ITN America

A transportation system for seniors that works with credits for volunteers

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90 Bridge Street Suite 100 Westbrook, ME. 04092
US United States
Web http://www.itnamerica.org/
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Mature

About the project Edit

ITN American is a team of drivers made up of 60% of retired volunteers who transport individuals living in outlying areas or where public transport is not adapted. The concept lies in paying volunteers in capitalized (and transferrable) service credits to an online account that gives the right to use the service once the person passes the age limit to drive. The rate is 50% lower than the price of a taxi.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Originally an American project, using credited points for each service rendered allows this system to work with its own internal economy.

In a family, we can imagine that the younger people provide this service to older people and in this way earn points to give to their grandparents so they can get around whenever they want (instead of waiting for their children to be available). Furthermore, fares are half of a taxi fare.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

This project responds to the need of seniors’ mobility (who cannot drive their cars) and takes into consideration that public transportation is not adapted, taxis are too expensive or families live too far away. It also responds to the risk of accidents when seniors take their own cars.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

This project could work anywhere in the world. As well, the concept can be used to exchange with a number of other services. For example, we can imagine a system that allows people to earn points when they lend their car to someone who does not have one, but who would like to be a driver in the ITN America service.

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