Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA) awarded New Flyer Industries Inc. a contract for 70 (140 equivalent units or EUs) Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid 60-foot articulated heavy-duty buses.
The three-year contract, with two years of renewable options, contains a firm order for 10 buses (20 EUs) with options for an additional 60 buses (120 EUs). Nashville MTA is a new customer for New Flyer and has an active fleet of approximately 150 heavy-duty transit buses.
Production of the 10 buses is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013. They will be completely manufactured and assembled at New Flyer of America’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered by May 2013.