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Houston METRO awards MCI 95-coach contract

Posted on March 31, 2014

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) was awarded a contract by Houston METRO for 95 MCI Commuter Coaches, with options for additional units. The new coaches will be equipped with the newest EPA-mandated clean-diesel engine technology.

Serving a growing express service that picks up from Park & Ride locations and operates in HOV lanes, Houston METRO’s new coaches will replace older equipment and allow for the expansion of its commuter express services.

The MCI Commuter Coach, which is Buy America-compliant and Altoona-tested, is specifically designed for express service and highway speeds, offering a rugged semi-monocoque structure that elevates passengers and drivers above traffic, plus Electronic Stability Control, tire pressure monitoring and a fire suppression system.

METRO’s coaches will be equipped with wheelchair lifts; 55 forward-facing seats with individual overhead LED reading lights and airflow controls; and parcel racks.

Since 2001, Houston METRO has purchased 286 MCI Commuter Coaches, including 122 diesel-electric hybrid MCI Commuter Coaches.

Deliveries of the new MCI Commuter Coaches are expected to begin in the summer of 2014.

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