VANCOUVER’S TRANSLINK SIGNS CONTRACT FOR UP TO 180 CNG BUSES
On Monday, New Flyer Industries announced that the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink), located in Vancouver, British Columbia, has approved a firm order to purchase 45 40-foot Xcelsior CNG buses with options to purchase an additional 135 through two single-year renewable option periods. “The technology associated with CNG buses have proved to be cost effective to operate and on par to maintain and drive when compared to traditional diesel buses,” said Doug Kelsey, TransLink’s COO. Since 1991 New Flyer has delivered over 1,100 buses for TransLink. The firm order for 45 buses are anticipated to be manufactured in the third quarter of 2014 and are all expected to be delivered by the first quarter of 2015.