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New J4500s and D4505s for Coach USA

Coach USA, subsidiaries add 51 MCI coaches

New models come equipped with three-point passenger seat belts, wheelchair lifts, Wi-Fi, 110-volt and power outlets, GPS and Saucon Asset Tracking systems. Electronic stability control, SmarTire and a fire suppression system are standard safety features. Read More »

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MCI delivers 54 Commuters to Denver RTD

Each vehicle is equipped with a wheelchair lift and an ACTIA multiplex system with an ergonomic driver dash and the latest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions. Read More »

Edmonton Transit adds 9 New Flyers

Buses are anticipated to begin production in the second quarter of 2013 and will be completely manufactured and assembled at New Flyer of America's St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. Read More »

Mich. transit receives 60 ElDorado propane buses

Part of the agency's "Go Green" initiative, each vehicle is estimated to put 82,956 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Read More »

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Motor Coach Industries (MCI) delivered six “talking” D4005 coaches to DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite National Park, the company that provides transportation and other concessions to America’s oldest park, to use for customer tours and shuttles.

The 40-foot coaches feature “talking bus” DR600 destination sign systems, which, in addition to announcing stops according to GPS, can transmit data back to a home office.

The D4005s, part of MCI’s all-time best-selling D Series coach family, feature clean-diesel Cummins ISX engines and AllisonB500 transmissions along with three-point seatbelts and Braun UVL wheelchair lifts. They also offer passengers amenities including power outlets at every seat, footrests, parcel racks, individual comfort controls, reading lamps and a DVD entertainment system with video monitors.

The coaches, with their vivid Yosemite scenery wraps, reflect the beauty of the park.

The DR600 sign system, in addition to announcing stops inside the coach based on GPS inputs, can let passengers waiting at a stop know when the next bus is coming. It can also send information back to DNC such as how many passengers are aboard, who is driving and what the coach is doing at any given moment. DNC requests the system on all of its coaches.

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Meanwhile, Garden Grove, Calif.-based Pacific Coachways Trailways purchased four MCI 2013 J4500s.

The coaches mark the company’s first purchase of new MCI models, bringing its fleet to 12 coaches and seven school buses.

In addition to featuring the latest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions, the 2013 J4500 also delivers improved fuel economy through powertrain optimization. The model has been redesigned with new LED headlights, a more elevated appearance, impact-resistant bumpers and some 30 other improvements. A new smooth rear cap also modernizes the back of the coach and provides more space for brand messaging. Wide-ride suspension, electronic stability control, a SmartWave tire-pressure monitoring system, a fire-suppression system and three-point passenger seat belts are standard. Pacific Coachways Trailways added 110-volt power outlets and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Profiled as an “Innovative Operator” in Metro Magazine’s January 2013 issue, Pacific Coachways Trailways credits it success to great customer service and going the extra mile in driver recruitment and training.

Source: http://www.metro-magazine.com/news/story/2013/04/mci-delivers-to-calif-.aspx

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Congratulations and a big Thank You to Adventure Tours dba Travel Tours of Wagoner Oklahoma. Here they are taking delivery of two new 2013 J4500s last week. The coaches are equipped with DD13/B500 power train.
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MCI delivers to Ill., Pa., Texas

Chicago's Pace Suburban Bus ordered 13 Commuter Coaches, with an option for 37 more. Meanwhile, York County, Penn.'s rabbittransit took delivery of three new MCI Commuter Coaches, and Beaumont, Texas' Sun Travel Trailways received its very first MCI J4500. Read More »

Nova receives $148M Chicago order

Delivery of the 40-foot vehicles is expected to begin in early 2014. As part of Chicago Transit Authority's bus modernization plan, the new LFS Smart Bus will replace older models of Nova LFS the agency has had in service for 14 years. Read More »

MCI delivers J4500s to D.C., NYC

Company redesigned the model for 2013, giving it a taller look and stylish LED headlights. It also features more than 30 improvements, including brushless motors and an optimized, more fuel-efficient powertrain that can achieve nine miles per gallon at highways speeds. Read More »

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MCI to deliver 4 J4500s to Canada

Contract includes an option for six more. The new coaches will be used to transport Canadian Armed Forces personnel. Read More »

ABC delivers 2 new Van Hool C2045Ls

Both Sweetours coaches are powered by Detroit DD13 engines driving through Allison B500 Gen IV transmissions. Read More »

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MCI delivers to N.Y., Canada

Schenectady, N.Y.'s Wade Tours takes delivery of a 2013 J4500, which features a clean-diesel Detroit Diesel/Allison powertrain, 110-volt outlets and Wi-Fi. Vancouver, B.C.-based Universal Coach Lines has taken delivery of three 2013 MCI J4500s, which also feature the new powertrain and LED headlights. Read More »

Texas operator adds Temsa TS35

The Cowtown Bus Charters Inc. coach is equipped with REI Audio/Video, Alcoa rims, side and driver shades, and 110-volt plug outlets. Read More »

Tornado adds 5 Van Hool double-deckers

ABC also announced it signed an agreement with IBP Industries Inc. to become the firm's new distribution partner in North America.Read More »

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Not sure what to file this under in the wiki, so I'll post the info. here for now.

http://www.hvpress.net/news/119/ARTICLE/12587/2013-07-03.html

Six buses will be going to the Newburgh Beacon Bus Company which operates both the local service and the Newburgh Beacon Shuttle. Five buses will be going to Kiryas Joel and three to Middletown Transit which operates the local transit service in the Middletown area. The Town of Warwick transit service will receive one bus. Most of the buses are replacing older buses in the operator fleets which have already met useful service life criteria. Two hybrids will be new to the Newburgh Area local transit service to provide capacity for planned expansion of service to begin later this year.

http://warwickadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130630/NEWS01/130639999/Warwick-acquires-hybrid-Dial-A-Bus

WARWICK — On Friday, June 28, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, members of the Town Board, Supervisor of Transportation Jennifer Crover, and head driver Donna Palaj unveiled a brand new hybrid diesel-electric bus, which will be used for the town’s Dial-Bus-Service.

On the previous day, Orange County unveiled 15 new hybrid diesel-electric busses, the first hybrid transit buses in Orange County to be used by public transit operators, that were acquired through Federal Transit Administration funding to replace older models in Newburgh (six new buses), Kiryas Joel (five buses), Middletown (three) and the Town of Warwick.

The new bus, which uses both a diesel engine and an electric motor similar to that used for hybrid automobiles, was manufactured by The Gillig Corporation. It is expected to be 25 percent more efficient and provide a smoother and quieter ride than a conventional bus.

It appears these are all 2013 GILLIG LF 29' G30E102N2 with Allison HP E40 system.

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