The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) awarded New Flyer a contract for 22 clean-diesel, 35-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses.

The order adds to RTA’s 2019 purchase of 23 Xcelsior buses and will revitalize its fleet by replacing end-of-life vehicles as part of the agency’s strategic mobility plan. Since 1994, New Flyer has delivered over 110 buses to RTA.

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.