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Nova Bus lands largest North American bus order

Posted on June 11, 2018

The contract helps consolidate jobs at the Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac plants, which handle the final assembly and manufacturing of the vehicle chassis and other components, respectively.
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The contract helps consolidate jobs at the Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac plants, which handle the final assembly and manufacturing of the vehicle chassis and other components, respectively.
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Nova Bus was awarded the collective contract for Quebec's transit authorities, coordinated by Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ). The five-year contract, covering the period from 2020 to 2024, calls for the delivery of 497 40-foot hybrid buses LFS HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) and up to 1,028 vehicles on option to the transit authorities serving Quebec's nine largest cities.

The order represents the largest order in Nova Bus history to date.

Nova Bus will further strengthen its ties to ATUQ and Quebec's transit authorities. The transit authorities will thus continue to rely on the training and support that help them reduce maintenance costs and provide a great rider experience to the populations they serve.

The contract helps consolidate jobs at the Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac plants, which handle the final assembly and manufacturing of the vehicle chassis and other components, respectively. These activities help meet Canadian content requirements as called for by the Quebec government.

"This contract is great news, both for Nova Bus and for the regions of Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac," added Nova Bus President Ralph Acs. "We are happy to be able to, among other things, contribute to improving Montreal's public transit, as promised by the municipal administration."

To ensure full compliance, Nova Bus met every requirement in the call for tenders. "We remain convinced that our experience, expertise, and manufacturing ecosystem make Nova Bus highly competitive in Quebec and more broadly across North America," said Martin Larose, VP/GM for Nova Bus. "The contract awarded by STM on behalf of Quebec's nine transit authorities is now subject to government approval to confirm the financing of the buses. We look forward to this final step."

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