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First TLC Approved Wheelchair Accessible Ford Transit Connect Taxi From MobilityWorks Commercial Hits the Streets in New York City

(1888PressRelease) Versatile "Flex-Flat Ramp" folds flat when not in use allowing for a flat trunk-like deck for luggage. New taxi van design can be converted from accessible to standard in seconds. New York, NY - The first wheelchair accessible Ford Transit Connect Taxi offered by MobilityWorks Commercial of Akron, OH has officially hit the streets of New York City after a successful hack-up provided by City World Ford. The MobilityWorks Transit Connect was approved for NYC Taxi use by the NY Taxi & Limousine Commission back on July 12, 2012. New York City is the largest taxi market in the country with over 13,000 taxicabs, and has recently made a strong commitment to the disabled of the city by pledging to dramatically increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis available. The rear-entry Ford Transit Connect has been successfully crash tested to give drivers and riders the highest levels of safety. Plus, it has an average fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon in combined driving, which is a 50% or greater improvement over the former standard taxi, Ford's Crown Victoria sedan. This also makes the Transit Connect one of the highest mileage taxis on the streets of NYC. MobilityWorks has been building wheelchair accessible vehicles for companies throughout the United States since 1997, and for taxi companies for the past three years. They continue to develop new vehicle platforms and product innovations, like the exclusive Flex-Flat Ramp, specifically for the taxi industry. The Flex-Flat Ramp, which was created based on input from taxi drivers and owners, folds flat when not needed, giving the rear of the van a trunk-like deck for luggage, golf clubs and other cargo. This ramp was designed based on input from Taxi operators, and has created the most versatile taxi available - one which can be converted from accessible to standard in seconds. For more information on MobilityWorks' wheelchair accessible Taxis, visit www.MobilityWorks.com/taxi or contact Michael Shank, General Manager - Taxi, at 800769-8267. About MobilityWorks MobilityWorks Commercial is the leading builder of wheelchair accessible vans, minivans, taxis and shuttles in America. MobilityWorks Commercial has Ford's largest mobility bailment pool with E-Series units and Transit Connects in stock, and among the fastest lead times in the industry. Every vehicle available is compliant with FMVSS, OEM & ADA


standards, including crash testing and seat pull testing. More information can be found at www.MobilityWorksCommercial.com, or call Jim Cermak, MobilityWorks Commercial Marketing Specialist at 330-861-1118. http://www.mobilityworks.com ###


First TLC Approved Wheelchair Accessible Ford Transit Connect Taxi