TransLink meets increased demand for sustainable transportation in British Columbia

June 5, 2018. New Flyer Industries Canada ULC announced that the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) has awarded New Flyer with an order for 47 compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses and 11 CNG sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (69 total equivalent units).

   The bus order will support Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC), TransLink's largest operating company, providing over 96% of the region's bus service. The new vehicles will help CMBC meet increased demand, with a 5.8% increase in passenger journeys in 2017.

   "New Flyer is pleased to support TransLink by providing a low-emission bus that meets TransLink's economic, environmental, and social requirements," said Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, New Flyer. "TransLink enables citizens in the Metro Vancouver region to make sustainable transportation choices, and we are thrilled to support the expansion of sustainable transit with Canadian innovation on the road in BC."