VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS; OTC PINK: GWTNF) – ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the United-States, is pleased to announce a new follow-on order from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality ("CBRM").
CBRM has ordered two (2) Vicinity buses for a total purchase price of approximately $900,000. This order is CBRM's third order and will double their Vicinity fleet from two to four buses. The relationship with CBRM was developed while working with its eastern service and sales partner City View Bus Sales ("City View"). City View has been a strong and strategic relationship for developing Grande West's Vicinity market on the east coast for four years.
Grande West's current total firm orders for 2017 delivery are for one hundred seventy-five (175) buses valued at over $61 million CAD. Firm orders and options for 2018-2020 delivery are currently at ninety (90) buses.
William Trainer, CEO of Grande West stated, "We are pleased to continue to expand our partnership with Cape Breton as they upgrade their fleet and change their fleet mix. We look forward to more opportunities to provide Vicinity buses to CBRM and other regional municipal transit agencies. Grande West's vision is to assist all transportation companies, public and private, who are seeking to right-size fleets, improve ridership experience and generate operational savings."
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 many Canadian transit agencies. Grande West together with ABG, its exclusive US distributor, is actively pursuing opportunities to sell Vicinity into private fleet operations in the US such as airport transport, universities, etc. The Company is also working towards 'Buy America' certification in order to supply US-based federal and state transit authorities.
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