Management & Operations

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

Posted on December 11, 2014

AEMoreira042281
AEMoreira042281
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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Keolis names new CEO of U.S. bus operations

Aline Frantzen joins Keolis in the U.S. from Keolis’ flagship operation in the United Kingdom, where she served as managing director of the Manchester Metrolink system

Houston METRO calls for $3.5B transit bond vote

The METRONext plan includes 75 miles of METRORapid BRT service, 16 additional miles of light rail, and 290 miles of BOOST or optimized bus service along heavily traveled routes.

St. Louis Metro names new public safety leadership team

Stephen Berry, Kevin B. Scott, and Vernon L. Summer will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the transit system’s comprehensive security program.

New report encourages cities to consider congestion pricing

This road-user charge system uses a flat or variable rate fee to charge vehicles that drive in a specified area or zone within a city.

Stronger finances leads SamTrans to reduce fares, offer free transfers

The changes will reduce costs to riders, help to modernize and simplify the system, and allow for innovative new practices.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation