NOVA BUS AWARDED CONTRACT IN ROCHESTER
Nova Bus, Volvo Group's North American bus division, ihas been awarded a five year contract to supply replacement public transit buses for use in Monroe County, NY by Regional Transit Service (RTS). The contract calls for an initial base order of up to 15 diesel fueled, 40-foot buses with up to a total of 85 over the life of the contract. The new vehicles will be fully assembled in Nova Bus' Plattsburgh plant, with first deliveries expected in 2019.
This order comes after a rigorous tendering process that included a visit to the Nova Bus manufacturing plant to better understand its assembly line and quality assurance processes. The assessment team was able to observe the quality of the product, the complexity of its design, its physical features, and the training and technical support Nova Bus provides customers.
Nova Bus is the only transit bus manufacturer with a plant in New York State. It generates nearly
300 direct jobs in the region and supports many indirect jobs, working with a network of more than 100 local suppliers in New York State. Its geographic proximity to Rochester and understanding of the business environment further strengthen relations between Nova Bus and public transit authorities across North America.