Washington DC Metro orders 95 New Flyer electric buses

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (aka Metro) has ordered 95 Xcelsior forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer. Metro’s new buses will replace end-of-life vehicles. The purchase was supported by Federal Transit Administration funds.

Metro operates one of the largest bus networks in the US, providing approximately 79 million annual trips on 136 bus lines.

“Since 1995, NFI has delivered over 2,040 buses to Metro, and the agency continues to rely on NFI’s proven transit technology to keep Washington moving,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “New Flyer’s Xcelsior bus features effective emission controls that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the cost of bus operation.”

Source: New Flyer