December 5, 2013
The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.
October 10, 2013
The buses are anticipated to have 25% better fuel economy, similar to the results the agency is experiencing with the 90, 40-foot hybrid Gillig vehicles first introduced into its fleet in 2010.
July 19, 2013
The contract contains a firm order for 85 BRT-styled diesel-electric hybrid 42-foot buses and options of up to 498 42-foot BRT-styled diesel-electric hybrid or CNG buses, and up to 71 (142 EUs) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses over a five-year contract period.
July 11, 2013
Contains a firm order of 29 buses with options for an additional 21 buses. All buses are expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2014.
May 16, 2013
The new additions expand MTA’s fleet of 60-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses to a total of 52 and will be on the street in time for the Preakness Stakes this weekend.
February 22, 2013
The new diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses were purchased with federal grant funds and will replace the eight oldest buses in the agency’s fleet.
November 20, 2012
The three-year contract, with two years of renewable options, contains a firm order for 10 buses (20 EUs) with options for an additional 60 buses (120 EUs). Nashville MTA is a new customer for New Flyer.
August 7, 2012
The order for 95 Xcelsior XDE40 buses is a conversion of options under the existing contract with the transit system and follows upon the delivery of 152 Xcelsior buses during 2011.
June 21, 2012
The new buses feature ergonomic passenger seating, an advanced video surveillance system, wider exit doors, LED lighting, and tip-in windows for improved air circulation and passenger safety. The first of this latest round of hybrid buses will be on the street in September 2012, with the final bus scheduled for delivery February 2013.
April 12, 2012
The 30-foot Orion buses seat up to 29 passengers and can accommodate up to two mobility devices, featuring a unique green paint scheme with white accents.
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