ITNAmerica's affiliates provide rides with
door-through-door, arm-through-arm service to thousands of seniors
nationwide. It allows older people to trade their own cars to pay for rides, and enable
volunteer drivers to store transportation credits for their own future
ITNAmericaprovides support to affiliates and is looking for new affiliate locations.
ITNAmerica's affiliate communities include Charleston, SC;
Chicago, IL.; Portland, ME; Orlando and Sarasota, FL; Los Angeles, San
Diego, and Monterey, CA.; Lexington, KY; Enfield, Middlesex, Middletown,
West Hartford, Westport and Fairfield County, CT.; the Quad Cities of
Iowa; Cincinnati, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Racine, WI; St. Charles, MO;
Memphis, TN; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI.
ITNAmerica works with organizations and individuals to help
develop dignified and sustainable transportation in communities across
the country. The
service may be used for any purpose, without restriction, in an ITNAmerica service area.
Independent Transportation Network® (ITN) volunteer drivers store
transportation credits for their volunteer efforts. These credits may be
used to plan for their own future transit needs or they may use these
credits to help pay for rides for members of their family or for low
Merchants such as super markets and shopping malls help to pay for rides. Community organizations such as churches, assisted living facilities,
and health care providers may contract with ITN to provide
transportation services for their members.
When older people have vehicles they can no longer drive, the ITN CarTrade™ program helps them convert this depreciating capital asset into a fund to pay for their rides.
Adult children, family members and friends may give the gift of
independence by purchasing an ITN gift certificate for the seniors they
Because ITN does not want to compete with
public transportation for scarce tax payer dollars, it seeks to
supplement public transportation by working directly with seniors, their
families, and their communities to access private resources.
Interesting concept as transportation is such a hot issue in elder care. I hope there is a service near you. Perhaps you could be the catalyst in starting one.