The City of Winnipeg, the owner and operator of Winnipeg Transit, awarded New Flyer a new contract for 32 clean diesel, 40-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses, with an option to extend the contract for five years.
Named one of the most efficient transit systems in Canada, Winnipeg Transit is the public transit agency serving Winnipeg, Manitoba, and delivering over 48 million passenger trips per year.
The buses replace end-of-life vehicles and advance the City of Winnipeg’s 2050 Transportation Master Plan, aimed at safe and efficient movement of people while meeting a growing demand for environmentally sustainable and inclusive transit.
New Flyer’s clean-diesel technology combines ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, advanced engines, and effective emissions controls, resulting in a highly efficient and virtually smoke-free engine that can achieve lower emissions, reduce greenhouse gases, and reduce the cost of bus operation, according to the company. Over the past 20 years, New Flyer says it has innovated clean diesel technology to reduce particulate emissions by 90%.