The Press-Republican reports that touring coach manufacturer Prevost has landed a $164.8 million contract to build 300 buses in the Town of Plattsburgh for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority. The MTA Board of Directors approved a contract for the company to build clean-diesel buses at the Nova Bus in Plattsburgh.
Garry Douglas, president and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce told the paper the contract is another next step forward in Plattsburgh’s emergence as one of North America’s top centers for the production of 21st-century transportation equipment.
The buses will be made in conjunction with the Nova Bus facility expansion that was approved by the Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board earlier this year but was contingent on Prevost’s ability to secure orders. At the time, Prevost had estimated it could add 34 employees once the expansion is finished and up to 49 within three years. Nova reported in April it had slightly more than 200 employees in Plattsburgh.