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MCI testing Electric J4500e Prototype

May 6, 2019

MCI Coach (a New Flyer subsidiary) of Pembina, ND is testing a J4500e 45 foot Siemens Electric Driver with Nickel Manganese Cobalt Li-Ion battery pack for eventual sale and delivery in year 2020.  The newly engineered battery-platform motorcoach has been tested at highway speed up to 70 mph. Also, the new D4500 CRTLE coach is coming off the assembly line this year with low floor ramp access for wheelchair ADA passengers.

Green motorcoach developed by MCI

New Low Floor access for wheelchair passengers

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Winthrop Sargent purchases P & B bus

April 4, 2019

Reports say that the ink is settling on a purchase agreement of P & B, McGinn, and Brush Hill, from the Anzuoni family which have owned the enterprise since 1948. The details have yet to be approved by the DPU in an upcoming April 9th meeting, but the ink is set to dry. Purchase price has not been revealed. Over 100 employees will remain, including family members who will be on the advisory board. Win Sargent is a South Shore entrepreneur who founded Winthrop Capital Advisors. He brings two partners: John Cogliano, chairman of the Mass Turnpike Authority, and Paul Fuerst, owner of a tax advisory company. 

Plymouth & Brockton changing hands

Brush Hill & McGinn part of P & B deal

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New Peter Pan Phila-Balt-DC Service in May

April 2, 2019

New schedules connecting Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia begin on May 10, 2019. The service will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays to start. The three hour trip makes a mandatory stop in Baltimore. Philadelphia becomes a potential transfer point for passengers (from west, north, south). Two new full schedules each for Philadelphia drivers and DC drivers. Plus Specials on Fridays and Sundays. 

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