• Thu. May 12th, 2022

Bus manufacturer NFI secured TTC contracts for up to 565 buses

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 18, 2022

Winnipeg vehicle manufacturer NFI Group Inc. says it has secured contracts from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for up to 565 buses.

The company says its New Flyer Industries Canada ULC subsidiary has received orders for 134 40-foot Xcelsior hybrid-electric transit buses and 68 60-foot Xcelsior hybrid-electric buses.

Two four-year contracts include options for up to 263 additional 40-foot hybrid-electric buses and 100 60-foot buses, respectively.

New Flyer says the buses will modernize TTC’s fleet as the agency strives to meet growing transportation demand in Toronto.

The automaker claims to have delivered nearly 1,000 vehicles to the TTC since 1968, including 25 battery-electric buses.

Chris Stoddart, president of NFI’s North American bus and coach segment, adds that the new buses will help “accelerate” the TTC’s zero-emissions transition.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on April 18, 2022.

Companies in this story: (TSX: NFI)

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