Bus

MBTA to add up to 725 New Flyer buses

Posted on October 27, 2015

New Flyer of America Inc. announced the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (MBTA) awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 725 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit buses. This contract comprises 725 of the 1,169 equivalent units pending award at the end of the third fiscal quarter of 2015.

The award was approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation board of directors in Boston and includes a firm order for 175 compressed natural gas buses (XN40) and 150 diesel-electric hybrid buses (XDE40), plus options for an additional 200 clean diesel buses (XD40) and 200 diesel-electric hybrid buses (XDE40) over the next five years.

The firm portion of the contract is valued at approximately $223 million with the options valued at approximately $254 million. MBTA currently operates a fleet of 1008 heavy-duty transit buses, 412 of which have been built by New Flyer and 299 of which have been built by NABI, making 70% of the MBTA fleet supported by New Flyer.

“This award builds on the successful partnership that we have developed with MBTA” said New Flyer President/CEO Paul Soubry. “We are proud to have our best-in-class Xcelsior bus selected yet again by MBTA to operate in their challenging and diverse operating environment. These new Xcelsior buses will be used to replace portions of the MBTA fleet that have reached the end of their useful life.”

In terms of daily ridership, the MBTA remains the fifth largest mass transit system in the U.S. serving a population of over 4.8 million people in 176 cities and towns, with an area of 3,249 square miles. To carry out its mission it maintains 183 bus routes, two of which are bus rapid transit lines, three rapid transit lines, five light rail routes, four trackless trolley lines and 13 commuter rail routes. The average weekday ridership for the entire system is approximately 1.27 million passenger trips.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

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 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