NJ TRANSIT to add 772 MCI Commuter Coaches
July 15, 2015
In one of the largest contracts between NJ TRANSIT and Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the agency’s board of directors authorized the purchase of 772 fully featured MCI 45-foot Commuter Coaches.
The latest equipment purchase in a 33-year relationship between NJ TRANSIT and MCI, the $395 million order for clean diesel, cruiser-style coaches will offer NJ TRANSIT riders three-point seatbelts
Political shifts, smaller vehicles are key trends at UMA Expo
February 24, 2015
will also be manufactured on the same assembly line as the CX45.
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) unveiled the J4500 with a new tighter-turning ZF axle system with independent front- and tag-axle suspension; smooth-stopping Bendix braking with optional Wingman; radar-based adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation, as well as the two-door Setra S 417 with club corner lounge and Voyage Ambassador
MCI delivers J4500s to Quebec, Va.
July 28, 2015
Laval, Quebec, Canada’s Autobus Galland added two new MCI J4500 coaches, equipped with the latest safety technology, including electronic stability control, a new ZF independent front suspension for a superb turning radius and ride quality, and a Bendix braking system that delivers car-like control for drivers.
Galland equips its fleet of 20 coaches with its own GPS featuring telematics
MCI introduces Web-based learning, ramps up 2015 training schedule
February 19, 2015
Motor Coach Industries increased access to its award-winning training for 2015, debuting its new Learning Management System (LMS), a comprehensive, Web-based training program for technicians. MCI will also give technicians hands-on time through its Tech Tune-Ups and will roll out several new MCI LEARN webinars.
Offering online, anytime training, LMS has been in pilot operation with several
MCI delivers J4500s to Fla., N.J.
June 29, 2015
Orlando, Fla.’s Express Transportation added three new 2015 MCI J4500s, adding to four 2014 MCI J4500 coaches it purchased last year, making the majority of its 16-coach fleet the very latest.
The MCI J4500, designed with the assistance of BMW Design Works USA, is the top-selling coach in the industry, according to the company. It features a spiral entryway for easy boarding, tiered
Batho joins MCI as VP of Technical Support
February 3, 2015
MCI has named Steve Batho vice president of Technical Support. In this new position, he will lead advances in MCI’s field support, technical training and roadside assistance. He reports to Wolfgang Winzer, MCI VP/GM, Aftermarket, and will be based in Ontario, Canada.
Batho joins MCI with a 17-year career at Daimler Buses North America, most recently as VP, Product Support. He also served
5 Questions: Ventura County Transportation Commission's Darren Kettle
May 12, 2015
In December, Calif.’s Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), which provides inter-community bus service throughout Ventura County, began unveiling its new fleet of 14 clean-diesel MCI motorcoaches.
The new VCTC Intercity Bus fleet was funded using a portion of California’s Proposition 1B, which allocated nearly $20 billion in general obligation bonds to address air quality
MCI Stands Up for Transportation in Pembina, Chicago and Louisville
April 21, 2015
As the industry’s only U.S.-based intercity coach manufacturer and an advocate of high-speed, efficient over-the-road transportation, Motor Coach Industries (MCI) supported the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Stand Up for Transportation Day April 9 by hosting a high-level tour of its Pembina, N.D. facility, where its industry-leading D-Series Commuter Coach model
MCI Making Series of Improvements to Flagship Models, Adding Setra Options
May 16, 2014
With a focus on increasing luxury and the overall cost of operation as well as reliability and ride, MCI has made, or is in the process of completing, changes to both its J4500 and D-Series models and adding new options to the Setra S 417.
New 2014 Setra
Although it has been part of the North American motorcoach market for more than 25 years, the latest 2014 Setra S 417 model is attempting
MCI opening new Canadian sales, service center
October 30, 2014
Because Quebec coach operators deserve a sales and service center as well-designed as the MCI and Setra coaches that are so popular throughout the province, MCI will moves its Montreal MCI Sales and Service Center to an expanded location at 3500 St. Patrick Street on Nov. 1.
The new downtown location, a few miles from the current site, is easily accessible from the expressway and allows MCI