Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) takes delivery of nine new 2017 MCI® Commuter Coaches

Unveils Next Phase of Envision My Ride initiative;
a redesign of its local and commuter express bus offerings

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries ("MCI"), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts supplier in North America, notes that Charlotte, North Carolina, is a city on the move, offering residents and visitors alike multiple public transportation options. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) encompasses light rail, streetcar, local and express bus paratransit services and vanpool.

The system unveiled the next phase of their Envision My Ride initiative — the new branding design of CATS buses and vanpools — on September 8. Through Envision CATS is focused on redesigning the bus system to create more direct and frequent routes, lessen travel times and more.

It's also updating its most flexible transit option in the mix with nine new 2017 MCI Commuter Coaches, the workhorse of the industry. The contract is valued at approximately USD $ 5.5 million.

The latest MCI additions to CATS fleet feature the newest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions and improved fuel economy. Passengers will also appreciate the improved curb appeal and updated interior the '17 Commuter Coach offers including forward facing seats with passenger seatbelts.

"At MCI, we are a popular part of multimodal transit where road and rail options are offered throughout expanding communities," said Tom Wagner. "The Commuter Coach has been a durable presence at CATS for the last 16 years, and we are proud to continue to be part of CATS' new era."

CATS buses served more than 17 million passengers last fiscal year on more than 70 routes, including commuter rapid transit (CRT) across the greater metropolitan area and county. All together, CATS operates a fleet of more than 300 buses.

The new nine Commuter Coaches, which feature American seating and bike racks, will eventually be fitted with Wi-Fi to allow commuters to work on longer trips.

About the Company

The Company is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers across America. It employs over 5,400 team members.

The Company is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the broadest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion.

The Company is also North America's motor coach market leader offering Motor Coach Industries (MCI) J Series, the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI® D Series, the industry's best-selling motor coach line in North American history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler's Setra® S 417 and S 407 motor coaches in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 coaches currently in service.

The Company operates North America's most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network.

Further information is available on the Company's websites at and The common shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.

For further information, please contact:

Patricia Plodzeen, MCI Public Relations
Tel: 847-283-0883
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 320-316-4964

Motor Coach Industries - A New Flyer Group company: Corporate Address 200 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 | Phone: 866-MCICOACH

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