09/17/2019

 


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  MCI delivers 2 'Livery Edition' J4500s to RMA Worldwide


  From Metro:

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) delivered two new MCI J4500 Livery Edition coaches to expand RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation.

Starting with the roomy 56-seat J4500 configuration, RMA's new MCIs include Amaya 220 seating with leather diamond stitching and cup holders on the back of each seat. Additionally, each coach features an enhanced sound system, and the RGB lighting package that allows for customize interior color lighting options, and exterior custom paint and decaling.

RMA's motor coach fleet goes to work for large events, corporate charters, and university clients.  READ MORE >


Motor Coach Industries (MCI) delivered two new MCI J4500 Livery Edition coaches to expand RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation.
 

  Parts suppliers keep motorcoaches on the road

  
When motorcoaches break down, owners can't afford to wait too long for replacement parts so they are likely to buy them from whichever company is closest or can deliver them the fastest.


From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Motorcoach parts have become a big business, with major coach manufacturers rushing to open regional parts centers around the United States and Canada so they can be as close as possible to their customers.

When motorcoaches break down, owners can't afford to wait too long for replacement parts so they are likely to buy them from whichever company is closest or can deliver them the fastest.

"A lot of our customers have 10 or fewer coaches in their fleets, and they expect to use all of them all the time," said Brian Dewsnup, president of NFI Parts, the parts operation for New Flyer and Motor Coach Industries (MCI). "It is critical that they get parts as quickly as possible so they can get the coach back on the road."

While all four major motorcoach companies–MCI, Prevost, ABC Companies and Temsa North America–focus on selling parts to customers who operate their vehicles, they also stock parts for their competitors' models.

Prevost, which operates 16 parts and service centers in the U.S. and Canada, with three more set to open this year, offers parts for all major motorcoach brands and has increased its parts inventory by 15 percent.  "A customer is more likely to buy from you today if the part is in stock," said Kevin Dawson, parts business vice president at Prevost. "So we stock the parts people want. If you stock it, they will buy."

Parts sales don't bring in anywhere near as much revenue as motorcoach sales, but they still are a healthy part of the overall business. Dewsnup said parts sales accounted for 16 to 18 percent of New Flyer and MCI revenues last year..........READ MORE >
 

  Carrasco to lead West Coast zero emissions for WSP USA

 
From Metro:

Alva Carrasco has been named the zero-emissions bus market lead in the West for WSP USA.

Carrasco, who will be working from the Sacramento and Oakland WSP offices, will also support transit and rail initiatives in northern California.

"We are pleased to have someone with Alva’s experience and passion for these environmentally responsible transit fleets join our firm, and to make sure these new zero-emission fleets are developed economically while providing the maximum benefits possible for our clients," said Frank Banko, deputy director of transit and rail for WSP.

Carrasco, who will be working from the Sacramento and Oakland WSP offices, will also support transit and rail initiatives in northern California.

Prior to joining WSP, Carrasco served as VP, maintenance, for the Sacramento Regional Transit District, where she was responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of its fleet of bus and light rail vehicles, wayside maintenance, and.....................READ MORE >
 

  Driver Honored for Saving Student From Truck Passing Her School Bus
A school bus driver here was honored for her heroic actions on Tuesday after helping prevent a student from being hit by a truck that illegally passed her bus in April.  
From School Bus Fleet:

INVERNESS, Fla. - A school bus driver here was honored for her heroic actions on Tuesday after helping prevent a student from being hit by a truck that illegally passed her bus in April.

The incident, which took place on April 18, was captured on a video surveillance camera on a Citrus County School District bus, according to a post on the district's Facebook page. The footage reportedly shows the student getting off the bus in the eastbound lanes of State Rd. 44 near South Sunfish Avenue, when the driver, Becky Schaffer, alerts the student to get back on the bus as the truck speeds by. The student, according to the district, was able to hear Schaffer and safely reenter the bus.

On Tuesday, Citrus County School District board members and Superintendent Sandra "Sam” Himmel presented Schaffer with the district's "Making a Difference Award" in honor of her quick actions.

This was according to a board meeting video on the district's website. While presenting the award, Himmel said that "I truly believe she saved the life of this student,” and "what a marvelous job she did with her alertness to keep our kids safe.”

The Citrus County School District added in its Facebook post that Schaffer is a "true hero,” and that the district thanks her for her "quick actions in this situation and also the tremendous job you do for our kids each and every day.”

Despite being called a hero, Schaffer told Fox 13 News that she was only doing her job. She added that she hopes this incident will serve as a reminder for motorists to slow down, and that "it's not worth it to go flying by and take a chance of risking my life...........READ MORE >
 


 

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