Archive for the ‘ITNQuadCities’ Category

ITNQuadCities helps to meet the highest senior transit demand in 50 years

May 1, 2013

A recent report from the National Center on Senior Transportation revealed that because of seniors’ needs, the transit demand is at the highest level in 50 years!

And the need seems to be rising in Davenport, the rest of the Quad-City area and the surrounding region.

Statistics show that seniors are living longer, and, because of chronic mobility conditions, declining eyesight and the challenge of making snap judgments in busy traffic, it becomes necessary to find other means of getting around.

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New program offer seniors rides, anytime

September 13, 2012

A new program is rolling into the Quad-Cities to help seniors have access to transportation any time of day or night and for any reason.

ITNQuad-Cities, which stands for Independent Transportation Network, is a new nonprofit created to provide 24/7 automobile service for seniors age 60 and older as well as any visually impaired adults. Through the program, riders can receive door-through-door service, including help getting to the car — such as with steps, carrying packages, opening heavy doors and or walkers.

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New transit system debuts Monday

August 14, 2012

Starting Monday, seniors and the visually impaired will have a new way to get around the Quad-Cities.

Independent Transportation Network (ITN) Quad Cities is a new nonprofit transportation system that will provide 24/7 service in Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Bettendorf.

ITNQuadCities is partnering with MetroLink and the Bi-State Regional Commission and has Riverbend Transit on its advisory board. “Together we’re all trying to put together a transit system to provide for people’s needs,” said executive director for ITNQuadCities Karen McCoy.

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Katherine’s 24-Hour Walk for Rides

April 19, 2010

When: Noon, June 18 – Noon, June 19
Where: Portland ME, Back Cove, along Baxter Boulevard

Less than a decade after the very first Walk for Rides™ fundraising event, Katherine Freund is embarking on a 24-hour, round-the-clock walk, in support of ITNAmerica and all affiliates. The walk is around Back Cove in Portland, Maine on June 18-19. Katherine will be traveling around the country gathering support for her walk. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, representing the 1st District of Maine, will join Katherine on June 18 to show her support for ITNAmerica and senior transportation.
If you are interested in walking with Katherine, please sign up on our website. You can register online to walk as part of Katherine’s team, and then share your page with friends and family asking them to sponsor your walk. If you can’t be with Katherine to walk in Maine, register as an individual to walk in your community. You can also promote your page on Facebook and Twitter to let more people know about Katherine’s 24-hour walk. Anyone, anywhere in the country can walk to support ITNAmerica in our Walk for Rides.

National Foundation Extends Funds for Innovative ITNAmerica® Program

February 22, 2010

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Internship Program a Model for Success

WESTBROOK ME – A generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has enabled ITNAmerica to expand its successful internship program supporting sustainable transportation resources for seniors across the country.

“The initial funding for this innovative project yielded such successful outcomes we’re doing it again,” says Katherine Freund, President and Founder of ITNAmerica. “With the Foundation’s funding of nine interns in affiliate communities across the country, we raised awareness about our services while also raising significantly more money than we spent.”

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has supported the needs of low-income seniors for over 50 years. The Foundation’s 2009 grant to ITNAmerica enabled participating affiliates to generate more than $130,000 in revenue, with $20,000 of that money reserved for ITN®’s Road Scholarship Program™ for low-income seniors. In this way, the grant helped build community support for senior mobility, enabled access for all seniors, and ensured the special needs of low income seniors were not forgotten.

“The interns helped us build support that will continue to generate funds year after year,” says Freund. “With as many as 20 interns in affiliate communities across the country in 2010, we anticipate even greater success with what has now become The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Internship Program. This support will expand our commitment to more transportation resources for more people in more places.”

New transportation program aimed at seniors

October 16, 2007

Deirdre Cox Baker, Quad City Times

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