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Omaha Metro Lowers Emissions with CNG Buses from New Flyer

The Transit Authority of the City of Omaha, Nebraska has awarded New Flyer with an order for eighteen 35-foot Xcelsior transit buses. The new buses, awarded in three separate orders, are a combination of CNG-powered buses, which produce fewer pollutants than other types of fuel, and clean diesel.

“These new buses help Omaha Metro provide a transportation system that is citizen-focused, efficient, and well-managed,” said Curt Simon, Executive Director of Omaha Metro.

The order will replace older, existing buses with more efficient models, which is part of Omaha Metro’s plan to reduce fleet emissions through replacement. In the last few months, Omaha Metro has replaced nine paratransit vans with CNG-powered.

“New Flyer is proud to support Omaha Metro in upgrading its fleet with more economical, comfortable, and reliable vehicles,” said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America. “We are thrilled to provide more low and no-emission buses that fit Omaha Metro’s goals of providing accessible transit to all, with increased efficiency that helps conserve the environment.”

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