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California Transit Authority Orders 212 New Flyer CNG Buses

On Friday, New Flyer Industries announced that Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) awarded New Flyer a contract in December 2014, for up to 212 CNG-powered 40-foot heavy duty Xcelsior buses. The contract is a firm order for 202 XN40 Xcelsior 40-foot buses and options for up to an additional 10 buses that may be executed over the three-year contract period. OCTA’s current active transit bus fleet consists of approximately 525 buses of which 521 have been built by New Flyer since 2006 and powered by natural gas. This CNG bus purchase will replace 192 LNG-powered buses and 10 diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life. New Flyer has nearly 5,000 CNG buses in operation across the U.S. and Canada.