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11/10/2020

 


  MCI sells off pre-owned bus inventory

 

  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

MCI, a major North American manufacturer of motorcoaches, has sold off most of its pre-owned bus inventory and consolidated the sales team into one that handles new and used buses.

Brent Maitland, MCI's Vice President for Private Sector Sales and Marketing, confirmed a rumor about the sale that had been circulating around the motorcoach industry.

"We did sell essentially all of our pre-owned units," Maitland said. "In general, we had an opportunity from a company that was interested and that has a longer time horizon before they sell or lease them later, when the market improves."

He said that as part of the deal, MCI agreed not to reveal the name of the buyer. However, industry sources confirm the buyer is private equity firm Atlys Capital. Atlys operates Global Coach Sales, a pre-owned motorcoach dealer based in Nashville that is currently building a new website. Efforts to reach the company for comment have been unsuccessful.

Brent Maitland, MCI's Vice President for Private Sector Sales and Marketing, confirmed a rumor about the sale that had been circulating around the motorcoach industry.
Brent Maitland

Sold or scrapped

Maitland said the coaches sold under the deal are "various ages, mostly older equipment." He declined to say how many coaches were sold or the sales price but industry insiders speculated more than 300 were sold. Other companies were reportedly offered similar deals but declined them.

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  MBTA Ramps Up Face Mask Enforcement
 

MBTA Transit Police will enforce the state's face mask requirement onboard

MBTA Transit Police will enforce the state's face mask requirement onboard
MBTA vehicles and within the system by issuing a civil fine up to $300 per violation.


    From Metro:

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is ramping up its face mask enforcement efforts in response to the state's revised executive order to require all residents to wear a face covering in public, whether outdoors or indoors. Face coverings were mandatory effective May 1 to ride public transportation.

Gov. Charlie Baker's COVID-19 Order No. 55 applies to any person over the age of five who is in a public place, and expressly requires masks or face coverings worn over the nose and mouth when using public transportation. Mask use by children two years of age and up to the age of five is encouraged but also at the discretion of the child's parent or guardian.

The revised executive order, effective Nov. 6, authorizes MBTA Transit Police to enforce the order onboard MBTA vehicles and within the system by issuing a civil fine up to $300 per violation.

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  A New, Green School Bus Ride for Jack

 

Student Jack Kendrick advocated for his school to add a propane bus to its fleet. He ended up getting one

Student Jack Kendrick advocated for his school to add a propane bus to its fleet. He ended up getting one
dedicated to him in a recent ceremony. He is shown here with his father.

  
    From School Bus Fleet:

No one is 100-percent sure when Jack Kendrick's love for school buses began. But if the pictures of buses that he draws or the bus-themed shirts he wears to school each day are any indication, his love for school buses runs deep - especially for new propane-powered buses.

On Sept. 15, the South Carolina special-needs student, who attends seventh grade at League Academy in Greenville, S.C., was presented with a propane bus of his own.

"Jack, this is going to be your bus that you take to school," Mary Leslie Anderson, the school's principal, told him as he stared at the bus with wonder.

While Greenville County already has more than 20 propane-powered buses in its fleet, this is the first propane bus designed for special-needs students. And it's all because of Jack.

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