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NFI Receives 157 Bus Contract from Pennsylvania’s PRT

Published by National Bus Trader

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, on December 22 announced that it has received a five-year contract from Port Authority of Allegheny County, d/b/a Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) for 15 zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior Charge NG™ 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (30 equivalent units or EUs) and 54 clean-diesel Xcelsior® 60-foot buses (108 EUs), for a total of 138 EUs, with options to purchase up to 88 additional 60-foot, battery-electric or clean-diesel buses. In total NFI will add 157 60-foot buses (314 EUs) to its backlog.

PRT is the second largest public transit agency in Pennsylvania, operating a fleet of 730 buses and providing more than 60 million annual passenger trips a year in the Pittsburgh area. In September 2022, PRT announced its plan to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2045 to improve the health and safety of the area it serves. Supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, this order will spur PRT’s transition to a more sustainable fleet and replace vehicles that have reached the end of their lifespan with more efficient and reliable battery-electric and clean-diesel buses, delivering an enhanced passenger experience.

“Since 2011 NFI has delivered more than 130 vehicles to PRT, eight of which were battery- electric buses. NFI continues to deliver the most advanced transit technology available in North America,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “Designed on NFI’s Xcelsior platform, both electric and clean-diesel 60-foot buses share common parts, tooling and training, enabling PRT’s smooth transition to a zero-emission fleet. Together with PRT, we are delivering safe, reliable, efficient and more sustainable mobility for the greater Pittsburgh community.”

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