Archive for the ‘ITN in the Press’ Category

1,000,000 Rides and Counting

May 3, 2018

by Peter Morelli, AARP Livable Communities

“Some day in May the Independent Transportation Network of America, or iTNAmerica, will give its one-millionth ride to an older adult (age 60+) or a person with impaired vision. The nonprofit has been providing what it describes as “arm-through-arm, door-through-door” transportation services since it was founded in 1995. Affiliates now provide low-cost, personalized rides in a dozen states, from Maine to Florida to California.”

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AARP Age Friendly Communities recognizes ITNAmerica as it delivers one million rides

May 3, 2018

Posted on 04/27/2018 by Jane Margesson | AARP Maine

“WESTBROOK, Maine — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King will join the Independent Transportation Network of America (ITN) next week as the nonprofit celebrates providing its 1 millionth ride to older and visually challenged people.

ITN, which was founded in Portland, Maine, more than two decades ago, has since grown into a nationwide network that gives hundreds of rides every day to seniors in a dozen states coast-to-coast. Comprised of 13 affiliates, the network taps into community-level social capital, with affiliates pairing older and visually challenged riders with drivers and volunteers operating private vehicles.”

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Senators Collins, King Present Maine Senior Transportation Nonprofit with Congressional Resolution Commemorating One Millionth Ride

May 1, 2018

“Westbrook, ME – At an event at Independent Transportation Network of America’s (ITNAmerica) headquarters today celebrating the organization’s one millionth ride for seniors, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King presented Katherine Freund, the founder and president of ITNAmerica, with the text of a congressional resolution they authored commemorating this significant milestone. Their resolution was unanimously passed by the Senate last week. ”

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ITNAmerica in the Bangor Daily News

March 19, 2018

 

March 16, 2018 12:00 pm – by John Clarke Russ

 

“As in other states, there are more seniors on the roads in Maine and they are driving into their 80s and beyond at far greater numbers than past generations. Nearly a quarter of Maine’s licensed drivers are over the age of 65.

As a result, the number of Mainers aged 65 and older who are involved in fatal accidents increased by 17 percent between 2012 and 2016, according to a recent analysis by TRIP, a national transportation research group. Twenty-three percent of the state’s fatal vehicle accidents involved a driver over the age of 65.

As the TRIP report notes, 79 percent of American seniors live in suburban or rural communities, making travel by car a necessity. In fact, 90 percent of travel for this age group involved a private vehicle. […]”

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ITNLanier publication in the Gainesville Times

March 12, 2018

Author: Jeff Gill
Updated: March 7, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

An aging population is one concern, but location is certainly another.

“The south side of Hall County is experiencing rapid growth and many 55-and-older communities have been built in the area with more being planned,” said Don Colombero, marketing director of Legacy Link, an Oakwood-based program that offers a variety of services for senior adults.

“Having the Healthy Aging Expo in this area allows Legacy Link to inform seniors about all of our programs.”

The Times is holding its second Healthy Aging Expo Wednesday, March 14, at The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Braselton. Friendship Springs is off Spout Springs Road, a main traffic artery in South Hall.

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ITNCentralCT featured on multiple TurleyCT LIFE publications

March 2, 2018

Cromwell LIFE: pages 15-17

Newington LIFE: pages 14-15

Rocky Hill LIFE: pages 19-21

Valley LIFE: pages 19-20

West Hartford LIFE: pages 36-37

Wethersfield LIFE: cover & pages 19-21

Keeping Seniors Healthy

October 12, 2017

ITNAmerica was featured this month on U.S. News and World Report’s Best States websites in an article on keeping seniors healthy and mobile. The article highlighted ITN’s efforts at ensuring every senior has mobility access, pointing out that mobility is a key factor in keeping older people healthy.

Everyday Heroes

July 17, 2017

ITNAmerica founder and executive director Katherine Freund was featured on everydayheroesproject.com, a multimedia project that tells the stories of ordinary people transforming their communities.

From the Everyday Heroes website: “These unsung heroes work on the ground to raise their neighbors out of poverty and help the needy when public institutions fail. We share their stories in hopes that you too will hear the call to action and help those who need it most.”

That’s exactly what ITNAmerica does, and what Katherine has spent decades doing — working to support our neighbors. In ITNAmerica‘s case, it’s our older neighbors we’re focusing on, making sure they have access to safe, reliable transportation. Because mobility is part of a healthy fulfilling life.

We’re excited to see Katherine recognized as an everyday hero. Read the full story here.

Rural Rides and the New York Times

June 20, 2017

Mobility is an important issue, one affecting Americans of all stripes. This past weekend the New York Times opinion section printed a piece on the transportation challenges facing communities, particularly rural places, and included a quote from ITNAmerica Executive Director Katherine Freund. When it comes to mobility solutions, ITNAmerica is at the forefront of the conversation.

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ITNSouthernDelaware featured in Cape Gazette

June 9, 2017

ITNAmerica’s founder and President Katherine Freund visited ITNSouthernDelaware and her visit was documented by local newspaper, The Cape Gazette. View the June 5, 2017 Cape Gazette here.