I have attached a recently published report, "Transportation: the Silent Need," giving the results of a recent national survey of staff at Area Agencies on Aging. You may want to read the cover letter that I also have attached before looking at the survey. The survey confirms the need for travel training and driver transition as available services.
David Stoyell, Aging Services Specialist Tompkins County Office for the Aging 320 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 phone: 607-274-5492
Katherine Freund here, from ITNAmerica. I just saw your very nice comment about ITNAmerica (April 2009) on Robin Chase’s blog. Thanks so much. How are you folks doing with ITN development? We have two kinds of matching grants available for New York State. We are actually about to announce them. We have two $50,000 matching grants to start ITN for senior transportation (we’re calling that ITNClassic) and four $25,000 matching grants for a development project, ITNEverywhere, that is suited to rural and small communities that lack the population density for traditional ITN (200,000) or more in a 15 miles radius.
We need to craft an action plan for Senior Transportation.