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Councilmember Dunn Hands Over "Retired" County Van to Enumclaw High School Transition Program



May 8, 2013

Councilmember Dunn hands over “retired” County van to Enumclaw High School Transition Program
Vehicle will transport students working on post-secondary education

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn today handed over the keys of a retired County van to the Transition Program of Enumclaw High School. "I am very pleased to be able to work with Enumclaw High School and their Transition Program and be able facilitate the handover of this retired King County van," said Reagan Dunn. "These retired vans fill an important need for their program and helping these students further their education."

The Transition Program provides high school special education students with a coordinated set of activities working towards the student’s post-secondary goals. "On behalf of the Transition Program and the Enumclaw High School, I would like to thank Councilmember Dunn for the generous donation of the van," said Enumclaw School District Superintendent Mike Nelson. "The County is providing a valued commodity to our program and the students in the Transition Program will greatly benefit from its use."

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. The vehicles that are not donated are sold.

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. Interested organizations can contact Councilmember Dunn for more information on applying for a vehicle.