Nova Bus has secured an order for 328 articulated buses for MTA New York
City Transit (NYC Transit). The 62-ft vehicles will be assembled in
Nova Bus' Upstate New York plant.
ST-EUSTACHE, QC, June 14, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - "Nova Bus is proud to continue its partnership with MTA New York City
Transit," said Nova Bus President and CEO Gilles Dion. "Since 2009, our
teams have worked in close collaboration to customize our product to
address the unique operational needs of New York City."
Following the successful introduction of a 90-vehicle test fleet in
2009-2010, this contract will enable Nova Bus to continue its growth in
North America. Nova Bus' presence in the North Country has led to the
creation of more than 200 direct jobs and has brought five suppliers to
establish facilities in the area.
"MTA has made the right choice in selecting a transit bus manufacturing
company like Nova Bus for this contract," U.S. Senator Charles E.
Schumer said. "This decision means that New York City riders will
travel in safe, high-quality buses, and Upstate workers will have even
greater economic opportunities in Plattsburgh - an absolutely perfect
Congressman Bill Owens added: "This is great news for the North
Country. I thank Nova Bus and other community leaders for their
commitment to bring jobs to the region, and I am pleased to have been
part of the team that helped. We have seen very promising signs of job
creation in recent months in Northern New York, but our work is never
done. I look forward to continuing my work with North Country business
leaders to build on this momentum and increase economic activity in
Upstate New York."
Committed to local investment, Nova Bus will provide between 38% and 40%
of NY State content for each transit bus built for NYC Transit,
excluding its in-house assembly work. The articulated buses are set to
be delivered from August 2011 to April 2013.
About Nova Bus
Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North
America, including hybrid buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated
intelligent transportation systems. The company relies on a team driven
by the challenges of public transit with regard to mobility, safety,
and productivity. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Bus Corporation. For
more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit
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