VICINITY BUSES TO BE MANUFACTURED IN ATLANTA
Grande West Transportation Group Inc., a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the U.S., secured a manufacturing agreement to produce Vicinity buses in Atlanta, which meets FTA Buy America requirements
Alliance Bus Group (ABG), Grande West's exclusive U.S. distributor, will produce Buy America-compliant Vicinity buses for sale to U.S. transit authorities. The ability to leverage ABG existing facilities, staff, and deep knowledge of bus technology provides Grande West with a solid foundation upon which it can quickly ramp to Grande West is the “Transit Vehicle Manufacturer” of record with the FTA and responsible for all the necessary compliance with the federal government and Buy America requirements. ABG will invest in excess of $1 million to transform their existing 70,000 square foot manufacturing and service facility with tooling and test equipment necessary for production. Improvements will also include a customer inspection and delivery acceptance area. The project is slated for completion by third quarter 2017 at which time production will commence.