Why Access-a-ride Transportation Means Freedom to Me.

I Get Around Because of Access-a-ride ....

Access-A-Ride in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
Access-A-Ride in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
My bus picking me up to take me back home from Queens to the Bronx.
My bus picking me up to take me back home from Queens to the Bronx.
My mother -- on the left -- and her former co-worker. I took Access-A-Ride one rainy day from the Bronx to Queens for my mother's retirement -- after 44 years -- party.  It was lovely.
My mother -- on the left -- and her former co-worker. I took Access-A-Ride one rainy day from the Bronx to Queens for my mother's retirement -- after 44 years -- party. It was lovely.
A woman needed the lift to get on the Access-A-Ride Bus.
A woman needed the lift to get on the Access-A-Ride Bus.
I take Access-A-Ride with my son to my brother's restaurant often.  He is looking at his gifts he received for his birthday.
I take Access-A-Ride with my son to my brother's restaurant often. He is looking at his gifts he received for his birthday.
Access-A-Ride Bus ....
Access-A-Ride Bus ....
Access-A-Ride Transportation is used in all five of New York's boroughs.
Access-A-Ride Transportation is used in all five of New York's boroughs.
I usually take Access-A-Ride to my son's school.  This was the last day of his first term of piano lessons.
I usually take Access-A-Ride to my son's school. This was the last day of his first term of piano lessons.
One of five seats on the Access-A-Ride Bus.
One of five seats on the Access-A-Ride Bus.

Information I Needed!

I first learned about Access-A-Ride -- para-transit transportation -- in 2004. Someone my sister knew used it. The woman informed my sister she paid only $2.00 each way, and it's door to door service. I was stunned, and thought, Yo, I need that. "Can you get the number for me please?" I asked my sister.

"Sure."

"Thanks." I can not inform you about the rest of our conversation, because all I kept thinking was, I'm going to be able to go places .... I won't be stuck in this apartment .... I can visit people .... I can shop for anything .... Oh, yeah, I can go to my doctor's office now.

I know it sounds pitiful, but to me at that moment it was a heavenly visual I was seeing in my mind's eyes. It was my heaven on earth. I would have gotten up to dance in celebration, but I did not want to pass out. My health's not too cool. Plus, I was still speaking to my sister. So, that would have been rude.


Years before, when I was informed I could no longer work for health reasons, I actually cried. My father tried to console me, but it did not help. I kept thinking about all the overtime I would no longer be able to do. So his words, "It will be okay." was not going down well. My father hated my working over time. He thought as a young single woman with no children I did not need to work so hard. My answer would always be, "Momma needs a new pair of shoes Dad."

"Not funny kid."

"Um hum."

I never ever thought I would be without a job due to illness, which is crazy, because my lungs collapsed on me when I was a baby .... I really should not have had most of the jobs I had to be honest, but working was all I knew and I loved it.

Without a job there is no more over time. I became depressed. I guess momma could no longer get a new pair of shoes ....

As the years progressed I became worse health wise. I also realized that fixed incomes are just that fixed. Going to the doctor's office cost money just to get there, and I had to return home. I just could not afford $6.00 each way. Once I was inside the doctor's office I had to make a co-payment. It cost $10.00 for my primary care doctor, and $20.00 for a specialist. I was ashamed I could not afford things that was no big deal to me when I worked. I would not even need over time for those tiny fees

My younger brother found out about my transportation dilemma from our mother, and he decided to call me and offer to take me to any appointments I had if I were to leave early in the morning before he went to work at the Barber shop he owned in Harlem, NY.

He took me to three doctor appointments. I was grateful, but uncomfortable with the situation. He had his own life, and I just thought it was wrong. Still, I knew my brother would not stop coming around to pick me up so I began pretending I was fine, and I did not need to see the doctor for anything other than a yearly physical. After I agreed to call him as soon as I needed him he stopped worrying.

Yeah, I am terrible, but I was not use to being helped out so much. It sucked. So after I learned of the Access-A-Ride transportation service I applied. When I qualified I was ecstatic.


My maiden trip was to my nephew's -- Zuri's -- middle school graduation. It was a warm sunny afternoon when I boarded the five passenger -- white with blue stripe and letterings -- bus. I could not see the driver -- through the tinted glass -- until he opened the doors. He greeted me with a warm smile as he asked my name. After I gave it I Slowly I boarded the bus with my cane.

I gave him my carfare of $2.00, and went to one of five available seats. After the driver confirmed with me that I was buckled into my seat we were off to Brooklyn.

I really do not remember much of our conversation. I just remember that he was pleasant, and I was just happy to be able to travel on my own.

I arrived at my sister's apartment in about an hours time. That to me was great timing. After a brief stay in my sister's apartment. All nine of us took two taxi car services to Brooklyn college. As we drove around to find the entrance I kept thinking, I could have met them here. Next time I will find out the address, and cross streets, and just meet up.

Before we walked into the courtyard of the school we were stopped by some outdoor merchants trying to sell some of the timely graduation gifts. The three adults -- myself included -- in our large group bought something for my nephew. My nephew had already went through the gates, because he had to go inside with the rest of his graduating class. So he did not witness our purchases.

As we walked past the gates of the court yard I thought how lovely it looked inside. My legs began hurting so I started looking for a place to sit. My gaze came across some benches, and I informed my sister. We all went straight to the benches. All nine of us took up three benches.

We sat and talked for some time before the court yard became crowded. Suddenly, through the crowd I saw my younger brother and his wife walking towards us. Our eyes met and we smiled.

