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.