D.C. Area Transit Agency Grows with 100 New Flyer CNG Buses

By Lauren Tyler, NGT News.

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., one of the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturers and parts distributors in North America, says that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has exercised options for 100 heavy-duty, 40-foot New Flyer Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.

According to New Flyer of America, the 100 options were exercised off a contract signed in June 2013. To date, 500 buses have been exercised off this contract, and of those 500, 329 have already been delivered to WMATA. The company notes that 75 XDE40 or 60-foot buses remain to be exercised.

The 100 options are valued at approximately $56 million.