Archive for the ‘ITNCentralCT’ Category

West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka proclaimed Sept. 24, 2015 ITNCentralCT Day

October 2, 2015

SEPT. 24, 2015 – WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – In honor of ITNCentralCT‘s 10,000th ride and the 20th anniversary of the Independent Transportation Network as a whole, the Town Council of West Hartford declared Sept. 24, 2015 to be “ITNCentralCT Day.”

Mayor Scott Slifka presented ITNCentralCT Executive Director Kevin Farmer with the Proclamation at the West Hartford Town Council Meeting at the West Hartford Town Hall. Watch a video of the presentation from 42:58 to 48:18 here.

ITNCentralCT‘s Kevin Farmer, upon accepting the Proclamation, stated: “Our greatest need is to grow so we can serve our community. We need additional volunteers and financial supporters, and this proclamation will help us along that pathway.”

West Hartford’s Town Council has been instrumental in bringing the Independent Transportation Network to Connecticut, and specifically in promoting and supporting ITNCentralCT‘s mission of providing sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors and adults with visual impairment, thereby preserving and promoting independence. ITNCentralCT provides safe, affordable, arm-through-arm, door-through-door rides any time, for any reason.

Mayor Slifka, and former Mayor Jonathan Harris, started working with ITNAmerica in 2003. This collaboration led to the creation of ITNCentralCT, which first started giving rides in April 2009. ITNCentralCT is headquartered in Room 216 in West Hartford Town Hall, and enjoys financial and volunteer support throughout its fifteen-town service area, from Middletown in the south, to West Hartford in the north.

Learn more about ITNCentralCT online at www.itncentralct.org.

Wethersfield LIFE: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 25, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in Westherfield LIFE newspaper’s October 2015 edition on pages 22-25.

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Valley LIFE: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 22, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in Valley LIFE newspaper’s September 2015 edition on pages 18-19.

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West Hartford Life: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 22, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in West Hartford LIFE newspaper’s September 2015 edition on pages 16-18.

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West Hartford Community Television: ITNCentralCT presents the ITNAmerica Storybook Tour and 10,000th Ride Celebration

September 22, 2015

Did you miss ITNCentralCT‘s Storybook Tour and 10,000th Ride Celebration June 17th? No problem! West Hartford Community Television captured 42 minutes of the event program and graciously posted it online for us. Watch the full video and be inspired by how access to transportation is changing lives.

Watch the full video here

Rocky Hill LIFE: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 22, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in Rocky Hill LIFE newspaper’s September 2015 edition on pages 18 – 20.

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West Hartford News: Job bank, network celebrate anniversaries

June 25, 2015

Photo courtesy of Bob Cave From left, Independent Transportation Network Executive Director Kevin Farmer, Seniors Job Bank office manager Bill Stachelek and West Hartford Town Manager Ron Van Winkle, during a recent anniversary celebration of the two non-profit organizations, which share office space at town hall.

West Hartford >> Two non-profit associations share an office in the West Hartford Town Hall: the Seniors Job Bank & Independent Transportation Network. Both of these associations have the same goal of helping and providing services to seniors and others in the greater West Hartford area.

The two non-profits were present at the SJB second anniversary celebration and said thank you to the town of West Hartford for its support in making their expansions successful over the past two years.

West Hartford Town Manager Ron Van Winkle, ITN Executive Director Kevin Farmer and SJB Office Manager Bill Stachelek led the group in singing “Happy Anniversary” at the celebration.

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ITNCentralCT interviewed on West Hartford Community Television

September 12, 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 »

West Hartford Moves To Provide New Transportation Service

December 16, 2010

Town council members hope a new transportation service will improve the lives of senior citizens and the visually impaired.

After seven years of discussion, the council voted this week to enter into an agreement with the Independent Transportation Network of Central Connecticut (ITNCentralCT). The service would allow seniors or the visually impaired to get a ride at any time of the day within a 10-town area.

Read the full article in the Hartford Courant.