New Flyer Inks $78 Million Deal with NYC for CNG Buses


New Flyer of America has been awarded a contract for 138 heavy-duty, 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT). The $78 million contract is a firm order for 138 XN40 CNG buses, and New Flyer has also bid to supply the NYCT with 139 60-foot Xcelsior buses.

That second contract has not yet been awarded and there can be no assurance that it will be awarded to New Flyer.

New Flyer has also scored several other large CNG bus orders across North America. The City of Long Beach, Calif., has signed a deal with New Flyer for up to 129 CNG buses, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority placed an order for 350 CNG-powered New Flyer buses last month.

NYCT and MTA Bus Co. comprise the largest transit agency in North America with over 5,700 transit buses in its fleet and an annual ridership of nearly 670 million. New Flyer began building buses for MTA more than two decades ago and, to date, has built over 1,900 buses, 1,353 of which are actively in service for MTA today.

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Jane Stackhouse
Jane Stackhouse
8 years ago

Sorry to hear this. Natural Gas is a fossil fuel and we need to stop using it. Short run urban transportation is ideal for electric power (from solar and wind) because recharging is always close at hand and electric vehicles are cleaner and quieter than those that burn fossil fuels or bio-diesel. I hope New Flyer will take the opportunity of profit from this contract to go electric. Maybe even a solar array on the roof of the bus.