Nova Bus unveils new LFX and ITS4mobility at APTA International Expo
Saint-Eustache, Quebec, October 6, 2008 — Nova Bus unveiled its new bus designed for rapid transit applications, the LFX, earlier today at the 2008 APTA International Expo, held in San Diego, CA, from October 6 to 8.
“The LFX was developed in careful consideration of client and market needs,” explained Nova Bus Vice President of Business Development Jean-Pierre Baracat. “As a complete bus transportation solution provider, Nova Bus is committed to offering vehicles and soft products that help our partner clients maximize their productivity.”
Held every three years, the APTA International Expo attracts over 15,000 public transportation decision makers from around the world, making the event the perfect opportunity to introduce the LFX to the industry.
“The Nova Bus team is proud to serve the American public transportation industry and is deeply committed to building long-lasting business partnerships with clients,” said Nova Bus President and CEO Gilles Dion. “We are thrilled to be part of the APTA International Expo, which is a wonderful chance to connect with our client base and present the LFX, the latest example of our ‘We Listen - You Drive’ client pledge in action,” he added.
The LFX, designed with a durable stainless steel structure and distinctive exterior look, shares the same platform as the safe, roomy and accessible Nova LFS line of vehicles. In addition to its sleek exterior, the LFX integrates a number of innovations which focus on high productivity, low life cycle cost and passenger comfort.
Expo attendees also will be able to discover the ITS4mobility solution. ITS4mobility is an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) designed to meet fleet management needs. Using an on-board system built directly into Nova Bus vehicles, ITS can provide real-time travel information to transit system operators, bus drivers and passengers.
All Nova Bus products and services are available to the American public transit market and deliveries from the American plant are scheduled for the second half of 2009.
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 manufacturer of city, suburban, and shuttle buses in North America, with its complete line of Nova LFS vehicles. Nova Bus is the first North American heavy-duty bus manufacturer in the urban transportation sector to achieve company-wide ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. The company operates two plants in Canada and construction of a new 135,740 sq. ft. bus assembly plant is under way in Plattsburgh, New York, on schedule to become operational in the second half of 2009.
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