MCI to provide service, host hospitality tent for Philadelphia Papal visit
September 24, 2015
MCI staff will host a hospitality tent, manned with staff and technical experts from 3:00 p.m. to midnight each day during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Sept. 26 to 27. MCI’s tent will be located at the Lincoln Financial Stadium on the north side of Pattison Avenue in Lot T.
Drivers are invited to stop by the MCI hospitality tent for complimentary coffee and donuts
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
Thrasher adds Setra S 417s for Mercedes Benz contract
September 22, 2015
The Birmingham, Ala.-based tour and charter operator Thrasher Brothers Trailways recently purchased four new Setra S 417 luxury coaches from MCI to serve one of the oldest global names in Alabama’s manufacturing explosion: Mercedes Benz.
The purchase follows Thrasher Brothers’ 2013 win on a four-year contract to provide transportation services to the Daimler division’s Brand Immersion
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 delivers 5 J4500s to Miami's Travel By Bus!
September 1, 2015
Miami’s Travel by Bus! added five 2015 MCI J4500s, featuring backup cameras, three-point seatbelts and Bendix Wingman Advanced — an active collision mitigation system. The company also opted for power outlets and offers Wi-Fi on its vehicles.
The 2015 J4500 also comes with a variety of model improvements, including an independent ZF front suspension for tighter turning and an improved
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
Oklahoma State U. adds 3 MCI D4500 CNGs
August 31, 2015
Oklahoma State University (OSU) added three new CNG MCI D4500 coaches, equipped with wheelchair lifts and Wi-Fi, to serve the university’s Big Orange Bus (BOB) transit system, which shuttles students, faculty, staff and the public between the university's Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.
“It’s a big milestone: We're the first in the state to have a bus fleet that is completely CNG,” said
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 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