NJ Transit awards New Flyer a contract for up to 1,300 clean-diesel transit buses

NJ Transit awards New Flyer a contract for up to 1,300 clean-diesel transit buses Image credit: New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) has been awarded a contract from the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) for the purchase of up to 1,300 Xcelsior® 40-foot clean-diesel transit buses. The new high-performance buses will be used to replace end-of-life vehicles in the current fleet.

This contract is pursuant to the November 2023 Board authorization for NJ Transit to enter into contracts for 550 40-foot transit buses and options to purchase up to 750 additional 40-foot transit buses. New Flyer has received an initial firm order for 175 buses from NJ Transit with the option to purchase up to 1,125 additional 40-foot buses. New Flyer added this award, both firm orders and options, to its backlog in the first quarter of 2024.

NJ Transit is the largest statewide public transit system in the United States. It serves as a major point of connection across the entire state of New Jersey, with additional reach to New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas. In 2023, the agency provided more than 209 million passenger trips, with more than 60% of that ridership coming from bus trips. 

The Xcelsior buses conform to the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s comprehensive Heavy-Duty National Program, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for heavy-duty highway vehicles. New Flyer’s technology combines ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, advanced engines, and effective emissions controls, resulting in a highly efficient bus with reduced emissions.

Source: New Flyer