New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has been selected by the Florida State Government as an approved supplier of heavy-duty transit buses to the State of Florida Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Consortium.
The contract was procured through the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), and simplifies the procurement of heavy-duty transit buses for any transit authority, or any city, county, or State government agency within the State of Florida for up to five (5) years, including a base term of two (2) years with options to extend for three (3) additional one-year (1) periods. Under the contract, New Flyer can provide a wide range of products on its proven Xcelsior® platform, including thirty-five-foot and forty-foot buses offered in low-emission diesel-electric hybrid, low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG), and clean diesel propulsions.
“We are excited to continue supporting Florida’s leading transit agencies, in pursuit of reliable mobility solutions,” said Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer. “We commend JTA and the State of Florida on their continued commitment to delivering safe, efficient buses that will provide more accessible transportation, a stronger economy, and a higher quality of life for communities all across Florida.”
Since 1994, New Flyer has delivered over 1,850 buses in the state of Florida, with NFI supporting buses and coaches through its team of local technicians across the state, in addition to its Florida service location in Winter Garden. In total, Florida’s public transit systems deliver nearly 218 million annual passenger trips each year through 30 urban transit systems and 20 rural transit systems across the state.