FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2019

Retired Vanpool Vans Available to Community Organizations

Olympia, WA – Intercity Transit is accepting applications for surplus vanpool vans. Multiple vans are available for granting to qualifying non-profit organizations and agencies. Applications are due Friday, Nov.15 by 4 p.m.

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and agencies located within and serving residents of the Intercity Transit’s Public Transportation Benefit Area (PBTA), which includes the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm and their urban growth areas, are eligible to apply.

Informational Open Houses
Interested parties are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. or from 6 to 7 p.m. at Intercity Transit’s business office, 526 Pattison Street SE, Olympia. Open houses will provide information about the application process, selection criteria, mileage tracking and van maintenance.

Now in its sixteenth year, Intercity Transit’s Van Grant program has awarded 61 vehicles to meet the transportation needs of local organizations. Instead of selling them at auction, seven surplus vehicles were awarded last year through a competitive application and review process to the Behavioral Health Services, Catholic Community Services, Community Youth Services, Senior Services for South Sound, Family Education and Support Services, Kokua Services, and Nature Nurtures Farm.

Application packets will be available at the open houses, online, by calling 360-786-8800, or by emailing vans@intercitytransit.com. For more information about the Van Grant program, contact Cindy Fisher, Vanpool Program Manager at 360-705-5829 or Riley White, Commuter Services Assistant at 360-705-5847.

 

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