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New Flyer to deliver 50 Xcelsiors to Calif. transit

Posted on July 11, 2013

Santa Clara, Calif.’s Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) awarded New Flyer Industries Inc. a contract for 50 (100 equivalent units or EUs) Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid 60-foot articulated heavy-duty buses.

The contract for the buses contains a firm order of 29 buses (58 EUs) with options for an additional 21 buses (42 EUs). To date, New Flyer has built and distributed 40 60-ft diesel buses to VTA's fleet of approximately 450 active buses.

"We are proud to build our Xcelsior model for the first time for VTA," said Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer. "VTA's continued business helps us confirm that the products and services that we continue to build and grow are aligned with our customers' needs."

The 29 60-foot buses are anticipated to begin production in the third quarter of 2014 and 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 the fourth quarter of 2014.

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