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.
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