NFI Group Inc. announced that the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) has exercised options for 118 D4500 clean diesel commuter coaches, in its final year of an existing six-year contract with Motor Coach Industries (MCI), according to the company's press release.
The order was converted from NFI’s backlog. Earlier this year, NJ TRANSIT also exercised and received delivery of additional options for 30 MCI D4500 commuter coaches and 25 clean-diesel, sixty-foot New Flyer Xcelsior heavy-duty transit buses.
"NFI continues to deliver the most advanced technology and proven transit platforms available in North America,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO, NFI. “With unmatched quality, industry-leading accessibility, lifetime service and support, and reliability through the most demanding environments, our buses and coaches provide efficient transportation for cities that need mobility solutions at scale.”
The orders help NJ TRANSIT’s fleet revitalization plan, replacing older, end-of-life vehicles, and enhancing the passenger experience in the New Jersey community.
“Since 2003, New Flyer and MCI delivered more than 3,000 vehicles to NJ Transit, including 1,449 buses and 1,564 coaches,” said Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach. “With these additional orders, we build on NFI’s proven product legacy and longstanding partnership with one of the biggest transit agencies in America. By revitalizing its fleet with MCI's ADA-compliant D4500 coaches and New Flyer's high-capacity Xcelsior buses, NJ Transit ensures the continued provision of safe, reliable, and efficient mobility for the greater New Jersey community.”