Dear readers,

Today marks the launch of TALKING BUSiness, my new column in the NovaFlash newsletter. In coming conference issues, I will share my comments on recent happenings and keep you posted on Nova Bus’ most recent projects.

Public transit is a vital link for our communities. And despite the challenging situation we are facing, each of us working locally is part of the bigger-picture solution. We are responding to the country’s economic, energetic and environmental challenges.

As I take the lead of the company, many exciting events are occurring and influencing the way we are doing business. We have seen solid demand for our LFS Smart BusTM in the U.S. in the past year. Our proven LFS Artic® is hitting the streets of the largest cities in North America. Moreover, we are the leading North American manufacturer of articulated buses with a market share of nearly 60%. We also recently secured the largest hybrid vehicle order in Volvo Group history with Quebec transit authorities.

Our team is driven to successfully fulfill and deliver on our commitments. We are thrilled to see new and renewed partners joining us on board. Nothing could have been achieved without their trust, and I thank them for their support during this journey.

Building transit buses is what we’ve been doing best for many years. And our Nova LFS buses will prove themselves where it really counts – on your cities’ streets.

For those attending the APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference, I’ll see you today at the Bus Display. Otherwise, I’ll be in touch next month in the NovaFlash CUTA Conference special edition.


Jean-Pierre Baracat
President of Nova Bus, a division of Volvo Group


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