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CNG New Flyers & NABIs for DART

May 26, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Options Exercised for 46 Xcelsior and 17 NABI 40-Footers

New Flyer of America said Friday that Dallas Area Rapid Transit has exercised options on 17 low-floor NABI LFW buses and 46 New Flyer Xcelsior model vehicles, all of them 40 feet in length, and all compressed natural gas-fueled.

Vehicles like this CNG-fueled NABI 40-LFW for Dallas Area Rapid Transit will complement the existing New Flyer line.

DART expects delivery of 17 more CNG-fueled NABI 40-LFW buses from New Flyer, complementing 459 already in-hand, by year-end.

The 17 North American Bus Industries-design vehicles are expected to be delivered in October and November, says DART maintenance VP Mike Hubbell. The 46 New Flyer Xcelsior buses are slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016, he told F&F.

“These buses are part of our fleet renewal and represent our commitment to deliver the best possible customer experience for the tens of thousands of North Texans who make riding a DART bus a daily part of their lives,” DART president and executive director Gary Thomas said in a New Flyer release.

Proterra Battery Buses Coming to Dallas Too

“DART is one of the key customers that we began supplying buses to through the acquisition of NABI in 2013,” said New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry. “DART exercising these options demonstrates the strong relationship that we‘ve built together.”

DART currently has 459 CNG-fueled NABI buses, fueling at four different Clean Energy Fuels stations (F&F, October 14).

DART is negotiating final contracts for seven federally funded 100% battery electric 35-foot buses from Proterra too (F&F, February 9).

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Source: New Flyer/NABI with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

New Flyer Buys NABI for $80 Million

June 21, 2013 in Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cash Purchase of North American Bus Industries an ‘Important Milestone,’
Brings ‘Complementary Product Line,’ CNG Customers Include DART

New Flyer Industries has purchased North American Bus Industries for $80 million in cash. The acquisition includes bus manufacturing operations in Anniston, Ala., a parts distribution center in Delaware, Ohio, and a service center in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

LA Metro Keeps Moving on CNG

September 10, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

150 More NABI CompoBuses Coming Soon, 550 40-Footers to Follow

LA Metro is getting ready to accept delivery of an additional 150 CompoBuses from North American Bus Industries – 45-footers with the mass of a 40-foot vehicle, making for substantial productivity gain with no special driveline technology.

CNG Vehicles Mean Savings for DART

July 9, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hundreds of NABI Buses and Dozens of Diverse Shuttles

Dallas Area Rapid Transit expects to cut its fuel bills by 60% or even 65% through 2020 via a combination of hundreds of new CNG vehicles and an eight-year natural gas supply contract with the state.

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