04 Jan 2020


The City of Albuquerque and the City of Albuquerque Transit Department, working together in “ABQ RIDE”, have executed an option for an additional ten clean-diesel, sixty-foot Xcelsior articulated buses. This is the third order of clean-diesel, sixty-foot Xcelsior buses from New Flyer since December 2018.

In total, ABQ RIDE has ordered 30 high-capacity bus rapid transit buses from New Flyer for the new Albuquerque Rapid Transit (“ART”) project. The five-door buses feature a passenger capacity of 120 people each and are fully accessible, combining five entry and exit doors with smart leveling for effective platform-to-bus boarding. ABQ RIDE is the local transit agency serving Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is the state’s most extensive public transportation system providing over 13 million passenger trips each year and traveling an average of 160,000 miles a day. The ART delivers quick and efficient bus service, offering increased dependability and timeliness for passengers and using dedicated lanes to boost the frequency of bus operation. Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer: “Not only will the ART project help reduce traffic congestion in Albuquerque, it will also provide a safe, efficient, and fully accessible transit experience for ABQ RIDE passengers with on-route WiFi, new accessibility features, and a new security camera system.”

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