I take MCI
motor coaches every day commuting to/from my home and NY City on NJ
Transit. I believe in the late 1990's, NJ
Transit had placed the largest single order of such MCI
coaches they ever had (over 900 units ceating a 'Jersey Cruser' spec sub models mainly used on longer haul suburban-NYC/Phiily routes).
I suspect there is going to have to be changes to better accommodate handicapped persons, as well as made lighter with more composite materials, fiberglass and aluminum to reduce weight as well as updates engines and accessory systems (air conditioning for example) to improve fuel mileage. For all coach buyers, they need to deal with the long term increases in fuel prices to hold down costs to operators. I noticed that Greyhound bought a significant number of Prevost coaches in recent years although for years they were big MCI
buyers. I wonder if it is due to pricing or quality issues vs. MCI