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12 New Flyer Xcelsiors for Golden Touch Transportation

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https://www.newflyer.com/2018/02/golden-touch-transportation-expands-deltas-jfk-shuttles-order-new-flyer/

 

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Golden Touch Transportation expands Delta’s JFK Shuttles with an order from New Flyer

February 22, 2018 | New Flyer

St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – February 22, 2018: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that Golden Touch Transportation of NY Inc. (“Golden Touch”) has awarded New Flyer with an order for 12 Xcelsior® clean diesel, forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.

Golden Touch, a subsidiary of Transdev North America, will deploy the buses at John F. Kennedy International Airport to support the expansion of Delta Air Lines’ JFK Jitney Shuttle service that Golden Touch operates. The shuttles provide ground service for passengers arriving and departing on regional Delta flights, as well as an employee shuttle from parking lots to Delta terminals.

“New Flyer is proud to support Golden Touch Transportation with efficient and reliable transit buses to continue delivering leading transportation services in the New York area,” said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America. “It is important that we help move Americans where they need to go every day, and we are proud to be relied on by Golden Touch, Delta Air Lines, and JFK airport to move people safely and affordably through New York’s busiest airport.”

Golden Touch Transportation of NY Inc. is the leading ground transportation provider in the metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas, with a fleet comprised of luxury coach buses, Mercedes Sprinters, vans, SUVs, and Cadillac sedans. Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services.

 

 

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3 hours ago, aemoreira81 said:

Those D40LFs at 29 years old are more than gone!

Well they aren't exactly gone.. There is at least 1 still running in 2018 (per a sighting) with a 2nd one believed to be around (last seen in 2017).

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For real? I thought the Orion VII's replaced all of them. Or are they still on employee shuttles or other services? (I think when the Orions came in, I would see those older ones in other uses occasionally. Of course, all of those are just parking lot circulators now, unless the Airtrain is out and they restore the full service).

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23 minutes ago, Eric B said:

 

For real? I thought the Orion VII's replaced all of them. Or are they still on employee shuttles or other services?

 

Employee shuttles

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22 minutes ago, Eric B said:

For real? I thought the Orion VII's replaced all of them. Or are they still on employee shuttles or other services? (I think when the Orions came in, I would see those older ones in other uses occasionally. Of course, all of those are just parking lot circulators now, unless the Airtrain is out and they restore the full service).

 

The PANYNJ ordered the Orion VII to displace their D40LF, which were the first ones ever built (or the second batch ever).

About six of them were bought second-hand by Golden Touch (#9021-9026). GT also bought two D35LF from Charlottesville (#9027-9028; ex-#821 and #822). All for the employee shutttles, NOT the Delta Jitney. For that, they have about 25 1998-1999 Gilligs from Hertz, numbered #3101-3125.

Now, GT is replacing the older New Flyers #9021-9028 with ex-Hertz Gilligs from 2003, which will also have the same 9### numbers. And from this article, 12 Xcelsiors for the Jitney.

*GT has had other Gilligs. They had #9001-9006 (NYC Airporter, ex-Hertz) and Phantoms #4001-4004 (Ex-Denver, used for terminal); there is #4005, which is just a Low Floor. #25424-25438 are at Newark Airport for United Airlines, and are also ex-Hertz. #8220,8300,8320,8450,8460,8480 are Gillig 29-footers at LaGuardia Airport, ex-Avis.

 

 

Delta Jitney (3101-3125):

25880027031_108a884050_z.jpgIMG_5696 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

 

Employee Shuttles (9021-9026;9027-9028)

26028312310_0e363c05f1_z.jpgIMG_6802 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

25880029901_0d6ae77c8b_z.jpgIMG_5691 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

 

 

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