Bus

MCI completes GO Transit order

Posted on August 16, 2012

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) delivered 18 Commuter Coach models to GO Transit, the Province of Ontario’s public transit system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The delivery completes a 36-coach order for 2012.  

GO Transit’s latest models are powered by the newest Cummins clean-diesel engines and Allison transmission for near-zero emissions. The new coaches feature 57 comfortable forward-facing seats by Amaya, a Braun wheelchair lift, overhead airflow controls, LED interior lighting including reading lights, and other comforts designed to attract suburban and other distance commuters.

The MCI Commuter Coach’s standard features include the latest-generation ACTIA multiplex system with an ergonomic driver dash, as well as Electronic Stability Control, a tire pressure monitoring system and the Amerex fire suppression system. GO Transit added an optional Axion destination sign and an Alpha-Tron Altra capacitor that aids in cold-weather starts.

The MCI Commuter Coach, which is based on the popular D4500, is known for its overall build quality and low cost of operation.  

GO Transit’s fleet of 436 vehicles, 414 are made by MCI, and carry about 37,000 bus riders a day. A division of Metrolinx, GO Transit, Canada’s first provincially created and funded transit agency, serves a population of six million and carries more than 217,000 riders a day on trains and buses combined, with 62 million riders annually.



View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Arrow Stage hosts Veterans Strong Appreciation Event

Over 200 guests attended to witness the evening’s main event, the unveiling of the full-sized custom Arrow Stage Lines’ Veteran Strong motorcoach. 

SFRTA unveils new Tri-Rail commuter connector

The fleet of 28 new vehicles and 2 refurbished vehicles will replace the existing Tri-Rail shuttle buses.

St. Louis Metro recognized for maintenance and asset management

Bus maintenance program has been able to extend the lifespan of buses by 25% and decrease the rate of breakdowns by 85%.

FTA confirmed to speak on new bus testing rule, more at BusCon 2016

A Transit Maintenance Forum pass is $98 and includes the forum as well as access to BusCon’s full educational program, the exhibit hall full of buses, networking event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and much more.

Forest River ranks Top 3 Spots in Ford's top volume accounts

Starcraft Bus, Elkhart Coach and Glaval Bus finished first, second and third, respectively.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close