Major order for Nova Bus with Halifax Transit English
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Marc Rochette Le Nouvelliste Saint-François-du-Lac – Nova Bus, leader in the manufacture of urban buses in North America, has just won the tender to supply and deliver up to 150 LFS Diesel buses 40 feet over a three-year period, with the possibility of renewal for two additional one-year periods at Halifax Transit, the city of Halifax's transit service provider.
To meet fleet expansion and replacement needs, the five-year contract provides for the delivery of up to 190 buses to be manufactured in Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac, where the frame. Deliveries are expected to start in 2021.
“This great victory comes during a very exceptional time and we are delighted and very proud to renew our partnership with Halifax Transit and to continue to provide Halifax travelers with quality, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly buses,” said declared Martin Larose, vice president and general manager of Nova Bus.
Long-time customer Halifax Transit operates more than 300 city buses, including approximately 127 Nova Bus vehicles. Its fleet covers 67 lines in the Halifax area. This contract consolidates a partnership that began in 2010 and helps help Halifax achieve its sustainability goals as well as Nova Bus's vision to be a leader in urban transportation.
“Halifax Transit is delighted to once again trust Nova Bus for its transportation needs,” said William Cutler, Director of Bus Maintenance for Halifax Transit. “Not only is Nova Bus recognized for the reliability of its products, but it also offers high quality support that meets the requirements of its customers and a high level of training for the optimal use and maintenance of buses to ensure their reliability. performance at full capacity, ”he added.