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New Flyer Given NTP (Notice To Proceed) on XD60 Order

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Flyer Industries Inc. ("New Flyer" or the "Company"), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty

transit buses in the United States and Canada, announced that New York City Transit

Authority and the MTA Bus Company (together, "NYCT") have today confirmed the award of

a firm contract to New Flyer to build 90 heavy-duty 60-foot Xcelsior clean diesel buses (180

equivalent units or "EUs".

 

"These 60-foot Xcelsior buses will now begin production immediately and will be completely

manufactured by New Flyer of America Inc., the US operating subsidiary of New Flyer, and

its union partners of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) at the Company's St.

Cloud, Minnesota facility," said Paul Soubry, New Flyer's President and Chief Executive

Officer.

 

Mr. Soubry further explained, "We are proud to have been selected by New York, the largest

transit bus operator in America to provide the 60-foot Xcelsior. This award builds on the

successful experience with NYCT as almost 1,300 New Flyer buses have been delivered by

the Company to New York since May 1996. This new contract adds to our long-standing

relationship with NYCT by providing a world-class next generation bus, supported by New

Flyer warranty, service and lifetime customer care."

 

In the last two years, New Flyer has delivered 385 low-floor 40-foot CNG buses and recently

built 90 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel buses – both fleets currently operating in New York. In

July 2012, NYCT assigned a contract they held with Daimler Buses North America, Inc. to

New Flyer to build an additional 74 40-foot CNG buses. The Company has already begun

production of those buses and delivery of that order is expected to be completed by the end

of 2012.

 

This new contract for 180 EUs was part of the group of awards the Company had

announced in its July 16, 2012 press release for 483 new buses (613 EUs) and options for

40 buses (60 EUs) that were pending from a number of customers where approval had been

granted by the customer's board, council, or commission, as appropriate, but purchase

documentation had not yet been received by New Flyer.

 

On September 17, 2012, the Company issued a press release noting the delay in receiving

the contract and as a result, production of this order was re-scheduled. Production of this

order will now commence consistent with that update.

 

(Source: New Flyer)

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YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Really?
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Someone has reached their maximum foaming radius lolol

 

But anyway that is great news to hear.. I cannot wait to ride them in service!!!

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YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Really?

 

Someone has reached their maximum foaming radius lolol

 

But anyway that is great news to hear.. I cannot wait to ride them in service!!!

 

 

LMFAO I AM DONE! :lol:

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I don't really get it. The article said that the New York City Bus and MTA Bus, (NYCT) bus has been awarded the award. Is this bus also coming to MTA bus for use at JFK and BP because the ex beelines are starting to retire mainly at LGA and a few at BP.

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I don't really get it. The article said that the New York City Bus and MTA Bus, (NYCT) bus has been awarded the award. Is this bus also coming to MTA bus for use at JFK and BP because the ex beelines are starting to retire mainly at LGA and a few at BP.

 

 

It's a NBQP order, so no. It's all NYCB.

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This is fantastic! I can't wait to see these beauties on the road. The question now is where will they be going and what will the bus numbers be? We'll find that out in time but I'm so excited to see that these buses will finally be here in NYC. I hope they do great so that we can get even more of them.

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Well according to another post made by Mr. Logan all 90 will be allotted to Kingsbridge Depot and be numbered 4710 and beyond.

 

Are you serious? That sucks, it should be 2 depots testing these buses. Wow.

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Are you serious? That sucks, it should be 2 depots testing these buses. Wow.

 

This is the MTA, like it's been said many times before they change their mind every 2 seconds. For all we know these buses could be going to the Yukon... of course that's not happening, but you get the point.

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I can't wait for the merger to be completed. All going to KB that does not sense but the MTA may change their minds. I wish that the MTA would test out different things like maybe Fresh Pond or ENY and QV could test out for Artics.

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