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|