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July 22, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

New Flyer is to supply at least 20 and perhaps as many as 120 CNG-fueled articulated Xcelsior buses to Las Vegas RTC, as well as at least 35 and perhaps as many as 185 forty-footers.

New Flyer is to supply 55 more CNG-fueled Xcelsior buses to Las Vegas RTC.

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

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