What is the Community Van Program?
We recognize that transportation solutions go beyond our fixed route bus service and vanpool. The Community Van program provides passenger vans to Pierce County organizations and businesses to help meet their transportation needs. Vans are provided on a month-to-month basis for a low mileage rate.
How much does a Community Van cost?
It only costs $1.07 per mile to operate a community van, which includes maintenance and fuel. The minimum monthly charge is $50.
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If your organization would like more information on Community Vans for use with clientele or customers, please fill out the Community Van Interest Form to give us some information about your transportation needs.
If you have any questions, please contact Commute Solutions at 253.983.3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view a sample Agreement Form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size of vans are available for the Community Van program?
15 passenger vans.
Who drives a Community Van?
The organization or business requesting a Community Van provides the driver. Drivers must complete an application and be approved by Pierce Transit before operating the van. Pierce Transit provides the required training at no cost.
Are Community Vans wheelchair accessible?
While most of our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible, we do have a limited number that are. Please let us know if your program requires a wheelchair accessible vehicle and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Can a Community Van be used to transport goods or meals?
Since Community Vans are a form of public transportation, they must be used to transport people.
Who provides insurance for a Community Van?
When you submit your Community Van interest form, Pierce Transit will determine what level of insurance the agency can provide, and what level of insurance your organization or business will be required to provide.
Can children be transported in a Community Van?
Due to insurance requirements, children 16 and younger must be transported in a vehicle with no more than 10 seats, including the driver. We do have a limited number of smaller vehicles available for transporting children. Please let us know if you plan to transport children and we will do our best to accommodate your request.