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TRA EXPANDS SERVICES

From left: Westchester Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, New York State Senator Shelly Mayer, TRA President Catherine Wynkoop,  New York State Assemblyman Chris Burdick, Westchester County Legislator Jewel Williams Johnson and  TRA Board Member Christopher Collins-McNeil. 

At a recent volunteer recognition event at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale, attended by officials from state, county and local government, Catherine Wynkoop, president of TRA (Transportation · Resources · Access) along with TRA Board Chair Linda Travis and Board Member Christopher Collins-McNeil announced an important expansion of TRA’s transportation services with the addition of two new 2022 Toyota RAV 4 SUVs to its fleet of volunteer-owned-and-driven vehicles. The new cars will increase the organization’s capacity to help thousands of older adults (60+) and adults with low vision (21+) get to their doctor appointments and access other essential health care services. 

TRA, formerly known as WestFair Rides, has provided over 20,000 rides since its founding in 2011.    

The new cars, purchased to assist TRA expand its outreach to low-English-speaking communities and people who are underserved, will also help meet demand for service when requests for rides exceed the availability of volunteer drivers. 

Funded with a federal grant which covered approximately 80% of the costs, the purchase of the cars was also supported with financial contributions from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and individual donations. 

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