San Francisco Agency Orders 185 Zero-Emission Electric Trolley Buses
Source: NGT News
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded an option order for 185 Xcelsior 40-foot electric trolley buses to New Flyer of America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.
According to New Flyer, these options are exercised off of King County Metro’s 2013 trolley-electric bus contract, which is one of the largest zero-emission bus (ZEB) procurements in North America to date.
As reported, the SFMTA decision to expand its ZEB fleet is focused on delivering improved passenger experience and environmental impact and fulfilling one of SFMTA’s strategic core values of “clean, green and quiet mobility.”
Notably, the move to add 185 ZEBs follows two prior option orders awarded by SFMTA over the past year for 93 Xcelsior 60-foot articulated trolley-electric ZEBs (or 186 equivalent units).