New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) awarded New Flyer a firm contract for 276 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel powered buses. The contract is valued at $138 million.
NYCT and New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) comprise the largest transit agency in North America with over 5,700 transit buses in their fleet, of which approximately 1,000 or 17% are New Flyer buses. Over the last three years, New Flyer has delivered 668 transit buses or 758 equivalent units (EUs) to MTA with both clean-diesel and natural gas propulsions systems in 40- and 60-foot configurations. In 2013 alone New Flyer built 118 buses or 138 EUs for MTA.
"We are very proud to have been awarded yet another opportunity to build buses for the NYCT, the largest bus operator in America." Paul Soubry, New Flyer's President /CEO said. "NYCT has among the harshest and most demanding operating profile of any transit agency in North America, so continued contract awards to New Flyer reaffirms our Xcelsior, offering world-class quality and industry leading product support with comprehensive warranty, service and lifetime customer care is meeting our customers’ needs."
Production of the 276 Xcelsior buses is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2014 with the delivery of four pilot buses. All production buses are to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2015.