ESD Foundation takes ownership of Community Transit surplus vehicle
Last updated 3/31/2022 at 8:53am
The Foundation for Edmonds School District is among 12 nonprofit organizations that picked up passenger vans recent as part of Community Transit's Van GO program.
The Van GO program awards retired Community Transit vanpool vans or paratransit vehicles that would otherwise be sent to surplus auction.
The Foundation for Edmonds School District operates the Work Experiences and Assessment program, which provides vocational assessment and work experience opportunities for high school students with disabilities.
Many of these students will rely on public transportation in their futures, so the foundation also provides public transportation training by helping students practice riding the bus to and from appointments and community outings.
The Foundation for Edmonds School District will utilize its Van GO vehicle by offering transportation support to students riding the bus as well as transporting students to job sites, educational tours of libraries and civic centers, shopping trips, and community service work.
Community Transit launched the Van GO program in 2000 and has awarded 170 vans and wheelchair lift-equipped paratransit vehicles to qualified 501(c)3 organizations. These organizations primarily serve residents of the Community Transit service area throughout Snohomish County.