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LA Metro Exercises Option with New Flyer for 350 Buses

New Flyer IndustriesLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority has exercised its contract options with Winnipeg-based New Flyer for another 350 buses.

The agreement for the heavy-duty 40-foot compressed natural gas buses is valued at approximately $180 million U.S. The option stems from an original contract with LA Metro in 2013.

New Flyer says it expects to deliver the buses by the end of the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016.

LA Metro’s transit fleet includes a total of 2,160 heavy-duty buses currently in operation of which nearly 95% have been built by New Flyer or its subsidiary NABI.

— Staff