RED DEER TRANSIT UNVEILS NEW LFS SMART BUS VEHICLES
Red Deer Transit is getting greener with the addition of two new fuel-efficient LFS Smart Bus vehicles. The new buses will replace aging vehicles in the fleet, and their modern design translates into a more environmentally-friendly way to travel.
“We’re very pleased to introduce this new style of bus into the fleet,” said Kevin Joll, Transit Manager with the City of Red Deer. “Each bus is built with lighter components than a traditional bus, plus the engine is cooled with an electric fan. When you combine all of these factors, it means a tremendous fuel savings of anywhere from 12 to 18%.”
The 40-foot bus is also quieter, as noise tests conducted by Nova Bus indicate the buses surpass industry requirements.
“There are so many positives about these new buses,” said Joll. “They’re fuel efficient, quiet, accessible and safe – they really tick all the boxes for what we’re looking for. Our plan is to add five more LFS Smart Bus vehicles to the transit fleet in the next two years.”
The addition of the LFS Smart Bus fits well into the City’s overall plan to “Green the Fleet,” as identified in budget priorities. Through this initiative, city staff is working with a consultant to determine the most effective and appropriate technologies to improve its fleet. “We’re looking to reduce fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” said Tom Marstaller, Fleet Superintendent with the City of Red Deer. “The new, more fuel efficient buses are a step forward, and we’ll continue to strategically incorporate vehicles that advance our overall mission to Green the Fleet.”
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