NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 8, 2021

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 Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

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.

Now in its eighteenth year, Intercity Transit’s Van Grant program has awarded 68 vehicles to meet the transportation needs of local organizations. Instead of selling them at auction, surplus vehicles were awarded last year through a competitive application and review process to the Behavioral Health Resources, Catholic Community Services, Innovations Human Trafficking Collaboration, Interfaith Works, Sacred Heart, SafePlace, and Thurston County Food Bank.

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

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Broadcast version: Intercity Transit is accepting applications from non-profit organizations located within and serving residents of the Intercity Transit’s Public Transportation Benefit Area for its Van Grant program. The program grants retired vans to eligible community organizations. Applications are due October 13, 2021, and are available on Intercity Transit’s website.

 

For More Information: Nicky Upson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator (360) 705-5891 or nupson@intercitytransit.com