May 1, 2014
With its new J4500, Adventure Tours joined the American Bus Association and MCI in promoting green travel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Earth Day Fair on April 22. The operator recently took delivery of two new wheelchair-lift-equipped J4500 coaches.
March 6, 2014
Royal Star Hawaii’s new J4500s feature wheelchair lifts, lavatories, and A/V systems and will be used primarily for island tours and transfers. The operator will eventually receive a total of six J4500s.
February 18, 2014
The newest J4500 features 2013-EPA engines for more fuel economy and a redesigned parcel rack for more passenger headroom. The Setra S 417 now offers an optional second door and club corner lounge seating, as well as front collision guard, cornering lights and rain/light sensors.
November 26, 2013
Santa Ana, Calif.-based Certified Transportation received a 2014 model, which looks taller and more modern, according to MCI. It is designed to deliver improved fuel economy through powertrain optimization.
November 14, 2013
Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Charter Service’s new J4500, which underwent a design change for 2013, features a taller appearance, curving LED headlights and smooth rear cap. Meanwhile, Milton, Vt.-based Premier Coach took delivery of five new Setra S 407s.
August 16, 2013
Toronto-based transit system GO Transit has added 18 new Motor Coach Industries MCI D4505 Commuter Coaches. Meanwhile, Tauton, Mass.-based Bloom’s Bus Lines received two J4500 coaches.
June 11, 2013
Schenectady, N.Y.’s Wade Tours takes delivery of a 2013 J4500, which features a clean-diesel Detroit Diesel/Allison powertrain, 110-volt outlets and Wi-Fi. Vancouver, B.C.-based Universal Coach Lines has taken delivery of three 2013 MCI J4500s, which also feature the new powertrain and LED headlights.
May 24, 2013
Contract includes an option for six more. The new coaches will be used to transport Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
May 16, 2013
Chicago’s Pace Suburban Bus ordered 13 Commuter Coaches, with an option for 37 more. Meanwhile, York County, Penn.’s rabbittransit took delivery of three new MCI Commuter Coaches, and Beaumont, Texas’ Sun Travel Trailways received its very first MCI J4500.
April 24, 2013
DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite National Park received six “talking” D4005 coaches. Pacific Coachways Trailways purchased four MCI 2013 J4500s.
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