Nevada Transit Agency Orders Slew of CNG Buses


The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has exercised its options for 55 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) transit bus orders with New Flyer of America Inc.

The two orders, respectively, comprise 40 60-foot and 15 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses for a total of 95 equivalent units. RTC is a regional entity overseeing public transportation, traffic management, transportation and funding for southern Nevada. The transit authority has delivered over 63 million boardings in 2017 in the greater Las Vegas Valley.

The buses represent executed options from New Flyer’s contract with RTC that began in 2015. New Flyer has delivered 146 Xcelsior CNG buses to RTC since 2013, of which 81 were high-capacity, 60-foot transit buses.

“New Flyer is proud to be an innovator in the heavy-duty transit bus industry, increasing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases with versatile propulsion solutions,” comments Wayne Joseph, president of New Flyer of America. “We have a great relationship with the RTC and look forward to continuing that partnership with low-emission, high-capacity buses that improve transit mobility while eliminating emissions.”

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