Archive for July, 2011

ITNGreaterBoston Board Member Úna Barrett Recently Honored by Irish Voice Newspaper

July 27, 2011

ITNGreaterBoston board member Úna Barrett was recently honored by Irish Voice newspaper in New York as one of its most influential women. The honor recognizes top Irish and Irish American professionals for their leadership, business achievement and community involvement. A ceremony and reception was held at the private residence of the Irish Consulate General in Manhattan.

Read the full story at Irish Central »

1st International Conference on Age-friendly Cities, September 28th – 30th, Dublin Ireland

July 26, 2011

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Independent Network Provides Another Transportation Option

July 25, 2011

Traveling just got easier for senior citizens and visually impaired residents. In West Hartford, seniors and those with visual impairments can sign up with ITNCentralCT.

Read the full story at the Hartford Currant »

The Financial Times features ITNAmerica in a cover story on aging

July 22, 2011

As the world’s population gets older, how are we going to manage? Innovative approaches are being developed at the MIT Age Lab.

“ITN is easily the most innovative transport project I have seen in 20 years. I think that Katherine is on a footing to do for alternative transportation for the elderly what Ralph Nader did for auto-safety.”
-Joseph Coughlin, founder of MIT’s AgeLab

Read the full story at The Financial Times »

THE WESTPORT ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS NEW TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. ITNCoastalCT receives Community Partnership Grant

July 12, 2011

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Contact: Justine Gussen
Tel: 203/858/2001
Email: info@itncoastalct.org

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THE WESTPORT ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS NEW TRANSPORTATION SERVICE ITNCoastalCT receives Community Partnership Grant

The Westport Rotary Club recently awarded a 2011 Community Partnership Grant to ITNCoastalCT, a dignified transportation service which provides rides to seniors 60+ and visually impaired adults in the six-town area of Westport, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Easton.

Jenniann C. Barile (above left), Community Partnership Grant Committee Chairperson for The Westport Rotary Club recently congratulated Nancy McCormick, Executive Director of ITNCoastalCT on the grant award which was presented in May at the Inn at Longshore.

“It is only through community partnerships that ITNCoastalCT will become sustainable. Fully half the cost of each ride is made possible through community grants,” said McCormick.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.re

If youʼd like more information about ITNCoastalCT, or to schedule an interview with Nancy McCormick, please call Justine Gussen at 203-858-2001 or email Justine at info@itncoastalct.org.

ITNGreaterCincinnati addressing senior transportation needs

July 11, 2011

The Independent Transportation Network Greater Cincinnati (ITNGreaterCincinnati) is only one year old, but it has already moved into the role of preferred transportation provider for many local senior citizens and the visually-impaired!

Read the full story at Cincinnati.com »

ITNCoastalCT Named Finalist in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program

July 7, 2011

Toyota to Donate Vehicle to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes

[WESTPORT, CT] – [July 5, 2011] – Westport-based organization, ITNCoastalCT is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program showcases five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, facebook.com/toyota. Visitors to the page can vote once a day for the organization that they feel is most deserving of a new Toyota vehicle.  ITNCoastalCT will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on July 15th.

Local residents are encouraged to support ITNCoastalCT and their quest for a new Toyota Prius. If ITNCoastalCT receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to help deliver rides to seniors 60+ and visually impaired adults.

About ITNCoastalCT

ITNCoasatalCT is a dignified transportation service offered in the six communities of Easton, Fairfield, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Norwalk. The service helps older adults 60+ and the visually impaired to remain in their homes with independence, retain their mobility and connection to the community, and to have a lifelong transportation plan while providing safe roads for everyone. Rides are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  within the service area with no limitations on ride purpose. There is a Road Scholarship™ program for low-income riders. For more information on ITNCoastalCT, visit www.itncoastalct.org

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction.  Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

For more information on Toyota’s commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/community.

Media Contact:
Justine Gussen
ITNCoastalCT
203-858-2001
Email: info@itncoastalct.org