Aug 26, 2016
The project to repaint the passenger bays at Lynnwood Transit Center continues. The project started in early August and will take approximately two months. Bays are being pa...
Aug 23, 2016
Monday, September 5 is Labor Day. Community Transit will operate Sunday Service, which means: We will serve all local routes in Snohomish County We will not be ope...
Aug 16, 2016
Sultan Street Improvement Project Will Close Stops for Two Months Starting Monday, August 8, the following stops will be closed for two mo...
Jul 29, 2016
Stewart St. Lane Closures Expected to Delay Morning Service Commute Starting Monday, 8/1 Commuters Encouraged to Take Earlier Buses, Consider O...
Jul 29, 2016
Expect Reroutes Friday, July 29 for Tour de Terrace Parade Routes 119,130,810,871 Will Reroute Starting at 4 p.m. Today On Friday, July 29, from 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.,56t...
Jul 24, 2016
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...
May 17, 2016
18-Month Yesler Bridge Project Begins Monday, May 23: Be Prepared for Reroutes and Stop Closures Starting Monday, May 23, two stops ...
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Download the 2016 Van GO Application
Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
Contact VanGO@commtrans.org or 425-438-6136
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.
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 2016 as described below:
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.
|June 3, 2016||Begin accepting applications|
|June 30, 2016||Pre-application workshop|
|August 31, 2016||Deadline for submitting applications|
|September 1-16, 2016||Review and scoring of applications by Community Transit staff|
|November 3, 2016||Vehicle awards will be announced|
|November 24-28, 2016||Estimated date of vehicle delivery to recipients|
Paper applications must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2016. Electronic or hand-delivered applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2016. Electronic applications must be followed by a hard copy containing the appropriate certification signatures. Applications should be sent to:
Transportation Demand Management and Outreach Specialist
7100 Hardeson Road
Everett, WA 98203-5834