Thursday, February 20, 2014

Calgary Transit's new fleet hits the streets

The first of 150 brand new 40-foot New Flyer buses have hit city streets.

Increased accessibility, passenger safety and comfort, fuel efficiency and technology enhancements are just a few of the bells and whistles the new rides offer.

Comparing these buses with Calgary Transit’s retiring fleet is much like comparing apples and oranges - a difference customers will surely notice and appreciate.

Calgary Transit Fleet Manager Russell Davies explains how these new buses will help Calgary Transit reach the directives of its RouteAhead 30-year strategic plan in the video below.

 Quick Facts
- All buses are expected to be delivered by the end of 2014
- Calgary Transit currently has 1,100 buses in its bus fleet
- The oldest bus in Calgary Transit’s existing fleet is a 1978 GMC 40' high floor bus
-In a typical bus' service lifetime, it will consume 70 oil changes, 42 tires and 813,385 litres of fuel


  1. Saw one of these new units today on Crowchild Trail. They look great!

  2. What happens to all the old buses?

  3. Very exciting! And what does happen to the old buses?

  4. the old buses will be participating in a demolition derby :)