WINNIPEG—New Flyer Industries Inc, a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, announced that the New York City Transit (NYCT) and the MTA Bus Company (MTABC) have approved the purchase of 29 additional compressed natural gas, 40-foot heavy-duty buses.
The first 14 of the 29 buses will be purchased from a current NYCT contract signed on August 20, 2010. The original contract contained 340 option buses and after exercising these 14 options, 76 options will remain in New Flyer’s total backlog. The remaining 15 buses will be purchased under a Daimler Buses North America, Inc (Orion) contract that was assigned to New Flyer on July 25, 2012 for MTABC. The assignment included 74 buses with 30 additional options, of which 15 will remain in New Flyer’s total backlog.
The combined NYCT and MTABC fleet consists of over 5,600 transit buses and express coaches covering nearly 300 routes. New Flyer has built and delivered over 1,400 buses for NYCT since 1996, including 550 buses in CNG and diesel bus configurations over the past 2 years.
“We are thrilled that NYCT continues to exercise their options with New Flyer for additional buses and we believe it reflects directly on the quality and performance of our industry leading buses,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO of New Flyer.