California-based Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has approved two contracts to purchase 218 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Xcelsior buses from New Flyer of America Inc.
According to New Flyer, the contracts are firm orders for 202 XN40 Xcelsior 40-foot buses and 16 XN60 60-foot articulated Xcelsior buses. The deal also includes an option for 10 more XN40 models.
The bus manufacturer says OCTA has a growing fleet of environmentally friendly New Flyer CNG buses, and with these awards, the transit authority will increase its active New Flyer fleet to 556 vehicles.
“New Flyer is proud to have over two decades of CNG design and manufacturing expertise and equally as honored at the partnership that we have developed with Orange County,” comments Paul Soubry, president and CEO of New Flyer.