RTC of Southern Nevada Awards NFI Subsidiary New Flyer a Contract for up to 130 Low-Emission CNG Buses
NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (“RTC”) has awarded its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”) a new contract for 30 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (“CNG”) sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (60 equivalent units or “EUs”), with options to purchase up to 100 additional buses (200 EUs). RTC has since exercised 32 options (64 EUs). The new five-year contract is supported by Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) funds.
RTC is a regional entity overseeing public transportation, traffic management, and roadway design and construction funding for Southern Nevada. Its public transit system delivers over 56 million annual passenger rides in the greater Las Vegas Valley.
“This new order with future potential option orders for up to 100 additional high-capacity CNG buses demonstrates RTC’s commitment to more sustainable and efficient transportation, and provides a transition point toward zero-emission mobility. With over 13,000 CNG buses on the roads across North America, NFI is a CNG technology leader in mass mobility.”
The new CNG buses will replace end-of-life diesel vehicles with cleaner, more efficient, low-emission mobility options, and deliver on RTC’s Access 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, focused on improving air quality and enhancing multimodal connectivity.
“For nearly 25 years, New Flyer has supported RTC with over 760 buses, more than half of which are CNG propulsion. These new buses emit 90% less nitrogen oxide compared to traditional propulsion, and immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions while contributing to more breathable air in the Las Vegas Valley.”
Xcelsior CNG buses emit virtually no visible particulate matter, lending cleaner, more breathable air for the communities. New Flyer CNG buses conform to the EPA and NHTSA comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for heavy-duty highway vehicles. For more information, visit newflyer.com/CNG.
Today, NFI supports growing North American cities with scalable, clean, and sustainable mobility solutions through a four-pillar approach that includes buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development. NFI also operates the Vehicle Innovation Center (“VIC”), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development. Since opening late 2017, the VIC has hosted over 300 interactive events, welcoming 4,000 industry professionals for EV and infrastructure training.
This article was originally published by New Flyer.
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