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Rhode Island’s RIPTA Orders 14 NFI Zero-Emission Buses
Published by National Bus Trader Magazine
NFI Group Inc (NFI) , a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, recently announced that its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) has received a new contract from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) for 14 battery-electric, zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE™ 40-foot, heavyduty transit buses. The order includes five ABB 50kWh depot chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions™ to support battery- electric bus deployment in the Rhode Island region.
Based in Providence, RIPTA provides public transportation in the State of Rhode Island and delivers more than 11.25 million annual bus rides on 55 bus routes.
The purchase was made through the Connecticut Department of Transportation contract and marks RIPTA’s first order of NFI zero-emission buses and infrastructure. Through the deployment, RIPTA will advance its green initiative to reduce transit operating costs and environmental impact, ultimately making the state more sustainable.
“RIPTA is counting on NFI’s advanced mobility and infrastructure solutions to enable the transition to zero-emission at scale,” said Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach. “Our batteryelectric
buses deliver immediate emissions reduction which helps fulfil RIPTA’s commitment to sustainability. Together, we are reducing greenhouse gases, providing cleaner air and working to create healthier communities.”
Designed on the proven Xcelsior® platform, each battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ bus can reduce up to 100-160 tons of greenhouse gas per year. For more information, visit newflyer.com/buses.