COMMUTE: STO pulls 57 buses from the road over concerns

By Megan Gillis, Ottawa Sun, March 22, 2019

The Gatineau bus service cancelled dozens of trips and accessibility service Friday because of possible steering problems with the articulated buses, affecting 57 STO buses.

Nova Bus, which manufactured the buses, asked for spot checks after finding a technical problem with the steering systems of hybrid buses delivered between 2016 and 2019.

A total of 600 buses in the fleets of nine Quebec municipal bus services, almost half of them in Montreal, were affected.

Nova Bus has identified a “permanent solution” to the steering issue, but does not have enough parts on hand to fix the problem immediately.

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