Nova Bus to deliver 55 Nova LFS buses to the Toronto Transit Commission

Nova Bus to deliver 55 Nova LFS buses to the Toronto Transit Commission (CNW Group/NOVA BUS)

ST-EUSTACHE, QC, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Nova Bus has secured an order valued at $32.6 million for 55 buses to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the largest transit authority in Canada. Delivery of the first of the 40-foot diesel buses, including a pilot bus, will begin in 2015.

"We are very proud to maintain our partnership and trusting relationship with the Toronto Transit Commission," said Jean-Pierre Baracat, President of Nova Bus. "This new contract follows an order for Nova LFS Artic buses placed in 2012. We are excited to continue with this next step and look forward to provide the City of Toronto with proven 40-foot buses, tailored to their needs."

Once again, Nova Bus demonstrated its competitiveness and showed it is the company that best meets the public transit needs of the Greater Toronto Area. This new order consolidates Nova Bus position as the leading transit bus manufacturer in Canada and strengthens its presence in Ontario.

The vehicles will be entirely assembled in Canada at the company's main plant in St-Eustache, Quebec and will include a high level of Canadian content. Nova Bus and the Volvo Group count on more than 65 component manufacturers and suppliers in Ontario, with millions of dollars in spending each year in the Greater Toronto Area.

The TTC evaluation criteria for the purchase included a proven vehicle with a long history of reliability, a high degree of Canadian content, and a mandatory requirement for a stainless steel structure that is unique to Nova Bus among Canadian bus manufacturers. TTC's vehicles will also include a specially designed driver's barrier. This safety feature heavy duty design is made from sturdy steel and includes an upper glazing section made of tempered glass.

About Nova Bus

Nova Bus is a leading world-class manufacturer of sustainable transit solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric-hybrid, natural gas and bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicles. Driven by its Electro Mobility strategy, Nova Bus is stepping forward in terms of the electrification of transit bus drivelines to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit www.novabus.com.

SOURCE NOVA BUS

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For further information: please contact Nadine Bernard, 514 898-6058, nadine.bernard@volvo.com.