New York City Transit Authority Purchases 110 CNG-Powered New Flyer Buses
The New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 110 heavy duty 60-foot articulated Xcelsior buses powered by CNG. The state-funded contract is a firm order for CNG-powered buses valued at $95 million.
“Since 1988, MTA has purchased over 2,200 buses from New Flyer,” said Paul Smith, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Program Management. “This will be the first time the MTA is taking delivery of compressed natural gas buses in a 60-foot configuration.”
The order follows on New Flyer’s opening of its Jamestown, New York facility to manufacture bus components. Components assembled in Jamestown will be integrated into these 110 XN60 Xcelsior CNG buses.
New Flyer boast nearly 20 years of experience developing CNG systems and delivering over 8,500 CNG-powered transit buses. New Flyer also provides a 20-year certified CNG tank and a fire-suppression system that comes as a standard feature on all New Flyer CNG buses.