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Chicago Transit Authority #6731, a Nova LFS bus. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zolk/4749440584/">Kevin Zolkiewicz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Chicago Transit Authority #6731, a Nova LFS bus. Photo: Kevin Zolkiewicz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Plattsburgh's Nova Bus plant wins $148m contract

Nova Bus in Plattsburgh has won another big contract to assemble 300 new vehicles for Chicago's Transit Authority. That's according to an announcement yesterday from Congressman Bill Owens.

The deal will bring the Canadian company roughly $148 million in new business.

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In his statement, Owens said the contract was "good news for Nova Bus employees and the many suppliers who depend on Nova Bus to grow their business."

Plattsburgh has become a hub for Canadian companies and manufacturers operating in the US. Nova Bus employs roughly 200 people in the city.

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