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NFI receives order from New York State’s RTS for 10 zero-emission New Flyer buses
Published by Mass Transit Magazine
The purchase, made from a five-year contract established in 2019 with RTS, follows RTS’ 2020 order of 10 zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE® transit buses.
Regional Transit Service (RTS) in Rochester, N.Y., has ordered 10 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric heavy-duty transit buses from NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer).
The purchase, made from a five-year contract established in 2019 with RTS, follows RTS’ 2020 order of 10 zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE® transit buses and is supported by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
RTS is a regional transportation authority serving eight counties, including Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Wyoming, and providing more than 15 million trips per year. RTS is working to meet New York State’s goal of having its fleet be 25 percent zero-emission by 2025 and 100 percent by 2035.
“Since 1998, NFI has delivered over 225 transit buses to RTS and continues to support it through the transition to zero-emission,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO, NFI. “With our high performance Xcelsior CHARGE NG – the most advanced EV on the market – RTS and NFI are helping to build more livable communities in New York. We are driving zero-emission, leveraging innovation for sustainability, and, ultimately, building a greener future for all.”