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Senior transportation non-profit ITNBluegrass™ will provide its 10,000th ride in Fayette County at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22!

February 22, 2011

For Further Information Contact Gale Reece or Laura Dake at 859-252-8665

LEXINGTON, KY. (Monday, February 21, 2011)

ITNBluegrass (Independent Transportation Network), a non-profit service that provides 24/7 automobile transportation to people 60+ and adults with visual impairment, will deliver its 10,000th ride in Fayette County since beginning ride operations in September 2008! The rider is Ethel Tate, who will be picked up at 2 p.m. tomorrow at her home at Continental Towers and taken to a doctor’s visit at Central Baptist Hospital.

ITNBluegrass is changing the way people who have stopped or limited their driving live!

To date, about 40% of ITNBluegrass’ rides have been to medical facilities; 28% to consumer destinations, like grocery stores and hair salons; 12% to places of worship; and 11% to social and recreational events.

ITNBluegrass was the fourth local affiliate of national non-profit ITNAmerica®. There are now 18 affiliates across the United States. ITNBluegrass gives more rides than any affiliate except Portland, Maine, the most mature affiliate with 15 years of ride service.

ITNBluegrass provides safe, affordable transportation to seniors and adults with visual impairment anywhere in Fayette County for any reason. Riders join the service, open a Personal Transportation Account and begin riding. Volunteer drivers provide “arm-thru-arm, door-thru-door” service, helping with stairs and packages. As they drive, volunteers earn mileage reimbursement and/or transportation credits so they can plan for their own transportation future or help with someone else’s.