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City of Phoenix to Purchase Additional 12 CNG-Powered New Flyer Transit Buses

New Flyer Industries announced that the City of Phoenix exercised options under its contract for 40-foot and 60-foot articulated heavy-duty Xcelsior buses powered by clean-burning CNG.

The order is comprised of two 60-foot articulated Xcelsior CNG buses and 10 40-foot Xcelsior CNG buses. These buses will replace part of the City of Phoenix’s existing fleet that have reached the end of their useful life.

“New Flyer is proud to be in a position to provide industry-leading buses to the City of Phoenix,” said Paul Smith, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Program Management.

Last year, the Phoenix Public Transit Department ordered 120 CNG buses to serve the city’s local routes. The buses, which made up 25 percent of the city’s bus fleet, replaced existing LNG buses that averaged 12 years and 500,000 miles of service.