ORDER FOR TEN LOW-EMISSION NEW FLYER HIGH CAPACITY BUSES
The City of Brampton (Canada), the governing body of Brampton Transit, has issued an order for ten heavy-duty, sixty-foot Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid transit buses. The new hybrid buses will expand the Züm bus rapid transit (“BRT”) fleet to meet the area’s growing population and transit demands.
Featuring 40 percent more passenger capacity than forty-foot vehicles, the sixty-foot Xcelsior buses will increase service and improve the passenger experience along key routes connecting people and places within Brampton and the Greater Toronto Area.
The order follows Brampton Transit and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium’s (“Cutric”) July announcement of securing $11.15 million in federal funding from Natural Resources Canada to support the adoption of zero-emission transit with a purchase of six battery-electric New Flyer Xcelsior Charge buses. Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer: “We are proud to deliver more fully-accessible BRT buses to support the Züm service, building on nearly 300 buses delivered to Brampton since 1979 and looking forward to the expansion of its low and zero-emission fleet in future.” Xcelsior BRT buses offer LED lighting, skylight roof hatches, advanced accessibility features also include a wider door and an increased entryway.
Brampton Transit is one of Canada’s fastest-growing and most innovative transit providers, moving more than 31 million passengers in 2018 and committing to the reduction of Brampton’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through sustainable transit. NFI has nearly 90 years of experience manufacturing buses in Canada.