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City of Phoenix Exercises Option for 30 More CNG Buses with New Flyer

The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department has exercised an option with New Flyer for thirty more Xcelsior buses powered by clean-burning CNG. The order consists of 16 forty-foot heavy duty transit buses, and 14 sixty-foot heavy duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s backlog to a firm order.

The option is part of a contract approved in November 2014, and will be deployed on City of Phoenix commuter (RAPID) routes starting 2018.

“Following a recent award to the City of Phoenix, New Flyer is proud to again support expansion of the City’s fleet with low-emission buses as it pursues its Transportation 2050 plan,” stated Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “We are dedicated to supporting growth of Phoenix bus ridership with sustainable solutions that help connect communities.”

The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system, delivering more than 34 million bus trips per year in the City of Phoenix.