Phoenix awards bus contract to New Flyer

Contract covers 120 40-foot low-floor compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty buses

April 2, 2013
by PurchasingB2B Staff

WINNIPEG—The City of Phoenix Public Transit Division has exercised options assigned from a New Flyer Industries Inc contract for 120 40-foot low-floor compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty buses.

New Flyer has built low-floor buses for the City of Phoenix since 1994 and has built 267 buses for them since that time. This newly awarded contract is for the New Flyer low-floor CNG model and will replace liquid natural gas buses currently in active service on dedicated service routes, New Flyer said. The buses will be the first CNG buses for the City of Phoenix and will be equipped with features such as an electric fan cooling system. All New Flyer buses are supported by New Flyer’s warranty, service and lifetime customer care programs.

“Building lasting relationships are so important to us, and we are proud of the opportunity to continue to build for the City of Phoenix,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO of New Flyer. “The foundation of our relationship dates as far back as the launch of our CNG system, nearly two decades ago.”

The 120 buses are anticipated to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2013 and will be completely manufactured and assembled at New Flyer of America’s St. Cloud, Minnesota manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered in 2014.