REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC USE OF PIERCE TRANSIT FACILITIES
HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Each vendor is required to obtain the necessary temporary food permit through the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (www.tpchd.org/food/temporary-food-establishment). A copy of your food permit or temporary food permit will be required by Pierce Transit prior to your food truck being approved for the lottery selection process.
INSURANCE: Applicants wishing to use a Pierce Transit facility for the purpose of holding an event, meeting or gathering must procure, at their own expense: Business Auto Liability Insurance Coverage for any auto with no less than $500,000 per occurrence limit; and a Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) Insurance policy, naming Pierce Transit as an additional insured. This CGL policy must be primary and written with limits of $500,000 Combined Single Limits, per occurrence. CGL coverage shall include, but not be limited to: third party liability coverage for bodily and personal injury or death, including sickness, disease, and death arising from or related to foodborne illnesses with coverage for mold, bacteria and/or contaminates and without exclusion for “your work. Coverage may not be cancelled or reduced in coverage limits without thirty (30) days’ advance written notice to Pierce Transit. A Certificate of Insurance evidencing coverage and a copy of the CGL policy endorsement naming Pierce Transit as an additional insured must be submitted to Pierce Transit 14 days prior to the date of service.
REVOCATION OF PERMIT: Anyone who violates these requirements may be asked by a Pierce Transit to cease the unauthorized activity. Anyone who fails to promptly cease such activity may be immediately ejected from the facility, may have their right to be on Pierce Transit premises revoked, and may be subjected to fines and/or civil or criminal charges under applicable laws. Failure to use the facility as requested and approved on specific dates and times shall result in the immediate termination of the agreement. It is further understood and agreed by the applicant that its right to conduct food truck activities at PT headquarters is permissive and entirely at the discretion of PT and may be revoked or cancelled at any time with or without notice or cause.
LEGAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS : The applicant hereby agrees to abide by the laws of the State of Washington, Pierce County, the City of Lakewood, and the PT regulations.
INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS PROVISION: The applicant agrees to protect, indemnify, and hold harmless Pierce Transit, its elected and appointed officials, employees, agents and staff from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses, or rights or actions, arising out of or directly or indirectly attributed to the applicant's activities and/or use of premises in connection with this agreement, except for the sole negligence of the Agency.
DAMAGE: Applicants may be held responsible for expenses incurred by Pierce Transit arising from the use of the facility. Trucks need to haul their own garbage out - food packaging, cardboard boxes, etc.; Pierce Transit reserves the right to withhold all or part of the vendor’s damage deposit for costs incurred due to failure to remove debris.
ASSIGNMENT OF TIME SLOTS: Approved applications will be entered into a lottery for available time slots and will be assigned by PT staff in PT staff’s sole discretion, depending on availability. Staff will be in touch with scheduled vendors with details on truck load in and load-out.
On the assigned day:
- Breakfast service ends at 10 a.m., truck departs at 11 a.m.
- Lunch service ends at 2 p.m., truck departs by 3 p.m.
- Dinner service ends at 8 p.m., truck departs by 9 p.m.
TRUCK REQUIREMENTS and RETRICTIONS
- The food truck must have their hood suppression service provider provide the six month required confidence test to www.thecomplianceengine.com.
- All vendors must be self-sufficient. Pierce Transit is not able to provide access to utilities.
- Length of trucks must be no more than 30 feet.
- Mobile food trucks must stay in designated area in the Training Facility parking lot.
- If vendors cannot make their assigned date, they must cancel at least five (5) days before by contacting Karen Henderson at email@example.com or
- Mobile food trucks must remove all event-related trash from PT property.
- Posting or affixing flyers, pamphlets, brochures, leaflets, or other written or graphic material anywhere on Pierce Transit facilities is prohibited.
- Amplified sound devices are not allowed. Amplified sound devices include loudspeakers, megaphones, or other devices that amplify or transmit sound waves. Unauthorized use of sound equipment and shouting or screaming may be subject to criminal citation under RCW 9.91.025 for Unlawful Transit Conduct.
- Any sign or display must comply with Pierce Transit’s Advertising policy (SEE FAQ). Signs must be authorized by Pierce Transit in advance and shall not be held or placed in a position to block the view of any other driver.
- Alcoholic beverages and narcotics are prohibited on Pierce Transit property.
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