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Award ceremonies at UMA Expo 2012. “We congratulate Coach USA on its accomplishments,” said Patricia Ziska, MCI vice president of sales and marketing. “The efforts of Coach USA and benefit the entire industry and the visibility of motor coach travel as the greenest way to go.” Coach USA continues to update its fleet with newer coaches featuring the latest clean-diesel engine technology and emitting near zero emissions. The company is also testing new technologies that offer 4 to 6 percent reductions in fuel usage, and it equips its fleet of 1,642 coaches and buses John Oakman, senior vice president fleet, maintenance & procurement CoachUSA accepts the UMA Green Highway Award with GPS systems that trigger alerts through sponsored by MCI from Patricia Ziska, MCI vice president of sales and marketing. the company’s command center when idletimes are exceeded. Coach USA’s organization-wide communications how motorcoaches when year over year. environmental efforts include upgrading filled to capacity are on average seven times “We’re committed to furthering our its facilities with energy-saving lighting more energy efficient than single-occupancy environmental practices and educating the fixtures and adding LED lights at its parking automobiles, releasing the least carbon public on motor coach travel as a green and lots, moves that are furthering its already dioxide per passenger mile when compared affordable alternative to automobiles and impressive 20 percent reduction in energy to any other mode of transportation. At its airplane travel,” says Dale Moser, president usage. subsidiary, ridership has of Coach USA. “We’re honored to receive Coach USA explains on its website and in steadily increased at a rate of 38 percent this year’s Green Highway Award.” BR

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