Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., completed the delivery of 42 D-Series Commuter Coaches to the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD).
The delivery follows 2013 and 2015 orders, bringing Denver RTD’s fleet to include 161 newer MCI Commuter Coaches operating on Denver RTD’s regular-route express service and its new Flatiron Flyer BRT service between Denver and Boulder. The new coaches replace older models past their useful life on regular-route express service.
The Buy America-compliant MCI Commuter Coach features plush, forward-facing seating and overhead parcel racks with individual reading lights and airflow controls. Engineered to provide a comfortable, safe ride on express and highway routes, Denver RTD's new Commuter Coaches are each equipped with 110-volt/USB outlets at each seat, bike racks, a wheelchair lift and the latest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions.
Denver RTD’s FasTracks transit expansion will add 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of BRT service, 21,000 new parking spaces at rail and bus stations, and enhanced bus service across the eight-county district. Denver’s Transit Center in Union Station features light rail, a 22-gate bus concourse, a Greyhound gate and Amtrak all under one roof in a bustling urban setting.