Firm Order for 40 Xcelsior XN40s Worth $22 Million,
Options Could Add 89 More CNG Buses over Five Years
New Flyer said yesterday that it’s secured a contract from Southern California’s Long Beach Transit for as many as 129 compressed natural gas buses.
The firm order, worth $22 million, is for 40 of New Flyer’s CNG-fueled Xcelsior XN40 vehicles – with options for an additional 89 units over the next five years.
Long Beach Transit also operates 60-foot articulated buses from New Flyer fueled by CNG.
ANGI Energy CNG Fueling
“Long Beach Transit currently serves over 28 million annual riders with a fleet of 249 vehicles in fixed route service in the Orange County and Los Angeles County area,” New Flyer says.
The agency opened a new facility with CNG fueling equipment by ANGI Energy in autumn 2012 (F&F, September 26, 2012).
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Source: New Flyer Industries with Fleets & Fuels follow-up