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NJ Transit Orders 772 Commuter Coaches from MCI

New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) recently authorized the purchase of 772 buses from Motor Coach Industries (MCI) for $395 million, with delivery spread over six years beginning in 2016.

The order for 45-foot clean diesel commuter coaches is the latest in a 33-year relationship between NJ Transit and MCI during which the company has delivered more than 2,000 buses. Each of the new buses provides seating for 57 passengers with amenities such as individual airflow controls and reading lights.

“These new buses will help us better serve our customers with safety features and Wi-Fi capability while meeting increased ridership demands along many areas of our bus network,” said NJ Transit Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim. “The buses will also add to the comfort and reliability of our service.”

The new buses will replace older 40-foot and 45-foot MCI coaches in the NJ Transit fleet, many of which have more than half a million miles of service.

Patrick Scully, MCI executive vice president of sales and marketing, added, “MCI greatly values our relationship with NJ Transit. Our newest models incorporate next-generation leaps in engine technology, efficiency, environmental innovation and passenger comfort ... [that] will help NJ Transit to deliver reliability, value and environmental benefits to the riding public in the state.”
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