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N.Y. MTA adding 147 more MV-1s

Posted on December 11, 2014

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) expanded its fleet of Mobility Ventures’ MV-1 wheelchair accessible vehicles with an additional order of 147 vehicles.

As the only American-made, purpose-built accessible vehicle, the MV-1 has the proven flexibility, safety and fuel economy to make it a perfect fit for the New York City Transportation Authority and other taxi and paratransit fleets across the country.

Delivery of these additional vehicles from the local MV-1 dealer, Alliance Bus Group, will bring the number of MV-1s in the MTA’s paratransit fleet to 398 out of a total of approximately 2,000 vehicles – one-fifth of the entire fleet. Replacing small buses with the MV-1 in the MTA fleet has saved the MTA millions of dollars thanks to the MV-1’s greater fuel economy and reduced maintenance needs. This delivery represents the third order the MTA has placed for MV-1s.

While other accessible vehicles are converted to accommodate ramps and wheelchairs, the MV-1 was designed specifically for those who use wheelchairs. With a built-in side-entry ramp and ample head room, the MV-1 is redefining accessible transportation options.

Mobility Ventures’ MV-1 meets all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards direct from the factory with no modifications. The company recently reported it successfully crash tested 17 vehicles at varying speeds, angles and positions according to federal new passenger vehicle safety regulations.

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