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Moultrie News: Independent Transportation Network (ITN)CharlestonTrident 50,000th Ride Celebration

April 7, 2015

ITNCharlestonTrident will celebrate providing its 50,000th ride since its First Ride on November 15, 2006 with rides provided by area elected officials. Charleston Council Chair Elliott Summey and City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will provide rides for ITN member riders on Tuesday, April 7th. Town of Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page will provide a ride on Wednesday, April 8th. All three government entities, along with the City of Charleston have been long-time supporters of ITN.

Over the eight and a half years of providing dignified transportation to seniors 60 and older and visually impaired adults, nearly 1000 member riders have counted on ITNCharlestonTrident to provide them with safe, reliable and affordable transportation while countless numbers of family members have felt confident that their Mom or Dad was in good hands.

The Independent Transportation Network to be featured in phonebank

April 28, 2014

Wednesday evening the Independent Transportation Network (ITN) will be featured in the Volunteer 4 Phonebank at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The nonprofit organization provides due-paying members transportation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To become a member of the ITN you must be at least 60 years old or have a visual impairment.  Fares are typically lower than taxi rides and the vehicles used are normal cars rather than vans or buses.

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Shucking for Seniors helps ITN CharlestonTrident

October 25, 2013

The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) CharlestonTrident, will hold its fifth annual Oyster Roast, Shucking for Seniors, on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowens Island Restaurant, located at 1870 Bowens Island Road.

One hundred percent of the proceeds support ITNCharlestonTrident’s dignified transportation program for seniors and the visually impaired in Charleston County. Operating for over six years; ITN is a non-profit organization that provides more than 500 rides a month to seniors 60 and older and visually impaired adults utilizing volunteer and paid drivers. Riders become members of ITN and schedule their door-through-door rides in advance. The South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition is a non-profit organization advocating for people to prepare to remain in their residence; independently, comfortably and safely.

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Vote for Toyota to donate vehicles to ITNCharlestonTrident

September 26, 2013

The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) CharlestonTrident, located in North Charleston, is one of 250 national finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. ITNCharlestonTrident will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Sunday, Oct. 6.

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ITNCharlestonTrident: Organization fails to win car, benefits from exposure

June 20, 2011

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The official results of Toyota’s Cars for Good contest are in — ITNCharlestonTrident finished a close second.

Despite the disappointment of coming so close to winning a brand new Toyota Prius, ITN Executive Director Jim Ledbetter said the organization has greatly benefited from exposure garnered by the contest.

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Vote for ITNCharlestonTrident on June 15th

June 15, 2011

Please vote TODAY for ITNCharlestonTrident.

They are a finalist in the Toyota Cars For Good Program, an online competition for non-profits who use cars to meet their missions. The winner receives a new Toyota Prius. For ITNCharlestonTrident, it will be used to continue providing personal transportation to seniors and the visually impaired, anytime for any purpose. As of this posting, ITNCharlestonTrident is in second place! One minute of your time to click and vote will help make a difference in many lives.

And, don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this link. Thank you!

ITNCharlestonTrident™ Finalist for Toyota Cars For Good Program

May 18, 2011

ITNCharlestonTrident is a finalist for the Toyota Cars For Good Program.

Please mark your calendar for June 15th and vote for ITNCharlestonTrident.

We are one of only FIVE organizations nationwide that are competing for votes on June 15.

The winner will receive a NEW Toyota.

Four weeks from today (Wednesday, June 15). Please vote for ITNCharlestonTrident at

The seniors and visually impaired riders we provide dignified transportation to say THANK YOU!

PLEASE help spread the word!

ITNCharlestonTrident named a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars For Good program

May 5, 2011

ITNCharlestonTrident is happy to announce we’ve been named a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars For Good program. Every day for 100 days, beginning later this month, five different organizations will compete for the most votes with the daily winners being awarded a new Toyota. The next step is for all of you to VOTE for us on Wednesday, June 15th, on Toyota’s Facebook page, The new Toyota will help us tremendously in maintaining our dignified transportation program for seniors and visually impaired individuals in Charleston County. Please visit Toyota’s Facebook page for more information on the 100 Cars For Good program and to learn more about ITNCharlestonTrident, “Opening More Than Car Doors”. Thank you.

Volunteer drivers help senior citizens despite gas prices

April 22, 2011


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Using their own cars, a local organization continues to provide services to the elderly – despite soaring gas prices. [ITNCharlestonTrident] transports the elderly and those who can no longer drive. The organization is mainly volunteers with three paid employees.

[ITNCharlestonTrident] said they haven’t seen a decrease in volunteers despite gas prices. Wood Struthers has been volunteer driving for years, and said he is spending a lot of cash on the endeavor.
“Talking considerable cash, I pay $2,000 in gas a year,” Struthers said. Struthers said that amount is additional to what he spends regularly on gas. “I don’t think about costs a whole lot. If I did I wouldn’t sleep well at night.”

According to [ITNCharlestonTrident], gas prices are concern but they have not had a decrease in the number of volunteers.”Getting the riders where they need to go is the important thing,” said Struthers.


ITNCharlestonTrident on ABC TV Ch 4 on 4/21

April 22, 2011

Volunteer drivers Wood Struthers and Terry Brown were interviewed on ABC TV
Ch 4.

Ch 4 interviewed Wood after he dropped off a member rider and interviewed Terry Brown outside of our office.

The subject is how is the rising cost of gas is affecting volunteers who drive their own vehicles in the course of volunteering for a local organization.