History


Van History in Pictures

June 1997

CTN begins as a Transit Planning Committee. Receives a grant from Foellinger Foundation to conduct needs study of unmet transportation needs convened by Turnstone.


 

April 1998

Transportation Task Force (Phase I) begins. Committee works with consultant to determine coordination options for human service agencies (i.e. Turnstone Center for the Disabled, Allen County Council on Aging, Easter Seals ARC, CANI Head start, Fort Wayne Community Schools).


 

May 1999

Transportation Task Force (Phase II) – Develop Executive Board to begin the process of creating a new not-for-profit agency to coordinate transportation service.


 

Dec. 1999

Community Transportation Consortium begins to create by-laws, etc. to establish the Consortium as a not-for-profit organization.


 

May 2000

Community Transportation Consortium changes name to Community Transportation Network, Incorporated (CTN). The organization is formed and begins the process of establishing a Mobility Management Office and securing staff to execute the strategic plan.


 

June 2001

CTN ends its first fiscal year providing medical transportation (1,078 trips) with Turnstone and Allen County Council on Aging operating 3 vans provided by funding from the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation.


 

April 2006

CTN begins operation as a direct provider of medical transportation.


 

July 2006

CTN consolidates Turnstone’s operation which increased its capacity for medical transportation by an additional 5 vehicles.


 

July 2007

CTN becomes a United Way partner agency.


 

Sept. 2008

CTN consolidates 5 school buses from CANI which increases capacity for subscription service. CTN moves into new location for office and vehicle storage (20,000 square feet).


 

2009

CTN receives national Collaboration Prize quarter-finalist award and also receives Business Weekly Health Care Heroes award. New milestone achievement of 100,000 medical trips since inception.


 

2011

The first car is donated to CTN’s Senior Keys, no senior participant. A second car donated to Senior Keys, senior banks account. Three vehicles are leased from Easter Seals ARC.


 

Dec. 2013

CTN purchases and moves to current facility (35,000 square feet) – 5601 Industrial Rd.


 

Sept. 2016

CTN establishes endowment with Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.


 

April 2017

CTN’s mortgage loan is paid off!


 

June 2017

CTN starts providing work trips for people with intellectual disabilities.