New Flyer Bus of Choice for 12 Major Transit Agencies

New Flyer’s Anniston, Alabama manufacturing facility. Photo by Cary Norton

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced it was named as a partner of choice by 12 major transit agencies across the U.S. for their successful project awards through the Federal Transit Low or No Emission Grant Program.

New Flyer has a major manufacturing plant in Anniston, Alabama, where products include the Xcelsior® bus platform, a line of battery electric and fuel cell electric buses.

The 2020 Low-No program selections, announced in June, resulted in New Flyer’s best ever showing as an electric bus manufacturing partner of choice, the company said in a release.

Started in 2015, the Low-No grant program is administered through a competitive application process and supports the nation’s transition to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. Funding can be used to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction and leasing of required supporting facilities.

New Flyer supported successful grant applications for $30 million in grants awarded to 12 agencies. Grant funds will support agencies in procuring zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure.

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New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands.

New Flyer invested in a $25 million expansion of its Anniston manufacturing facility in 2018, including enhancement of its Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ products made there. That investment followed a 2017 opening of the New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, where research is conducted on electric vehicles.

Winnipeg, Canada-based NFI Group Inc. is a leading independent global bus manufacturer, with 9,000 employees working out of more than 50 facilities across 10 countries.

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