The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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 program.

The Agency Purchase Program provides the opportunity for qualified community agencies to purchase vehicles for transportation purposes through an affordable financing plan.


Who uses Tennessee Vans?

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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Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
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