New Flyer Congratulates CUTRIC for Awards in Zero-Emission and Sustainability
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – November 13, 2018: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, today congratulated three Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (“CUTRIC”) members on their leadership in sustainability and innovation, as recently recognized through recent awards.
CUTRIC Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Josipa Petrunic was named to Canada’s 2018 Top 40 Under 40 for her leadership in building a national technology consortium dedicated to low-carbon smart mobility technologies across Canada. National Operations Manager and Project Lead, Kristina Mlakar, was named a 2018 Corporate Knights Sustainability Top 30 Under 30 recipient for her work in developing a Smart Vehicle Mobility project across five provinces, and finally, Program Manager Dr. Anahita Jami was nominated as a finalist in the ECO Canada Impact Awards, which highlights the work of individuals who demonstrate leadership and commitment to environmental innovation.
“New Flyer is proud to support these bright leaders in driving zero-emission mobility projects across Canada and establishing CUTRIC as a global leader in public transit technology advancement,” said Jennifer McNeill, Vice President, Sales and Marketing and CUTRIC Board Member. “As a proud CUTRIC member since 2016, we congratulate them for outstanding leadership in advancing smart mobility solutions through remarkable projects such as the Pan-Canadian Electric-Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial – the world’s first multi-manufacturer interoperability trial for zero-emission transit buses.”
New Flyer, alongside CUTRIC, celebrated the launch of CUTRIC’s Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial earlier this year. The trial is the world’s first multi-manufacturer interoperability demonstration for fast-charge electric buses, of which New Flyer was a contributing member to its development and launch.
New Flyer has over 50 years’ experience manufacturing zero-emission buses and is an active industry advocate for interoperability. In 2018, New Flyer became the first North American bus manufacturer outside the Volvo Group to join OppCharge (a global initiative to support interoperable charging systems for electric vehicles), joined CharIN (an action to support industry charging standards for all electric vehicles), signed the Transportation Electrification Accord (America’s first multi-sector accord that provides a roadmap to electrification), and became the first bus manufacturer in the world to sign on to the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.
CUTRIC is a member-based innovation consortium that partners stakeholders in industry, transit, and academia to develop the next-generation of low-carbon smart mobility technologies. Its mandate is to drive transportation innovation across Canada, create jobs by doing so, and lead to significant greenhouse gas reductions. For more information, visit www.cutric-crituc.org.
About NFI Group
With over 6,000 team members, operating from 31 facilities across Canada and the United States, NFI is North America’s largest bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under several brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches), and NFI Parts™ (parts, support, and service). NFI buses incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, NFI posted revenues of US $2.4 billion. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com.
About New Flyer
New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands. New Flyer actively supports over 41,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 7,300 are powered by electric motors and battery propulsion and 1,600 are zero-emission. Further information is available at www.www.newflyer.com.
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