Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), operated by Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works, awarded a new contract to New Flyer for 140 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.

The buses will replace older, end-of-life diesel vehicles with low-emission and more efficient buses that deliver increased sustainability in the community. Since 1994, New Flyer, alongside NFI sister companies MCI and ARBOC, has delivered over 1,350 buses to Miami-Dade Transit, including over 300 CNG transit buses over the past two years.

CNG propulsion can reduce nitrogen oxides emissions and has an immediate impact on improving air quality. With clean, safe, and readily available technology, CNG propulsion emits 90% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than diesel engines — and meets particulate matter levels without the need of a filter. Since 1994, New Flyer has delivered over 13,000 CNG buses across North America.

Miami-Dade Transit is the primary public transit authority of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the greater Miami area, providing service from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne to West Miami-Dade, as far north as Broward County and as far south as Homestead, Florida City, and the Middle Keys.

Originally posted on Metro Magazine

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