Archive for the ‘ITNLasVegasValley’ Category

ITNLasVegasValley marks 25,000 rider milestone

November 13, 2012

Independent Transportation Network Las Vegas Valley had its 25,000 rider, Sept. 19. This may not seem impressive to some, but considering that the company first launched in the Las Vegas region with its grand opening rides in September of 2010 and marked their 5,000th ride a little more than a year later, things seem to be moving rather quickly.

This latest achievement took place at Annabelle Pines. The riders were Janet & Walter Stevens, who were going to visit a family member in Prestige Assisted Living at Mira Loma, near the corner of Wigwam & Pecos.

The Stevens have been receiving rides from ITN since January.

“We’re loyal customers,” the couple said.”We just call and they know our voices.”

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Caesars Entertainment V.P. Named to ITNLasVegasValley Board

June 28, 2011

David Reese, Vice President of Human Resources for Caesars Entertainment, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ITNLasVegasValley. “I join with my fellow board members in welcoming David Reese,” said Kathy McClain, Board Chair. “David has extensive experience and expertise that will be terrific assets for the organization.”

Before joining Caesars, Reese worked for Macy’s Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. He received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and his BA from the University of California Los Angeles. Reese also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Nevada State College.

Upon accepting his appointment to the ITNLasVegasValley, he said he was honored. “I believe that my background in addressing and solving senior needs will be helpful to the organization as it expands it services.”

ITNLasVegasValley delivers 1,000th ride

May 9, 2011

ITNLasVegasValley, a senior transportation program, delivered its 1,000th ride late last month.

Marion Binimow, an ITN member since June 2010, was the 1,000th rider who went from her home to a lunch date at a local restaurant. She said, “ITN has given me so much freedom and flexibility to go places I could not get to because I don’t drive. I’m glad to have been part of ITN’s milestone celebration.”

The ride was given by Lana Culjis who is one of several volunteer drivers who make it possible for seniors to remain independent and engaged in the community by providing transportation for them.

Henderson Attorney Named to ITNLasVegasValley Board

April 29, 2011

Andrew (Andy) J. Urban Jr., sole practitioner of Nevada Virtual Law Office, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ITNLasVegasValley. “I join with my fellow board members in welcoming Andy Urban,” said Kathy McClain, Board Chair.  “Andy has extensive Henderson contacts and legal expertise that will be terrific assets for the organization.”

Before opening the Nevada Virtual Law Office, Urban held many positions in the Henderson City government and served as the City’s lobbyist in Carson City. He remained the chief legal legislative analyst and second in command in the City Attorney’s office until his retirement in July 2009.  His current practice specializes in wills & trusts, domestic partnerships, contract review and small business assistance.

Upon accepting his appointment to the ITNLasVegasValley Board of Directors, he said he was both honored and delighted. “I believe that my background in addressing and solving senior needs will be helpful to the organization as it expands it services.”

Nevada State Bank Supports Senior Transportation

March 2, 2011

ITNLasVegasValley has received a $5,000 donation from Nevada State Bank.  The grant will support operation of the agency’s senior transportation service, with special emphasis on its Road Scholarship™ program that helps lower income seniors receive rides.

In announcing the grant, co-Director Fran Smith said, “Nevada State Bank has been a true friend of ITN.  Their numerous donations have been instrumental in putting our service on the road and continuing our rides for seniors, who have such limited transportation options in our community.”

ITNLasVegasValley provides dignified transportation for seniors with arm-through-arm, door-through door service.  Founded in 2009, it is one of the 18 affiliates of ITNAmerica which offer community-based, community supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired adults across the country.

New Board Officers Named for ITNLasVegasValley

January 20, 2011

ITNLasVegasValley has elected officers for 2011.  Former Nevada State Assemblywoman Kathy McClain was named Board Chair.  Maria Dent, Associate Director of  AARP Nevada is Vice Chair;  Barbara Grostick of Clark County Social Services is Secretary; and Tania Thompson of Nevada State Bank is Treasurer.

Also serving on the Board of Directors are Kimberly Maxson Rushton of Cooper Levenson and Tom Peterson, former Las Vegas Postmaster.

ITNLasVegasValley provides dignified transportation for seniors with arm-through-arm, door-through door service.  Founded in 2009, with service initiated last year, it is an affiliate of ITNAmerica which offers community-based, community supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired adults in 18 communities across the country.

Transportation alternative launches first valley affiliate

November 3, 2010

Michael Lyle
View Neighborhood Newspapers

Katherine Freund’s life was redirected in a single moment after her 3-year-old son was run over and seriously injured by an 84-year-old driver with dementia.

Rather than give in to anger, Freund became an advocate for elderly drivers and a fierce critic of a system that puts them and the public at risk.

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ITNLasVegasValley CELEBRATES ITS GRAND OPENING

September 21, 2010

WHAT: ITNLasVegasValley – Grand Opening 1st Ride Event
WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m
WHERE: Henderson Chamber of Commerce
590 S. Boulder Highway

ITNLasVegasValley is a new transportation program serving seniors 60+ and visually impaired adults living in Henderson and near-by neighborhoods. The service replicates private automobile ownership in that rides are in passenger cars (no vans or buses), they are available 24/7, and they can be taken any time, anywhere for any purpose, without restriction. The Grand Opening will celebrate inauguration of this new transportation service with the following highlights:

• Remarks by Katherine Freund, Founder of the Independent Transportation Network (ITN)®
• Remarks by Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen
• Ribbon Cutting with Henderson elected officials, Henderson Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, RTC General Manager Jacob Snow, ITNLasVegasValley corporate sponsors, Board of Directors and staff
• “Look Who’s Driving Now” celebrity ride provided by Mayor Hafen

Look What’s Happening at ITN!

September 16, 2010

Our family of affiliates has been busy preparing and holding events all summer long, and we’re not slowing down this fall! See our latest e-Postcard for updates and events.

ITNLasVegasValley Awarded New Freedom Grant

July 14, 2010

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has awarded a $101,000 grant to ITNLasVegasValley. The funding, provided under the federal New Freedom Grant program, will help provide ride services to seniors and visually impaired adults residing in Henderson and parts of the Southeast Las Vegas Valley.

“On behalf of our Board, volunteers and members, I thank the RTC for their confidence and support enabling us to launch this transportation service which is so desperately needed,” said Director, Fran Smith. “This grant means that those with disabilities can maintain their independence and continue to be active members of our community.”

To learn more call: 702.506.0917.or email: info@itnlasvegasvalley.org. For more information visit: www.itnlasvegasvalley.org.