It’s easy to take transportation for granted. But moving athletic teams and music performance groups to their multi-state appointments in a safe and timely manner can be anything but routine. To help make it easier, Union employs a coach bus and a fleet of 12-passenger vans—including a 2017 Ford Transit high-roof van made possible by a generous donor.
When touring groups have to spend many hours traveling hundreds of miles, extra cargo space and legroom make a big difference. When the donor originally gave Union a 2016 Ford Transit high-roof van, the extra space it provided made the vehicle instantly popular with students.
But modern safety features proved to be even more valuable when a choral group was hit by a semi truck last March while returning from the West Coast. While the van was totaled, side curtain airbags throughout the passenger area prevented any life-threatening injuries.
This awesome new replacement has now joined the fleet. Thanks to supporters like you, Union College students can travel to represent their school in comfort and safety.