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Road Warrior: A transportation godsend for seniors and the blind

July 2, 2015
ITN North Jersey volunteer driver Elizabeth Brand, left, assisting Joanne Divney, a Wyckoff senior who cannot drive.

ITN North Jersey volunteer driver Elizabeth Brand, left, assisting Joanne Divney, a Wyckoff senior who cannot drive.

Although legally blind since her early 20s, 57-year-old Johanna Baccan now has a realistic opportunity to return to school to get her real-estate license.

“For the first time, I won’t have to rely on friends, family or expensive taxicabs to get me to school or any other place I want to go,” Baccan explained as she waited for a ride outside her Mahwah condo. “This is a very liberating moment for me.”

Liberation for her and many others may have arrived courtesy of a non-profit, grass-roots transportation service – ITNAmerica - that last month added North Jersey to its national network of neighborhood volunteers who provide low-cost, 24-hour rides to seniors and visually handicapped adults seven days a week.

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