Bus

MCI lands contract for D4500, D45 CRT LE Commuter Coaches

Posted on June 5, 2019

Introduced in 2017, the MCI D45 CRT LE features modern styling and a patented mid-coach low-entry vestibule with passenger seating and curb-level ramp system.
MCI
Introduced in 2017, the MCI D45 CRT LE features modern styling and a patented mid-coach low-entry vestibule with passenger seating and curb-level ramp system.MCI

The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), which manages the Xpress mobility and public transportation operations throughout the 12 counties surrounding metropolitan Atlanta, ordered 77 new MCI D4500 and 15 all-accessible MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coaches.

Last September, the two coaches were listed on the Georgia State Contract for Public Mass Transit and Transportation Vehicles. The statewide contract serves as a centralized purchasing mechanism for all state and local Georgia public entities from local governments to state offices and universities. Georgia makes this contract available to other states, too.

MCI’s ADA and Buy America-compliant and Altoona-tested D4500 and D45 CRT LE designed for comfortable distance travel. With an aging population, workers living farther outside city centers and fewer younger citizens buying cars, both models are flexible alternatives for transporting riders safely, economically, and comfortably to their destination.

Introduced in 2017, the MCI D45 CRT LE features modern styling and a patented mid-coach low-entry vestibule with passenger seating and curb-level ramp system allowing easy access for all passengers, including those with mobility devices. The dual entry on the model speeds passenger entry and exit to match low floor transit dwell times.

Both models are designed for durability, essential for vehicles placed on long-term distance commuting routes. MCI’s Commuter Coach brand is known for its rugged semi-monocoque structure and comfort and safety features including above-traffic, forward-facing seating with seatbelts, and electronic passenger services onboard.

The D4500 coaches will begin delivering in August 2019 with deliveries of the D45 CRT LE beginning first quarter 2020.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alexander Dennis delivers first of 92 new buses to UK bus service

Go Cornwall Bus commenced services on the Transport for Cornwall network on Sunday March 29, less than three months after it was announced as the new operator.

CTAA letter urges Congress to include public transit in COVID-19 relief

The rural, small city, specialized, and NEMT operators are experiencing unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

FTA awards $28M to City of El Paso, Texas for BRT system

The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service to important destinations in downtown El Paso, the El Paso International Airport, and the Far East Transfer Center.

Cleveland RTA adds 9 MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches

The vehicles are replacing older models that significantly surpassed their 12-year useful life.

Biz Briefs: Van Hool, New Flyer land orders

ABC delivers new CX45s to Indiana, with BC Transit adding more New Flyer CNGs.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation