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New Flyer Hybrids for Seattle

February 12, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

King County Contract with Daimler Orion Transferred Over

As many as 381 buses for Seattle Metro Transit, a division of the King County Department of Transportation, will be built by New Flyer Industries rather than by Daimler Buses North America, New Flyer said Tuesday. Most will be series hybrid electric vehicles with HybriDrive brand drivelines from BAE Systems.

Phoenix to Buy 120 CNG New Flyers

February 11, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG Fueling Sites to Be Modified to Handle CNG Too

Arizona’s Phoenix Public Transit Department, which operates the nation’s largest fleet of liquefied natural gas buses with 305 units in service under the Valley Metro badge, is shifting over to compressed natural gas, with deliveries of 120 replacement buses from New Flyer Industries expected to begin in November.

New Flyers for LA Metro

January 10, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

550 CNG Xcelsior 40-Footers with Options for 350 More,
ISL G Engines by CWI and Type IV Fuel Tanks by Lincoln

New Flyer Industries has moved a big step closer to supplying as many as 900 compressed natural gas buses to LA Metro, as the agency has issued a letter of Intent to Award a contract, worth a reported $302.9 million, for the initial 550-unit buy.

More CNG Buses for San Diego

December 20, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Contracts with Gillig and New Flyer Could be Worth $347 Million,
MTS Will Be Able to Retire Its Last Diesel and Establish BRT Routes

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System board has voted to buy as many as 350 CNG-fueled 40-foot low-floor buses by Gillig and up to 165 New Flyer 60-foot low-floor articulated CNG buses through 2017. “The total value of the contracts, if all options are exercised and future funding is available, is in excess of $343 million,” MTS said.

New Flyer CNG Buses to New York City

December 7, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order Dating from Orion Days Fulfilled in Crookston, Minn.

New Flyer Industries (Toronto:NFI) is fulfilling an order for 74 compressed natural gas-fueled 40-foot buses for the New York City Transit Authority, picking up a contract initially signed with Daimler Orion. Daimler discontinued the Orion brand earlier this year (F&F, May 7). The assigned contract included an additional 30 option buses that were not ordered, New Flyer said.

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