ABQ RIDE in Albuquerque, N.M., has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for up to 83 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (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, and this contract will be ABQ’s second order of the Xcelsior model with the CNG propulsion system.
“We are pleased to be chosen once again to build Xcelsior buses for ABQ RIDE,” says Paul Soubry, president and CEO 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”