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Rockaway Express

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  1. METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY AWARDS NEW FLYER A CONTRACT FOR 265 BUSES

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – June 17, 2013:  (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 the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (“MARTA”) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 265 30-foot and 40-foot heavy-duty buses with compressed natural gas (“CNG”) propulsions.

    The contract for 265 buses contains a firm order of eight Low Floor Restyled (“LFR”) CNG 30-foot buses(First CNG 30 Foot Restyled Buses) and 80 Xcelsior™ CNG 40-foot buses with options for an additional 177 Xcelsior™ CNG or hybrid 40-foot buses to be exercised at a later date.

    “We are excited to bring these New Flyer buses on board to enhance service to our customers,” said MARTA Chief Operations Officer Rich Krisak. “These buses, which will replace vehicles that have reached retirement age, are equipped with advanced technology to provide an overall better, more reliable transit experience.”  

    Since 1990, New Flyer has built and delivered 926 buses for MARTA in various models, lengths and propulsions.  MARTA’s 91 bus routes employ over 531 buses and served more than 62 million passenger boardings in fiscal year 2012.  With the majority of its fleet represented by CNG buses, Atlanta has demonstrated its commitment to pursuing favorable sustainability practices.  CNG systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions when compared to standard diesel propelled buses, leading to a healthier environment.

    “We value our relationship with MARTA and commend them on their environmental commitments,” said Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer. “MARTA has become a great example of a green transit company. Not only do they work hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the city, they strive to offer an efficient and enjoyable means of travel in order to expand its base of transit users and reduce traffic congestion.”

    The firm order of 88 buses is anticipated to begin production in the second quarter of 2013.  All buses are expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2013.

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  2. Hell no. Orion VII CNGs have the best sound ever when they take off I mean in nyc they do..

     

    NO Orions dont have best sounds.(Flxible Metro A,B,&C have the ultimate sounds) I believe that our NFI C40LFS 2818-3002, 2901, 2491-2496 have better sounds than our Crappy Orions, I say take them to the Graveyard and put our 1996-2000 C40LF's back in service.


  3. Well, down here in Atlanta, we will receive new NFI XDE/XN40 buses. We have not received new buses since 2010, but I say replace the Orion VII's CNG(2101-2190) and not our 1996-2001 NFI C40LF's (2701-3000). They are not worth the tires they sit on.

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  4. Can have two scrolling flipdot Luminator Signs please???

    #1   1M MARIETTA BLVD

                   METROLINER|

            1M  TO GA STATE STA

                  VIA FIVE PTS STA|

            METROLINER EXPRESS|

     

    #2    86L SOUTH DEKALB

                     RAINBOW DR|

             86L VIA INDIAN CREEK

                          STATION|

             KING MEMORIAL STA |

     

    |=Break In Sign(Frames) :D Thank You Sooo Much, Ill do a train sign for you B-)


  5. MARTA officials have confirmed an order from NFI of the buying of XDE40 & XN40 (2597-____) to replace the 1996-2000 NFI C40LF (2701-3001), C30LF (3002-3024) and the future retirement of 2004-2005 Orion VII CNG (2101-2191). They tag on to the previous order of C40LFR (2501-2596) and represent in the Black and Grey Paint scheme. 

    2001 New Flyer Industries C40LF MARTA Bus#2918

    2002 Orion Bus Industries VII CNG MARTA Bus#2128

    2001 New Flyer Industries C40LF-MARTA Bus #2892 & 2862 At Decatur Station

    2010 New Flyer Industries C40LFR MARTA Bus#2543

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