MTA unveils new vehicles to serve disabled riders


The Maryland Transit Administration is unveiling its new fleet of mobility vehicles to serve riders with disabilities.
The transit agency is replacing its fleet of sedans and cut-away buses with new vehicles designed specifically for people in wheelchairs. They are called MV-1s. 
The first 10 MV-1 vehicles are now in service, and 30 more will be put into service over the next two months under a $2 million contract. The new vehicles are expected to get better gas mileage and save the MTA about $75,000 a month, or $900,000 a year once most of the fleet is converted.
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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