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AC Transit To Order Xcelsior Artics (XD60s)

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Well looks like AC Transit is going back to the way things use to be before they started buying Vanhools. Before then they had Gillig Phantoms as well as New Flyer D35s, D40s, and D60s.

 

http://www.newflyer....da-contra-costa

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – November 13, 2012: (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 Alameda Contra Costa Transit (“AC Transit”) located in Oakland, CA has approved the purchase of 23 (46 equivalent units or “EUs”) Xcelsior diesel 60-foot heavy-duty articulating buses.

 

The order for 23 buses (46 EUs) was placed using options from another US transit authority. The original contract signed June 4, 2012, enables the assignment of up to 155 options of which 130 still remain after this procurement and are currently included in New Flyer’s backlog.

 

From 1988 to 1997, New Flyer manufactured 168 high-floor modeled 40- and 60-foot heavy-duty diesel buses for AC Transit. Today, AC Transit’s active fleet size consists of nearly 700 buses in an array of bus lengths and servicing a variety of routes. The 23 articulated buses, once in service will account for 18% of AC Transit’s 60 foot articulated fleet.

 

“Our new purchase of Xcelsior buses will keep in line with our mission to provide safe, reliable and efficient public transit service in the East Bay,” said David Armijo, General Manager, AC Transit.

 

“The last New Flyer buses acquired by AC Transit were high-floor models,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident AC Transit will enjoy our low-floor Xcelsior bus as it provides greater accessibility, improved fuel efficiency, reduced interior and exterior noise and improved styling amenities.”

 

Production of the twenty-three buses is anticipated to begin in March 2013, with delivery expected by August 2013.

 

 

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Well looks like AC Transit is going back to the way things use to be before they started buying Vanhools. Before then they had Gillig Phantoms as well as New Flyer D35s, D40s, and D60s.

 

http://www.newflyer....da-contra-costa

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – November 13, 2012: (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 Alameda Contra Costa Transit (“AC Transit”) located in Oakland, CA has approved the purchase of 23 (46 equivalent units or “EUs”) Xcelsior diesel 60-foot heavy-duty articulating buses.

 

The order for 23 buses (46 EUs) was placed using options from another US transit authority. The original contract signed June 4, 2012, enables the assignment of up to 155 options of which 130 still remain after this procurement and are currently included in New Flyer’s backlog.

 

From 1988 to 1997, New Flyer manufactured 168 high-floor modeled 40- and 60-foot heavy-duty diesel buses for AC Transit. Today, AC Transit’s active fleet size consists of nearly 700 buses in an array of bus lengths and servicing a variety of routes. The 23 articulated buses, once in service will account for 18% of AC Transit’s 60 foot articulated fleet.

 

“Our new purchase of Xcelsior buses will keep in line with our mission to provide safe, reliable and efficient public transit service in the East Bay,” said David Armijo, General Manager, AC Transit.

 

“The last New Flyer buses acquired by AC Transit were high-floor models,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident AC Transit will enjoy our low-floor Xcelsior bus as it provides greater accessibility, improved fuel efficiency, reduced interior and exterior noise and improved styling amenities.”

 

Production of the twenty-three buses is anticipated to begin in March 2013, with delivery expected by August 2013.

 

 

Any thoughts on this?

 

 

Any idea which agency's option ?? not by any chance the MTA ??

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Possibly the MTA because they are the first U.S.A. costumer to by these.

 

 

It's not the NYMTA. We only got 90.

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Any idea which agency's option ?? not by any chance the MTA ??

 

 

MTA and AC Transit appear to be the only other TAs ordering diesel XD60s unless I missed something. There are two other TAs in Canada that ordered hybrid XD60s.

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I bet that at some point, Balitmore MTA and possibly WMATA will buy these (hybrids though). BTW, Why don't the MTA buy XDE60s instead of XD60s? What happened to testing 90 hybrid artics?

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I bet that at some point, Balitmore MTA and possibly WMATA will buy these (hybrids though). BTW, Why don't the MTA buy XDE60s instead of XD60s? What happened to testing 90 hybrid artics?

 

 

Now that is something I wasn't aware of or don't know of.

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XD60 orders are for MTA, AC Transit

XDE60 orders are for Brampton Transit Zum and Translink's CMBC (Coast Mountain Bus Company)

XN60 orders are for Omnitrans and Fresno Area Express

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