Motor Coach Industries

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This article is about the bus manufacturer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For the Amtrak station in Michigan City, Indiana, see Michigan City Amtrak station.

Motor Coach Industries International Inc. (MCI) is a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based bus manufacturer. MCI specializes in manufacturing commuter and charter motorcoaches. The company has a strong presence in Canada and the United States with a few exports to other countries.


  • The company was incorporated in 1932 as Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works Limited.
  • In 1941, Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works renamed Motor Coach Industries (MCI)
  • In 1948 Greyhound Lines of Canada, at that time MCI's major customer, became a majority shareholder. MCI was purchased outright by Greyhound Lines in 1958. In 1962 a new plant was opened in Pembina, North Dakota to increase capacity as Greyhound widened its markets and switched increasingly from GMC to its own in-house products. In 1974 another plant was opened in Roswell, New Mexico under the title Transportation Manufacturing Corporation.
  • In December 1986, Greyhound was split, with Greyhound Lines being sold to an investor group, and Greyhound Lines of Canada, MCI and Transportation Manufacturing Corporation remaining part of Greyhound Corporation, which was renamed Dial, Inc. in 1991.
  • In 1987, Greyhound Corporation bought the bus manufacturing operations of General Motors, and production of the RTS was transferred to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation. TMC ceased production of MCI vehicles in 1990 to concentrate on RTS production.
  • In 1993 MCI became an independent corporation, Motor Coach Industries International Inc.
  • In 1994 MCI merged with DINA S.A. of Mexico, and over the course of the next couple of years developed the Viaggio 1000 DOT for production and sale to the U.S and Canada. In late 1999/2000 the G4100, G4500 and F3500 models were released to the U.S. and Canadian markets under the new MCI Mexico structure.
  • In June 1999, DINA S.A. sold its holding in MCI to a private investment company.
  • After a period of falling demand, increased competition and lay-offs in the early 2000s, production at MCI plants in Winnipeg and Pembina, North Dakota increased in 2006, and 130 employees were added.
  • During the early 2000s crisis, MCI opened its contract with its unionized workers, threatening to move all Canadian operations unless its workers agreed to a seven year contract providing for no raises for four years, followed by a meager C$ 0.40 raise per year, drawing the ire of many employees.
  • In November 2011 MCI's 6000th unit rolled off the E/J assembly line. The J4500 will go to the Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon, who will use it to provide medical transport for children. [1]


Service Centers

  • Dallas, TX (9787 Clifford Dr., Dallas, TX)
  • Lebanon, TN (215 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon, TN)
  • Los Alamitos, CA (10850 Portal Dr., Los Alamitos, CA)
  • Montreal, QC (1400 Rue Barre, Montreal, QC)
  • Orlando, FL (3718 LB McLeod Rd., Orlando, FL)

Current Product Line

Highway Coach

Past Product Line

Electric Trolley Bus

Highway Coach



  1. MCI's 6000th unit rolls off E/J line
Transit Buses
Types Articulated Bus · Bus Rapid Transit · Double Decker Bus · Low Floor Bus · Highway Coach · Shuttle Bus · Trolley Bus
Fuel Compressed Natural Gas · Diesel · Diesel-Electric Hybrid · Gasoline · Hydrogen Fuel Cell · Liquified Natural Gas
Manufacturers Alexander Dennis · Blue Bird · BYD Auto · Commercial Truck Equipment Co. · ElDorado National · Environmental Performance Vehicles · Ford · Gillig · IC Bus · Motor Coach Industries · New Flyer Industries · North American Bus Industries · Nova Bus · Optima Bus · Orion International · Prevost Car · Proterra · Setra · Stewart & Stevenson · Thomas Built Buses · Van Hool
VIN Pages Alexander Dennis · American Ikarus · Blue Bird · BYD Auto · Champion · Designline · Eagle · Ebus · ElDorado National · Environmental Performance Vehicles · Flxible · Flyer Industries · Ford · General Motors · Gillig · IC Bus · Ikarus USA · Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg · Millennium Transit Services · Motor Coach Industries · New Flyer Industries · Neoplan USA · North American Bus Industries · Nova Bus · Optima Bus · Orion Bus Industries · Prevost Car · Proterra · Setra · Stewart & Stevenson · TEMSA · Thomas Built Buses · Transportation Manufacturing Corporation · TransBus International · Van Hool