Nova Bus lands an important contract in Maryland

Nova Bus, one of the largest bus manufacturers in North America, announced today that it has won the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration’s (MDOT MTA) bid to supply city buses to the Baltimore region’s public transport system. 
Nova Bus lands an important contract in Maryland

The five-year contract provides for the delivery of 70 buses per year for a total of 350 clean-diesel buses to be produced – 310 forty-foot Nova LFS and 40 sixty-foot LFS Artic articulated buses. These new vehicles will be built at the Nova Bus factory in Plattsburgh, NY. Delivery is scheduled to start in the fall of 2019 and will continue through the end of 2024.

“We are very happy to now count MDOT MTA among our many clients. This Nova Bus win occurred in a highly competitive environment confirming once again that Nova Bus is a major player in urban transportation in the United States. Our growth has been constant thanks to the quality of our buses and the support from our service department. We are especially proud to offer public transit passengers in the Baltimore region, buses assembled in the United States,” said Ray Little, vice president of sales at Nova Bus.

As a new client, MDOT MTA will be able to count on the quality of Nova Bus buses to contribute to its goals of safety, efficiency and reliability. Nova Bus products are robust and have the necessary features to handle the service, road and weather conditions of North American cities. Additionally, MDOT MTA will be able to count on the training and technical support that we offer to ensure its passengers enjoy a world-class transportation service.

Nova Bus is the only city bus manufacturer with a factory in the state of New York. This factory creates more than 300 direct jobs in the region, on top of many indirect jobs, and does business with a network of more than 100 local suppliers in the state. This geographic proximity and the understanding of the business community that comes from it, further reinforces Nova Bus’ relations with urban transport companies in the United States.

For more information:

Emmanuelle Toussaint,
Nova Bus, 581 994-1951,
emmanuelle [dot] toussaint [at] volvo [dot] com

About Nova Bus

Nova Bus is a leading provider of sustainable transit solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes hybrid electric buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. Following its Electro MobilityTM strategy, Nova Bus is moving forward with the electrification of its vehicle key components to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group. For more information regarding Nova Bus products and services, please visit

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