Tuesday, July 27, 2010

3 Cheers for New York City

Yellow school buses that transport our l'il darlings have new riders in New York City--some of its 1 million+ senior citizens!

No longer do the school buses sit idle for a good part of the day. They actively shuttle older adults from senior centers to grocery stores and elsewhere for free.

The cost impact on the city is low because drivers get paid for the full day even though they are actually working far fewer hours.

Many seniors are opting to live in cities where they can live close to all amenities. Yet, transportation becomes an issue as their ability to drive or as their health weakens.


Diane J Standiford said...


litzi said...

Wonderful way to get some of the elderly who should NOT be driving any longer off the road but not impede their daily activities.