STM orders 410 Nova LFS buses to replace aging part of fleet
Saint-Eustache, Quebec, December 17, 2008 — Nova Bus is proud to announce that the Montreal transit corporation (STM) has selected Nova Bus to provide 410 new vehicles, to replace buses that have been in service since 1996.
Delivery of these Nova LFS buses, valued at approximately $200M CA, will occur over three years: 70 vehicles in 2009, 210 in 2010 and 130 in 2011. These come in addition to regular and articulated buses already on order by STM in order to increase its service offering.
According to Mr. Gilles Dion, Nova Bus President and CEO, this latest agreement is the fruit of a long-term partnership aimed at providing products that meet STM requirements and expectations. “We listen to key partners, such as STM, in order to be able to contribute to their success; our goals are shared and we combine efforts to generate win-win situations for all parties, including passengers.”
In fact, the Nova LFS has evolved over the years to allow operators to benefit from technological advances that enhance vehicle performance and reliability. Among the offered transportation solutions, these new Nova LFS buses will feature a stainless steel structure, a particulate filter that reduces emissions, a time-tested front-door access ramp for mobility impaired passengers and a safety camera system.
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 one plant in Plattsburgh, New York, which will start vehicle deliveries in the second half of 2009.
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