FREE TRANSPORTATION for the frail elderly
Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (C.A.R.T.) Project
C.A.R.T. van service for seniors provides free specialized transportation for the frail elderly. Operating in Manhattan, from the Battery to 96th Street on the East Side and to 110th Street on the West Side, C.A.R.T.’s five vans take seniors to and from medical appointments and hospitals, planned activities at senior centers and entitlements on which they depend. C.A.R.T. also delivers meals to homebound seniors living in mid-Manhattan. In addition to its established routes, Project C.A.R.T. provides private car service for seniors who need special transportation within Manhattan. Private car service is approved for emergencies as well as for medical, social service and entitlement appointments. In addition, the service is available for visits to relatives and friends in hospitals or nursing homes. Each year, hundreds of passengers – including those with wheelchairs – are served five days a week.
The project is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
490 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
You can request a free bike rack from the City Department of Transportation (DOT).
CityRacks are free sidewalk bicycle parking racks, placed throughout New York City by DOT. They to encourage cycling for commuting, short trips and errands. CityRacks accommodate all types of bicycles and locks. CityRacks are not intended to be used for long-term parking. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. To contact Community Board 6, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the MTA:
By phone, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line. Deaf/hard of hearing customers: use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay.
Email (web form): http://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/app/ask
East River Ferry is now NYC Ferry. As of May 1, 2017, the East River Ferry route that services East 34th Street will be part of the new NYC Ferry network. <p>
For the same price as the subway or bus, $2.75, NYC Ferry provides another option to commute between Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The new service includes a route connecting the Rockaways and lower Manhattan and will introduce additional routes this summer. Presently, the fare is paid directly to NYC Ferry. Metro cards are not accepted, and there are no transfers to buses or subways.
To learn more, visit the NYC Ferry's website.