New Flyer Industries Inc. announced Dec. 16 that Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has exercised options for 19 40-foot clean diesel powered Xcelsior buses.
These 19 option buses are exercised options from a 5-year contract described in New Flyer’s press release on Nov. 9, 2012. Once these options are exercised, 77 options remain under this contract and are included in New Flyer’s backlog.
Since 1999, New Flyer has proudly delivered 126 buses to RGRTA in both 40-foot and 60-foot lengths. RGRTA has 405 active buses in their fleet providing services to various local counties and supporting a ridership of more than 18 million annually. These 19 new buses will be used to replace older buses in RGRTA’s fleet that have reached the end of their lifespan.
“New Flyer is pleased to continue building buses for Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s president and CEO. “We appreciate RGRTA`s dedication to providing their customers with a safe, reliable and comfortable ride and are confident that these commitments will be met with our world class Xcelsior model."
The 19 buses are currently in production and will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014.