The order is in addition to options exercised by Community Transit in June 2017 for 18 heavy-duty, 60-foot Xcelsior® clean-diesel transit buses (36 EUs) that are currently being delivered, for a total of 44 buses (88 EUs).
The 26 articulated buses, engineered for high capacity transit, will replace older articulated buses that have reached service lifespan and are a part of a $20 million investment in asset management and vehicle replacement. The 18 articulated buses are part of a $12 million investment to expand bus rapid transit (BRT) and increase service in 2019.
“New Flyer is proud to support Community Transit as it pursues revitalized and expanded mobility in the community of Snohomish County, Washington,” Wayne Joseph, president, New Flyer of America. “We are committed to supporting fleet advancement and high-capacity BRT transit as a key element of multimodal transit, that will helps reduce congestion and augment public transit success in growing urban areas.”
Community Transit serves the public transit authority of Snohomish County, Washington (a Seattle metropolitan area) and delivers over 10 million passenger trips per year. New Flyer has delivered nearly 300 buses to Community Transit since 1992.