Independent Transportation Network Detroit (ITNDetroit)

Independent Transportation Network Detroit (ITNDetroit)

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As we age, our lives change drastically when we stop driving. Over night our world becomes small just because we can’t go when we want. Please help us restore the transportation independence of seniors in metro Detroit.

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almost 4 years ago

The Promise of Transportation

It was the late 1940’s and for young newlyweds, like my parents, the air was full of promise. The war was finally over, jobs were abundant, and new technology was everywhere. This was most apparent in the world of transportation independence. The talk of a new high-speed Interstate Highway System was becoming real, and the car companies were cranking out powerful, stylish vehicles to take advantage of these new thoroughfares.

Seventy years later, new technology is still everywhere, including the promise of transportation independence. Yet, for these youngsters from the 40’s, the air of transportation promise quickly collapses into memory when they have to put down their cars keys. The promise of flying cars in the 40’s, self-driving cars in the 50’s, and boat-cars in the 60’s all remain promised solutions yet to be fulfilled.

Fortunately, there is a solution for these members of the Greatest Generation. It is the Independent Transportation Network (ITN). This effective, sustainable solution is just beyond the grasp of our friends and family who no longer drive as well as they once did. Please consider donating to the Friends of ITNDetroit to make dignified transportation independence available to seniors and vision impaired adults in our community.

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It was the late 1940’s and for young newlyweds, like my parents, the air was full of promise. The war was finally over, jobs were abundant, and new technology was everywhere. This was most apparent in the world of transportation independence. The talk of a new high-speed Interstate Highway System was becoming real, and the car companies were cranking out powerful, stylish vehicles to take advantage of these new thoroughfares.

Seventy years later, new technology is still everywhere, including the promise of transportation independence. Yet, for these youngsters from the 40’s, the air of transportation promise quickly collapses into memory when they have to put down their cars keys. The promise of flying cars in the 40’s, self-driving cars in the 50’s, and boat-cars in the 60’s all remain promised solutions yet to be fulfilled.          

Fortunately, there is a solution for these members of the Greatest Generation. It is the Independent Transportation Network (ITN). This effective, sustainable solution is just beyond the grasp of our friends and family who no longer drive as well as they once did. Please consider donating to the Friends of ITNDetroit to make dignified transportation independence available to seniors and vision impaired adults in our community.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #3

The Promise of Transportation

It was the late 1940’s and for young newlyweds, like my parents, the air was full of promise. The war was finally over, jobs were abundant, and new technology was everywhere. This was most apparent in the world of transportation independence. The talk of a new high-speed Interstate Highway System was becoming real, and the car companies were cranking out powerful, stylish vehicles to take advantage of these new thoroughfares.

Seventy years later, new technology is still everywhere, including the promise of transportation independence. Yet, for these youngsters from the 40’s, the air of transportation promise quickly collapses into memory when they have to put down their cars keys. The promise of flying cars in the 40’s, self-driving cars in the 50’s, and boat-cars in the 60’s all remain promised solutions yet to be fulfilled.

Fortunately, there is a solution for these members of the Greatest Generation. It is the Independent Transportation Network (ITN). This effective, sustainable solution is just beyond the grasp of our friends and family who no longer drive as well as they once did. Please consider donating to the Friends of ITNDetroit to make dignified transportation independence available to seniors and vision impaired adults in our community.

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Update #2

Age-wise, we are all moving in the same direction. Adjustments are inevitable. Meet Howard.

Howard: Adjustments
[A research-informed persona: Howard is not his real name]

Every Wednesday I go to the main library in Midtown. With so much information on the web, some people wonder why I still go. It’s not that I don’t know computers. I’ve been a computer guy since I bought one of IBM’s first PCs in 1983. But I like libraries. They’re not just about the information. They’re more about the spaces; more about the experience and the hunt for the information.

I used to drive there, which was a real pain because of the parking expense and the traffic (Where did these people learn to drive, anyway?). Fortunately for me, the bus line near my house goes straight through Midtown, which is cheaper and cuts down on my driving. I also cut way back on my night driving ten years ago when I was still in my 60’s. It just didn’t feel safe anymore.

Sometimes I wonder why I spend the money for a new car every three years. I’m down to driving 3, maybe 4 times a week, I don’t drive at night, and the insurance company must think I’m a millionaire, given what they charge me every six months. Yet, I really like the feeling that I can get up and go basically anytime I want. That feeling of independence; I can’t imagine not having it… I don’t really want to imagine not having it… I wonder who’s winning the game?...
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Update #1

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