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  New Flyer opens NY Manufacturing/Assembly Facility
 

New Flyer of America Inc. announced the opening of a new component manufacturing and assembly facility in Jamestown, N.Y., located in Chautauqua County, in western New York State.

New Flyer of America Inc. announced the opening of a new component manufacturing and assembly facility in Jamestown, N.Y., located in Chautauqua County, in western New York State.

The 40,000 square foot facility will start by manufacturing certain components for up to 10 New Flyer Xcelsior® buses per week, which will then be assembled at New Flyer transit bus production facilities in St. Cloud, Minn.

New Flyer’s expansion into the State of New York was made possible by the START-UP NY program, which is an innovative program associated with New York State colleges and universities that have committed to create at least 4,490 new jobs and an investment into the state of more than $251 million over the next three-to-five years. On Oct. 28, 2016 New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Flyer and its local partner Jamestown Community College were one of 202 businesses to have joined the START-UP NY program.

"This program continues to attract companies with visionary goals to every region of our state and is playing a key role in revitalizing those communities," Gov. Cuomo said. "This unique model of partnering innovative companies with our world-class colleges and universities not only creates new jobs, but also leverages hundreds of millions of dollars in...............  READ MORE >

 
  Houston METRO awards MCI 3-year contract for up to 169 coaches
 

The board of directors for Houston-based METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County) awarded Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., a new three-year contract for 139 commuter coaches, including 10 options per year for a total of 169 coaches.
 

The board of directors for Houston-based METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County) awarded Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., a new three-year contract for 139 commuter coaches, including 10 options per year for a total of 169 coaches.

The contract has an approximate total value of $84 million. The 169 coaches from this order were included in New Flyer’s fourth quarter backlog and orders press release announced on Jan. 11, 2017.

The new METRO contract follows orders in 2014, 2015, and 2016 contracts for a combined total of 105 MCI coaches delivered.

Operating from Park & Ride locations throughout the greater Houston area and leveraging high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, METRO's new coaches will replace older models for an equipment upgrade of its commuter express services.

METRO’s new coaches are equipped with wheelchair lifts, Kiel seats with three-point passenger seatbelts, and baggage bay slide-out bike racks. Equipped with a Cummins ISX engine and Allison B500 transmission, they are powered by the newest EPA-mandated clean-diesel engine technology.

The MCI commuter coach, which is Buy America-compliant and Altoona-tested, is specifically designed for express service and highway speeds. It offers a rugged, semi-monocoque structure, which elevates passengers and drivers above traffic. In addition to seat belts, safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), tire pressure monitoring, and a fire suppression system, along with a G. Vansco Vs IO Control multiplex system.

METRO and MCI have had a valuable relationship............. READ MORE >

 
  ABA Foundation Raises $120,000 for Scholarships
 

During the American Bus Association’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Cleveland, the ABA Foundation (ABAF) raised $122,071 for its Fund a Future scholarship program through its live and silent auctions as well as the annual Hard Rock Café’s Afterglow party. This year’s proceeds were 35 percent more than in 2016.

From:  Buses.Org:

During the American Bus Association’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Cleveland, the ABA Foundation (ABAF) raised $122,071 for its Fund a Future scholarship program through its live and silent auctions as well as the annual Hard Rock Café’s Afterglow party. This year’s proceeds were 35 percent more than in 2016.

The money raised is in addition to the ABAF Board of Governors voting to raise the amount of 18 scholarships from $2,500 to $5,000 in September 2016. ABA Foundation’s scholarship season began on Dec. 7, 2016 and will run............   READ MORE >

James G. Murphy Co - Public Auction - Feb 11 - Shuttle Buses & Passenger Vans

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