The City of Valparaiso took delivery of four new, fully appointed MCI Commuter Coaches to support its daily ChicagoDASH service from Valparaiso, Ind. to Chicago's Loop.
The ChicagoDASH service is a morning and evening rush hour route that has coaches leaving Valparaiso between 6-7:30 a.m. and returning from three Chicago Loop pickup points to a last stop in Valparaiso at 7:15 p.m. each weekday.
With the average one-way travel time at one hour and 15 minutes, the MCI Commuter Coaches deliver ChicagoDASH customers a comfortable ride with a rolling workspace. Each of the four 53-seat coaches is appointed with a Wi-Fi system for Internet connectivity and 110-volt outlets to support computers and chargers. Each coach also features an LCD satellite television monitor system, a wheelchair lift and bike rack for commuters who cycle to their ultimate destination.
MCI announced it also recently delivered a new MCI J4500San Antonio's Regent Coach Line Ltd.
In addition to a Ricon chair lift, Regent's new J4500 features a Cummins ISM engine with an Allison B500 transmission, electronic stability control, wide-ride suspension with Koni FSD shocks and a reverse sensing system.