1/09/2018

 







  MCI unveils redesigned buses at UMA

From Metro:

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., is bringing its industry-leading vehicle innovations in passenger seating capacity, interior ambience, unprecedented passenger accessibility, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, a 35-foot J coach and a move into all-electric coaches by 2020, to Booth 479, Jan. 6-10 at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2018 in San Antonio

 

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., is bringing its industry-leading vehicle innovations in passenger seating capacity, interior ambience, unprecedented passenger accessibility, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, a 35-foot J coach and a move into all-electric coaches by 2020, to Booth 479, Jan. 6-10 at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2018 in San Antonio

"MCI is transforming the future of private motor coach transportation in North America, and we'll have quite a story to tell in San Antonio," said MCI President Ian Smart. "Profitability-per-mile, new standards in quality and service and greener power options - MCI has an exciting 2018 planned."

The new MCI J4500: With a completely redesigned, roomier interior and the capacity to seat 60 passengers comfortably, the 2018 J4500 is ready for its official industry debut. The latest MCI J4500 coach now offers best-in-class legroom, a larger lavatory and optional rear window that transforms the back-of-cabin passenger experience. Updated lighting throughout the interior includes an optional programmable color LED interior package with extensive trim choices to accommodate both operator and passenger branding.

"Response to the J4500 model has been exceptional, with strong orders for the year ahead," said Patrick Scully, MCI executive vice president of sales and marketing. "UMA EXPO attendees who haven't seen the 2018 J4500 or the new D45 CRT LE will be impressed."

The MCI D45 CRT LE: The all new high-capacity MCI D45 CRT LE commuter coach is designed to make boarding easier and faster for all passengers, especially....................  READ MORE >

 

  Motorcoach operators need to be on alert for cybercrimes

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - The FedEx truck stops at the Triangle Coach Service shop almost daily, so the shop foreman didn't give a second thought to an email notice of a missed delivery.

The single second it took to open the email resulted in a wasted afternoon and $500 worth of crypto-currency flushed into cyberspace.


EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - The FedEx truck stops at the Triangle Coach Service shop almost daily, so the shop foreman didn't give a second thought to an email notice of a missed delivery.

The Triangle shop maintains 10 motorcoaches.  "My shop foreman didn't think anything of the email because we get FedEx and UPS (United Parcel Service) here just about every day," said Triangle's owner, Dale Helms. "So he clicked on the site and it locked up the computer immediately. It was one of those ransom deals. They sent an email a little bit later and said they wanted $500 in bitcoins.

"I would have liked to have told them to stuff it, but.........READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  No One Injured as School Bus Window Shot Out

From School Bus Fleet:

FOREST CITY, Iowa - A moving school bus apparently became a target for someone shooting a pellet gun here on Friday.

The incident occurred around 7:40 a.m. as the Forest City Community School District bus was transporting students. According to a statement from the district, a window on the bus was shot by a pellet gun while the bus was in motion.

"All children are safe and there were no injuries as a result of the shattered window," the district statement said. "This note is to provide accurate information, to discourage rumors, and to ask for your assistance in notifying authorities if you have any information."

The Forest City Police Department launched an investigation of the incident. On Friday evening, police reported on Facebook that a suspect had been identified.

According to KIMT, police said that Martin Tindall, 32, was arrested and charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, which is a felony, and third-degree criminal mischief.  READ MORE >

 


 

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