Baltimore Awards New Flyer a Contract for 140 Clean Diesel Buses
ST. CLOUD, MN - October 4, 2017: New Flyer of America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, yesterday announced that Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) acting through the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 140 Xcelsior® clean diesel, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.
The buses will be deployed on MTA's BaltimoreLink starting 2018, supporting both CityLink and LocalLink routes that move more than 7 million people per month. MTA fleet expansion is a result of its focus on delivering safe, efficient, and reliable transit services across Maryland offering world-class customer service.
"We are proud to again support the Maryland Transit Administration with more transit buses. Since 2004, New Flyer has built over 795 buses for MTA, of which 383 have been our industry leading Xcelsior model," stated Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. "We are also proud to provide public transportation with technology that helps to lower emissions, and to strengthen communities with safe and reliable bus service."
About NFI Group
NFI Group is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 31 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers across Canada and the U.S. employing over 5,600 team members.
It is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the largest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric. NFI Group actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion
NFI Group is also North America's motor coach market leader offering the Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) J-Series, the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI D-Series, the industry's best-selling motor coach line in North American history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler's Setra S 417 and S 407 motor coaches in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 coaches currently in service.
NFI Group also operates North America's most comprehensive parts organization, NFI Parts™, providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for its OEM product lines (transit buses and motor coaches). All buses and coaches are also supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network.
Further information is available on NFI Group websites at www.newflyer.com and www.mcicoach.com. The common shares of the NFI Group are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.