New York Transit Authority Orders 20 Natural Gas Buses
Nova Bus has confirmed an $11 million contract with Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) for 20 LFS Natural Gas buses, with options for up to 166 buses over the following five years. The buses will run in the streets of the Buffalo Niagara region starting in early 2016. NFTA plans to use the new Nova LFS Natural Gas buses to replace vehicles that were purchased between 1996 and 2000 and have exceeded their useful lives. The new buses come equipped with the Nova eCooling system, a built-in electric engine cooling technology that reduces fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and life cycle costs. The new vehicles also feature a HePEX tubing system designed to replace the traditional copper tubes of heating systems. HePEX tubes reduce vehicle weight and simplify maintenance since there is no welding or bonding involved. The buses will be assembled in New York State to meet Buy America requirements.