$202 Million for 60-Foot Artics for King County Metro
New Flyer has disclosed a $202 million contract for 222 sixty-foot articulated Xcelsior hybrid electric buses for the Seattle area’s King County Department of Transportation for King County Metro Transit.
The buses will have ‘HybriDrive’ series hybrid-electric drivelines from BAE Systems, says a BAE source, with lithium ion battery packs.
The contract includes both two- and three-door 60-foot buses.
A Big, Big Buyer
King County Metro is the eighth-largest transit bus agency in the United States, New Flyer notes, carrying an average of 395,000 passengers each weekday on some 215 routes.
Since 1999, the manufacturer says, it has delivered or has on order 1,400 transit buses for King County.
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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up