Oahu Transit revitalizes Hawaii’s high-capacity mobility with buses from New Flyer

March 3, 2020

The city and county of Honolulu (operating transit as TheBus) has awarded New Flyer an order for eight clean-diesel, 60-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses.

The buses will replace existing TheBus vehicles that have reached end of useful life, and help provide cleaner mobility and high capacity transit in the greater Honolulu area. 

“New Flyer is proud to continue providing transportation in the Islands, with our industry-leading Xcelsior bus offering high capacity mobility solutions,” said Chris Stoddart, president, New Flyer. “As the city and county of Honoluluʻs TheBus begins its evolution toward sustainable mobility,  we will reduce particulate emission through advanced filtration technology, and help improve air quality while decreasing the carbon footprint of public transit in the community.” 

New Flyer’s clean diesel technology feature engines using a four-step process to filter harmful emissions from the exhaust. Developments in clean diesel over the past decade have significantly reduced emissions, including particulate emission reduction of 90 percent and a 95 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution, according to New Flyer, saying this innovation also lowers operation costs, improves drivetrain power and torque and directly benefits the health of residents.