VANCOUVER, Oct. 18, 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 order from the City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan totalling approximately $2.95 million CAD.
The order is for seven (7) 35 foot Vicinity buses for 2017 delivery.
Current total firm orders for 2017 delivery are for one hundred seventy-three (173) buses valued at over $60 million CAD. Firm orders and options for 2018-2020 delivery are currently at ninety (90) buses.
Keri Sapsford, Transportation Manager stated, "The City of Prince Albert is pleased to announce the purchase of the new 35 foot Vicinity buses for its conventional fleet. The Grande West Vicinity provided the City with the opportunity to rightsize its fleet with a reliable bus to meet ridership demands in the most cost efficient, safe and environmentally friendly method. We are very much looking forward to the delivery of the new buses in 2017."
William Trainer, President and CEO of Grande West stated, "We are pleased that Prince Albert has committed a sizeable allocation of Vicinity buses to its fleet. We are also pleased to include Prince Albert as a new member of a rapidly growing number of Canadian Transit Agencies who are choosing Vicinity. Grande West is honoured to be a part of the Federal Transit plan that recognizes the needs of all communities across Canada."
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
Paradox Public Relations
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For further information: Grande West Transportation: John LaGourgue, Ph: 1-604-607-4000, [email protected], www.grandewest.com; Paradox Public Relations: Karl Mansour, Ph: 1-866-460-0408, [email protected], www.paradox-pr.ca