The Friends of ITN North Jersey are dedicated to creating a non-profit transportation system for seniors aged 60+ along with the visually impaired in our area. ITN North Jersey will enable its members to continue to exercise control over everyday decisions about where to go by providing rides in private automobiles on a 24/7 basis with no restrictions on trip length or destination. The service minimizes the loss of independence Senior Citizens typically experience when they dont feel safe driving themselves, either because of weather, time of day, location or because they dont feel comfortable driving on highways or the interstates. The ITN service allows a member to not only take these trips at a less expensive rate than a taxi, but it's a door-to-door, arm-to-arm service usually matching the same driver and car for all trips. It's like having a caring family member ready to give them a ride anytime, anywhere. The service maintains the dignity of our seniors while providing a safe, inexpensive transportation alternative, enabling them to continue to take care of life's necessities and travel to the places they enjoy. The ITN service is based on the Social Entrepreneurship model, meaning that it will initially accept public funds to establish operations, but will wean itself from public funds within five years and from that time onward be a self-sustaining operation. We value this model because it allows us to provide a service that is valuable for Senior Citizens and the community as a whole in perpetuity, without the need for taxpayer assistance. This service has been proven to work in over 25 cities throughout the country, and we are very excited to be the first to offer it in the Garden State. Visit www.ITNAmerica.org to learn more about this wonderful organization.