New Flyer Industries Inc. has received orders over the last three months for up to 1,234 buses (1,567 equivalent production units or “EUs”) for a combined value of over U.S. $706 million.
Of these orders, 1,108 buses (1,406 EUs) are new orders and 126 (161 EUs) are exercised options.
When combined with orders reported in a March press release, New Flyer has announced a total of 2,487 bus orders (3,116 EUs) valued at over US $1.3 billion in 2008.
These orders are for a variety of vehicle configurations, including 35-, 40- and 60-foot buses with clean diesel, electric trolley, hybrid, and compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion systems
Tri-Met in Portland, Ore. has ordered 40 40-foot clean diesel buses with options for 160 additional buses. TransLink in Vancouver, B.C. has ordered 24 60-foot electric trolley buses (48 EUs) and exercised options for 10 60-foot electric trolley buses (20 EUs) and Valley Metro in Phoenix has ordered a total of up to 379 buses (firm and options), including 40-foot and 60-foot vehicles across diesel, CNG and LNG fuel types (385 EUs).
Other new contracts and options total 593 buses (822 EUs).