New Flyer signs 3-year agreement with Canada's Metrolinx

Posted on June 17, 2011

New Flyer Industries Inc. signed a new three-year agreement with Metrolinx for up to 287 diesel and/or diesel-electric hybrid 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses. Orders and deliveries under this agreement are expected to occur between 2011 and 2013.

Under this program, participating agencies located in the Province of Ontario can acquire new buses with additional provincial financial support. This Metrolinx contract is for New Flyer's newest bus model, Xcelsior.

Metrolinx, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was created in 2006 and is an agency of the Ontario government. Its mission is to integrate and improve all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area of the province. Several Ontario municipalities and regions are participants in this contract, including Barrie, Burlington, Durham Region, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Milton, North Bay, St. Catharines, Welland, Windsor and York Region.

Additional Ontario municipalities may also be able to participate in this agreement providing they meet certain conditions. To date, the following transit systems have obtained board approval for purchases of buses to be built in 2011 as part of this contract:

  • Windsor Transit - five hybrid buses
  • Durham Region - fifteen diesel buses
  • London Transit - twelve diesel and hybrid buses

This is the third such contract awarded by Metrolinx, and all three have been awarded to New Flyer. New Flyer has delivered a total of 378 buses to 13 Metrolinx participants under the first two contracts. Since 1988, New Flyer has delivered over 2,800 buses in Ontario, 68 of which have been the new Xcelsior models.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

COTA awards contract to New Flyer for up to 154 CNG buses

The contract includes 28 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 126 CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, which will replace end-of-life vehicles with more efficient CNG buses over the next five years.

El Paso receives first of 6 restored vintage streetcars

The 1937 Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars will be put into service for the first time since 1974.

DART to add 82 New Flyer CNG buses

The contract, which supports new services beginning in spring 2019, includes 41 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 41 CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty vehicles.

NY MTA unveils 'first-of-its-kind' bus performance dashboard

The data on the bus performance dashboard is based on farebox, GPS, and other information and can be filtered by borough; types of service, such as local/limited, express, or Select Bus Service; and time periods, such as weekday peak or off-peak hours.

New Flyer to deliver 8 CNG buses for BC Transit

BC Transit connects over 52.3 million customers in partnership with 59 local governments across 130 communities in the British Columbia province every year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close