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NFI receives additional order of 100 transit buses for the Washington Metro Region

May 26, 2021
By Canadian Manufacturing

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WINNIPEG — NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer, announced that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has exercised options for 100 additional forty-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses from NFI’s U.S. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. The options are being exercised from New Flyer’s backlog in the third year of a five year contract originally awarded in 2018.

Metro is America’s sixth largest bus agency, supporting a population of 4 million people and providing public transit service to over 1,500 square miles in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

“Since 1995, we have delivered over 1,800 buses to WMATA, and we will continue to support the agency with progressive transit solutions through this additional 100 bus order,” said Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer and MCI. “New Flyer’s advanced engine integration, in coordination with Cummins, delivers up to 90% reduction of particulate matter and up to 96% reduction of NOx emissions, which helps pave the way for the evolution to low and zero emission mobility.”

The buses conform to the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program, that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for heavy-duty highway vehicles.

NFI operates the Vehicle Innovation Centre (VIC), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development. Since opening in 2017, the VIC has hosted over 300 interactive events, welcoming 3,000 industry professionals for electric bus and infrastructure training.

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