Texas’ Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) awarded New Flyer with a new contract for up to 46 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.

The contract includes six firm orders with options to purchase an additional 40 CNG 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, which will support Fort Worth’s growing population with efficient, reliable, and affordable transportation. The Dallas/Fort Worth community is among the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, and by 2035, Tarrant County is projected to grow by over 50% to 2.8 million residents.

“We are proud to help the FWTA expand its fleet and operation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” said Wayne Joseph, president, New Flyer of America. “As one of America’s fastest-growing regions, it has illustrated leadership in developing efficient, reliable transit infrastructure alongside a vibrant and growing community. Our CNG buses will help deliver on FWTA’s Master Plan, while also providing a sustainable solution for public transportation.”

FWTA is a regional transportation authority that provides public transportation in Tarrant County and the North Central Texas region. It provides more than 10 million passenger trips annually.

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