Options Exercised for 55 Vehicles for $38 Million
Southern Nevada’s RTC, the Regional Transportation Commission of Las Vegas, is exercising options for the purchase of 25 sixty-foot and 30 forty-foot Xcelsior buses fueled by compressed natural gas, manufacturer New Flyer reports.
The original contract dates from March of last year. The agency’s overall CNG bus buy could total 305 units (F&F, March 13, 2015).
New Flyer notes that 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,” states the 55-bus release.
“RTC is a transit system that is unquestionably committed to quality, performance and reliability,” New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry said in the announcement. “The New Flyer Xcelsior is a perfect fit,” he said.
RTC pegs the cost at $38 million, and says that some $32.35 million, or 85%, will be reimbursed by the Federal Transit Administration.
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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up