NEW FLYER TO BUILD 300 XCELSIOR CNG BUSES FOR MIAMI
New Flyer Industries Inc. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. has been awarded a contract to build 300 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses for Miami-Dade Transit. The contract is part of a project launched by Miami-Dade County to replace 300 old diesel buses with new CNG vehicles.
New Flyer was selected to manufacture the heavy-duty transit buses and to provide aftermarket support to Miami-Dade County as part of an innovative turnkey competition awarded to Trillium CNG (Love's Company) to design, build, operate and maintain CNG fuel service stations, upgrade maintenance facilities, and supply CNG fuel to Miami-Dade Transit. While there are no options as part of this initial contract, Miami-Dade County may elect to add additional CNG buses in the future as part of the larger initiative.
Miami-Dade Transit is the 15th largest public transit system in the United States, and the largest transit agency in the state of Florida, which provides service from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne to West Miami-Dade, as far north as Broward county and as far south as Homestead, Florida City and the Middle Keys.
The contract is valued at approximately $159-million and will be used to replace some of Miami-Dade's transit buses that have reached the end of their useful life. Delivery of these buses is planned throughout 2017 and 2018. Since 2010, Miami-Dade has been a customer of New Flyer and with the completed delivery of this order, Miami will have 346 New Flyer buses in its transit fleet.
New Flyer Industries Inc. claims to be the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centres in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,000 team members.