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GainesvilleTimes.com: New senior transportation program could start in December

June 4, 2015

Group joining national affiliate ahead of launch

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County’s seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

“By that time, we’d like to have an executive director on board, drivers and people familiar with (internal) software so we can start our rides,” said Gary Lawrence, the group’s co-chairman.

But first, the nonprofit ITNLanier — or Independent Transportation Network Lanier – expects to become a national affiliate of ITNAmerica, and the first such one in Georgia, by June 15.

The group is paying $25,000 in affiliation fees but in return will get software “to track our trips, so we know where people are going and when they’re going there.”

“It’s going to be a very powerful tool for us,” Lawrence said, speaking Wednesday to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Committee.

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AccessNorthGa.com: Transportation non-profit for Hall seniors well on its way for first year funds

March 9, 2015

GAINESVILLE – The co-chairman of a non-profit designed to help Hall County seniors get rides to various locations they need to go said the organization has raised about a third to half of its first year operations budget.

Gary Lawrence said iTNLanier recently got what he called a substantial financial committment from Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) for the startup of the organization.

“A lack of transportation resources was one of the barriers to health care access identified in our most recent community health needs assessment, so we are very supportive of this community transportation initiative,” president and CEO of NGHS Carol Burrell said.

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Local Drivers wanted to help seniors

September 22, 2014

Seniors in Hall County will have a new transportation method available in 2015.

ITNLanier, a volunteer-based senior transportation model, is seeking donations and volunteers in order to begin services next July, according to Erika Walker, ITNLanier co-chair.

ITNLanier is a pre-affiliate of ITNAmerica, a national nonprofit senior transportation network. It is designed to replicate the flexibility and independence provided by private car ownership for seniors unable to drive or uncomfortable doing so.

“Basically this is a senior transportation program geared toward 65-and-older folks,” Walker said. “It’s unique because it offers door-through-door, 24/7, arm-in-arm service for older adults and it uses individual cars.”