Canadian Manufacturing

TTC places $143M order with Quebec-based bus maker

27 of 153 Nova Bus LFS Artic articulating buses to be delivered in 2013, company says



ST-EUSTACHE, Que.—The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has placed a $143-million order with Nova Bus for 153 articulating people-movers, the Quebec firm says.

The Nova Bus LFS Artic vehicles, which the company says feature corrosion- and fatigue-resistant stainless steel structures, will be built in Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac, Que.

“Being selected to provide Canada’s largest transit authority with the latest generation of articulated vehicles is a tremendous opportunity and another milestone in strengthening our position in North America,” Nova Bus president and CEO Gilles Dion said in a statement.

The 62-foot LFS Artic is designed to handle high-volume routes with easy maneuverability.

Delivery of the first 27 LFS Artic is scheduled for 2013.

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