Houston Metro has purchased 95 MCI commuter coaches in order to expand its express bus service.
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Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has been awarded a contract by Houston Metro for 95 MCI Commuter Coaches, with options for additional units. The new coaches will be equipped with the newest EPA-mandated clean-diesel engine technology.
Serving a growing express service that picks up from park & ride locations and operates in HOV lanes, Houston Metro’s new coaches will replace older equipment and allow for the expansion of its commuter express services. Deliveries of the new MCI Commuter Coaches are expected to begin in the summer of 2014.
“We’re extremely honored that Houston Metro has once again selected the MCI Commuter Coach for its express services,” said Tom Wagner, MCI vice president public sector sales. “Metro is dedicated to providing ridership with exceptional service, and we believe the MCI Commuter Coach helps it achieve that mission.”
Metro’s coaches will be equipped with wheelchair lifts; 55 forward-facing seats with individual overhead LED reading lights and airflow controls; and parcel racks.
Since 2001, Houston Metro has purchased 286 MCI Commuter Coaches, including 122 diesel-electric hybrid MCI Commuter Coaches.