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Nova Bus: 525 CNG Units for Texas Fleets

October 14, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

425 Buses for Via in San Antonio, 100 Buses for Houston Metro

Volvo’s Nova Bus unit announced the sale of 425 compressed natural gas-fueled buses to Via Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio and an additional 100 CNG buses to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County – Houston Metro.

BAE Systems Touts Boston ‘Bendies:’ 90?

September 23, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

44 Articulated Buses with HDS300 Driveline, Options for 46 More,
BAE Notes Availability of Its HybriDrive on Artics by Nova Bus Too

New Flyer is commencing deliveries of 44 of its 60-foot Xcelsior buses to the MBTA/Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority in Boston, reports series hybrid electric driveline supplier BAE Systems.

Trillium CNG for NFTA’s 1st CNG Buses

July 31, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buffalo Agency Is Getting Its First CNG Transit and Paratransit Vehicles
Including First CNG Nova Bus Vehicles for U.S. – 44  for This Year and Next,
NFTA’s Military Road Station Is to Have a Two-Compressor ANGI Package

Trillium CNG has signed a letter of agreement to design, build, operate and maintain a compressed natural gas fueling station for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in Buffalo, N.Y. NFTA provides public transit service in Erie and Niagara counties.

The new CNG station will be located at the NFTA Frontier Bus Garage on Military Road in Buffalo. The agreement letter also calls for Trillium CNG to provide station maintenance for ten years. Trillium CNG and NFTA expect to break ground in August with the station fully operational by the end of 2015.

It’s to have two 250-horsepower, ANGI-packaged compressors, expandable to five, feeding four fast-fill transit dispensers and four light-fury satellite dispensers. There will be six storage tubes.

CNG-fueled low-floor transit bus by Canada'sNova Bus – the LFS

CNG-fueled low-floor transit bus by Canada’sNova Bus – the LFS

NFTA operates a fleet of about 332 transit buses and 65 bus routes with over 4,400 bus stops serviced; along with a 6.2 mile light rail system servicing 14 stations, Trillium says.

44 Nova Bus NGVs for NFTA, with Options for More

Volvo’s Nova Bus announced an $11 million order for 20 of its low-floor LFS model CNG buses from NFTA last year, noting options for as many as 166 buses. They are to be assembled in New York State for delivery this year. They will be the first CNG vehicles from Nova Bus for the U.S.

The NFTA board has since approved the purchase of 24 more Nova Bus vehicles for delivery in 2016. The buses have 8.9-liter ISL G engines from Cummins Westport and CNG cylinder assemblies by Agility Fuel Systems, each with nine Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum tanks from Worthington.

CNG Paratransit Vehicles Too

In addition to the Nova Bus vehicles, NFTA is buying ten CNG-fueled paratransit vehicles through Canandaigua, N.Y.-based Shepard Brothers. It’s the third order of ten from Shepherd, and the first for CNG. The Ford E-450 chassis vehicles have bodies by Coach & Equipment Manufacturing of Penn Yan, N.Y. The new buses will have CNG fuel system by Green Alternative Systems.

Trillium CNG is a unit of WEC Energy.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority operates hybrid electic buses and by year-end will have CNG vehicles too.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority operates hybrid electic buses and by year-end will have CNG vehicles too.

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Source: Trillium CNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

CTfastrak Scores Two Score + Two Hybrids

March 27, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Allison Drives for Connecticut DoT’s New Hartford-Area BRT Fleet

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched a new Bus Rapid Transit system including 42 new hybrid electric buses with parallel drivelines from Allison Transmission. The new CTfastrak BRT network serves the Hartford area.

Nova Bus CNG for Niagara Frontier

October 14, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20 Buses, Options for as Many as 166 Over Next Five Years
As Volvo Unit Cracks the Natural Gas Bus Market in the U.S.

Nova Bus confirmed an $11 million contract with Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for 20 of its LFS Natural Gas buses, with options for up to 166 vehicles over the following five years.

All-Battery from Volvo’s Nova Bus

October 13, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TM4 Driveline and a Fast-Charge System from Siemens

Volvo’s Canada-based Nova Bus unit is promoting a fully battery-electric “Electro Mobility solution” transit bus at APTA Expo in Houston. The developmental bus has a Sumo HD driveline from TM4 (which is also Quebec-based) and a high-power, overhead inverted pantograph fast-charge system developed with Siemens.

475 Series Hybrid Buses for Quebec

April 25, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BAE’s First HybriDrive Series Electric Placement with Nova Bus

BAE Systems will supply its second-generation HybriDrive Series-E Propulsion drivelines for 475 low-floor buses by Volvo-Nova Bus for Canada’s ATUQ, the Association du transport urbain du Quebec consortium of nine area transit agencies. The order includes an option for approximately 1,200 additional vehicles.

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