California Transit Authority Orders 13 Large New Flyer Buses
New Flyer Industries announced that Long Beach Transit in Southern California has awarded New Flyer a contract for 13 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior articulated CNG buses. New Flyer has manufactured 250 buses for Long Beach Transit over the past 20 years in a variety of propulsions, bus lengths and platforms. These additional 13 articulated buses will be used to replace New Flyer 60′ diesel buses manufactured in 2002, which have reached the end of their useful life. The new articulated buses will be powered by CNG, keeping with Long Beach Transit’s Alternative Fuel Policy. “Not only is this the first time we will build our Xcelsior model for them, it will be the first time we have ever built them CNG buses,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer President and CEO. The 13 articulated buses will be manufactured starting with a lead bus in the fourth quarter of 2014 with all buses being delivered in the second quarter of 2015.