March 25, 2010
First responders will be able to use the vehicles to move equipment along the tracks to the scene of a Metrorail emergency, as well as safely transport people who are unable to walk out of an incident area. The MERVs run on rail tracks up to 10 mph and can turn what could be a 45-minute walk for firefighters loaded with gear into a four-minute ride.
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