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Program Offering Free Rides for Seniors in Northeast and Central Queens to Continue
Program Offering Free Rides for Seniors in Northeast and Central Queens to Continue

Jan. 26, 2021 By Christina Santucci

Seniors who live in two large sections of Queens can call for a free ride to their doctor’s office–or for a coronavirus vaccine appointment – thanks to a fresh infusion of funding to an existing transportation service.

The Free Senior Transportation Program, started by Council Member Paul Vallone in 2017, recently received an injection of $150,000 from Vallone and Council Member Bob Holden, allowing the service to continue, Vallone announced Monday.

The rides are available to residents of northeast Queens – in Vallone’s council district – and central Queens – in Holden’s district. Eligible seniors can request to go to medical and vaccine appointments within the five boroughs and western Nassau County. The program is expected to continue until all funding runs out.

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