Yankee Line announced its partnership with the 2022 U.S. Open and Motor Coach Industries (MCI) to operate the first zero-emission electric motorcoach for attendee shuttle service.
The zero-emission motorcoach provided shuttle service between Forest Hills MBTA Station and The Country Club from June 16-19, assisting with transportation for the nearly 30,000 attendees per day.
“Yankee Line is excited to have partnered with the USGA and MCI to operate the fully-electric motorcoach which assisted in transporting thousands of attendees during this year’s US Open” said Yankee Line's Mike Costa. “We believe this partnership helps to pave a Greener and more sustainable future within the transportation industry. We’re excited to work with the USGA and our other valued clients to continue to explore options to expand usage of this new zero-emission technology.”
The 52-seat luxury electric motorcoach operated a full 15-hour shift shuttle with a single charge each day of the U.S. Open.
“MCI was proud to partner with Yankee Line to showcase the luxury J4500 CHARGE at such a large public event,” said Patricia Ziska, VP of private sector sales. “The battery-electric CHARGE eliminates emissions while delivering high-capacity luxury coach transportation, a natural choice to support the USGA’s recent announcement that this U.S. Open was the most sustainable in championship history.”