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CTA chicago has firm orders for 100 New Flyer artics off Seattle options, 67 hybrid, 33 diesel. In addition, two battery-electric 40-foot Flyer Xelsiors were ordered. There are proposals out to rebuild 1029 of the 1000-series New Flyers (1 is already retired - can't confirm which one yet!), plus 325 40 footers, the intent being to replace the 6400-6883 series Novas.

Thanks, very interesting about those rebuilds.

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Nova won this one. Exciting to me to see the province invest so heavily in hybrid buses!

Montreal will get 203 of the 509 buses. Longueuil will get 100 and Laval 77.

The other transit agencies involved in the purchase are Quebec City, Lévis, Gatineau, Trois Rivières, Sherbrooke and Saguenay.

Quebec transit agencies are going to spend almost a half-billion dollars buying 509 diesel-electric hybrid buses from Nova Bus, with an option to buy another 679.

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They are serious about electricity in Quebec. Hydro power is probably a big factor.

Also this is regarding the article, but both times I rode the 747, there was no air conditioning on, and it was a hot ride.

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Thanks OC Transpo 8238.

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Austin, TX) is spending $23.3 million to replace 54 older buses in Austin over the next few months.

The 54 new buses are clean diesel New Flyer 35 footers! From the photo they are D35LFR.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2012/07/11/capmetro-spending-23m-to-replace-buses.html

Cap Metro will put three to five of the electric-blue 35-foot buses into service every week July through October 2012.

Confirmation of the purchase from New Flyer of America is on page 13 here:

http://www.capmetro.org/uploadedFiles/Capmetroorg/Public_Involvement/Board_Meetings/022712%20bd%20mtg.pdf

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Thanks, Ben! Is that a confirmed order or just a confirmed FTA grant?

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New Flyer has a press release today about Translink in British Columbia buying Xcelsiors. The wiki orders page already notes that Coast Mountain Bus Company is getting 25 XDE60 artics, but there was additional confirmation of 17 XD40 buses being purchased for West Vancouver Transit.

http://www.newflyer....ouver_bus_order

"The initial order of 25 60-foot articulated buses and 17 40-foot buses (67 EUs) for Vancouver’s South Coast British Columbia Transportation (“TransLink”) supports the growth in local ridership and delivers on TransLink’s customer enhancement strategies. The total purchase price of the initial order is approximately C$28 million.

TransLink selected the New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 40-foot bus which provides improved comfort for up to 74 passengers (to be operated by West Vancouver Transit) for delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2012. TransLink chose New Flyer’s Xcelsior XDE60 60-foot articulated bus that can carry up to 104 passengers for Richmond Transit (to be operated by Cost Mountain Bus Company) with delivery expected in the first half of 2013."

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It is a grant. Much of the money TriMet is using for replacement bus purchases is from grants and debt service.

~Ben

Thanks, Ben! Is that a confirmed order or just a confirmed FTA grant?

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New Flyer has a press release today about Translink in British Columbia buying Xcelsiors. The wiki orders page already notes that Coast Mountain Bus Company is getting 25 XDE60 artics, but there was additional confirmation of 17 XD40 buses being purchased for West Vancouver Transit.

http://www.newflyer....ouver_bus_order

"The initial order of 25 60-foot articulated buses and 17 40-foot buses (67 EUs) for Vancouver’s South Coast British Columbia Transportation (“TransLink”) supports the growth in local ridership and delivers on TransLink’s customer enhancement strategies. The total purchase price of the initial order is approximately C$28 million.

TransLink selected the New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 40-foot bus which provides improved comfort for up to 74 passengers (to be operated by West Vancouver Transit) for delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2012. TransLink chose New Flyer’s Xcelsior XDE60 60-foot articulated bus that can carry up to 104 passengers for Richmond Transit (to be operated by Cost Mountain Bus Company) with delivery expected in the first half of 2013."

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Washington Metro Area Transit Authority ("WMATA") has awarded New Flyer an order to build 95 heavy-duty 40-foot hybrid diesel-electric powered buses. The order for 95 Xcelsior XDE40 buses is a conversion of options under the existing contract with WMATA and follows upon the delivery to WMATA of 152 Xcelsior buses during 2011. These 40-foot Xcelsior buses will begin production immediately and will be manufactured at New Flyer's Winnipeg, Canada and Crookston, Minnesota facilities over the next seven months, with all buses expected to be delivered before February, 2013. Once delivered, approximately 64% of the WMATA bus fleet will have been built by New Flyer.

http://www.newflyer.com/index/2012_08_07_wmata_additional_order

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