Tennessee Vans (TN Vans) facilitates the mobility of persons throughout Tennessee by assisting public agencies, private groups, and non-profit organizations in the provision of transportation services. The TN Vans program is operated by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research and provides vehicles through its agency purchase and vanpool lease programs.
The Agency Purchase Program provides the opportunity for qualified community agencies to purchase vehicles for transportation purposes through an affordable financing plan.
The Vanpool Lease Program provides vehicles, insurance, maintenance, and fleet management assistance to commuter groups who want to travel to and from work in a vanpool. The program leases minivans and fifteen passenger vans to groups of commuters who wish to ride together and share costs.
Currently, over 100 program participants use a fleet of 200 vehicles to provide approximately 1.2 million trips per year for more than 2,500 people. They use their vehicles to provide a range of trips for those they serve:
|Participant Group||Agency Type||Persons Served||Types of Trips|
|Disability Services||Sheltered workshops, Group homes, Supported employment programs||Those with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities||Employment, Medical, Recreational, Shopping|
|Workforce Services||Vanpool groups, Employers, Training programs||Workers, Job trainees||Work trips, Employment Training, Job interviews, Job search|
|Youth Services||Day care centers, Youth programs||Children, Teenagers||School to home, Afterschool activities, Recreational, Educational|
|Recovery Services||Addiction treatment centers, Transitional housing services, Health departments, Drug programs||Physical abuse victims, Homeless||Group meetings, Medical, Employment Shopping, Recreational|
|Community Outreach Services||Social service agencies, Churches, Municipalities||Residents of all ages and genders, Outreach target groups||Educational, Cultural outings, Recreational, Social services, Community events|
|Senior Services||Senior centers, Assisted living facilities||Seniors||Delivering meals, Medical, Recreational, Shopping|
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