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  1. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1142505/sun-metro-of-el-paso-texas-awards-new-flyer-a-contract-for-up-to-202-xcelsior-tm-cng-buses



    Sun Metro of El Paso, Texas Awards New Flyer a contract for up to 202 Xcelsior CNG buses

    WINNIPEGApril 8, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX:NFI; TSX:NFI.DB.U) New Flyer Industries Inc. ("New Flyer" or the "Company"), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, announced today that Sun Metro, of El Paso, Texas, has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 202 Xcelsior™ compressed natural gas ("CNG") heavy-duty buses (323 equivalent units or "EUs").

    The five-year contract contains a firm order for 13 CNG 60-foot buses (26 EUs), and nine CNG 40-foot buses. Additionally, the contract includes four, one-year options for up to 108 60-foot CNG buses (216 EUs) and up to 72 40-foot CNG buses.

    Sun Metro's commitment to the environment is evident as this order will increase the number of CNG buses in their fleet of 232 transit buses that are nearly all CNG technology. New Flyer has previously built and delivered 60 buses for El Paso's fleet, in both liquid and compressed natural gas propulsions. With nearly 20 years of experience developing CNG systems and delivering well over 4,700 CNG buses, New Flyer has gained invaluable experience that benefits our customers with the most advanced CNG bus in the industry. Additional benefits include a 20-year certified CNG tank and a fire-suppression system that comes as a standard feature on all New Flyer natural gas buses.

    "Our vision is to improve our community by moving people from their cars to the bus by providing quality passenger experiences and be a model for other systems around the nation," said Jay Banasiak, Director of Sun Metro, managed by First Transit. "Providing a friendly, reliable service is our objective and our new order of New Flyer Xcelsior buses will help us move forward to obtain it."

    "We feel privileged to partner once again with El Paso as their bus manufacturer," said Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer. "This will be El Paso's first experience with our 'best in class' Xcelsior platform.  Among the many features of the Xcelsior will increase the efficiency of El Paso's transit routes and provide a more enjoyable experience for all of its riders."

    The 22, 40-foot and 60-foot buses are anticipated to begin production in the third quarter of 2013 with an expected delivery in the first quarter of 2014.

    About New Flyer
    New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada.  The Company's three manufacturing facilities - in St. Cloud, MN; Crookston, MN; and Winnipeg, MB - are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.  The Company currently operates a parts fabrication facility in Elkhart, IN and four parts distribution centers in Erlanger, KY; Fresno, CA; Winnipeg, MB and Brampton, ON.  The Company also operates a service center in Arnprior, ON.

    With a skilled workforce of over 2,200 employees, New Flyer is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley as well as energy-efficient diesel-electric hybrid vehicles.  New Flyer has delivered over 32,000 heavy-duty buses in the United Statesand Canada.  All products are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network.  Further information is available on New Flyer's web site at www.newflyer.com.

    The common shares and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of New Flyer are traded on the TorontoStock Exchange under the symbols NFI and NFI.DB.U, respectively.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results of the Company that involve risks and uncertainties.  Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material.  Actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including market and general economic conditions and economic conditions of and funding availability for customers to purchase buses and to purchase parts or services, customers may not exercise options to purchase additional buses, the ability of customers to terminate contracts for convenience and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in the materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Due to the potential impact of these factors, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

    SOURCE: New Flyer Industries Inc.

    For further information:

    Jon Koffman
    Investor Relations
    Tel: 204-224-6672

  2. From the way that he describes his duties, Dmouse is most likely an MHB (Maintainer Helper group B). They just hired a bunch of them to replace the other MHB's that got promoted to mechanics at the end of last year. Don't know when they will start taking applications for that test again though. And there is an employment section that you should ask that question in next time. You'll get a better answer that way...


    Technically yes but after i'm done with college/all schooling then I'll have a permanent position






  3. Dunno if mentioned but:


    8829 ENY to LGA

    8972 ENY To LGA

    8994 ENY To LGA

    9047-9048 ENY TO LGA

    9071 ENY TO LGA

    9238 ENY TO LGA



    6122 CS to CH

    6192 CS to CH


    2807 CA to MA

    2895 CA to MA

    2903 CA to MA

    2849 CH to MA

    2843 YU to MA

    2895 CA to MA


    To compromise to 49XX moves: (4968, 4970-71, 4972, 4974 , 4978, 4986-4987, 4989 FLA TO ENY)

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  4. Lol, maybe they didn't follow through on the storage plan, but it was supposed to be on reserve...

    It is on reserve it's sitting next to 5494 








    Definitely, it'd look great. That bus was a real looker and runner, too. Also off are 5440-5441, 5446-5447, 5456, and 5484.


    One I don't get, anybody who can explain why 5252 got sent to storage? I expected that bus had at least year or two...

    5252 ->




    taken yesterday

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  5. Right. So you can do your own, "correctly." Honestly, who the hell made you boss here? Small wonder Trevor lost his patience with this scene... 




    Correct, not a single C40LF is officially assigned to JFK.




    Sounds like 5400 is to head to storage, there goes the oldest in-service D60...



    I saw 5400 sitting in Eastchester... 

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  6. alil off topic but if JFK has CNG's running in revenue service on all JFK routes why isnt it on DEPOT ROSTOR on ttmg.... anything moved should be accounted for right ?   even if its just temporary still it should be listed under JFK.... they DO have C40LFs for right now 



    we ALL know that... but being that they arent physically AT spring creek.... shouldnt they be added to the Roster... IE:extras on loan section 

    Spring Creek C40LF's here until further notice



    LOL @ 2-3 months.... 

    there are people who follow the boards and may think they are still in SPRING CREEK when in fact they arent.... all im saying is this... if your gonna do a roster.... do it all the way correctly.... if JFK has CNG's right now... list it... thats all 

    weither or not they stay or go...thats NOT important... whats important is WHERE they are at NOW plain and simple



    I live BY the Depot.... hence the name JFK Depot.... they house all CNG's.... they DONT go back to Bklyn.... what they did was operator train on them... for those ops who never drove a CNG before.... but they house them right across the street from the main parking lot... directly behind McDonalds on Farmers Blvd... ride by there at night you'll see everything special in that yard... CNG's and maybe a D60HF... last time I walked over there which was last week.. thats what I saw... mind you Im 5 blocks from the depot

    Oh yes and there is a CNG fueling station in JFK airport which they use to refuel




    It's been said more than once these are SPRING CREEK buses on loan to JFK. They get fueled at SC then driven and stored at JFK because JFK doesn't have a CNG facility. Those ARE NOT permanent buses at JFK. They are loaners, not assigned to JFK rightfully SC buses  so the roster is correct

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