Did you know the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc., offers a DFTA-funded transportation program for adults 60+, including those in wheelchairs? It’s called Project CART, which stands for Community Arranged Resident Transportation. We think it’s a service Manhattan seniors could really benefit from so we’re helping to get the word out.
Project CART is a free program but a $1.00 donation per ride is suggested. To schedule a ride or request information, call (212) 956-0855 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Riders are asked to schedule trips as far in advance as possible, at least 24 hours.
The program serves Manhattan residents living in Lower Manhattan all the way up to 96th Street on the East Side and 110th Street on the West Side. Project CART is a community board-based service, so the total distance of your ride is limited. For example, anyone visiting CHC at 50 Broadway in Lower Manhattan would need to live in the 30s or lower to qualify for that trip. Exceptions are made when a group of riders is booked (up to 10 people).
Click below to learn more and do let us know what you think of the service when you try it. A big thank you to the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and to the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.