New Flyer to provide seven zero-emission buses to MRTA

April 22, 2022
The contract for the battery-electric buses and depot charger follows a previous order for electric buses New Flyer completed for the authority in 2021.

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) will provide seven battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ 35-foot heavy-duty transit buses to Mountain Rides Transportation Authority (MRTA). In addition to the buses, the contract includes one ABB 150kWh depot charger from NFI Infrastructure Solutions™ and follows an order of four Xcelsior CHARGE® buses delivered to MRTA in 2021.

MRTA provides a full range of public transportation services in Blaine County, Idaho, delivering more than 600,000 annual rides.

Supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, the order accelerates progress on MRTA’s fleet electrification goal of a 100 percent electric fleet by 2030. Through this order, MRTA also delivers on its commitment to provide safe and environmentally sustainable transportation, and to reduce the carbon footprint in Blaine County.

“NFI is proud to accelerate MRTA’s transition to zero-emission with four-pillar mobility solutions, including our high-performance electric buses and full-suite infrastructure support,” said Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach, NFI. “By leveraging New Flyer’s advanced bus technology and extensive experience in charging infrastructure, MRTA will deliver cleaner, quieter mobility while mitigating the negative effects of climate change.”

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