North Eastern Bus Rebuilders, Inc., the largest bus rebuilder in the Northeast, launched operations in Boston, Massachusetts. The company has a major contract to support the operations on the new bus fleet recently purchased by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.
In addition to inspecting, servicing and maintaining the new buses, NEBR is also servicing many of the MBTA's existing fleet of more than 1,000 buses. NEBR has recently completed work on a 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art maintenance facility, located at 51 Industrial Drive in the Readville neighborhood of Boston.
The new buses were purchased by the MBTA and manufactured by New Flyer Industries. The new high-powered, heavy-duty Xcelsior buses are powered by clean, hybrid-drive (compressed natural gas and diesel-electric). The hybrid propulsion systems are manufactured by BAE and serviced by NEBR.
According to company officials, Brian Kaminskey, President of NEBR, said he is overwhelmed by the support he has received from the MBTA and from interest expressed by other Regional Transit Authorities in Massachusetts.
"These business relationships, and our strong staff of specialty skilled technicians, are the cornerstone of our business which drives NEBR's footprint and expansion into markets such as Boston," Kaminskey said.
NEBR's facilities offer the only one-stop service for the transit industry, providing major accident repairs, drive-line overhaul, transmission work, and modified refurbishments, as well as inventory support. NEBR Specializes in alternative fuel technologies, Extended Life Warranty Programs and Fleet Consulting. NEBR also provides field support for bus breakdowns and repairs at off-site locations. NEBR is expanding its Readville operations and adding personnel to provide warranty, service and maintenance for the ever-growing needs of the entire Massachusetts transit Industry.
Founded 20 years ago, NEBR is a well-established and well-respected Certified Manufacturer Representative for warranty and after-market support for all major manufacturers and system providers. In addition to its facility in Boston, NEBR operates a 20,000-square-foot maintenance, refurbishment and structural facility in Deer Park, NY, and an 85,000-square-foot repair center at JFK International Airport.