MCI delivers 2 J4500s to Hawaii

Posted on March 6, 2014

As part of a rebranding effort that will differentiate its premium “gold” fleet from its standard “silver” category coaches, Honolulu-based Royal Star Hawaii has taken delivery of the first two of six 2014 Motor Coach Industries (MCI) J4500 coaches meant to represent the company’s top-of-the-line offerings.

When complete, the company’s gold fleet will reach 22 coaches, all 2009-or-newer MCI J4500s.

The new gold- and silver-level designations will replace the company’s previous “Royal Star” and “Super Star” designations.

“The new design update achieves several major goals,” said Marc Rubenstein, VP and GM. “It updates our 102 Series coaches with a modern look, clarifies the difference between brands with either a gold or silver choice, and unifies both gold and silver coaches under the same Royal Star brand. It’s part of an ongoing plan to keep the fleet always looking fresh.”

The two new J4500s, which feature wheelchair lifts, lavatories, and A/V systems will be used primarily for island tours and transfers. The rest of the six-coach J4500 order will arrive later this year.

The J4500 underwent a redesign last year, gaining new LED headlamps, a slightly taller look and other improvements. The 2014 model arrives with the latest clean-diesel engine technology for lower emissions and better fuel economy, along with MCI's MDSS suspension system for greater maneuverability and a smoother ride. Standard safety features include three-point passenger seat belts, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring and a fire-suppression system.

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

More News

Calif. tour bus crash kills 13, injures 31

All the victims were adults, according to the report, with the surviving passengers and the big rig driver only suffering minor injuries.

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

C&J Bus Lines installs Flyte Systems to keep real-time updates on airline schedules

C&J Bus Lines, a New England a transportation provider, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals.

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


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