Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Community Service (Van)

Phone: (719) 783-2343
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Website: http://www.wetmountainvalleyrotary.org/projects.html#Van
Contact: Shelly Penkoff


To provide public transportation within 100 miles of Westcliffe, Colorado.


The Rotary Van Service is a demand-response public transit service for Custer County that offers transportation services for medical appointments, shopping, social activities and airline flights to the Colorado Springs Airport within a 100-mile radius of Westcliffe.  Operation is Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.  All ride requests must be made 24-48 hours in advance.  All drivers are volunteers and are insured.

The Rotary Van Service operates four vehicles: 2015 AWD Subaru Forester, 1997 AWD GMC Safari Minivan, 2002 Ford 10-Passenger Van with wheelchair accessibility, a newly acquired MV-1 wheelchair accessible vehicle.  In 2016 we drove 2,714 one way trips helping over 806 people get to their medical destinations putting 52,573 miles on our four vehicles. The service operates on donations.  Funds are also provided by the Town of Westcliffe, Custer County Commissioners, Town of Silver Cliff, Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging, private grants, community foundations and rider donations.

Additional volunteer drivers are always appreciated.  Contact Shelly Penkoff 719-783-2343 for any additional information.