Nova Bus is pleased to announce that CyRide of Ames, Iowa, has selected Nova Bus for the
purchase of two articulated LFS Smart Buses. The buses will be assembled in Nova Bus’
Upstate New York plant and delivered in October 2012.
CyRide has decided to expand their fleet profile by introducing the articulated LFS Smart Bus to transport the steadily increasing ridership of the city of Ames and Iowa State University. The LFS Artic is based on the LFS platform and combines a proven track record with the ability to handle high-volume routes.
“We are thrilled to partner with CyRide. It’s a new market for us and we look forward to providing them with the latest LFS Smart Bus, a great solution for transit authorities looking for the best lifecycle costs and smart cost savings,” said Gilles Dion, president and CEO of Nova Bus.
The LFS Smart Bus has become a must have. Like many other Nova Bus business partners, CyRide has opted for Nova Bus’ proprietary advanced electric cooling system that provides up to 18 percent in fuel savings and significantly reduces maintenance costs and GHG emissions. The LFS Smart Bus also comes packed with all the standard features that ensure the high performance and competitive lifecycle costs for which the Nova LFS is known.
CyRide vehicles will also feature the proven hePEX system, which replaces copper piping with cross-linked polyethylene tubing that is light, easy to maintain and corrosion-resistant. The hePEX system significantly reduces lifecycle costs in terms of materials and labor. Nova Bus keeps a strong focus on reducing vehicle weight and improving energy efficiency. HePEX tubes are 3 times lighter than copper, which contributes to a notable reduction in vehicle weight.
The stainless steel structure, designed for the harshest operating conditions, was an important element for CyRide, as were the overall design and workmanship of Nova Bus vehicles and the company’s customer focus and ability to deliver promptly.