WMATA Taps New Flyer To Supply Nearly 100 Hybrid Diesel-Electric Buses

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has chosen New Flyer Industries Inc. to build and deliver 95 heavy-duty, 40-foot hybrid diesel-electric transit buses for use in revenue service.

New Flyer says the order for these Xcelsior XDE40 buses is a ‘conversion of options’ WMATA is exercising under its existing contract with the company. The XDE40s are supported by New Flyer's standard warranty, service and lifetime customer care.

Production of the buses will begin immediately at New Flyer's facilities in Winnipeg and Crookston, Minn. All of the buses are expected to be delivered before February 2013.

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