New Flyer lands contract for Fla. heavy-duty bus consortium
New Flyer of America Inc. was selected by the Florida State Government as an approved supplier of heavy-duty transit buses to the State of Florida Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Consortium.
The contract was procured through the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, and simplifies the procurement of heavy-duty transit buses for any transit authority, or any city, county, or State government agency within the state of Florida for up to five years, including a base term of two years with options to extend for three additional one-year periods. Under the contract, New Flyer can provide a wide range of products on its Xcelsior® platform, including 35-foot and 40-foot buses offered in low-emission diesel-electric hybrid, low-emission compressed natural gas, and clean diesel propulsions.
Grande West secures $30M order for Vicinity buses
Grande West Transportation Group Inc. received a new contract from its exclusive U.S. distributor, Atlanta-based Alliance Bus Group (ABG) for new bus orders with a value of approximately $30 million.
The contract was signed February 6 and Grande West expects to record revenue and deliver the purpose-built Vicinity buses within the 2020 calendar year. The new buses will replace an old fleet currently operating throughout multiple locations in the U.S. with a world-class business and bus operator.
CCW to refurb Santa Cruz Transit buses
Complete Coach Works (CCW) was awarded a contract by Calif.’s Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District to rehab four New Flyer buses.
The project will give new life to the buses for about half the cost of a new vehicle. The rehab process incudes the repair of structural, mechanical, and cosmetic issues of the buses. The work includes repowering the buses with Cummins ISL-G Recon engines, as well as installing rebuilt Allison transmissions. Additional work includes new driver seats, internal/external LED lighting, and new floors. The buses will then be repainted and decaled to reflect Santa Cruz’s branding.
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