Archive for January, 2006

Seniors to get more transportation choices

January 22, 2006

Orlando Sentinel, Christopher Sherman

There are 4.6million Florida drivers older than 55, and many of them surely feel like Anne Hamilton.

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CBS: The Early Show

January 18, 2006

Katherine Freund of the Independent Transportation Network America speaks to Rene Syler about new programs to help senior citizens get around when they have to give up their car keys.

The Early Show

Leave The Driving To Us

January 18, 2006

CBS News

Seventy-five-year-old Mary Austin leaves at 5:45 am sharp to exercise three days a week. Vision problems forced her to quit driving, but she refuses to quit living.

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Low-budget senior ride program flourishes in Maine

January 16, 2006

The Boston Globe, David Sharp

PORTLAND, Maine –Margaret Emmons hadn’t driven in more than 20 years. So when her husband died last fall, she had no use for their 1997 Ford Taurus.

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Coaxing Seniors Out From Behind the Wheel

January 12, 2006

The Wall Street Journal, Kelly Greene

With the number of older — and less safe — drivers growing, dozens of new transportation programs are springing up around the country to make it easier for elderly people to give up their car keys.

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Older Americans Sustainable Mobility Act

January 1, 2006

Senator Susan Collins introduces the Older Americans Sustainable Mobility Act to the United States Senate