why buses?

• buses can be strategically mobilized, activated, and deployed anywhere there is a paved road
• cheaper operating costs than traditional facilities (buses are cheaper than buildings)
• unlimited service capacity – simply add more buses
• repurposing single-use vehicles reduces automotive waste
• more people can be reached by traveling to them

how do people access reversebus services?

every person that wants to use reversebus services will be provided a wrist band to access reversebus’ freevend machines, reversebike and other services.

the wristband is free, low barrier and never expires.

how is reversebus different from traditional shelters?

• when traditional shelters reach resource capacity, reversebus can be a mobile extension of that shelter
• reversebus is elastic and responsive to the area it serves – as the experience of homelessness impacts more people, reversebus can simply add more buses to support them

can we start with one or two buses?

• three buses are the minimum (1 wash + 2 sleep buses)
• if we decouple the fleet, our service model impact would resemble current stand-alone service offerings
• a reversebus fleet is 5 buses: 1 eatbus, 1 washbus, 1 sleepbus male, 1 sleepbus female, and 1 carebus
• our goal is to deploy hundreds of reversebus fleets nationally

is reversebus safe for our community?

• our buses are staffed by certified bls professionals and emt’s
• each bus is guarded by trained security professionals
• we work closely with law enforcement and ems for additional support
• the reversebus ecosystem provides immediate access to food, hygiene, sleep and first-aid, reducing the burden on city resources and increasing community wellness overall
• we provide trash receptacles at our pop-ups and remove all trash

what about drug use, smoking or alcohol?

• reversebus prohibits smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, when on board
• reversebus has a zero tolerance drug use policy during reversebus stays
• guests are not allowed to bring bags on board washbus, sleepbus, or carebus
• naloxone is provided for free on carebus and freevend machines
• carebus provides a safe place for guests to detox
• reversebus is a low barrier provider – as long as our guests do not pose a threat to self, staff or other guests, they can use our services

do you offer permanent housing solutions?

• yes. reversepod is 320 square feet of functional long-term living space
• reversepod is an insulated and climate controlled 8’ x 40’ shipping container
• each pod can sleep up to 3, full kitchen, full shower, living space, storage and a spacious deck

how much does reversebus cost?

reversebus services can be as low as $15 per person per day or about $5,500 per person per year. as of 2022, the average cost per person per year is about $57,000.

• the reversebus ecosystem is a subscription model
• municipalities will never have to buy, own, manage or staff any reversebus
• reversebus ecosystem can be deployed and operational for about ⅓ the cost of a commercial homeless shelter

what about trash?

we take all trash brought and created at reversebus pop-up sites

what if people never outgrow reversebus services?

we understand that there is a small population of individuals that will never transition into permanent housing and thats ok! our goal is to simply reduce the effects of homelessness on the individuals experiencing it as well as communities and property owners.

instead of people riding the bus to the service,
the service rides the bus to the people.

dimitri snowden®

blessed founder