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Niagara Falls Transit renews its trust in Nova Bus; The Niagara Parks Commission adds Nova LFS to its Fleet

November 6, 2011

Niagara Falls Transit and The Niagara Parks Commission have placed an
order valued at $18

million for a mix of clean-diesel 40-foot Nova LFS and 62-foot
articulated LFX buses.

ST-EUSTACHE, QC, Nov. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – After their latest positive
experience in 2009, Niagara Falls Transit has decided to once again
turn to Nova Bus to increase their fleet of 40-foot buses and produce
their first BRT vehicles. The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC),
meanwhile, has worked with Niagara Falls Transit and The City of
Niagara Falls on the establishment of an enhanced Visitor
Transportation System for the Park and City that will result in the
purchase of new clean-diesel vehicles to replace NPC’s aging and
inaccessible Peoplemover buses.

“We are proud to continue to partner with Niagara Falls Transit, and we
look forward to building just as strong a relationship with The Niagara
Parks Commission as they look to enhance service within the Parks,
particularly with a new BRT offering,” said Gilles Dion, president and
CEO of Nova Bus.

Niagara Falls Transit General Manager, Dave Stuart stated “Staff at both
organizations are impressed with the contemporary design of Nova buses.
We feel the interior amenities are attractive and well thought out for
customers requiring greater levels of accessibility. With respect to
engineering, our maintenance personnel are impressed with their robust
design and low operating costs and our bus operators truly enjoy
driving them. They have been a great addition to our fleet as we
further enhance the service Niagara Falls Transit provides to our
residents and the many visitors we provide transportation to throughout
our bustling community.”

According to NPC Interim Chair Janice Thomson, “Improving and upgrading
our existing Peoplemover system with this new fleet of buses will
improve the overall guest experience of Niagara Parks. The
transportation services we have provided over the past 26-years have
been a tremendous success; however our fleet had come to show its age,
was not accessible and did not connect fully with properties outside of
the Park. These new buses and our partnership with the community will
alleviate these concerns. NPC’s drivers and maintenance staff share our
excitement at the opportunities to maximize customer service, made
possible by these upgrades to our transportation fleet.”

By combining their procurement, both authorities will benefit from Nova
Bus’ common platform for the 40- foot Nova LFS and the 62-foot
articulated LFX buses. High commonality translates into effective
maintenance, streamlined training and simplified parts management,
providing quality performance and productivity.

About Nova Bus

Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North
America, including hybrid buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated
intelligent transportation systems. The company relies on a team driven
by the challenges of public transit with regard to mobility, safety,
and productivity. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Bus Corporation. For
more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit
www.novabus.com.

SOURCE NOVA BUS


Source: PR Newswire