Winnipeg’s New Flyer Industries lands contract to build hundreds of electric buses

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The Toronto Transit Commission has awarded contracts for up to 565 hybrid electric buses to a Winnipeg-based manufacturer.

NFI Group says its subsidiary, New Flyer Industries Canada, has received orders for 134 of its 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses and 68 of its 60-foot buses.

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Two four-year contracts include options for up to an additional 363 buses.

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New Flyer says the buses will modernize the TTC’s fleet as it works to meet growing transportation demand in Toronto, and will help accelerate its zero-emission transition.

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