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New Flyer awarded Atlanta bus contract

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Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading North American bus maker, has been awarded a large new contract with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

The contract includes a firm order for eight low floor restyled compressed natural gas (CNG) 30-foot buses and 80 Xcelsior CNG 40-foot buses with options for an additional 177 Xcelsior CNG or hybrid 40-foot buses to be exercised at a later date.

Xcelsior is New Flyer’s latest standard design bus.

The firm order of 88 buses is anticipated to begin production in the second quarter of 2013 to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2013.

New Flyer has built and delivered 926 buses for MARTA in various models, lengths and propulsions since 1990.

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