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Nova Bus to deliver 90 buses to MTA New York City Transit

MTA New York City Transit (NYC Transit) has placed an order for a test fleet of ninety 40-foot Nova LFS vehicles. The buses will be assembled in Nova Bus’ upstate New York plant and delivered in the first half of 2011.

MTA NYC Transit contract requires Nova Bus to provide the Nova LFS buses in three different configurations, to assess the various transmission and cooling technologies available.

Gilles Dion, President and CEO of Nova Bus, proudly announced the decision, stating, “The Nova Bus team is keenly focused on sustainable business development, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to pursue our partnership with one of the leading transit authorities in North America.”

“A contract is a win-win situation, because not only does it benefit New Yorkers downstate who get to ride these Nova buses,  but more importantly this creates good-paying jobs right here in Plattsburgh,” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said. “The MTA is now a repeat customer with Nova, and this new contract reaffirms that Nova is a first-class facility doing great work in Plattsburgh.”

Congressman Bill Owens added: “This is great news for Plattsburgh and the entire North Country. I would like to congratulate Nova Bus and the many members of our community for their efforts to bring jobs to the region. It is important that we continue to work together and build on this momentum to increase economic activity in upstate New York.”

Along with a $25 million private investment to construct the 140,000 square foot facility in 2009, Nova Bus’ presence in the North Country has led to the creation of more than 200 direct jobs and has brought five suppliers to establish facilities in the area, generating an additional 250 jobs.

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St-Eustache, March 8, 2011

For further information, please contact Nadine Bernard, 450-974-6053, nadine.bernard@volvo.com. 

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