The luxury motor coach MCI D4505.
By Julie Wernau |
A Schaumburg-based company will deliver 70 luxury motor coaches to Greyhound as the latter attempts to modernize its fleet of vehicles.
Motor Coach Industries said Thursday it will begin delivery of the coaches in June 2010, and that Greyhound has an option to purchase an additional 30 coaches. MCI said the coaches will be wired for wireless internet access and power outlets for passengers and five fewer seats to increase legroom. They are wired for up to six security cameras, and include other security and comfort features.
The order will allow MCI to add about 100 employees to its plants in
Winnipeg, Canada and Pembina, N.D. production plants, the company said.
Approximately 90 percent of Greyhound vehicles are MCI coaches. Last
year, Greyhound contracted with MCI entered into a new replacement parts
contract with MCI Service Parts.