Orlando-Area Transit Authority Orders New Flyer CNG Buses

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New Flyer of America Inc. has inked a contract with the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) for up to 75 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior transit buses.

The contract includes a firm order for 25 buses and options to purchase up to an additional 50 buses.

The 60-foot, heavy-duty buses will provide service for passengers in the greater Orlando area. The vehicles are expected to increase passenger capacity, enhance operational efficiencies and improve the overall passenger experience, says New Flyer.

“New Flyer is proud to support expanded, high-capacity transit in the Orlando area, with buses built in America featuring U.S. technology,” says Chris Stoddart, president of New Flyer. “We are thrilled to provide mobility solutions for LYNX route optimization and to help increase passenger capacity along key routes with new, low-emission Xcelsior transit buses.”

LYNX is the mobility provider for the tri-county area of Orange, Seminole and Osceola, delivering over 26 million passenger trips per year. Together with the Florida Department of Transportation, LYNX developed a 10-Year Transit Development Plan to meet public transportation needs in its service area.

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Congratulations on choosing compressed natural gas rather than electric for your bus fleet. Cities who have chosen electric hve run into significant problems with range, power, and cost. https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-electric-buses-20180520-story.html In the future you will be able to convert from Natural Gas to Renewable Natural gas which is produced by converting animal wastes, landfill gases, and sewage waste to pure methane that works identical to fossil natural gas but, in addition to being near zero emission, is also “carbon negative” due to the capture of biogas from these waste materials that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere as Greenhouse Gas.… Read more »