Los Angeles Metro Receives 900th and Final CNG Bus from New Flyer Order
Completing an order of new CNG buses that comprises 40 percent of the current fleet, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) received delivery of the 900th and final New Flyer XN40 bus.
“When Metro awarded a $508 million contract for these buses in January 2013 we knew we were getting the best clean air buses available, but the New Flyer XN40 bus has also proven to be a real work horse for our agency,” said Metro Chair John Fasana.
Metro’s New Flyer buses deliver about 650,000 miles each week and boast the highest reliability in the fleet that numbers 2,248 buses. The New Flyer buses are built in St. Cloud, Minnesota with final assembly at a facility in Ontario, California that was opened in late 2013 and where 50 new employees were hired to support the Metro contract. Buses were delivered from September 2013 through October 2016 with New Flyer performing on-time and on-budget.
“Having a 21st century transportation system means doing everything we can to ease congestion in L.A. County, while continuing to protect our environment,” said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro First Vice Chair Eric Garcetti. “The delivery of the 900th New Flyer XN40 bus reminds us that we can keep our commitment to cleaner air and healthier communities without sacrificing the quality of our transportation system.”
In July, Metro issued a Request for Proposals for as many as 1,000 more buses.