February 13, 2013
by PurchasingB2 Staff
WINNIPEG—Heavy duty transit bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries has announced that Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has exercised options under an existing contract for 20 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior articulated clean diesel buses (40 equivalent units or EUs). The original contract was for 120 buses (240 EUs), of which 84 buses (168 EUs) still remain under that contract.
“We are very excited to build our 60-foot articulated Xcelsior bus for Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s president and CEO. “This announcement builds on their recent contact award to New Flyer for our 40-foot Xcelsior buses and demonstrates their commitment to industry leading quality and value. RGRTA fleet will continue to have the full support of the New Flyer warranty, service, training, spare parts and lifetime customer care program.”
Ten of the 20 articulated buses are scheduled to begin production in the first quarter of 2013 with delivery anticipated to occur in the second quarter of 2013. The remaining ten will begin production and be delivered in the second quarter of 2013. The buses will be manufactured and assembled at New Flyer of America’s St. Cloud, Minnesota manufacturing facility.