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Quebec bus manufacturer Nova Bus, has won a bid to manufacture and supply 150 diesel powered buses to Halifax Transit over a three-year period.

The contract includes an option to renew for two additional one-year periods.

To meet the needs of fleet expansion and replacement, the five-year contract provides for the delivery of up to 190 buses that will be manufactured in Saint-François-du-Lac, where the chassis are made. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2021.

"This wonderful win comes in a highly exceptional period and we are delighted and very proud to renew our partnership with Halifax Transit and to continue to offer  commuters with quality, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly buses," says Martin Larose, vice president and general manager of Nova Bus.

Nova Bus provides sustainable transportation solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric buses and hybrid buses, high capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transport systems. As part of its Electro Mobility strategy, Nova Bus is moving forward with the electrification of key vehicle components to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group.

Nova Bus operates three manufacturing plants in North America, which includes two in Quebec, in St. Eustache and in St. Francois-du-lac, and a third facility in Plattsburh, NY.

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