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Albuquerque Awards New Flyer Contract for up to 83 CNG Buses

 New Flyer of America has been awarded a contract by ABQ RIDE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for up to 83 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior CNG buses. The contract, valued at approximately $44 million, is a firm order for 20 XN40 buses, with options for an additional 63 XN40 buses over five years. ABQ has approximately 230 buses in its fleet, 135 of which have been built by New Flyer since 2004. This contract will be ABQ’s second order of the CNG-powered Xcelsior model.

“We are pleased to be chosen once again to build Xcelsior buses for ABQ RIDE,” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Flyer. “This is a transit company that strives to keep their fleet current and efficient, and is committed to providing the best service possible to its ridership”