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February 27, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As Many as 110 Forty-Foot New Flyer Xcelsiors for Transdev-Operated NICE

New Flyer Industries reports a contract with Long Island’s Nassau Inter-County Express – NICE, operated by Transdev Services – for 52 firm and 58 optional 40-foot Xcelsior buses fueled by compressed natural gas.

CNG-Powered Orion VII  bus operated by Nassau Inter-County Express serving the Long Island Railroad in Freeport, N.Y.

CNG-Powered Orion VII bus operated by Nassau Inter-County Express serving the Long Island Railroad in Freeport, N.Y.

The contract is valued at approximately $53 million, New Flyer said.

The operator has been all-CNG for a decade. It has a fleet of 315 transit buses, most of them from Daimler’s defunct Orion unit, the legacy of which has been assumed by New Flyer (F&F, December 7, 2012). The new Xcelsior vehicles will replace older buses that are being retired.

Nassau Inter-County Express CNG fueling facility in Garden City, N.Y.

Nassau Inter-County Express CNG fueling facility in Garden City, N.Y.

‘Walks the Talk’

NICE has a four-compressor fueling facility at Mitchell Field in Garden City, and a two-compressor CNG station at Rockville Centre. The agency, known as Long Island Bus until January 2012, is operated by Transdev under a public-private partnership with Nassau County.

“This is a transit company that walks the talk,” New Flyer’s president and CEO Paul Soubry said in yesterday’s order release.


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Source: New Flyer Industries with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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