Oct 28, 2014
Starting Wednesday, October 29, roadwork will take place on 230th Sw SW and on 230th St SW and on 56th Ave W. Community Transit has been advised to put most trips of t...
Oct 28, 2014
Halloween activities will close stops temporarily from 1:30 p.m. until end of day Friday, October 31. Please board your bus at one of the following locations: 280 Tr...
Oct 28, 2014
On Friday, October 31, streets in Edmonds will be closed for their annual Trick or Treating event. From 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., please board your bus at one of these loc...
Oct 22, 2014
When buses are rerouted due to construction, or when there are major delays to our service, Community Transit sends out electronic alerts. You can sign up for e-alerts by te...
Oct 9, 2014
All trips for routes 270 & 277 in Sultan will be affected by grinding and paving work on High Street and 4th Street. The following stops will be closed as of ...
Oct 7, 2014
Starting October 13, Community Transit will be upgrading the lighting and drainage at Mariner Park & Ride. This project is expected to take several weeks and ...
Sep 22, 2014
On Monday, September 29, our Fall Service Schedule will be in effect. Please click the links below for additional information: Summary of Fall Service Changes ...
Sep 11, 2014
Construction Closes Stop at Southbound Aurora Ave at N. 205th St. Effective Wednesday, September 10 into late 2015, Stop #2089 in Shoreline will be closed due to constructio...
Sep 2, 2014
Until further notice, the following bus stops will be closed due to construction on High Street, 4th Street and Alder Avenue: southbound 1st St., south of...
Sep 2, 2014
Five-Corners Construction Reroute Bypasses Stops in Edmonds Route 115 buses will reroute to bypass the intersection of 84th Avenue W and 212th due to construction...
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The Van GO awards ceremony will be held on November 6, 2014 at the Community Transit Board meeting. Ten lucky recipients will select a key to determine which vehicle they will receive. The meeting will be held at 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203. RSVP is not necessary.
Van GO originated in 2000 following route cuts and eliminations due to the passage of I-695. At its regular February 3, 2000 meeting, Community Transit’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a staff proposal that six wheelchair accessible minibuses and six 15-passenger vans be granted to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Snohomish County. The goal was to ease some of the pain for senior citizens, the disabled and youth caused by the service cuts.
Usually, retired Community Transit vans sold at auction, net a few thousand dollars each for the agency. By granting some of these surplus vehicles to community groups, they can continue to provide many times that value in transportation services. Vehicles granted still have several years and thousands of miles of life left in them. The service restored by granting the vehicles back to the community far outweighed the revenue that would have been generated from their sale. In addition, the community attention generated by the grants was priceless to Community Transit. Not only did the agency garner significant media and community attention during the application and grant processes, the receiving organizations were also covered by more than a dozen local newspapers and radio stations. Treasured letters from grateful customers who once again became able to get to church services, medical appointments and other destinations were received by literally all of the organizations. The program is a win-win proposition for both the transit agency that granted vehicles and for the communities they serve.
This valuable community program continues today. Now in its eleventh year, Van GO has granted 106 vehicles that have provided more than 500,000 rides to senior citizens, low income adults, and youth that would have otherwise gone without. These granted vans improve the quality of life for thousands of Snohomish County residents.
All non-profit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status, who primarily serve residents of the Snohomish County Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA), are eligible. The PTBA serves all incorporated cities and towns in Snohomish County with the exception of the City of Everett. The PTBA also includes the Tulalip Reservation and portions of unincorporated Snohomish County.
Questions about eligibility, limits of the PTBA and other questions about the program should be directed to Debbie Anderson at (425) 438-6136 or vango at commtrans dot org.
The selection process is competitive and involves a review and evaluation process using the weighted criteria identified below. In addition to these specific criteria, geographic equity, diversity in population groups served, and whether an agency has received a grant vehicle previously will be used as balancing factors in making final decisions.
Applications are available when surplus vehicles and a grant timeline have been established.
Vehicles that are earmarked for surplus auction will instead be granted to non-profit agencies. Usually, retired Community Transit vans sold at auction, net a few thousand dollars each for the agency. By granting some of these surplus vehicles to community groups, they can continue to provide many times that value in transportation services.
Surplus vehicles to be granted in 2014 as described below:
Paper applications must be postmarked no later than September 26, 2014.
Electronic or hand-delivered applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on September 26, 2014. Electronic applications must be followed by a hard copy containing the appropriate certification signatures.
Debbie Anderson, Transportation Demand Management and Outreach Specialist
7100 Hardeson Road
Everett, WA 98203-5834
For eligibility or application questions, email vango at commtrans dot org or call (425) 438-6136.
|Application Submittal:||August 8 - September 26, 2014|
|Pre-Application Workshop||August 27, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.|
|Application Review & Scoring:||October 1 - 24, 2014|
|Vehicle Awards Ceremony:||November 6, 2014|
|Estimated Date of Vehicle Delivery to Recipients:||November 24 - 26, 2014|