The Independent Transportation Networkå¨ (ITN), is the first and only national non-profit transportation system for America’s aging population.
ITNAmericaÛÜ‘s affiliates provide rides with door-through-door, arm-through-arm service to thousands of seniors nationwide. It allows older people to trade their own cars to pay for rides, and enable volunteer drivers to store transportation credits for their own future transportation needs.
ITNAmerica provides support to affiliates and is looking for new affiliate locations.åÊ
ITNAmerica‘s affiliate communities include Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL.; Portland, ME; Orlando and Sarasota, FL; Los Angeles, San Diego, and Monterey, CA.; Lexington, KY; Enfield, Middlesex, Middletown, West Hartford, Westport and Fairfield County, CT.; the Quad Cities of Iowa; Cincinnati, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Racine, WI; St. Charles, MO; Memphis, TN; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI.
ITNAmerica works with organizations and individuals to help develop dignified and sustainable transportation in communities across the country. The service may be used for any purpose, without restriction, in an ITNAmerica service area.åÊ
Independent Transportation Networkå¨ (ITN) volunteer drivers store transportation credits for their volunteer efforts. These credits may be used to plan for their own future transit needs or they may use these credits to help pay for rides for members of their family or for low income seniors.
Merchants such as super markets and shopping malls help to pay for rides. Community organizations such as churches, assisted living facilities, and health care providers may contract with ITN to provide transportation services for their members.åÊ
When older people have vehicles they can no longer drive, the ITN CarTradeã¢ program helps them convert this depreciating capital asset into a fund to pay for their rides.åÊ
Adult children, family members and friends may give the gift of independence by purchasing an ITN gift certificate for the seniors they love.
Because ITN does not want to compete with public transportation for scarce tax payer dollars, it seeks to supplement public transportation by working directly with seniors, their families, and their communities to access private resources.
Interesting concept as transportation is such a hot issue in elder care. I hope there is a service near you. Perhaps you could be the catalyst in starting one.