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Tennessee Vans (TN Vans) facilitates personal mobility throughout Tennessee by assisting public agencies, private groups, and non-profit organizations by providing transportation services. TN Vans is operated by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research, and the program provides vehicles to the community through its agency purchase program.

The Agency Purchase Program allows qualified community agencies to purchase vehicles through an affordable financing plan.

Who uses Tennessee Vans?

Currently, over 70 program participants, some with fleets, use their vehicles to provide a range of trips for those they serve:

Participant  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, Teens 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

Map to TN Vans & The Center for Transportation Research

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