Nova Bus, which is part of the Volvo Group, signed an $11 million contract with Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) for 20 new NGVs, with options for up to 166 buses over the following five years, which will run in the streets of the Buffalo Niagara region starting in early 2016. Buses will be built on the same proven and reliable low-floor platform as the Nova Bus vehicles NFTA has used since 2000.
“We are very much looking forward to the arrival of our CNG buses as part of our continuing Going Green initiative. They will substantially reduce our carbon footprint and provide operating efficiencies for our Metro fleet,” said Kimberley A. Minkel, NFTA Executive Director.
The brand new Nova LFS Natural Gas buses integrate the latest in NGV technology, scoring high with fuel savings and defining a new generation of CNG buses. They emit substantially lower greenhouse gases than diesel buses, thanks to simplified exhaust aftertreatment. They also are equipped with the latest Nova eCooling system, a proprietary, built-in electric engine cooling technology that marks a step towards greener efficiency.
“Renewing our partnership with NFTA is a welcome opportunity to strengthen our presence in the State of New York,” said Jean-Pierre Baracat, President of Nova Bus. “We now have different types of propulsion to help business partners improve their carbon footprint and the urban environment of their communities in budget-friendly fashion.”
Source: Nova Bus