November 25, 2013
The vehicles can accommodate three ambulatory passengers and one standard size wheelchair passenger.
September 6, 2013
Production, sales and product development of the MV-1 is expected to resume in approximately 45 days under a new company name, Mobility Ventures LLC.
May 8, 2013
The company, which manufactured the MV-1 accessible vehicle, had a $50 million Department of Energy loan.
March 27, 2013
The first 10 MV-1s are in service and the remaining 30 should be in service within two months.
August 27, 2012
Accessibility Taxi began operating 15 new ADA-compliant MV-1 taxis in Prince George’s County, which lagged behind many other areas of Washington, D.C., in terms of wheelchair-accessible taxi service.
August 13, 2012
Metro Mobility Management Group is using 60 MV-1 vehicles to provide door-to-door Palm Tran Connection service.
July 23, 2012
The fleet includes 45 vehicles that run on B20 biodiesel. At peak times, there are 20 to 22 vehicles on the road and 12 to 15 in the evenings. Peak school year ridership is between 40,000 to 50,000 passengers a week.
May 30, 2012
MetroAccess customers will benefit from shorter boarding times as a result of the MV-1 ramp design, which allows customers to board without the use of a lift. The vehicles cost about $50,000 each.
March 30, 2012
The company also announced it entered into an Amended and Restated Consulting and Brokerage Agreement with MV Sales & Leasing Inc. (MVSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MV Transportation Inc., pursuant to which MVSL will act as a non-exclusive consultant and broker of the MV-1.
January 25, 2012
The vehicle is the first purpose-built vehicle for both ambulatory and mobility impaired customers to meet ADA vehicle guidelines. It seats up to four passengers with a dedicated space for a wheelchair or scooter situated next to the operator.
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