525 buses to be delivered in San Antonio and Houston
PLATTSBURGH, NY, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Nova Bus is pleased to announce that the company has received an order for 425 40-foot CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses from VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, Nova Bus has received an order for 80 Nova LFS® model buses, and 20 LFS Artic® model articulated buses from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in Houston, Texas. The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.
"We are thrilled and very proud to partner with both VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, two of the nation's leaders in public transportation," President of Nova Bus Raymond Leduc said. "This is another milestone in our history of partnership for excellence in public transportation in Texas using vehicles that will help these progressive cities meet their sustainability objectives. Nova Bus is proud of its leadership position in green transportation solutions."
425 40-foot CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses to hit the road in San Antonio
The Nova Bus CNG buses are the greenest ever. They feature a complete suite of technological systems including GPS, passenger counter, camera system, and public information video screens. The Nova Bus CNG vehicles define a new generation of natural gas-powered buses with substantial fuel savings. Delivery will begin at the end of November 2016 and will support VIA's ongoing all-CNG fleet conversion. In 2016, VIA became the only public transit agency in the Southwestern United States to earn certification from the International Standards Organization (ISO) for its proactive efforts to provide sustainable service through its Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS).
100 additional buses ordered in Houston and delivery has already begun
This important contract consolidates a partnership that started in 2014, when METRO purchased 70 articulated buses from Nova Bus. The buses will be part of a special replacement and expansion project, as the city is conducting new routes, with a need for 40-foot and artic buses. METRO runs about 1,200 heavy-duty buses. Once implemented, the fleet of 170 Nova buses will contribute greatly to meeting Houston's rapidly-growing public transit needs. Based on the project fast-track development, vehicles delivery in the Houston market has recently begun.
About Nova Bus
Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes hybrid electric buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit www.novabus.com.
SOURCE NOVA BUS