Bus

MCI delivers Commuter Coaches, J4500s to Texas, Canada

Posted on May 16, 2017

Woodlands Township's MCI Commuter Coach.
Woodlands Township's MCI Commuter Coach.
Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.,  is completing the delivery of 25 new clean-diesel Commuter Coaches to The Woodlands Township, Texas.

Located approximately 34 miles north of downtown Houston along Interstate 45, The Woodlands Township has put MCI’s top-selling public transit coach into service for its popular park-and-ride service known as The Woodlands Express. Buses travel daily to Houston’s major employment centers including the Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza, and Houston’s central business district.

The first five MCI Commuter Coaches were delivered in December of 2015, followed by 10 more coaches in March 2016. The final 10 coaches will be delivered this month to complete an order valued at approximately $ 14.4 million.

The Woodlands Township funded the coaches through a competitive Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded through the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The MCI Commuter Coach, based on the best-selling D-Series model, is the preferred vehicle on long-distance express routes because of its fuel efficiency, passenger comfort and safety at higher speeds. Safety technologies standard on the commuter coach include electronic stability control, fire suppression systems, three-point passenger seatbelts, and an LED destination sign for improved visibility. The Woodlands Township order added optional lavatories, wheelchair lifts, comfortable Kiel seating with grab rails and arm rests, power outlets, and Wi-Fi connectivity to each of their 55-seat coaches.

Brewster's MCI J4500.
Brewster's MCI J4500.
The company also announced that it recently delivered 20 new J4500s — nine in 2016 and 11 in 2017 — to Banff-based Brewster Travel Canada.

Each of Brewster’s new MCI J4500s include plush leather seating for 52 passengers and custom galleys in the back with cold-water stations. Other high-end elements include wood-like flooring, 110-volt power outlets at every seat, and Wi-Fi.

 

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

More News

Grande West receives orders for 9 Vicinity buses

Current total firm orders for 2017 and the first half of 2018 Vicinity deliveries are for 276 buses valued at over $74 million.

Gillig moves into upgraded HQ in Livermore, Calif.

The 127-year-old business, which operated out of Hayward for more than 80 years, will celebrate its grand opening on June 1.

Alexander Dennis begins Switzerland double-decker bus deliveries

The vehicles ordered for Eastern Switzerland are based on the company's Enviro500 standard model, but the company has adapted them to PostBus’s needs and Swiss regulations.

ARBOC produces Spirit of Liberty buses for Fla. agency

Martin County intends to use these buses on their Commuter Service to Palm Beach County.

Thomas Built Buses announces new DPF temperature stabilization

This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of engines, improving engine performance and enhancing the frequency of active regeneration.

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