Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) ordered 50 40-foot heavy-duty New Flyer Xcelsior® clean-diesel buses (50 equivalent units). The order converts 50 buses from the option backlog to firm orders, with 61 units remaining in the option backlog.
The new buses, operating under the CTtransit name, replace older vehicles in the fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient buses, and are part of a five-year contract for 485 buses announced in 2016. In addition to replacing older buses, CTDOT will integrate these 50 buses into the current Hartford location bus fleet to service the City of Hartford and surrounding areas.
Since 1989, NFI has delivered over 750 buses and coaches to CTDOT, including New Flyer transit buses and MCI motorcoaches. Over 420 of them are still in service.
CTDOT provides public transit in eight urban areas across Connecticut, delivering more than 27 million annual passenger trips and offering a range of transportation demand management services under the name CTrides including vanpooling, carpooling, and telecommuting.