Omnitrans Awards New Flyer a Contract for up to 217 Xcelsior Buses
New Flyer announced that Omnitrans of San Bernardino, California (Omnitrans), awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 217 heavy-duty 40 foot Xcelsior, CNG transit buses.
The contract, valued at over $119 million, includes a firm order for 15 buses with options for an additional 202 buses over four years. With Omnitrans acting as the lead agency on this consortium procurement, the 202 options are eligible for execution by seven other participating California transit agencies including: Culver City, Elk Grove, Montebello, Torrance, Stanislaus, Sunline Transit and UC Davis.
Established in 1976 through a joint powers agreement, Omnitrans carries approximately 16 million passengers annually throughout its 480-square mile service area, covering 15 cities and portions of the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County (approximately 1.4 million residents). Omnitrans currently operates a fleet of 177 heavy-duty transit buses, 168 of which were built by New Flyer.