MTA New York City Transit selects Nova Bus articulated buses



    SAINT-EUSTACHE, QC, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Nova Bus is pleased to
announce that MTA New York City Transit has purchased 90 Nova LFS articulated
vehicles, to be assembled in Nova Bus' newest plant located in Plattsburgh,
NY, with delivery slated for the first half of 2010.
    Serving the five boroughs of New York City, MTA New York City Transit
owns and operates a fleet of over 4,500 buses - the largest bus fleet of any
public agency in North America. NYC Transit's fleet operates on 249 local and
express routes, serving approximately 2.3 million passengers on an average
weekday.
    Their order follows a successful six-week in-revenue service run of a
Nova LFS Artic bus on the Bx12 route in the Bronx and the M15 route in
Manhattan.
    The Nova LFS Artic is designed for productivity and features a unique
stainless steel structure; its successful completion of structural reliability
testing represented a significant advantage for Nova Bus vehicles. Other
characteristics include a particulate filter that reduces emissions and a
time-tested front-door access ramp for mobility impaired passengers. Its
exterior styling has been enhanced, and drivers will also enjoy the redesigned
driver area. Riders will particularly appreciate the wide mid and rear doors,
triggered by motion sensors once the bus has come to a full stop; the improved
passenger flow translates into decreased time spent at stops, for enhanced
travel efficiency.

    About Nova Bus

    Nova Bus develops products adapted to the specific needs of its clients
and public transit users. The manufacturing company relies on a team of
experts whose main objective is to satisfy the demands of its partners with
regard to the environment, safety, quality, and performance. Today, Nova Bus
employs more than 900 people and pursues its growth in North America.
    Nova Bus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the
world's second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova
Bus is a leading North American provider of sustainable transit solutions,
including environmentally-friendly buses, high-capacity vehicles and
integrated intelligent transportation systems. The company operates 3 plants:
two in Canada and one in the United States.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Nadine Bernard, Nova Bus, (450) 974-6053;
www.novabus.com

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