-  Photo: New Flyer

Photo: New Flyer

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) a new contract for 30 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 100 additional buses.

RTC has since exercised 32 options. The new five-year contract is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds.

“This new order with future potential option orders for up to 100 additional high-capacity CNG buses demonstrates RTC’s commitment to more sustainable and efficient transportation, and provides a transition point toward zero-emission mobility,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO, NFI. “With over 13,000 CNG buses on the roads across North America, NFI is a CNG technology leader in mass mobility.”

The new CNG buses will replace end-of-life diesel vehicles with more efficient, low-emission mobility options, and deliver on RTC’s Access 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, focused on improving air quality and enhancing multimodal connectivity.