Green Car Congress  
Go to GCC Discussions forum About GCC Contact  RSS Subscribe Twitter headlines

« Feel Good Cars Introduces the ZENN | Main | Daihatsu Launches the Compact COO in Japan »

Print this post

New Flyer Nabs $183M in New Bus Orders; Ups Production 30%

8 May 2006

New Flyer Industries Inc, has been awarded a number of firm bus orders for a wide range of vehicles, including 35-foot, 40-foot and 60-foot buses with diesel, diesel-electric hybrid, compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric trolley propulsion systems.

Customers have ordered 416 new buses, 391 of which are firm orders and 25 are options, for a total of up to US $183 Million. With the number of firm orders, the company plans to increase its production rate from pre-strike levels throughout the remainder of the year by approximately 30%.

The orders include:

  • 10 diesel-electric hybrids for the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore, MD;

  • 15 40-foot CNG buses for Pierce Transit in Tacoma, WA;

  • 38 40-foot electric trolleys with assignable options for an additional 23 electric trolleys for SEPTA in Philadelphia, PA;

  • 117 40-foot diesel buses for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, DC. (METRO purchased 28 diesel-electric hybrid buses manufactured by New Flyer using the GM-Allison parallel hybrid powertrain, and agreed to buy 22 more, in 2005. (Earlier post.);

  • 14 40-foot diesel buses for London Transit Commission in London, ON;

  • 37 40-foot buses diesel buses in an extension to an existing order for Translink in Vancouver, BC;

  • 53 40-foot diesel buses for Mississauga Transit in Mississauga, ON;

  • 63 Invero 40-foot diesel buses for OC Transpo in Ottawa, ON;

  • Smaller orders totaling 46 additional buses have been ordered by various transit agencies in the US and Canada.

May 8, 2006 in Diesel, Fleets, Hybrids, Natural Gas | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef00d8348deb1a53ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference New Flyer Nabs $183M in New Bus Orders; Ups Production 30%:

Comments

I wrote OC Transpo a few months ago and asked about OC Transpo's commitment to the environment and alternative power trains for their vehicles, including the
http://www.wrightbus.com/bus_produc_hybrid.htm
diesel-electric hybrid which is now in use in London, England ...
They told me that they were working on alternative drive train systems...
But OCT just ordered 63 more conventional diesel busses, so this makes me question whether OC Transpo is really committed to the environment, or just paying lip service to the technology...


The DE40i Invero is even available in hybrid! Yet you bought conventional. Why?

...

http://www.newflyer.com/index/multiple_order_may_2006

New Flyer Industries Inc, has been awarded a number of firm bus orders for a wide range of vehicles, including 35-foot, 40-foot and 60-foot buses with diesel, diesel-electric hybrid, compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric trolley propulsion systems.

...

63 Invero 40-foot diesel buses for OC Transpo in Ottawa, ON
...

In Chicago, Mayor Daley has planted a good number of trees and encourages metro rooftop gardening - here's hoping the bankrupt CTA (due to little fed $) can get on board with cleaner CNG or hybrid alternatives to mass transit- wish I could hold my breath longer..

The CTA should partner with a program to teach skills to the disadvantaged - local biodiesel processers could be set up to recycle local cooking oils. The fuel could be used in the Chicago transit buses, cleaning the air and stretching tax dollars, and the people could learn skills for their future.

Here is my links,
http://buygenericviagr.forumlivre.com/
buy biagra [url=http://buygenericviagr.forumlivre.com/]buy biagra[/url]

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2014 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group