Bus riders in Baltimore will see some fresh wheels in the city as 70 new clean-diesel buses have been added to the fleet this summer, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration said.
With the addition, the city now has 760 buses in its system. The new Flyer XDE40 Xcelsior vehicles represent a $40 million investment in the city's public transit infrastructure as it strives to be safer, more comfortable, and better for the environment, MDOT MTA said.
The buses were produced by New Flyer of America Inc., a company based out of St. Cloud, Minn. The 40-foot long vehicles have low-floor design for easier passenger boarding, and numerous security and safety features, including cameras and two monitors alerting passengers to the bus' upcoming stops and other transit information.