LA Metro Expands Low-Emission Fleet with Order for up to 300 New Flyer CNG Buses
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses powered by clean-burning CNG. The contract is for 65 firm orders and options to purchase an additional 235 buses.
The award is supported by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program, which enables FTA grantees, including states and local agencies, to utilize social or economic contracting requirements in competitive bidding
“We are thrilled to build on both our low and no emission footprint in America with an exceptionally progressive partner such as LA Metro,” said Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “Together, we are building sustainable transit infrastructure, preserving the environment, and supporting the development and maintenance of local jobs.”
New Flyer is committed to advancing innovation in the transit industry, and is working to support cities with buses that support development of smart, connected communities while also preserving the environment through Low or No (Low-No) Emission solutions.
New Flyer has bus service, parts, and manufacturing support at three California facilities located in Ontario, Los Alamitos, and Fresno. LA Metro currently serves as the transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder, and operator for over 10 million people residing in a 4,000-square mile area.