New Flyer of America Inc. announced that the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (Valley Metro) and City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, together through a joint procurement, have awarded New Flyer with a firm contract for 199 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG), forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s backlog to a firm order.

The contract, which was supported by Federal Transit Administration funding and includes options for 197 buses over five years, is the second joint procurement for RPTA and the City of Phoenix.

The buses will be deployed on Valley Metro’s regional transit system as well as City of Phoenix routes starting 2018, and support Valley Metro’s 2016-2020 strategic plan to grow transit ridership and advance the value of transit.



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