DART Expands Low-Emission Fleet in Dallas with up to 82 CNG Buses from New Flyer
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 82 Xcelsior CNG-powered forty-foot, heavy duty transit buses. The contract, which supports new services beginning in Spring 2019, includes 41 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 41 buses powered by the cleaner-burning fuel. The buses were funded by grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
These buses increase DART’s 639 clean, low-emission CNG buses, aiding DART’s mission to operate a safe, efficient and effective transportation. This order is part of a plan to reduce current fleet NOx emissions by 90 percent over conventional diesel-powered vehicles.
“New Flyer is pleased to support Dallas Area Rapid Transit as its develops a dependable, low-emission transit fleet with the environment in mind,” said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America. “As a founding member of the North Texas Clean Air Coalition, we commend DART for leading by example, improving service while reducing the carbon footprint of northern Texas, and building a more sustainable environment for the surrounding community.”
DART serves over 67 million passenger trips per year in 13 cities total, a combined area of 700 square miles.