Ed•e Community Bus
Eastern Carver County Schools’ Community Education and district Transportation Department have partnered with Carver County Public Health to create Ed•e. The repurposed bus will serve as a mobile community connection – bringing educational enrichment, learning opportunities and some health services to Carver County families and residents where they live – right in their own neighborhoods.
A substantial grant from UCare made it possible to transform the bus, which was donated by Positive Connections, into a mobile learning and meeting place. The renovated bus includes access to broadband internet, smart touchscreen tv, small group meeting space, workspaces and chairs. Ed•e is equipped with a wheelchair lift, a generator and HVAC system for year-round use.
The refurbished bus offers:
Flexible space for learning, meetings, and classes · wifi access · smart tv for presentations · wheelchair lift · foot-pump sink for hand washing · HVAC system · power generator · storage cabinets
Ed•e will be available for rental in the late spring/early summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to know how to drive a bus?
- Can I transport people or ride the bus myself?
- Is there a minimum time requirement for renting?
- Who is responsible for cleaning the bus?
- What supplies are on the bus?
- Is alcohol allowed on the bus?
Do I need to know how to drive a bus?
Can I transport people or ride the bus myself?
Is there a minimum time requirement for renting?
Who is responsible for cleaning the bus?
What supplies are on the bus?
Is alcohol allowed on the bus?
Thank you to the following community partners who have collaborated to make Ed•e possible: