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Volunteer Connection: ITNRacineCounty provides senior transportation options

February 24, 2012

ITNRacineCounty started local operations in late 2010 as an affiliate of ITNAmerica, the first and only national nonprofit transportation system for senior citizens. ITN’s genesis was a graduate school project inspired by Katherine Freund’s personal experience with a senior citizen’s involvement in an automobile accident.

Freund discovered through her research that crashes involving senior citizens were symptomatic of a larger nation-wide challenge to provide suitable transportation alternatives for older Americans. Her original thesis proposal produced a project that supplied more than 150,000 rides to seniors and formed the sustainable business model that became ITNAmerica.

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