New York State’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded Prevost, subsidiary of Volvo Buses in the USA, two contracts for in total 330 coaches. It is the largest order ever in terms of value for Prevost.
Between 2020 and 2022 Prevost is to deliver 307 coaches and MTA has taken an option for 23 additional buses to be delivered at a later date.
“We are sincerely proud and grateful for the continued trust that MTA is putting in the Volvo team by awarding Prevost the largest order ever in the history of the company. MTA has the largest bus and coach fleet in North America and we want to make a difference for the citizens of New York”, said Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.
The order is also important for employment and it allows Volvo Buses to double its production of buses at the Prevost factory in Plattsburgh.
“This is great news for Prevost to obtain these new contracts from the North America’s largest transportation network, which will continue to reinforce Prevost’s leadership position in the North American coach market”, added François Tremblay, General Manager at Prevost.