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New Flyer of America announced a new contract with the Regional Transit Service, Inc. (RTS) in Rochester, New York for 10 forty-foot, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, with an option to purchase up to 20 additional buses over the five-year term of the contract.

RTS is a regional transportation authority established by New York State, serving Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. It provides nearly 16 million trips per year and has been recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation.

New Flyer has more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing zero-emission buses. In 2018, New Flyer became the first bus manufacturer to sign on to the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) to support industry charging standards for all electric vehicles, became the first licensee outside the Volvo Group to join OppCharge in North America, signed CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero, and signed the Transportation Electrification Accord focused on driving an equitable and prosperous future for electrified transportation.

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