Posts Tagged ‘NY Times’

ITN Volunteer Drivers in The New York Times

October 20, 2014

The New York Times

ITN earned some fantastic press in The New York Times this weekend!

Founder Katherine Freund, ITNCoastalCt volunteers Jacqueline Masumian and Joel Beckoff, and Judi Bonilla from ITNGreaterSanDiego‘s Council of Advisors were quoted in the article, which stressed the importance of baby boomers planning for future transportation needs.

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Flying Tips for Older Passengers [New York Times Travel Section]

February 9, 2012

Written by
Christine Haughney

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT If you can’t drive the person, arrange it with a volunteer driving program or medical transportation company instead of a taxi, said James D. Stowe, who researches older adults and their transportation needs at the University of Missouri Hospital. He said the Independent Transportation Network of America ( can direct passengers to drivers more attuned to problems like getting in and out of a car. Katherine Freund, its president, said that older fliers who order a car by 5 p.m. the day before will be picked up by a driver who will come to the door and help with luggage at the airport. The average fare costs $11.50 for a five-mile ride. ITN is offered in California, Maine and 15 other states.

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Thinking Outside the Bus [The New York Times]

November 18, 2011

Read about ITN, including comments by Katherine Freund, in today’s The New York Times Opinionator.

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The New York Times Opinion Pages: The Graying of Transit

October 21, 2010

Elinor Ginzler, senior vice president of AARP discusses safety and mobility of drivers over 70, a group whose numbers are expected to triple over the 20 years.

Read the discussion at The New York Times