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Valley Metro and City of Phoenix Sign Contract for 396 CNG-Powered New Flyer Buses

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, together through a joint procurement, have awarded New Flyer with a firm contract for 199 Xcelsior CNG-powered, forty-foot heavy duty transit buses.

The contract, which was supported by Federal Transit Administration funding and includes options for 197 buses over five years, is the second joint procurement for RPTA and the City of Phoenix. The buses will be deployed on Valley Metro’s regional transit system as well as City of Phoenix routes starting 2018, and support Valley Metro’s 2016-2020 strategic plan to grow transit ridership and advance the value of transit.

“For over ten years, New Flyer has provided public transportation in Arizona that helped support regional and city growth,” stated Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “We are proud to now provide CNG buses that will help lower emissions, as well as strengthen transit ridership in communities with safe and reliable bus service.”