New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) announced that New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) exercised an option for an additional 116 Xcelsior 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.
The order was included in NFI’s fourth-quarter 2022 backlog, according to New Flyer's news release.
NYCT is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and together they serve an estimated 8.5 million citizens and more than 60 million visitors with 678 million annual bus rides.
This order will help NYCT modernize its fleet as part of the agency’s strategic priorities to create a more accessible public transportation system, outlined in its 2020-2024 Capital Program.
“Over the past 25 years, NFI has delivered more than 4,400 buses and coaches to NYCT, supporting New York City with safe and reliable mobility,” said Chris Stoddart, president of North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “With new technology onboard, our Xcelsior buses feature the latest EPA-compliant engine technology – delivering up to 95% reduction of NOx emissions. These new buses with passenger carrying capacity will provide the New York communities with cleaner, quieter, and more efficient transportation.”
The Xcelsior buses conform to the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Heavy-Duty National Program, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for heavy-duty highway vehicles.
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