Hi Sila, this does sound very interesting indeed. I haven't been to the web sites, but I couldn't tell where the funding came from though? Anyway, just wanted to mention we do have a service in this area, called "ride matching"; see the web form for requesting a match-up at: http://www.commuterservices.org/commuters/ridematch.html their description of the service is below: "Commuters Commuter Services of North Florida helps Big Bend commuters start or organize carpools through its ridematching service. The Ridematch Request service is free and easy to use. Through it, we can help you locate neighbors and co-workers with whom you can potentially carpool or vanpool. You can enroll in the Ridematch request services by either filling out the form in the Ridematch Request brochure or using Ez-Ride online ridematching . When you submit a ridematch request form, you will receive a matchlist from Commuter Services within 3 business days. This list will contain the names and contact information of other commuters who have similar commutes. You can then decide who you would like to pool with and how often. If a compatible match isn't found, check back periodically to see if any new matches have been generated or contact a Customer Service rep by calling 1-888-454-RIDE." ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) > -----Original Message----- > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sila Miller > Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:09 PM > To: fcb-l@xxxxxxx; tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] ITN - Independent Transportation Network > > Hi All, > Received this interesting transportation info from a friend > and wondered if > anyone else, especially in the Orlando area had heard of it? > With times as > they are, this might be the way to go. > Take care, > Sila > > > Hi Sila > > > > I was listening to NPR radio, and they were talking about the ITN, > > Independent Transportation Network, that is in Orlando FL. > They have a > > website: > > http://itnorlando.org/ > > > > Their mission statement is: > > > > To provide a community-based, community-supported, > economically viable > > and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for > seniors and > > adults with visual impairment. > > Characteristics of the Service: > > * Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. > > * Available for any type of ride within the service > area, with no > > limitations on ride purpose. Rides are provided in private > > automobiles by trained drivers. > > * People 60 years and older, and adults with visual impairments > > are eligible to join. > > * Rides may be booked at any time; discounts are applied for > > shared rides and advance notice. > > > > There is also a national website: > > http://www.itnamerica.org/ > > > > Here is the link to the web-page that shows a US map where > ITN services > > have been established: > > http://itnamerica.org/content/AffiliateSites.php > > > > Is this something that FCB could get involved in to > establish more ITN > > service areas in Florida? > > > > Warren > > > > > > > > > > > > Check out the TABI resource web page at > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI > and please make suggestions for new material. > > > > if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the > freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the > address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word > "unsubscribe" in the subject. > Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.