Introducing Nova buses
As part of our 2018 budget, we will be adding a total of 82 Nova Low Floor Series (LFS) buses to our fleet starting April 3, 2019. In order to improve our services, we continue to invest in and modernize our buses. This is the first step in replacing a total of 320 buses over the next four years as part of our regular lifecycle replacement program.
The Nova LFS is built by Nova Bus, a manufacturing company based out of Saint-Eustache, Quebec. Although this vehicle is new to OC Transpo, you may have seen it as part of Gatineau’s STO fleet. It has been a proven model in many other Canadian cities such as Toronto and Vancouver.
The new buses offer better fuel economy and accessibility features. Your trip on a Nova bus will include easy to fold down/flip up seating in the area for mobility devices and LED signs that display the next stop for rear facing customers.
In addition, all Nova’s are equipped with:
- Bike racks
- Automatic passenger counters
- 5 on-board cameras for increased safety and security
- Fire suppression systems
- Tire pressure monitoring systems
- Larger curbside destination signs for better readability
Nova buses are designed to provide a safe and comfortable ride to your destination. Keep an eye out for new Nova buses serving bus stops near you!