Posts Tagged: New Flyer

Oregon transit agency buys 11 New Flyer e-buses and 7 ABB chargers

Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon has ordered 11 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE forty-foot electric buses, along with 7 ABB depot chargers. The purchase was supported by Federal Transit Administration Low or No- Emission funding. LTD has long been committed to sustainability. After receiving a silver level certification for the American Public Transportation Association’s sustainability… Read more »

Nebraska’s StarTran buys 10 New Flyer electric buses

Lincoln, Nebraska’s StarTran Bus Service has ordered 10 New Flyer electric buses. The purchase of the 35-foot Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses was made possible by $4.05 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration. Compared to a traditional clean diesel bus, each 35-foot Xcelsior CHARGE is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100-160… Read more »

Rochester NY buys 10 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses

The Regional Transit Service (RTS) of Rochester, New York has signed a contract to purchase ten 40-foot electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses from New Flyer of America. The agreement includes the option to purchase up to 20 more buses over the next five years. “As a long-standing partner to RTS, New Flyer looks forward to… Read more »

Canada’s Brampton Transit buys 8 electric buses and 4 charging stations

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has granted Brampton Transit and Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) $11.15 million in federal funding. Brampton Transit, which serves part of the greater Toronto area, will use the funds to purchase eight electric buses and four OppCharge-compliant overhead charging systems. Six of the electric buses will be New… Read more »

NYC to expand zero-emission fleet with 15 New Flyer e-buses

New York City Transit has announced it will add 15 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE low-floor, sixty-foot electric heavy-duty transit buses to its transportation fleet. Each bus will include New Flyer’s CONNECT 360 business analytics and reporting tool, which is designed to optimize performance and operations. The order supports NYCT’s efforts to develop a cleaner public… Read more »

New Flyer introduces Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel cell bus

Bus manufacturer New Flyer has announced the Xcelsior CHARGE H2, a new hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty bus. The bus comes in 40-foot and 60-foot models, both of which have completed the Federal Transit Administration’s Model Bus Testing program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The CHARGE H2 will have a range of up to 300 miles, with a… Read more »

New Flyer introduces real-time analytics platform for electric buses

US bus manufacturer New Flyer has introduced a real-time, cloud-based dashboard specifically designed to track performance of its battery-electric, zero-emission buses (ZEB). The dashboard, named Connect 360, is an added feature for New Flyer battery-electric buses equipped with Connect, New Flyer’s telematic platform that provides real-time analytics and support services. Connect 360 provides data on… Read more »

Boston orders five New Flyer electric buses

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston’s public transportation agency, has awarded bus manufacturer New Flyer a contract for five Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty battery-electric buses. The contract, which also includes charging infrastructure, is supported by a grant through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program. New Flyer’s 60-foot battery-electric transit… Read more »

New Flyer launches service to help transit operators through the whole process of going electric

For transit operators, purchasing an electric bus is only the first step toward building a zero-emission fleet. The second, critical step is developing depot or en route charging infrastructure, and a successful deployment requires complex technical expertise. Bus manufacturer New Flyer has announced the formation of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, a service that will support… Read more »

California’s Victor Valley Transit orders 7 New Flyer electric buses

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), which serves Barstow and surrounding areas of San Bernardino County, California, has ordered seven 40-foot New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses. The agency has set a goal of converting its fleet to 100% electric by 2040. VVTA has partnered with local electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) on its… Read more »