Greyhound Lines orders 130 MCI® D4505 models
SCHAUMBURG, IL — April 01, 2013 — Motor Coach Industries, the leading builder of intercity coaches in North America, will deliver 130 MCI D4505 coaches to Greyhound Lines as part of a two-year contract.
"We're committed to providing our customers with safe and comfortable travel, which is why we continue to work with MCI to deliver quality motorcoaches with modern amenities that our customers will enjoy," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Greyhound's new D4505 coaches will reflect the company's updated look and come equipped with wheelchair lifts and digital amenities now available on all of its newer Greyhound coaches, including Wi-Fi and power outlets at all passenger seats. The new coaches also come with three-point passenger seatbelts and lush leatherette seating for 50. Greyhound has also ordered MCI's optional air-ride driver's seat, and added security features including an aisle gate and driver's shield. The new MCI D4505s are powered by clean-diesel Cummins engines paired with Allison B500 transmissions.
"Greyhound Lines has once again selected MCI to deliver on its commitment to provide its passengers with safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly transportation," said Rick Heller, MCI President and CEO. "This is a significant contract. It demonstrates MCI's ability to supply Reliability Driven coaches, parts and service, and allows us to participate in Greyhound Lines' expansion. We are proud to be a part of its success in serving its growing ridership."
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, with manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Pembina, North Dakota, Motor Coach Industries is the leading intercity coach manufacturer in the United States and Canada, with sales, service and repair facilities in both countries. MCI's D-Series is the best-selling line of coaches in industry history, with more than 13,000 units built. Its J4500 coach model has been the industry's best-selling intercity coach for nine consecutive years. MCI is also the distributor of the Setra S 417, Setra S 407 and Setra parts in the U.S. and Canada. The company offers 24-hour technical support and industry-leading technician training along with the market's most extensive aftermarket parts and repair service.
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