WMATAC40LF Posted February 5, 2017 Report Share Posted February 5, 2017 1 hour ago, TransitFocus said: Grande West is just entering the US marketplace. If the success in Canada is any indication of how it will go in the US, the Vicinity will be very disruptive starting in 2017. It will certainly have a distruptive effect (it might even kill off Eldorado, who knows?) On the other hand it is important to note that Gillig and NFI still have some advantages. For example, a 29ft Gillig is certified for a longer service life that any of its 30ft competitors (at least 12 years, which is expandable with additional options). Also, although the MIDI has sort of flopped in terms of sales, larger authorities may want to stick with a manufacturer they trust more (I'm thinking of Septa, who ordered both MIDIs and Xcelciors). On the other hand, i'll be interested to see how smaller systems and private operators respond to Grande West's entry into the US Market. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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