Meet the Fleet 2017
In late 2017, The Nashua Transit System introduced a new fleet of environmentally friendly and technologically advanced buses into city service. The buses were welcomed into service, during a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Jim Donchess, held on November 20th 2017 at the NTS Administrative Offices.
The new buses run on clean Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel. CNG fuel produces the fewest emissions of all other fuels and produces far less pollutants than gasoline. An estimated 98% of Natural Gas is produced in North America, making it a domestically produced, economically supportive, and abundant fuel. CNG vehicles are considerably quieter while in operation, dramatically reducing noise for those in the vicinity of operations, both passengers and bystanders.
Buses are equipped with advanced MobilEye Safety Technology which will improve overall safety for both our riders and staff. This highly advanced system alerts the driver of potentially hazardous situations such as close proximity to vehicles and pedestrians, speed limits and lane departures. All buses are equipped with additional lighting to increase visibility for passengers and drivers.
The new fleet is installed with an automatic voice annunciation system. This system will provide an improved customer service experience with features such as “This Stop” and “Next Stop” information.
Funding for the Fleet was provided primarily by the Federal Transportation Authority with additional contributions coming from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the City of Nashua.
As Nashua Transit System continues to look towards the future, the new fleet focuses on ADA accessibility, being environmentally friendly, and having advanced state of the art technology and safety features. This new fleet is one more step the City of Nashua has taken to provide excellent transportation and resources to our residents, with the lowest impact on our city’s emissions and environment.