Grande West Reaches $100 Million Order Backlog

Grande West Transportation is pleased to announce new orders for nine (9) Vicinity buses for a combined order total of approximately $4.5 million.

Hamilton Street Railway (“HSR”) has ordered five (5) compressed natural gas (“CNG”) Vicinity buses. This is a first time order for HSR and will be delivered through our eastern Canadian service and sales partner City View in the first quarter of 2018. The City of Moose Jaw also ordered an additional four (4) Vicinity buses.

William Trainer, CEO of Grande West stated, “We are very pleased to receive follow on orders from existing customers and forge new relationships with transit agencies throughout Canada. It’s very exciting to be working with HSR with our new CNG Vicinity. HSR has a tremendous history in CNG propulsion as they pioneered the world’s first fleet of CNG buses in 1985. HSR is very familiar with the technology and we are looking forward to supporting their operations team as the buses are rolled out into revenue service.”

Backlog: Current total firm orders for 2017 and first half 2018 delivery are for two hundred seventy six (276) buses valued at over $100 million CAD.

About Hamilton Street Railway

The Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is a public transport agency in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The name is a legacy of the company’s early period, when public transit in Hamilton was primarily served by streetcars. Although streetcars are no longer used in the city today, the HSR operates bus and paratransit services, with a ridership of 21 million passengers a year.

About Grande West Transportation Group

Grande West Transportation Group is a Canadian bus manufacturer which designs, engineers and manufactures mid-size buses for transit authorities and commercial enterprises.  Grande West’s Best-in-Class Vicinity bus is available in 27.5, 30 and 35 foot models powered by clean diesel or CNG designed with affordability, accessibility and global responsibility in mind. It costs significantly less than a regular 40 foot transit bus, burns less fuel and emits less harmful emissions.

The Company supplies Canadian and US municipal transportation agencies and private operators with new buses and has customers in 8 of 10 provinces coast to coast across Canada. Grande West is Buy America compliant and along with ABG, its exclusive US distributor, is actively supplying Vicinity into public and private transit fleet operations in the US.

For further information please contact:

Grande West Transportation

John LaGourgue
Ph: 604-607-4000