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 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 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
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
MCI showcases J4500, Setra S 417 at UMA Expo
January 23, 2015
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) unveiled the J4500 with a new tighter-turning ZF axle system with independent front- and tag-axle suspension; and smooth-stopping Bendix braking with optional Wingman, a radar-based adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation at the UMA Expo in New Orleans this week.
The company also showed the two-door Setra S 417 with club corner lounge and new Voyage
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
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 plant sending buses to N.J, contributes to co. success
January 20, 2015
PEMBINA, N.D. — Every 3.6 hours or so, 10 hours a day, 4 days a week, a shiny, new 45-foot CNG commuter coach rolls out of Motor Coach Industries' factory in Pembina, N.D., Grand Forks Herald reported.
These vehicles are part of a 150-vehicle coach contract being delivered to New Jersey Transit, of which MCI has already has delivered about one-third, according to Rick Heller, MCI president
MCI delivers first Commuter Coach to Broward County
February 20, 2015
Pompano Beach, Fla.’s Broward County Transit (BCT) introduced one of five new MCI Commuter Coaches that will serve its express routes to Miami-Dade County starting this spring, with the agency ordering another nine coaches that are expected to go into service by this fall.
The new coaches feature comfortable high-back seats, LED reading lights, electrical outlets, Wi-Fi, pullout bike
MCI offers bonus depriciation program
December 22, 2014
Motorcoach operators are getting a gift this holiday season with the return of bonus depreciation. And MCI is helping operators wrap up the savings, putting together year-end deals on MCI and Setra coaches.
For all coaches purchased and placed into service during 2014, a first year bonus depreciation of 50% of the adjusted basis of the coach is available to qualifying taxpayers. Lessees