Grande West Receives City of Saskatoon Contract

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS; OTC PINK: GWTNF) - ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a Canadian manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the United-States, is pleased to announce it has received a new contract and order from the City of Saskatoon totalling approximately $1.9 million CAD.

The initial order is for four (4) 30 foot Vicinity buses for 2017 delivery. However, the potential exists to extend this contract for an additional order of buses for delivery in 2018.

Additionally, the Company received new orders from Welland Transit for two (2) 30 foot Vicinity buses and the  City of Cobourg for one (1) 30 foot Vicinity, for a total of approximately $1.5 million CAD.

Current total firm orders for 2017 delivery are for one hundred sixty-six (166) buses valued at over $57 million CAD. Firm orders and options for 2018-2020 delivery are currently at ninety (90) buses.

William Trainer, President and CEO of Grande West stated, "It is an honour to be partnering with great municipalities across Canada to provide a solution for rightsizing their fleets in order to reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies. The Company is very excited about our strong momentum and positive response we are receiving from our customers."

About Grande West Transportation Group

Grande West Transportation Group is a Canadian bus manufacturer which designs, engineers and manufactures mid-size buses for transit authorities and commercial enterprises.  Grande West's Vicinity bus is available in 30 and 35 foot models designed with affordability, accessibility and global responsibility in mind. It costs significantly less than a regular 40 foot transit bus, burns less fuel and emits less harmful emissions.

The Company has been successful in supplying Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators with new buses and is receiving follow-on orders in most Provinces across the country. Grande West is also receiving orders in the much larger US market from private operators, while working towards a 'Buy America' certification in order to supply federal and state transit authorities.

For further information please contact:

Grande West Transportation         

John LaGourgue
Ph: 1-604-607-4000
jlagourgue@grandewest.com
www.grandewest.com                                   

Paradox Public Relations

Karl Mansour
Ph: 1-866-460-0408
karlmansour@paradox-pr.ca
www.paradox-pr.ca 

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds from the Private Placement, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "potential", "possible", and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions, or results "will", "may", "could", or "should" occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Grande West's expectations include uncertainties relating to the receipt of final approval from the TSX-V; and other risk and uncertainties disclosed in Grande West's reports and documents filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time. Grande West's forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are made. Grande West assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.

SOURCE Grande West Transportation Group Inc.

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For further information: Grande West Transportation: John LaGourgue, Ph: 1-604-607-4000, jlagourgue@grandewest.com, www.grandewest.com; Paradox Public Relations: Karl Mansour, Ph: 1-866-460-0408, karlmansour@paradox-pr.ca, www.paradox-pr.ca

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