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THECOUNCILOFTHECITYOFNEWYORK
OFFICEOFCOMMUNICATIONS
CityHall
NewYork,NY10007

(212)7887116
**FORIMMEDIATERELEASE**
May11,2015
Contact:(212)7887116
Release#:0552015
SpeakerMelissaMarkViverito,CouncilMemberDonovanRichards,ChairoftheCommitteeon
EnvironmentalProtection,andMOVESystems,AnnouncePilottoProvideEcoFriendlyFoodCarts
AcrossNewYorkCity
CityHall,NYSpeakerMelissaMarkViverito,theChairoftheCommitteeonEnvironmentalProtection,Council
MemberDonovanRichards,andJamesMeeks,CEOofMOVESystems,announcedtodayanewpilotto
provide500stateoftheartecofriendlyfoodcartstovendorsthroughoutNewYorkCityneighborhoods.Joined
bylocalstreetvendorsandsupporters,MOVESystemsunveiledthenewcarts,whicharedesignedtoincrease
safety,providecleanfoodpreparation,andhelpreducegreenhousegasemissionsfromfoodcarts.Joiningthe
CouncilandMOVESystemswereFrankBisignaro,CEOofFirstDataandSeanBasinski,SeniorVice
PresidentoftheStreetVendorProject.
Asastrongsupporterofourcity'sstreetvendors,IampleasedtojoinMOVESystemstodayastheyannounce
thisinnovativepilotprogram,"saidSpeakerMelissaMarkViverito."Smallbusinessownerslikefoodcart
vendors,arethebackboneofNewYorkCityseconomyandthefabricofourneighborhoods.Ilookforwardto
seeingtheresultsofthispilotandthankMOVESystemsforthisimportanteffort."
Imthrilledthatwecansupportthefoodcartentrepreneursmanyofwhomareourveteranswhilemaking
tangibleenvironmentalandsafetyimprovementsthroughoutourcommunities.MOVEispleasedtojointheCity
CouncilandNewYorkstreetvendorstointroduceanewfleetoffoodcartsthatdelivermorevariedcuisineina
cleanerandsaferenvironment,saidJamesMeeks,PresidentandCEOofMOVESystems.
ThenationalenvironmentalgroupEnergyVisiontodayreleasedareportassessingtheimpactsofNewYork
CitysexistingfoodcartfleetversusMOVESystemsnewMRV100.Accordingtothereport,eachMRV100
reducesclimatechangegasesby60%andsmogcausingNOxpollutionby95%therebytakingthepollution
equivalentofnearly200carsofftheroad.
NewYorkersencounterairpollutioneverydayandinsomecommunitieslikemine,thereisanundeniable
directcorrelationtosomeofthehighestasthmaratesinthecountry.Impleasedthatthecartsbeingprovided
willreduceemissions,improveairqualityandincreasesafetyonourstreets,saidCouncilmanDonovan
Richards,whochairstheEnvironmentalConservationCommittee.
FirstData,agloballeaderinpaymenttechnologyandservicessolutions,providescuttingedgetechnologyto
theMRV100.FirstDataisproudtopartnerwithMOVESystemstoprovidemobilefoodvendorswiththe
innovativetechnologynecessarytogrowtheirbusinesses,saidDanCharron,ExecutiveVicePresident,Global
BusinessSolutionsatFirstData.Weareparticularlyhonoredtosupportthe100veteranentrepreneurswho
arebuildingtheirfoodcartbusinesseswiththehelpofFirstDatabusinesssolutions.EveryMRV100comes
equippedwithFirstDatasstateoftheartClovermobiletechnology,apowerfulpointofsale(POS)business
solution.
TheMRV100incorporatesafederallycertifiedheavydutyfueltankandlowemissionCNGtoachievethe
highestenvironmentalandsafetystandards."BeingthefuelprovidertoMOVE'scleaner,safervehiclesisan
honorforCleanEnergy,"saidPeterGrace,SeniorVicePresidentofSalesatCleanEnergyFuels."Everyoneis
awinnerwiththelaunchoftheseecofriendlyvehicles,especiallyNewYorkerswholovetheirfoodcarts."
CleanEnergyFuelsistheleadingproviderofnaturalgasfuelfortransportationinNorthAmerica.FirstData
andCleanEnergyFuelsarebothinvestorsinMOVESystems.
NewYorkCityhasnearly8,000foodcartsandtrucksoperatingonitsstreetsresultinginanestimated1.2
milliondailymobilefoodtransactions.Thetypicalfoodcartusespropane,ahighlycombustiblefuel.TheCity
hasalreadyexperiencedfoodtruckandcartfires,includinganincidentin2011thatcausedthetemporary
shutdownoftheWestSideHighway.
TheMRV100vendingvehicleincludedarestaurantgradekitchenwithrefrigerationandasustainableenergy
systemthatutilizessolarpower,alternativefuel,andpluginhybridtechnology.Eachcartwillbemodeledafter
astationarykitchenandwillbeequippedwithrefrigerationandsinkforproperfoodpreparation.
Theaveragecostofabasicfoodcartisbetween$15,000tonearly$25,000.MOVESystemsisprovidingthe
cartsatnocosttothefirst500vendorswhosignuptoswitchtothenewmodel.

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FormoreinformationaboutMOVESystemsandtolearnhowtoobtainanecofriendlyfoodcart,pleasevisit:
https://www.movesystems.com/

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