Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announced Coach Atlantic, one of Canada’s most diversified transportation operators, is completing a 13-coach MCI order with the delivery of a new 2018 J4500, making the Prince Edward Island carrier the first in Canada to put MCI’s “revolutionary” new coach into service.
The 2018 J4500 has been making news for a landmark interior design that’s added more comfort, space, and a significant number of aesthetic improvements, all features Coach Atlantic wanted to be first to offer its customers.
“The motor coach Industry is changing,” said Mike Cassidy, President Coach Atlantic Group. “Today’s customers realize their bus is an integral part of their travel experience and expect new, comfortable equipment with all the amenities. Successful motor coach operators understand the competitive edge of having new luxury buses to meet the expectations of their customers.”
Coach Atlantic offers corporate/VIP charters, scheduled line run bus service, local commuter services, airport transportation, school and team transport, and wedding and event services. The members of the Coach Atlantic Group include the operating companies of Prince Edward Tours, Coach Atlantic, Maritime Bus, Airport Express, Courier Express, and T3 Transit.
The order was announced earlier this year at UMA Expo, with MCI New Coach Sales VP Pat Ziska. She added that the original 13-coach deal was significant not only for a private company, but one with such a dominant name in Canadian transportation.
“We’re pleased Coach Atlantic will be the first operator to put the new 2018 J4500 on the road in Canada,” Ziska said. “Nothing makes us happier than great feedback from passengers, and we can’t wait to hear how well the newest J4500 will serve their ridership.” Coach Atlantic operates throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.
The MCI J4500 is a fitting choice, thanks to its reputation for head-turning looks inside and out, while offering the lowest total cost of operation in the industry. Coach Atlantic’s models are equipped with the latest clean-diesel Cummins engine technology and features. These include electronic stability, ZF independent suspension for great handling, plus new sleekly styled Amaya extra-legroom seating for 56 passengers, enjoying the 110-volt power outlets and USB ports for work and play.