Canadian Co. Lands $165M Contract for NYC Buses

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -

A Canadian company has been awarded a nearly $165 million contract to build 300 New York City transit buses at its upstate factory.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority approved the contract for Prevost during the agency’s board of directors meeting Wednesday. The clean-diesel buses will be built at the company’s plant in the town of Plattsburgh, near the Canadian border with New York.

MTA officials say the new buses will replace the oldest in the city’s fleet and will be used on express routes from the outer boroughs into Manhattan.