Dec 18, 2008

Bus purchase


City View ElDorado bus in Collingwood Ont.
As reported December 12, 2008 on my blog, Metrolinx announced the largest joint bus purchase in Ontario history. Metrolinx signed contracts with New Flyer Industries Canada and City View Bus Sales in a deal worth an estimated $70 million for up to 160 buses in 2009. The contracts are for one year with an option year for 2010.

The 12 municipalities taking part in the purchase are Barrie, Burlington, Cobourg, Durham Region, Elliot Lake, Hamilton, London, Milton, North Bay, Sarnia, St. Catharines and York Region.

John Marinucci, New Flyer president said the Winnipeg Manitoba bus manufacture has 1,500 Canadian staff, buys steel from Russel Metals in Hamilton and deals with PPG Industries in Burlington for paint and coatings. City View vice-president Ray Burley said the 10 or so nine-metre buses being supplied in 2009 meet Canadian content rules, despite delivering a California model called the ElDorado.

Related Link: Metrolinx

1 comment:

nixtuff said...

Milton is getting new buses? Hurrah! What's this about Elliot Lake though - I thought they only wanted LFS because it's 100% low floor?