BC Transit and TransLink transportation provided by buses from Nova Bus

SAINT-EUSTACHE, QC, Feb. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - BC Transit and TransLink recently took delivery of more than 300 new buses from Nova Bus, of which 141 are hybrid buses.

Two major transit authorities, TransLink and BC Transit, were assigned management of the important bus transportation during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games this February. The companies took the opportunity to expand and renew their city bus fleets. Combined, the companies ordered 311 Nova LFS city buses, and the new buses were delivered in 2009 and at the beginning of 2010. Of the total, TransLink has taken delivery of 141 hybrid-drive Nova LFS HEV, with significantly lower fuel consumption and thus lower emissions of carbon and other pollutants.

Mr. Gilles Dion, Nova Bus president and CEO, states the importance of having a strong partnership with its clients in these situations. "Until the end of February, in addition to the usual service team, additional dedicated colleagues are on-site in our clients' establishments to ensure maximum assistance during this time of high ridership."

TransLink's CEO, Ian Jarvis, says the new Nova buses represent a significant part of the increase in bus transit service in Metro Vancouver. "People all over our region are noticing the new Novas, particularly the distinctive design of our new fleet of hybrid buses. They'll play an important role in transporting the extra 250,000 transit passengers we expect to see per day on our system in February and March 2010, and they'll continue to serve our customers for many years to come."

"BC Transit's ability to provide enhanced service levels in February relies on the support from our partners," said Manuel Achadinha, President and CEO of BC Transit. "Nova Bus will help us move over two million customers in the Sea to Sky corridor."

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 of more than 1,100 experts 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 www.novabus.com.


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

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