June 30, 2014
Senior Transportation and Rides was established in 2009 following a village-wide survey in which senior travel needs presented as one of the biggest hurdles those residents faced every day.
May 23, 2014
The city of Henderson would subsidize the program for $50,000 per year so the nonprofit group, ITN would continue to transport the current 111 unique riders for the $1 fee.
The Sussex Senior Transportation Cooperative would follow a national model to provide rides for a suggested $1 per mile for seniors throughout Sussex County. About $100,000 is needed to get the cooperative up and running.
May 12, 2014
Says the service is necessary because existing township, county and private services are not adequately meeting the needs of seniors and people with disabilities in the community.
April 28, 2014
Delivered the first of the four vehicles to the North Las Vegas Neighborhood Recreation Center. The 12-passenger bus has a wheelchair lift and enough room onboard to transport motorized scooters and wheelchairs.
March 10, 2014
The van service, which started as a volunteer program with a personal van about 10 years ago, has transformed into a collaboration with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority that includes two minibuses and professional drivers.
December 9, 2013
The city of Binghamton is considering cutting funds normally issued to Catholic Charities' Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which provides free rides to seniors. The program is typically awarded between $10,000 and $15,000.
October 14, 2013
The money will be used to purchase new, previously unavailable vehicles and equipment. The funding is part of the agency’s Specialized Transportation Program, which was put in place to increase personal mobility for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
September 30, 2013
A consultant with URS Corp. said at a meeting that polls indicate that the majority of people over 65 plan to remain in their current residences. Meanwhile, a planned referendum next year will ask Polk County voters to approve a sales tax increase to improve the transportation system.
ITNGreaterBoston, a program started in 2012, specializes in door-to-door, 24/7 transportation for seniors, and keeps costs down by covering 40% of the price of each ride. The other 60% comes from the users.
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