Nova bus will deliver 55 buses to the Toronto Transit Commission.
Photo credit: Toronto Transit Commission
Nova Bus has secured an order valued at $32.6 million for 55 buses to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Delivery of the first of the 40-foot diesel buses, including a pilot bus, will begin in 2015.
“We are very proud to maintain our partnership and trusting relationship with the Toronto Transit Commission,” said Jean-Pierre Baracat, president of Nova Bus. “This new contract follows an order for Nova LFS Artic buses placed in 2012. We are excited to continue with this next step and look forward to provide the City of Toronto with proven 40-foot buses, tailored to their needs.”
The TTC evaluation criteria for the purchase included a proven vehicle with a long history of reliability and a mandatory requirement for a stainless steel structure, which are distinctive features of Nova Bus.
TTC’s vehicles will also include a specially designed driver’s barrier. This safety feature heavy duty design is made from sturdy steel and includes an upper glazing section made of tempered glass.