Nova Bus and York Region Transit cut ribbon on Viva new bus rapid transit vehicle

Nova Bus, in partnership with York Region Transit (YRT), proudly showcased Viva’s sleek new bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicle at the 2010 Canadian Urban Transit Association Trans Expo, winning the award for Best Vehicle Display.

“This bus is a great example of the innovative technologies that can be achieved through the partnership approach,” said Gilles Dion, President and CEO of Nova Bus. “The Viva vehicles showcase the way our products and services have been evolving, presenting quality features that truly enhance the passenger experience and the vehicle’s productivity.”

“We are extremely pleased with the final product. The new Viva vehicles are central to our integrated transit program and play an important role in our plans to increase ridership and revenues,” said Richard Leary, General Manager of York Region Transit. “Nova Bus was highly responsive to our needs in developing a unique solution for our Viva service.  We are proud of this partnership,” he added.

The articulated buses were designed with great attention to detail, as reflected in their advanced styling features, including a modular ceiling panel which diffuses indirect lighting, work tables in the rear, sconces, space saving back rests, redesigned driver partition, and floor-to-ceiling vertical stanchions, representing a new level of convergence between style, comfort and functionality.

About Nova Bus

Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North America, including hybrid buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. The company relies on a team driven by the challenges of public transit with regard to mobility, safety, and productivity. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Bus Corporation. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit

Note to the Editor

A video of the bus and initial unveiling can be viewed at:

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Nova Bus and York Region Transit cut ribbon on Viva new bus rapid transit vehicle

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