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Milwaukee County Transit System selects Nova Bus to supply 15 electric LFSe+ buses

This is Nova Bus' first order of electric LFSe+ buses in the United States

March 12, 2021  by CM Staff

Nova Bus LFSe+ (CNW Group/Nova Bus)

MONTREAL — Nova Bus announced it was selected to supply 15 LFSe+ buses, Nova Bus’ long range electric buses, by the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS). This is Nova Bus’ first order of electric LFSe+ buses in the United States.

“We look forward to introducing the Nova Bus LFSe+ buses to the Milwaukee community,” said Martin Larose, Vice President and General Manager at Nova Bus, in a prepared statement. “These zero-emission buses, which represent the perfect pairing of our proven expertise with the latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies, is the perfect choice for the MCTS’ East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, an innovative project, first-of its-kind in Wisconsin, that will efficiently connect commuters through downtown Milwaukee and expand the sustainable transit footprint in the state.”

With a fleet of 370 clean-diesel buses and a dedicated team of 1,100 drivers, mechanics and administrative staff, the MCTS provides nearly 29 million rides each year and generates a massive economic impact for the region.

“Alternative fuel buses represent the future of public transportation,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “These battery-electric buses from Nova Bus will help us transition towards greener, more sustainable, and more efficient transit for our community. Innovative technologies like this help strengthen the overall system and advance racial equity by increasing access to employment, education, healthcare, grocery stores, and other essential destinations.”

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