Coach & Equipment Wins Bid for Business in Atlanta

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Penn Yan, NY, October 29, 2013 - Coach & Equipment, a small-to-midsize bus manufacturer based in Penn Yan, NY, is excited to announce it has won a contract to build 93 paratransit busses for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), one of the largest transit fleets in the South East.
Coach & Equipment is replacing MARTA’s 2006 model-year busses that have an excess of 300,000 miles. Under this contract, Coach will replace almost half of the 186-vehicle fleet with new busses that have been custom-built with features that enhance comfort, performance, and durability.
“It’s exciting to supply buses to MARTA. Atlanta is one of the largest public transportation fleets in the United States,” said Scott Reston, President of Coach & Equipment. “Our collaboration with MARTA presents a great opportunity for Coach to expand our business in this region.”
58 of the new busses have been manufactured, issued to MARTA, and are now in use. Coach & Equipment expects to ship the remaining 35 busses within the next 4-6 weeks.

Located in Penn Yan, NY, Coach and Equipment has been manufacturing small-to-midsize buses since 1895. The company provides vehicles to municipalities, assisted living communities, higher education institutions and other public and private entities. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, high quality buses that can be customized to meet each client’s specific needs.