New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., announced that the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) was awarded New Flyer with an order for 47 compressed natural gas (CNG) 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses and 11 CNG 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (69 total equivalent units).
The bus order will support Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC), TransLink's largest operating company, providing over 96% of the region's bus service. The new vehicles will help CMBC meet increased demand, with a 5.8% increase in passenger journeys in 2017.
“New Flyer is pleased to support TransLink by providing a low-emission bus that meets TransLink’s economic, environmental, and social requirements,” said Jennifer McNeill, VP, sales and business development, New Flyer. “TransLink enables citizens in the Metro Vancouver region to make sustainable transportation choices, and we are thrilled to support the expansion of sustainable transit with Canadian innovation on the road in BC.”
TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority, maintaining regional transit, cycling, and commuting options, as well as Intelligent Transportation System programs. TransLink connects the region to enhance livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network for over 247 million trips.
In 2018, New Flyer committed to leading collaboration, cooperation, and the technological advancement of Smart Mobility in North America. It also became a signatory of the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, which facilitates collaboration in developing multimodal, integrated cities through technology-driven innovation.