John Marinucci Joins WestStart-CALSTART Board

July 30, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

CEO John Marinucci of New Flyer Industries Ltd. (NFIL, Winnipeg, Manitoba), a heavy-duty transit bus builder and a leader in clean fuel buses, has joined the board of WestStart-CALSTART, North America's leading advanced transportation organization. The company's clean fuel urban bus offerings include hybrid-electric buses for Long Beach Transit, and diesel hybrid-electric buses for two agencies in the Puget Sound, WA, region.

"We see the North American transit industry increasingly demanding and using state-of-the-art, clean and advanced vehicles," said Marinucci. "New Flyer is committed to supplying those advanced systems. Given that, it is only logical for us to step up our involvement with WestStart-CALSTART, which is an important leader in promoting new transit technologies and systems - from hybrid, fuel cell and natural gas drive systems, to bus rapid transit and other enhanced transit services."