The BC Transit Corporation has issued an order for 68 New Flyer compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.
The order follows BC Transit’s 2018 purchase of CNG buses, which were converted from the New Flyer option backlog.
The announcement of the order follows the 29 July 2019 launch of BC Transit’s low carbon program, which committed to full fleet electrification by 2040. Within this plan, BC Transit will transition all 1,200 of its buses from traditional propulsion to zero-emission vehicles.
BC Transit has ordered 700 buses from NFI since 1992, including New Flyer transit buses, Alexander Dennis Limited double-deck buses, and ARBOC low-floor cutaway buses.