DES PLAINES, IL, July 18, 2018 /CNW/ - (TSX: NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., ("NFI"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, continues to meet employers' increasing demand for quality private commuter systems with a 19-coach J4500 order from Dallas-based MV Transportation, a leader in passenger transportation services.
MV operates shuttle services for some of the most well-known corporations in the world, meeting their employee's need for convenient, energy-efficient and comfortable commutes to and from their offices. With a need to expand its fleet to support recent growth, MV selected MCI's best-selling clean diesel J4500 based on its luxurious passenger experience and workhorse reliability.
"We're finding that door-to-door employee commuter transportation is becoming a more popular employer benefit as major companies continue to expand regionally," said Jeff Womack, MV Chief Marketing Officer. "The J4500 is a natural choice for its comfortable, smooth ride and passenger amenities that are perfect for longer distance routes."
Each of the new 2018 model coaches feature 56 seats with best-in-class legroom, Wi-Fi and charging outlets available to every passenger.
The MCI J4500 coach is already a familiar sight in many employee shuttle programs running throughout California's Silicon Valley and throughout the Pacific Northwest – MCI has approximately 800 coaches operating in Northern California alone.
"We're extremely proud to support MV Transportation with the major private employer fleet clients they serve," said Patrick Scully, MCI Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "For many growing companies, this is a win-win – they can attract the best people, get them to work on schedule and cut down on the use of cars, all with the help of MCI, a green transportation leader." A fully occupied motor coach is more energy-efficient per passenger mile than any other mode of motor transportation and can displace as many as 56 passenger cars from crowded highways, easing congestion.
MV Transportation is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services firm in the United States. It provides paratransit, fixed route, campus and corporate shuttles, and student transportation services, partnering with over 200 city and county government transit agencies, school districts, universities, and corporations. Founded in 1975, MV serves 110 million passengers each year across 30 states and Canada.
About NFI Group
With nearly 6,000 team members, operating from 32 facilities across Canada and the United States, NFI Group Inc. is North America's largest bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under several brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches), and NFI Parts™ (parts, support, and service). NFI Group's buses incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, NFI Group posted revenues of US $2.4 billion.
NFI Group Inc. common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com.
About Motor Coach Industries
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is North America's motor coach leader in public and private markets, offering the J4500, the industry best-seller for 13 consecutive years, the all-new J3500 model, the workhorse D-Series including the breakthrough ADA-accessible MCI D45 CRT LE. MCI also supports nearly 30,000 MCI coaches on the road with leadership in OE parts, maintenance, repair, 24-hour roadside assistance and the industry's only ASE-accredited MCI Academy technician training center. Visit mcicoach.com
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