Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Prevost opened a new production line in sister company Nova Bus’ expanded Plattsburgh, N.Y. facility. The production line is Prevost's first in the U.S.
The $26 million expansion project is tied to a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) award to build 300 Commuter Over the Road Buses worth $164 million. Once complete, the expansion project will create more than 50 new jobs at the Plattsburgh facility. Combined with a $195 million MTA contract for 414 Nova Bus buses for the MTA’s New York City Transit, the number of employees at the facility will grow to more than 250 people.
Prevost has invested $26 million in its Plattsburgh facility to undergo a 10,000 square foot expansion, which will accommodate an assembly production line. It follows the introduction of a 90-vehicle test fleet of similar buses in 2011.The first Prevost vehicles have already been rolled off the line earlier this month.
Celebrating its fifth year in Plattsburgh, Nova Bus, Prevost’s sister company, will deliver 414 local buses to MTA New York City Transit, with the potential of providing up to 700 additional vehicles. This is the largest single order for buses ever made by MTA New York City Transit to Nova Bus since it began manufacturing transit buses for the MTA in Plattsburgh in 2009. The new buses are scheduled to be delivered between mid-2015 and mid-2016.