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To provide a community-based, and community supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired adults.

The Big Idea

ITNMontereyCounty has provided reliable arm-in-arm, door-through-door dignified rides to seniors and visually impaired adults on the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas relying on volunteers using their vehicle, giving rides in their community when convenient. In 2021, we joined forces with Alliance on Aging our outreach partner to participate in a nationally federally funded rural project called “ITNCountry” focused on rural transit projects under ITNAmerica. Community stakeholders influenced the development of two projects: NorthLine serving rural areas north of Salinas to the Santa Cruz and San Benito county lines. ValleyLine is for residents south of Salinas through Soledad, hoping to expand into King City during pilot project. Flat rate service models for medical, grocery, and pharmacy needs are the initial focus of services for both projects. Volunteers will be vital to these projects sustainability. Giving 1 ride a month makes a HUGE difference!

My elderly, bachelor uncle is determined to live at home forever! I learned about iTNMontereyCounty from a resource list my uncle’s neurologist provided when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Once he lost his driver’s license, my uncle no longer remembered how to operate a microwave or stove; driving daily to local restaurants for breakfast and dinner. Although he was no longer driving, buses and taxis were not an option due to his dementia. It looked like I would have to sell his house, moving him into an assisted living facility. Then iTN came to the rescue! Thanks to iTN, my uncle was reliably transported to and from his restaurants for over a year. When Covid caused restaurants to close for in-person dining, iTN drivers delivered meals and personally handed food directly to him. I’ve been so impressed by iTN that I now volunteer when I visit my uncle. Thanks ITN!

- Judith B