Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 82 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (82 equivalent units).
The contract, which supports new services beginning in Spring 2019, includes 41 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 41 compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty. The buses were funded by grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
These buses add to DART’s 639 clean, low-emission CNG buses. This order is part of a plan to reduce current fleet NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions by 90% over conventional diesel-powered vehicles.
DART serves more than 67 million passenger trips per year in 13 cities total, a combined area of 700 square miles.