The MTA has purchased 30 new MV-1 vans for use by the Paratransit Division in order to determine their suitability as lower-cost replacement vehicles for older Access-A-Ride vans. They are 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. 15 are powered by gasoline and 15 are powered by compressed natural gas. Photos by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.