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New Flyer MCI D45 CRT LE

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https://apta.newflyer.com/buses/mci-45-lightspeed/

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MCI D45 CRT LE

Newly reimagined, the MCI D45 CRT LE is built for Commuter Rapid Transit (CRT) delivering all the advantages of our proven D4500, combined with a breakthrough Low Entry vestibule design for unprecedented accessibility.

Second door with automatic ramp. 32” clear-width, mid-coach with ADA compliant 6:1 sloped ramp rated to 1,000 lbs.

Low-Entry first-of-its-kind vestibule area. Patent-pending design seats five passengers, or two with mobility devices, plus one attendant; and developed in consultation with representatives from the accessibility community.

Seats 54 passengers (52 with two mobility devices). High-capacity seating offers a lower cost per seat advantage versus other transit vehicles. Provides passengers with unrivaled comfort and personal space.

Boarding times match low floor transit. Two points of ingress and egress, significantly improve dwell times versus a traditional commuter coach.

Captivating design. Eye-appealing style with the rugged and reliable operational qualities for which MCI is known.

Your choice including all-electric. Available in clean-diesel, hybrid-electric and CNG engine configurations, with a battery-electric version planned for production in early 2020.

ADA and Buy America compliant. Rigorously tested at Altoona and proudly assembled in America, the new MCI D45 CRT LE proves itself as a worthy successor to the MCI D4500.

 

 

 

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https://apta.newflyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/D45-CRT-LE-Brochure.pdf


 

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1 hour ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Interesting design. I like how the rear is set up for ADA compliance, but would there be complaint due to its design?


Yes, considering that this bus passed Altoona testing.

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Looks more like a modified J series coach to me. Either way, at least that mitigates the wheelchair issue with the current MCI fleet in some form. 

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That's amazing :) I'd think that NJ Transit would love this too, perhaps even more than the MTA because of their fondness for running MCIs on routes that make regular local stops along places like Blvd East and Valley Road. You could potentially drive dwell times down to about where they are with the NABIs on them, and they'll hold about as many people.

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I can definitely see NJT and Go using these buses. The MTA might find these useful in Queens where ridership is lower. 

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This is a modified J4500, not a D4500. It has the spiral staircase of the J4500, the fiberglass shell of the J4500, and its dimensions are just like the J4500:

  • Overall Length: 45' 7" (same as J4500, but D4500 has 45' 5")
  • Wheelbase: 315" (same as J4500, but D4500 has 318")
  • GVWR: 54000 lb (same as J4500, but D4500 has 50000 lb)
  • Turning Diameter: 40' 11" (same as J4500, but D4500 has 47' 0" or 51' 9" with the tag axle locked)
  • Fuel Tank: 183 gal usable (same as J4500, but the current D4500 has 164 gal)

So MCI should have called it the J45 CRT LE, not D45 CRT LE, and it's actually probably better for commuter service since its turning diameter is a lot less than the D4500. It also rusts less because it's completely fiberglass on the outside.

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