RTA has added the nine D4500 Commuter Coaches to its Park-N-Ride fleet, operating on RTA’s three direct routes to downtown Cleveland. MCI
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) recently completed delivery of nine MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).
RTA has added the nine D4500 Commuter Coaches to its Park-N-Ride fleet, operating on RTA’s three direct routes to downtown Cleveland. RTA said the new MCIs are replacing older vehicles, which significantly surpassed their 12-year useful life, and that it plans to add three more new D4500 coaches later in the year.
The MCI D4500 features forward-facing seating, overhead parcel racks, and individual reading lights and air-flow controls at every seat. ADA-compliant and Buy America-certified, RTA’s newest Commuter Coaches come equipped with wheelchair lifts, bike racks, and feature the newest technology and safety systems including RTA’s first free Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports at every seat, three-point passenger seatbelts, backup cameras, and onboard surveillance cameras.
The delivery also showcases several technical improvements MCI has made to the model including an electrically driven cooling system and the next-generation and lighter-weight Cummins X12 engine, which combine to deliver improved fuel economy, lower emissions, and other improvements on the model’s already low total cost of operation. In total, RTA operates 38 MCI commuter coaches.