July 9, 2010

MCI delivers to Mississippi, Connecticut



With the assistance of federal transit stimulus funds, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) purchased 33 Motor Coach Industries (MCI) D4500 coaches.

The ADA-compliant and Wi-Fi ready Commuter Coaches will be split among five regional operators.

The ConnDOT order featured the D4500s with Internet connectivity; a standard 57 seat configuration; and a Cummins ISM 10.8L, 410-horsepower engine with an Allison B500 Gen IV automatic six-speed transmission.

 



Meanwhile, Ridgeland, Miss.-based Cline-Trailways recently received its 75th MCI J4500, part of a five-coach order.

Powered by Detroit Diesel engines and Allison transmissions, Cline’s newest J4500s are outfitted with three-point seat belts as well as DVD players, video monitors and a host of other passenger amenities.

Cline offers tour, charter and shuttle services with a fleet that also includes 20 mini-buses. Additionally, the company operates a fleet of 50 school buses.

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