Nova Bus - 1993-present - Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada & Roswell, New Mexico (closed 2002) & Schenectady, New York (Closed 2002)

Nova BUS was founded in 1993 by some former Bombardier executives and a venture capital banker acquired the assets of the MCI bus factory in Saint-Eustache Québec which manufactured the MCI Classic. Subsequently, Nova acquired the assets of the TMC factory in New Mexico that manufactures the RTS line of buses.

In 1995, their low floor line of buses called the LFS was introduced. In 1998, Prevost Car Incorporated acquired Nova BUS. Prevost in turn is owned by Volvo Bus of Sweden and the Henly's Group of the UK.  


The adventure of Nova Bus began in 1993, when a newly formed company acquired the MCI bus manufacturing plant in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, and relaunched the urban transit bus manufacturing operations under the name of Nova Bus. In March 1998, Prevost Car Inc., a joint subsidiary of Volvo Bus Corporation and Henlys Group PLC, acquired the assets of Nova Bus.

Nova Bus operates two plants, both located in the Province of Quebec. The Saint-Eustache plant is where the assembly of the Nova LFS takes place and the Saint-Francois-du-Lac plant is where the structure of our vehicles as well as parts and components used in manufacturing buses are produced.

Today, Nova Bus stands as a North American leader in the design, production and marketing of urban transit buses.



For more information please read:

Ed Strauss & Karen Strauss - The Bus World Encyclopedia of Buses

G.N. Georgano & G. Marshall Naul - The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles

Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

Donald F. Wood - American Buses

Denis Miller - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trucks and Buses

Susan Meikle Mandell - A Historical Survey of Transit Buses in the United States

David Jacobs - American Buses, Greyhound, Trailways and Urban Transportation

William A. Luke & Linda L. Metler - Highway Buses of the 20th Century: A Photo Gallery 

William A. Luke & Brian Grams - Buses of Motorcoach Industries 1932-2000 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Greyhound Buses 1914-2000 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Prevost Buses 1924-2002 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Flxible Intercity Buses 1924-1970 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Buses of ACF Photo Archive (including ACF-Brill & CCF-Brill)

William A. Luke - Trailways Buses 1936-2001 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Fageol & Twin Coach Buses 1922-1956 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Yellow Coach Buses 1923 Through 1943: Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Trolley Buses: 1913 Through 2001 Photo Archive

Harvey Eckart - Mack Buses: 1900 Through 1960 Photo Archive

Brian Grams & Andrew Gold - GM Intercity Coaches 1944-1980 Photo Archive

Robert R. Ebert  - Flxible: A History of the Bus and the Company

John McKane - Flxible Transit Buses: 1953 Through 1995 Photo Archive

Bill Vossler - Cars, Trucks and Buses Made by Tractor Companies

Lyndon W Rowe - Municipal buses of the 1960s

Edward S. Kaminsky - American Car & Foundry Company 1899-1999

Dylan Frautschi - Greyhound in Postcards: Buses, Depots and Post Houses


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