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New Flyer: 100 Additional Transit Buses for Washington Metro Region
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New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers and leaders of mass mobility electrification, has announced that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“Metro”) has exercised options for 100 additional forty-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. The options are being exercised from New Flyer’s backlog in the third year of a five year contract originally awarded in 2018.
Metro is America’s sixth largest bus agency, supporting a population of 4 million people and providing public transit service to over 1,500 square miles in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
President of New Flyer and MCI, Chris Stoddart, said:
“Since 1995, we have delivered over 1,800 buses to WMATA, and we will continue to support the agency with progressive transit solutions through this additional 100 bus order. New Flyer’s advanced engine integration, in coordination with Cummins, delivers up to 90% reduction of particulate matter and up to 96% reduction of NOx emissions, which helps pave the way for the evolution to low and zero emission mobility.”
The buses conform to the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program, that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for heavy-duty highway vehicles.
NFI has been leading mass mobility solutions for more than 90 years, and today supports growing North American cities with sustainable four-pillar mobility solutions including buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development. NFI operates the Vehicle Innovation Centre (“VIC”), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development. Since opening in 2017, the VIC has hosted over 300 interactive events, welcoming 3,000 industry professionals for electric bus and infrastructure training. For more information, visit newflyer.com/VIC.
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