Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2490-2789
The 300-unit bus order was approved in July 2013 after a competitive request for proposals issued in 2012. Initial proposals were received from DesignLine International, Motor Coach Industries, and Prevost Car. Prevost was selected through an evaluation process that considered price, performance, experience, and content.
These coaches are largely identical to the 2011 batch. They have the same interior colour scheme, but have American Seating passenger seats instead. In addition, these coaches have a pantograph-type rear engine door.
They replaced all 1999-2000 MCI D4500s, as well as nearly all of the 2001-2002 MCIs.
|Volvo D13||Allison B500||57 American Seating 2095 Recliner||Axion Split Sign|
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- July 24, 2013 Board Meeting
- Driver, 21, critical after fiery crash with MTA bus; 6 others injured
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