Long Beach Transit has awarded New Flyer Industries Inc. a contract for 13 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior articulated compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.
New Flyer has been working with the transit agency for two decades, manufacturing 250 buses for Long Beach Transit in that time. These new articulated buses will replace New Flyer 60 diesel buses manufactured in 2002.
‘Not only is this the first time we will build our Xcelsior model for them, it will be the first time we have ever built them CNG buses,’ says Paul Soubry, New Flyer's president and CEO.
The new buses will be manufactured starting with a lead bus in the fourth quarter of 2014, with all buses being delivered in the second quarter of 2015.