Community Partnership Program Don Okazaki, Planner Accessible Services King County Metro
CPP Program Goals • Complement ADA paratransit service by filling gaps in service • Provide effective and less expensive alternative transportation options for people with special needs • Encourage people with special needs to try using the bus, if appropriate
CPP Products • Taxi Scrip • Promotions for Free Bus Travel Training/Bus Tickets • AddVANtage Van Program • Special Use VanPool Program
AddVANtage Program For non-profit agencies that serve seniors or people with disabilities Services: • Accessible vans • Van maintenance • Driver training
Agency Requirements: • Van service open to the public • Provide drivers and insurance • Provide 50one-way van trips a month for ADA Paratransit eligible customers Provide 100one-way van trips for $10,000 in operating funds
Special Use Vanpool Program For non-profit agencies that transport seniors or people with disabilities to work or training Services: • Metro VanPool vehicle • Van maintenance • Gas and comprehensive/collision insurance
Agency Requirements: • Provide 50one-way van trips a month for ADA Paratransiteligible customers who commute to work or school • VanPool must include a driver, back up driver and bookkeeper. • Liability Insurance.
Benefits to Agencies • More flexible schedules • Vehicles for errands, field trips or weekend service. • Consistent transportation environment for riders: • pick up and drop off times • routes • drivers • seat location • ridesharing passengers • Can transport riders not eligible for ADA, outside of the ADA service area or suspended from ADA Paratransit service
Benefits to King County Metro • Van partnerships fill gaps in service. • Van partnerships per trip costs are under $6. • Service is adaptable to meet the needs of the community.
Metro Vanpools • ACCESS pass = $200 toward riders monthly vanpool fare value • Vanpool rider must commute at least one day each week on a Metro vanpool. • Vanpool rider must be registered for Metro’s ADA Paratransit service