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New rides program revs up for Westport seniors

August 17, 2010

Kirk Lang
Westport News

Westport–The freedom to travel is a wonderful thing, even if you’re heading out to a local restaurant just to get out of the house. Some senior citizens, however, don’t have such basic freedom of movement, either because they can no longer drive, or are hesitant to get behind the wheel at night.

But they don’t have to feel captive anymore. ITNCoastalCT — short for Independent Transportation Network — hits the road next month, aiming to provide transportation service 24 hours a day for seniors. Long after regional transit services have closed shop at the end of the business day, ITNCoastalCT will be there, ready to respond to a call for a trip to the weekend farmer’s market or perhaps an evening show at the Westport Country Playhouse.

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