Winnipeg-based New Flyer informed that it has been awarded a contract for up to 83 heavy-duty Xcelsior compressed natural gas buses by ABQ Ride in Albuquerque.
The contract, valued at approximately $44 million, is a firm order for 20 XN40 buses, with options for an additional 63 XN40 buses over five years, the company said.
ABQ has approximately 230 buses in its fleet, 135 of which have been built by New Flyer since 2004.
This contract will be ABQ’s second order of the Xcelsior model with the CNG propulsion system and will increase service capacity over the 40 routes they serve for 13 million passengers annually.
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