Motorcoach

MCI delivers to Calif.

Posted on April 24, 2013

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) delivered six “talking” D4005 coaches to DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite National Park, the company that provides transportation and other concessions to America’s oldest park, to use for customer tours and shuttles.

The 40-foot coaches feature “talking bus” DR600 destination sign systems, which, in addition to announcing stops according to GPS, can transmit data back to a home office.

The D4005s, part of MCI’s all-time best-selling D Series coach family, feature clean-diesel Cummins ISX engines and AllisonB500 transmissions along with three-point seatbelts and Braun UVL wheelchair lifts. They also offer passengers amenities including power outlets at every seat, footrests, parcel racks, individual comfort controls, reading lamps and a DVD entertainment system with video monitors.

The coaches, with their vivid Yosemite scenery wraps, reflect the beauty of the park.

The DR600 sign system, in addition to announcing stops inside the coach based on GPS inputs, can let passengers waiting at a stop know when the next bus is coming. It can also send information back to DNC such as how many passengers are aboard, who is driving and what the coach is doing at any given moment. DNC requests the system on all of its coaches.

Meanwhile, Garden Grove, Calif.-based Pacific Coachways Trailways purchased four MCI 2013 J4500s.  

The coaches mark the company’s first purchase of new MCI models, bringing its fleet to 12 coaches and seven school buses.  

In addition to featuring the latest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions, the 2013 J4500 also delivers improved fuel economy through powertrain optimization. The model has been redesigned with new LED headlights, a more elevated appearance, impact-resistant bumpers and some 30 other improvements. A new smooth rear cap also modernizes the back of the coach and provides more space for brand messaging. Wide-ride suspension, electronic stability control, a SmartWave tire-pressure monitoring system, a fire-suppression system and three-point passenger seat belts are standard. Pacific Coachways Trailways added 110-volt power outlets and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Profiled as an “Innovative Operator” in Metro Magazine’s January 2013 issue, Pacific Coachways Trailways credits it success to great customer service and going the extra mile in driver recruitment and training.

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

More News

Silverado Stages names new CEO

John Busskohl has been an executive in the motorcoach and bus industry for the past 24 years and has managed large, multi-market organizations for most of that time.

MCI delivers first Commuter Coach to Broward County

Designed for higher speeds, the Buy-America-compliant, Altoona-tested MCI Commuter Coach uses a high-floor design that raises passengers and the driver above traffic, along with a long-travel suspension for a smooth ride.

79th Trailways conference slated for Calif.

The Trailways Annual Stockholders Meeting and Conference is a private gathering comprised of only Trailways Transportation owners and representatives. Located throughout North American and parts of Europe, these privately owned or operated bus and coach companies are affiliated with the well-known respected Trailways brand.

MCI introduces Web-based learning, ramps up 2015 training schedule

The Learning Management System works with smart phones and tablets as well as PCs and Macs, allowing technicians to access the modules at their work stations

CH Bus delivers Temsa TS-45 to Texas

Arrow Trailway’s TS 45 coach has seating for 56 passengers and includes quality features such as 110-volt plugs with USB ports, Alcoa Durabright wheels, REI monitors, and side and driver shades.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close