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07/28/2020

 


 MCI celebrates 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
 

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., ("NFI"), one of the world's largest independent global bus manufacturers, has worked throughout its 87-year history to deliver a better commuting experience to passengers of all ability levels.

From MCI:

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., ("NFI"), one of the world's largest independent global bus manufacturers, has worked throughout its 87-year history to deliver a better commuting experience to passengers of all ability levels. The latest proof is the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Buy America compliant MCI D45 CRT LE, the revolutionary Commuter Coach that delivers all riders - including those with mobility devices - to their destinations faster than ever.

Like no other bus in the world, the 45-foot, 54-passenger MCI D45 CRT LE represents the biggest advancement in passenger accessibility in decades. Instead of a traditional elevated wheelchair lift - which MCI introduced to the industry in 1984 - the D45 CRT LE is designed with an automatic retractable curb level ramp and patented Low Entry (LE) vestibule. The vestibule allows optional seating for 5 passengers including two dedicated spaces for passengers with mobility devices to enjoy a more pleasurable boarding and riding experience with lower dwell times for passengers overall.

MCI's early dedication to passenger accessibility issues have continued in the three decades following the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26,1990. As part of the design process for the MCI D45 CRT LE, MCI sought the input of a broad range of passengers, including volunteer members from the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to help develop and evaluate the new design launched in 2017.

Marking its history in support of passengers with disabilities, the creation of the MCI D45 CRT LE and the 30th anniversary passage of the ADA, MCI has created this short video.

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  ABC Companies Provides Video to Showcase CLEANS program for Customers
 

To assist their efforts, ABC has produced a CLEANS video which highlights several of the items available through CLEANS.  Operators can use the video to demonstrate their preparation procedures for cleaning and sanitizing.

 


    From ABC Companies:

With the popularity of ABC Companies' CLEANS disinfectant and sanitization solutions, many of their customers are beginning to market the benefits of this program with their passengers.

To assist their efforts, ABC has produced a CLEANS video which highlights several of the items available through CLEANS.  Operators can use the video to demonstrate their preparation procedures for cleaning and sanitizing. 

Operator tagged and custom versions of the video will soon be available for purchase by ABC customers using all or a portion of the CLEANS products and services.

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  NFI Combines New Flyer, MCI
 
  
     From Metro:

NFI Group Inc. announced a company-wide transformational initiative called "NFI Forward" to rationalize its business units and facilities.

"While we have been working to streamline our businesses to enhance competitiveness by leveraging scale, expertise, and capability, the drastic and unanticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to revisit our unique business definitions," said Paul Soubry, NFI president and CEO. "The first major activity of NFI Forward is the immediate combination of New Flyer and MCI into one business, and to ensure a smooth transition Ian Smart has been appointed executive vice president, business transformation, of NFI to lead the effort."


 

NFI Group Inc. announced a company-wide transformational initiative called "NFI Forward" to rationalize its business units and facilities.

New Flyer and MCI have legacies of product excellence dating back to the 1930s. The combined entity will retain both market-leading brands and will operate under the leadership of New Flyer President Chris Stoddart. "Leveraging North America's largest team of experts in bus and coach technology and design, manufacturing, and support, we are keen to continue executing on our innovation agenda," said Stoddart. "I look forward to working with Ian to ensure a seamless combination of our businesses, and to enhancing the competitiveness of all New Flyer and MCI product and service offerings."

"We know the past several months have been extremely hard on all of our customers, and our primary focus was to continue providing exceptional customer care as they responded to the pandemic," said Ian Smart. "The dramatic drop off of the motorcoach market, and the challenges resulting from COVID-19 presented an opportunity to integrate MCI into New Flyer, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective combined business. Unfortunately, it also means the elimination of certain executive roles, and I want to recognize and thank those affected for all that they contributed to MCI and to our customers for so many years."


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