March 14, 2014
The buses will be built using options converted from the contract, announced in June, that included 88 firm orders and options for an additional 177 40-foot Xcelsior buses. The buses are anticipated to begin production in the first quarter of 2014 and delivered in the third quarter of 2014.
March 11, 2014
Features of the new vehicles include low floors, an electric air conditioning system and a rear facing wheelchair securement option.
February 18, 2014
The transit agency awarded the manufacturer a contract for the 40-foot, clean diesel powered Xcelsiors for $138 million.
January 31, 2013
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority signed a five-year contract containing a firm order of 20 CNG buses with three options of up to 10 CNG buses each. In addition to the firm order for 20 buses, the agency is also exercising 10 option buses at this time.
January 18, 2013
N.Y. MTA purchased 29 CNG 40-foot heavy-duty buses. Meanwhile, Maryland MTA bought 10 New Flyer Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid 60-foot heavy-duty buses, and Minn.-based Maple Grove Transit purchased three Xcelsior diesel 60-foot heavy-duty buses.
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.
November 15, 2012
Once in service the vehicles will account for 18% of AC Transit's 60-foot articulated fleet. Production of the buses is anticipated to begin in March 2013 , with delivery expected by August 2013.
September 11, 2012
Production of the 40-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses is anticipated to begin in early 2013 and will be manufactured and assembled bumper-to-bumper in New Flyer’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered by the end of the summer 2013.
May 25, 2010
Will operate on a variety of routes from June 3-11, ensuring that passengers, drivers and maintenance personnel have the opportunity to provide comments about the bus.
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