New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the “Company”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that the County of Fairfax Department of Transportation has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 14 Xcelsior® clean diesel, thirty-five and forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.
The buses, which will be deployed on the Fairfax Connector bus network, include four forty-foot and ten thirty-five foot Xcelsior buses that will support Fairfax County’s scheduled fleet replacement.
The contract incorporates fleet expansion that will introduce the latest technology in emission standards with diesel-electric hybrids anticipated in the option purchase, which is also available to other agencies in the Metropolitan Washington area. The option for up to 500 additional buses purchased over the five-year contract period contains additional one-year renewals in the subsequent five-year period.
“We are extremely pleased to support the County of Fairfax as it replaces and enhances its bus fleet,” said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America. “We are specifically proud to partner on exploring hybrid transit bus technologies as a sustainable public transit solution, that will allow the County to expand its fleet with proven hybrid technology that helps reduce emissions in the Fairfax community.”
Fairfax County Connector is the largest public transit fleet in Virginia, moving over nine million riders per year over 180 square miles in Fairfax County.
About New Flyer
New Flyer is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,000 team members.
Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., the Company is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the broadest transit bus product line (Xcelsior® and MiDi® models), incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and now battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 42,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service.
Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, Motor Coach Industries Limited and Motor Coach Industries, Inc., the Company is North America's leader in motor coaches, offering the MCI J4500,which is the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI D-Series, the industry's best-selling coach line in North American motor coach history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Setra S417 and S407 in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 motor coaches currently in service and offers 24-hour roadside assistance 365 days a year.
The Company also operates North America's most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service and support network.