Niagara Falls Transit and The Niagara Parks Commission have placed an
order valued at $ 18
million for a mix of clean-diesel 40-foot Nova LFS and 62-foot
articulated LFX buses.
After their positive experience in 2009, Niagara Falls Transit has opted for Nova Bus to increase their fleet of 40-foot buses and produce their first BRT vehicles. The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is working with Niagara Falls Transit and the City to establish an enhanced Visitor Transportation System for the Park and City. They will purchase new clean-diesel vehicles to replace NPC’s aging and inaccessible People mover buses.
“We are proud to continue to partner with Niagara Falls Transit, and we
look forward to building just as strong a relationship with The Niagara
Parks Commission as they look to enhance service within the Parks,
particularly with a new BRT offering.” – Gilles Dion, president and
CEO of Nova Bus.
“Both organizations are impressed with the contemporary design of Nova buses.
We feel the interior amenities are attractive and well thought out for
customers requiring greater levels of accessibility. With respect to
engineering, our maintenance personnel are impressed with their robust
design and low operating costs and our bus operators truly enjoy
driving them. They have been a great addition to our fleet as we
further enhance the service Niagara Falls Transit provides to our
residents and the many visitors we provide transportation to throughout
our bustling community.” – Dave Stuart Niagara Falls Transit General Manager
“Improving and upgrading
our existing Peoplemover system with this new fleet of buses will
improve the overall guest experience of Niagara Parks. The
transportation services we have provided over the past 26-years have
been a tremendous success; however our fleet had come to show its age,
was not accessible and did not connect fully with properties outside of
the Park. These new buses and our partnership with the community will
alleviate these concerns. NPC’s drivers and maintenance staff share our
excitement at the opportunities to maximize customer service, made
possible by these upgrades to our transportation fleet.” – Janice Thomson NPC Interim Chair
By combining their procurement, both authorities will benefit from Nova Bus’ common platform for the 40- foot Nova LFS and the 62-foot articulated LFX buses. High commonality translates into effective maintenance, streamlined training and simplified parts management, providing quality performance and productivity.