Grande West Gains Traction in the USA Private Market $BUS


Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS; OTC PINK: GWTNF) – June 16, 2017: (“Grande West” or the “Company”), a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce new orders for US private market customers.

Grande West’s exclusive US distributor Alliance Bus Group (“ABG”) will deliver ten (10) Vicinity buses for private customers in New York, Boston and Boca Raton. The names of the private companies will not be released for competitive reasons.

William Trainer, CEO of Grande West stated, “Starting in January, our sales and engineering groups have been working closely with ABG sales staff to respond to many public and private RFPs across the US. We are now seeing that diligent work pay off, much like we saw in the early days of our Canadian sales ramp. It’s very exciting to know that within the next two quarters, Vicinity will be operating across four states in the US which include New York, Georgia, Massachusetts and Florida.”

These orders are already included in our backlog as a previous order from ABG.

Backlog: Current total firm orders for Q2 2017 through 1H 2018 delivery are for two hundred sixty five (265) buses valued at over $96 million CAD.

About Grande West Transportation Group

Grande West Transportation Group is a Canadian bus manufacturer which designs, engineers and manufac-tures mid-size buses for transit authorities and commercial enterprises. Grande West’s Best-in-Class rated Vicinity bus is available in 30’ and 35’ models 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 has been successful in supplying Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private oper-ators with new buses and is receiving follow-on orders in many Canadian transit agencies. Grande West is Buy America compliant, and along with ABG, its exclusive US distributor, has sold Vicinity buses to US–based pub-lic and private operators and is actively pursuing more opportunities throughout the US.

For further information please contact:

Grande West Transportation

John LaGourgue

Ph: 604-607-4000