Long Beach Awards New Flyer Contract for up to 129 CNG Transit Buses
New Flyer of has been awarded a contract for up to 129 heavy-duty 40-foot CNG buses by Long Beach Transit. The contract includes a firm order for 40 Xcelsior XN40 buses valued at approximately $22 million, with options for an additional 89 units over the next 5 years.
The initial order will replace older vehicles in Long Beach Transit’s current fleet with the new fuel efficient Xcelsior XN40 buses. Xcelsior buses have shown an improvement in fuel economy of up to 8 percent, as a result of its reduced weight.
Long Beach Transit currently serves over 28 million annual riders with a fleet of 249 vehicles in fixed route service in the Orange County and Los Angeles County area.