NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mobility Ventures LLC and the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that 70 wheelchair-accessible MV-1 vehicles will be added to MTA's paratransit fleet, Access-A-Ride, in an effort to increase public transportation accessibility in a city with more than half a million people living with ambulatory impairments.
The city's Access-A-Ride program, which already has nearly 400 MV-1s in service, is a shared-ride, door-to-door service for people unable to use public buses and subways. Replacing small buses with the MV-1 has helped the MTA save costs due to the MV-1's proven durability and reduced maintenance needs.
"In a city where more than half of the population relies on public transportation, MV-1 vehicles are a safe and reliable option for paratransit consumers," said Pat Kemp, executive vice president, Mobility Ventures. "Increasing the number of MV-1s in MTA's fleet is a top priority for Mobility Ventures due to the city's large population of people with disabilities and the need to provide equal opportunity for public transportation."
MV-1, the first and only American-made wheelchair-accessible vehicle, comes standard with a built-in side-entry ramp, ample head room and seating for up to five making it the perfect solution for Access-A-Ride users, commercial use, and government fleets.
About Mobility Ventures
Mobility Ventures LLC is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General LLC. To learn more about Mobility Ventures, please visit www.mv-1.us.
SOURCE Mobility Ventures