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Minn.'s Riley Bus & Tours adds MCI J4500

Posted on July 18, 2019

Kevin Riley, who represents the third generation family member to run Riley Bus & Tours, takes delivery of a brand new 2019 MCI J4500 coach at the DesPlaines, Ill., MCI Sales and Service Center. The Murdock, Minn.-based tour and charter company turns 80 this year.
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Kevin Riley, who represents the third generation family member to run Riley Bus & Tours, takes delivery of a brand new 2019 MCI J4500 coach at the DesPlaines, Ill., MCI Sales and Service Center. The Murdock, Minn.-based tour and charter company turns 80 this year.
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Murdock, Minn.-based Riley Bus & Tours recently took delivery of a 2019 MCI J4500, bringing its fleet to four J4500 coaches no older than model year 2015.

The 2019 MCI J4500 features industry-leading legroom and a maximum 60-seat passenger configuration following its interior redesign in 2018. “In the past, we’ve ordered our J4500s with seating for 50 or 52 passengers since we need the legroom on charters for our local university that includes its athletic programs,” said owner Kevin Riley, who represents the third generation of the family to run the business.

On his new 2019 J4500 coach, Riley went with a 56-passenger configuration because of models more spacious cabin. He also added the model’s new optional rear window and RGB variable lighting packages that light up the interior in a variety of hues “for a coach that offers our passengers a top-of-the-line good looking interior,” he said.

Riley also added MCI’s high-tech optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) available with Bendix Fusion. It’s a collision mitigation system that adds a windshield-mounted, forward-facing camera and object recognition software to further identify moving and stationary objects, lane markings, and road signs, in addition to a 360-degree camera that provides a bird’s-eye view around the entire coach to assist with small maneuvers.

Another desirable service for the Twin Cities’ big baby boom population are Riley’s tour packages to seasonal destinations such as Florida and Arizona during the winter months and summer trips to Alaska that come with Travel Insured's Group Deluxe Protection Plan for each traveler on most tours. Plus, Riley will even pick up a traveler at their homes if it’s too difficult to meet the schedule departure location and the company offers a 5% discount on their first booked tour.

Today, in addition to its four J4500 coaches, Riley operates one modern luxurious mini-coach, and continues to serve its district with six school buses.

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