The Phoenix Public Transit Department (PTD) exercised options under its joint contract with the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (Valley Metro) for 30 New Flyer 40-foot Xcelsior® clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses.

PTD is the largest member of the Valley Metro RPTA, delivering more than 34 million bus trips per year in the City of Phoenix. The order, supported by Federal Transit Administration funding, is the second procurement for the City of Phoenix from a five-year contract awarded in 2017 for up to 403 buses, and replaces end-of-life buses in support of Phoenix’s 35-year Transportation 2050 plan to improve transit service.

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.