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MTA Unveils Mobility Vehicles For Disabled Riders

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The MTA is catering to disabled riders.

The Maryland Transit Administration is unveiling new mobility vehicles–called MV-1s.

The first 10 are in service now and 30 more are being added over the next two months under a $2 million contract.

The vehicles are designed specifically for those in wheelchairs and will replace its fleet of sedans and cut-away buses.

It is estimated the additions will get better gas mileage and  will save the MTA about $900,000 a year.

The agency’s long-term goal is to replace all 120 sedans and have MV-1s represent 70 percent of its fleet by 2017.

MV-1s are manufactured in Indiana.

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