Sustainability

New Flyer, BC Transit celebrate 25 CNG bus delivery

Posted on December 22, 2017

The purchase, supporting scheduled vehicle replacement, builds sustainability in transportation as mandated by BC Transit’s Strategic Plan 2030.
The purchase, supporting scheduled vehicle replacement, builds sustainability in transportation as mandated by BC Transit’s Strategic Plan 2030.

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), congratulated Whistler Transit on the delivery of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses to the community of Whistler via BC Transit Corporation (BC Transit).

The event, which took place at the Whistler Transit Office, celebrated the arrival of new CNG buses and pending completion of CNG fueling infrastructure. It welcomed representatives from BC Transit, the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, and FortisBC, including Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP for West Vancouver; Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, Mayor of Whistler; and Manuel Achadinha, BC Transit president/CEO.

“This project is a result of partnerships with all three levels of government and FortisBC to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of transit in Whistler,” said Achadinha. “I look forward to seeing the New Flyer CNG buses on the road connecting people and communities in Whistler.”

The purchase, supporting scheduled vehicle replacement, also builds sustainability in transportation as mandated by BC Transit’s Strategic Plan 2030. It also supports Whistler’s growing presence of low-emission transit. In 2010, Whistler Transit housed the world’s largest single location hydrogen fuel-cell fleet implemented in regular service.

“We are proud to provide Whistler with an environmentally sustainable, low-emission transit solution,” said Wayne Joseph, president of the Transit Bus Business at New Flyer. “New Flyer is committed to advancing innovation in public transportation, and to preserving the environment through improved technology and low-emission options. As a leader in sustainability, Whistler has set the standard to support its growth through low-emission transit, and to help the community to thrive as a four-season playground.”

BC Transit provides services to over 130 communities across British Columbia in collaboration with local government partners, and transports 52.3 million passengers annually.

The NFI Group has over 85 years of experience manufacturing buses in Canada and is focused on advancing vehicle innovation through development of Canadian-based intellectual property and removal of barriers to adopting zero-emission vehicles and autonomous driving technologies.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Seoul launches free public transit to battle smog issues

Authorities also limited car use for public employees, closed 360 parking lots, and reduced construction work on government-funded projects.

Ohio DOT joins Hydrogen Fuel Cell Collaborative

Will now partner with the RHFCC to advocate for clean hydrogen transportation technology in hopes of bringing 65,000 new jobs and 250 hydrogen stations to Ohio

Alstom, partners testing 100% electric bus in France

Thanks to reduced maintenance and operating costs, and a longer service life than that of a bus, the cost of ownership of Aptis is equivalent to that of today's diesel buses, according to Alstom.

New Flyer CHARGE buses part of NY MTA electric bus testing, evaluation program

The program introduces leased zero-emission buses and rapid chargers to the NYCT network and supports New York’s commitment to protect the environment, reduce emissions, and fight climate change.

Phoenix Motorcars provides electric shuttle bus for Calif. airport contractor

This is in line with Parking Concepts’ sustainability goals of reducing the carbon footprint of its services while providing the best in class service for its customers.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

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