Nova Bus to Show Crimson Ride Nova LFS at IPI
Saint-Eustache, Quebec, May 17, 2007 — Nova Bus is proud to display the first of a series of University of Alabama/First Transit Crimson Ride Nova LFS buses at its booth at the International Parking Conference & Exposition, held at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Florida, from May 20 to 23, 2007.
The Crimson Ride, aptly named after the University of Alabama’s school color, is a comprehensive intra-campus transit system introduced to address increasing traffic and parking concerns on campus, as the growing student body has topped 21,000 in recent years. Its fleet of seventeen Nova LFS buses will shuttle students and staff around the 1,000-acre campus located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Management and operation of the fleet will be handled by First Transit, a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States.
The University of Alabama’s Director of Transportation Services, Mr. Ronnie Robertson, said the University “…is proud to have Nova Bus and First Transit as partners working together to make our transit system second to none. In our selection process, we evaluated several different bus designs and providers. We were determined not to accept second best for our students, faculty/staff and visitors. We are pleased with our decision to make Nova LFS buses the flagship of our Transit System. Since receiving three of seventeen buses in the fleet, our expectations have been met and exceeded. We expect to have a lasting partnership with Nova Bus and First Transit.”
Nova Bus is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the world’s second largest motor coach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova Bus is a leading manufacturer of city, suburban, and shuttle buses in North America, with its Nova LFS and LFS Hybrid Electric Vehicle models. 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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