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Grande West Announces First Quebec Public Transit Order

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VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS; OTC PINK: GWTNF)December 11, 2017: ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce a new Vicinity order for approximately $6 million.

Through a competitive bid process, Grande West received its first public transit order in the province of Quebec for a total of fifteen (15) Vicinity buses to be delivered in 2018.

 
  • 8 for Société de transport du Saguenay (STS)
  • 4 for Société de transport de Lévis (STL)
  • 3 for Société de transport de Trois-Rivières (STTR)

Jean-Marc Landry, VP Business Development of Grande West stated, "We are very excited to welcome STS, STL and STTR to our growing list of customers. We believe there is huge potential for "right sizing" of public transit fleets in the province of Quebec after many decades of buying mostly larger 40' buses. Grande West and its exclusive dealer Autobus de la Cité in Eastern Canada are ideally suited to meet the needs of the Quebec transit market."

Backlog: Current total firm orders for Q4 2017 through 2018 delivery are for over two hundred ninety four (294) buses valued at over $112 million CAD.

About Grande West Transportation Group

Grande West is a Canadian company that designs, engineers and manufactures mid-size multi-purpose transit vehicles for public and commercial enterprises.  Grande West's Best-in-Class heavy-duty Vicinity bus is available in 27.5, 30 and 35 foot models powered by clean diesel, EV or CNG designed with affordability, accessibility and global responsibility in mind. It costs significantly less than a regular 40 foot transit bus, is more maneuverable, burns less fuel and emits less harmful emissions.

The Company has been successful in supplying Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators with new buses and is receiving follow-on orders in many Canadian transit agencies. Grande West is Buy America compliant, and along with ABG, its exclusive US distributor, is actively supplying and pursuing opportunities in public and private transit fleet operations that will benefit from Grande West's vehicles.

More Chinese buses coming to the quebec market

 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grande-west-announces-first-quebec-public-transit-order-663357273.html

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How is this the first order for quebec when systems in quebec are already operating these buses? Am I stupid or just confused?

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CITs don't count. They are public transit, but contracted out to private operators for profit.

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