorne told F&F. Trillium CNG remains OCTA’s fueling provider.
521 in Service Already
“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,” the bus manufacturer says.
There are nearly 5,000 New Flyer CNG buses currently in service, said president and CEO Paul Soubry. “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,” he said in the contract announcement.
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Source: New Flyer Industries with Fleets & Fuels follow-up