TransLink inks contract with Nova Bus for 126 new buses
Saint Eustache, Quebec, October 6, 2006—Nova Bus announced today that it has signed a contract to supply 126 new buses to TransLink, the transit authority serving the Greater Vancouver region. The $50.2 million order will see 51 standard 40-foot buses added to TransLink’s fleet with the remaining 75 buses replacing older units that have been in service since the early 1990s. The new buses will be delivered in 2007.
The new Nova LFS buses will feature the newest generation “clean diesel” engines running on ultra-low-sulphur fuel with a particulate exhaust trap.
A further enticement for TransLink was the Nova LFS’s impact on net air quality and the life-cycle cost. For Nova Bus president and CEO Gilles Dion, this was further confirmation that Nova Bus is “committed to delivering the best products and services.” He added that “We are proud to partner with TransLink in supplying 126 low-floor Nova LFS buses for 2007, and are looking forward to a long-term relationship.”
TransLink chair Malcolm Brodie said the purchase marked another important commitment delivered from TransLink’s 2005–2007 Three-Year Plan. “This bus order moves us close to our target of 1,400 buses in the transit fleet by the end of our current plan. We had an opportunity to test a Nova Bus in 2005, and we were as impressed with the look and ride as we were with its performance.”
Nova Bus, a division of Prevost Car Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, which provides financial strength, product development capabilities, and quality manufacturing technology from the world’s second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova Bus is one of the largest manufacturers of city, suburban, and shuttle buses in North America, including the Nova LFS. 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.
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