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Indiana paratransit service launches crowdfunding for operations

Posted on July 13, 2015

MARION COUNTY, Ind. — The Central Indiana Council on Aging's (CICOA) Way2Go paratransit program provides medical trips among its services to seniors and for those with disabilities, but due to capacity constraints and limited funding, officials say they are currently unable to meet the growing need for this service, IndyStar reported.

Program director Susan Starwalt said that while Way2Go has provided 59,000 trips in the past 11 months, each year they are forced to deny 3,000 trips for dialysis patients and almost 1,000 trips for regular medical appointments, according to the report.

CICOA recently purchased a new vehicle with wheelchair access to add to their fleet of six and has launched a crowd-funding campaign called One Wheel More to help fund its operations, the IndyStar report said.

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