Donated Metro van for Parks department

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Senior Center van from previous donation
Bob Ferguson, King County Council chair and representative for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, has secured a retired Metro van for the Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. The van will transport children, teens, and people with disabilities to programs both in Shoreline and around King County.
“The Shoreline Parks Department provides valuable services to the residents of Shoreline, and now even more individuals will benefit from the good work of this agency,” said Ferguson. “This van will provide residents with disabilities and kids with a new way to participate in various community programs or enjoy the great outdoors.”
The city of Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department operates 28 parks covering more than 380 acres and a variety of recreational and educational programs for citizens of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.
“Finding the means to transport participants to our adult programs, summer camps, and field trips to local parks and libraries, can be a challenge,” said Dick Deal, the Director of Shoreline Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services. “This van is a much needed resource.”
The retired vans have been part of Metro Transit’s vanpool fleet for at least six years and have reached the end of their service life. When the vans reach this age, they are considered surplus.

Since 1995, the County Council has been donating retired vans from Metro’s VanPool program to local nonprofit organizations to provide transportation for the disabled, low-income, young adults, and senior citizens. The groups are responsible for licensing, insuring and maintaining the vehicles. Ferguson's office previously secured a donated van for the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center.


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