Welcome to the UTA’s Shared Vehicle Program. The following information is provided to help assist interested agencies understand the details, requirements and expectations of the program.
The Shared Vehicle Program (SVP) was developed after recognizing that many transportation needs cannot be met with transportation services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or mass transportation. This program is initially being sponsored by Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) Coordinated Mobility efforts in connection with its designation by the Governor of the State of Utah to administer the 5310 Grants program for urbanized areas in the state. This coordinated effort began in 2009 to support shared transportation solutions to maximize all available human service funding streams.
The SVP fleet consists of vehicles from UTA’s retired vehicle pool that still have useable life. The vehicles are intended for use in meeting unmet transportation needs or enhancing current human service non-profit transportation needs.
Elements of a SVP Partnership
Though each SVP partnership is unique, they all share four important elements which are:
- Commitment of the partnering agencies
- Safety conscious authorized drivers
- Dedication to maintain accurate reporting records
- Enhanced transportation within our community
The SVP Vehicle Fleet
Vehicles are a major investment of public tax dollars and private funds. The goal of the SVA Program is to ensure that its vehicles can operate efficiently for an extended period of time. When a vehicle is driven and maintained properly, the commute runs smoothly, costs are kept as low as possible, the usable life of the vehicle is increased and the growth of the SVA Program is enhanced.
The SVP presently offers two types of vehicles for lease:
- 10+ passenger vans that are not accessible to mobility devices
- 26’ cutaway Glavel vehicles that are lift equipped and can hold 8 ambulatory passengers and up to 4 passengers using mobility devices, or several combinations of passengers within that spectrum.
Neither of these vehicles requires a driver to possess a commercial driver’s license.
The SVP Support Team will help the program operate efficiently. Its coordinating efforts include:
- Helping establish good record keeping habits.
- Working together for problem resolution.
- Providing all master copies of required documentation.
- Developing service productivity on-line reporting.
- Developing an on-line payment option.
- Coordinating vehicle sharing with other community partners.
All Inclusive Payments
One monthly lease payment includes all the following costs associated with the vehicle:
- Maintenance Fees
- Roadside Assistance
- Payments and Account Balance Information
For SVP monthly pricing click here.
The SVP team also assists with the following maintenance activities:
- Registration and Preventative Maintenance Reminders
- Delivery/Pickup, Exchanges and Return of Vehicles (Certain Restrictions)
- Vehicle Inspection Training
- General Information About the Vehicle
- Identification of Qualified Maintenance Support Vendors for All Services or Repairs