Bus

New Flyer delivers to N.Y., Md., Minn.

Posted on January 18, 2013

New York City Transit (NYCT) and the MTA Bus Co. (MTABC) (together, MTA) have approved the purchase of 29 additional New Flyer compressed natural gas (CNG) 40-foot heavy-duty buses.

The first 14 of the 29 buses will be purchased from a current NYCT contract signed on August 20, 2010.  The original contract contained 340 option buses and after exercising these 14 options, 76 options will remain in New Flyer's total backlog. The remaining 15 buses will be purchased under a Daimler Buses North America, Inc. (Orion) contract that was assigned to New Flyer on July 25, 2012 for MTABC. The assignment included 74 buses with 30 additional options of which, 15 options will remain in New Flyer's total backlog.

The combined NYCT and MTABC fleet consists of over 5,600 transit buses and express coaches covering nearly 300 routes, making it the largest transit fleet in the U.S.

Meanwhile, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) approved the purchase of 10 New Flyer Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid 60-foot heavy-duty buses.

The order for 10 articulated buses was placed using options from another U.S. transit authority. The original contract, signed in 2010, enabled the assignment of up to 67 options of which 33 still remain after this procurement and are currently included in New Flyer’s backlog.

Additionally, Maple Grove, Minn.-based Maple Grove Transit has approved the purchase of three Xcelsior diesel 60-foot heavy-duty buses.

The three buses were purchased from an umbrella contract with the procurement department of a US State.  New Flyer entered into this umbrella contract, in January 2012.  The contract is a ‘standing offer’ open to any US public transit agencies for up to 650 buses, and as a result, New Flyer does not record any firm orders or options as part of its total backlog until firm orders are placed against the contract.

The three articulated buses will be a new addition to Maple Grove Transit’s fleet, which currently operates approximately 35 express buses.  Maple Grove purchased an order of five low-floor (LF) diesel 40-foot buses that were manufactured by New Flyer and delivered to the Minnesota-based transit company back in 2006.

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

More News

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

San Francisco introduces interactive, online performance dashboards

The site contains results from 13 key areas, including the percentage of on-time performance, mode share, crime stats, the agency’s carbon footprint, collision data and other information aligned with the SFMTA’s strategic plan.

ABC founder, industry icon Clancy Cornell passes

The founder of ABC Companies, Clancy grew a small transport service — Faribault Bus Service — into an industry force leaving an indelible list of accomplishments and memories in his path.

Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

Allied Specialty Vehicles names Furman to VP sales post for ASV Bus

Shawn Furman has been named southeast regional VP of sales for ASV Bus. Furman will represent ASV’s commercial, transit and school bus brands and report to John Walsh, vice president of sales and marketing for ASV Bus.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 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