Motorcoach

MCI to supply Los Angeles with 84 Commuter Coaches

Posted on May 26, 2011

[IMAGE]MCI-CNG-Windfarm-CommuterCoach-May-26-2011-2.jpg[/IMAGE] Last week, the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) signed a contract for 84 CNG-powered Motor Coach Industries (MCI) Commuter Coaches.

Each 40-foot coach will be wheelchair-lift equipped and features MCI’s Cummins ISL G 8.9 liter, 320hp engine, which meets 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards.

The CNG coaches will be the first MCI models in LADOT’s fleet. The order includes an option for 11 additional coaches after deliveries begin in the third quarter. 

Each of the new LADOT coaches will seat 49 passengers on the city’s Commuter Express system that connects outlying suburban districts with Downtown Los Angeles and other employment centers, including Century City, Westwood, LAX, El Segundo, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank and Encino.

The MCI CNG-equipped Commuter Coaches will replace a majority of the 94 older, heavy-duty diesel buses that now carry Commuter Express passengers. 

Features on the new MCI Commuter Coaches include plush upholstered forward facing seats, individual overhead reading lights and personal airflow controls and performance features, such as an advanced multiplexing system for simplified diagnostics, a driver-centric dash for easy interfacing and a SmartWave tire pressure monitoring system.

LADOT is using Federal Transit Administration grants for 70 percent of the funding for the replacement of its old Commuter Express buses, which are among LADOT’s oldest equipment on the road. The total value of the 84 MCI bus order is $59.2 million.

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

More News

Harmon Brothers Charter Service joins Trailways network

As part of Trailways, it will be known as Harmon Brothers Trailways.

Prevost adds 3 Parts & Service Centers to network

The new locations bring the total of Prevost owned and operated service centers to 14, nearly double the size of the largest competitor network. In addition, the service network is supported by more than 150 certified Volvo Truck locations.

ABC to open new Calif. parts, service center

The Newark location is on the east side of the San Francisco Bay and offers easy access to customers via Route 84, and Interstate 880.

IMG partners with int'l tour group for customer service training

The ITMI training will help build brand recognition, increase driver morale and retention, and give tips for handling the challenges on the road and long-distance travel.

One Year Later: Irizar i6 Gains in U.S. Market

After launching its sleek, black motorcoach into the U.S., the bus builder is seeing strong results among operators and clients.

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