BUSMAKERS' NEWS * WORLDWIDE
* USA - NYC Transit tests three-door bus in Bronx
New York,NY,USA -Daily News Bronx, by Edgar Sandoval & Pete Donohue -February 20, 2009: -- It's "Let's Make a Deal" in the Bronx, where NYC Transit is testing a bus with three doors... Exiting straphangers can choose door No. 1, located near the driver and farebox, door No. 2 in the middle of the bus, or door No. 3 toward the rear... The 60-foot big rig started a month-long road test on the Bx12 local route last week. The route includes Fordham Road and Pelham Parkway... If the bus handles the daily grind, officials are expected to place a bulk order for eventual distribution along other routes across the city... This would be good news for New York's economy, since Volvo subsidiary Nova Bus has built a plant in upstate Plattsburgh... The plant will employ 186 workers by the end of the year and 300 when at full capacity, around 2012, Nova Bus spokeswoman Nadine Bernard said... (Photo of a three-door bus built by Nova Bus)
* India - Ashok Leyland to supply 500 more buses to Angola
Chennai,India -IANS/Sindh Today -Feb 19, 2009: -- India’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland will supply 500 more buses to Angola by March-end, taking the total order to 1,000 vehicles valued at $43.5 million, it said Thursday... According to the company, the order for the supply of an additional 500 mini buses - 50 being air-conditioned - was bagged last month... Last August, Ashok Leyland had bagged an order to supply 500 buses - 300 specially designed vehicles and 200 Falcon buses...
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