GET bus invests in sustainable energy bus fleet from New Flyer
New Flyer has announced that the Golden Empire Transit District (GET bus) has awarded them with a contract for 24 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.
The new order from GET bus – mass transportation operator in Bakersfield, California – adds a total of 24 equivalent units to New Flyer‘s backlog and supports aged fleet replacement and the GET bus focus on environmental sustainability.
Commenting on the contract award, Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America said: “We are proud to help advance GET bus in its pursuit of fleet revitalisation and environmental sustainability,”
“As transit districts in California strive to reduce their carbon footprint, New Flyer will work alongside to provide public transportation that connects cities, delivers low and no emission solutions, and improves quality of life for surrounding communities.”
GET bus investing in North America’s finest
NFI Group is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 31 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centres across Canada and the U.S. employing over 5,800 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. These include 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.
The group is also a major player in North America’s motor coach market, offering the Motor Coach Industries Inc. (MCI) J-Series and the MCI D-Series. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler’s Setra S 417 and S 407 motor coaches in the United States and Canada.