I did not expect him and he was stunned to see me. After my brother hugged me he asked,

"Hey, how you get here?"

"I took the Access-A-Ride bus."

"The What?"

"You've seen the white with blue strips ... buses ... right?"

"Yeah, but I thought they were for only medical appointments."

"Nah. It's for getting around period."

"Yo, that's cool. You like it?"

"Yeah. I can leave my apartment now."

"I'm happy for you sis."

"Me too."




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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

What a wonderful story of overcoming adversity and triumph this is. I'm so glad this service is available for you. I wish it were everywhere for there are so many people who become shut ins due to a lack of basic, needed public services.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey P Prince,

Thanks for your kind words friend.

Take Care,

N.E.


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P Prince 5 years ago from New York

Awesome!! I love the way you wrote this story! I can truly truly relate!

God Bless You Dear!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Writer20,

Never thought about it. LOL.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Take Care,

N.E.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great writing and think about writing a book all about your bus rides and travel. hey if i can write you can too


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Jannthomassen,

I thank you for your kind comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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jannthomassen 5 years ago from Norway

Great hub,informative and voted up


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Jackie,

Thank you for your comments.

I really do not know. LOL.

I would love to give you a warning on what not to do, but I am not sure what that would be. They never told me what I did wrong.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very interesting and I know I haven't been following close but how does someone have almost 1500 followers and a score of 1? Is this something new?


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Shygirl2,

Thank you for the kind words.

It seems like you can truly relate to what I had been feeling.

It is true I really did not feel comfortable asking -- begging -- for rides.

I love my freedom. LOL.

Thank you so much for your sharing, and your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


shygirl2 5 years ago

Great hub and very informational! I know what its like to feel dependant. It is not fun! To have to wait for rides or ask for one, even from a family member. I had to go without my car for nine months, saving up for the repairs while on unemployment. A very trying time for me...begging (it seemed to me anyway) to catch a ride with someone, trying not to upset their schedules. I can totally relate to your new found freedom on a bus. Sometimes we do what is necessary to gain those freedoms. To come and go on our schedules and in our own way. :D


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Roshall,

I am glad you have the same service out there in Ohio. It really is a great service in the whole.

I really do hope others call about the service in all 50 states, because it is helpful.

Thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Marshacanada,

Thank you so much for your kind response.

Take Care,

N.E.


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roshall 5 years ago from Ohio

THIS SERVICES HAS COME GREATLY USED BY ME ALSO.IN OHIO ITS CALLED'DAIL-A-RIDE'. DUE TO MY DISABILITIES I FIND IT A MUST AND I AM THANKFUL FOR THE SERVICE.I BELIEVE THIS HUB WILL GET OTHERS TO LOOK INTO THIS TRANSPORTATION SERVICE.GLAD YOU PUT IT OUT THERE FOR ALL TO SEE.VERY GOOD JOB.


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marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

Voted up-good hub and great service.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Linda,

Thank you for your kind words.

Wow, it was great that you rode along with your riders.

People are so happy to be able to get around ... without depending on family members or paying way too much on car services that they appreciate para-transit. That is what Para-transit does. It give us freedom and allows us to keep our self respect.

I could name some negative experiences, but the negatives are just learning lessons not a reason to not use para-transit any longer.

I thank you for sharing your information.

Thanks for the praises.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Linda Compton 5 years ago from The Land of Enchantment

I love your article. When I lived in California, I was the executive director of a senior center, and we provided paratransit trips for the County. We did over 100,000 trips a year, and I would "ride along" when my schedule would permit me. I loved hearing the stories of "my" riders, too. For those who still drive, it is hard to understand the freedom this service gives. You describe it beautifully, and I am glad you wrote about it! Keep up your inspirational work. Blessings, Linda


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Pam,

Call you transit information department, and ask them about their para-transit unit.

I sometimes travel with people who use the service for work daily. As a matter-of-fact. I know of two women from the Foster Care Agency I worked with who used the service, because of my advice. It has been three to four years for each of them.

They love it. LOL.

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.

Take Care,

N.E.


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Excellent info and thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to check my area and see if something like this is available. Also could be an excellent business opportunity. I'm back working again so I could really use this service at least one way.

Voted up, rated useful and bookmarked.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Icbenefield,

I have traveled with several people who used the ... service to get them back and forth to work.

I hated needing others take me places. So I know what you mean.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Take Care,

N.E.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

We have this type of transit service where we live. I love it too. I could not get back and forth to my job without it. Basically, without it, I couldn't work. When I'm at work, my husband can get the transit bus to the doctor without me having to take off and miss those much needed hours. It's wonderful not to have to beg rides from family and friends if I want to go shopping or whatever. I can just call transit. Wonderful hub. Thanks.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Micky,

Because of Access-A-Ride I take my son on an annual trip to Pier 40. Then we walk a block and get on a 4th of July BBQ boat ride around the Hudson for two hours. It makes me proud that I can do at least that for him.

Thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

That's a great adventure NE. God bless and bon voyage!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Tom,

They have the buses you are speaking of here also. I rode in one once for my son. I think medicaid and medicare pays for them.

Also, there was one that use to come here daily for a disabled neighbor of mine. She never had to pay for it.

You should write a Hub on how people can get this service. I would love to read it.

I thank you so much for sharing your information.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

Hi N.E.!

I really enjoyed the Hub, and applaud the transit companies that provide this service. I drove one of these buses for several months for the last company I worked for. I now drive cabulance for another company, but we don't subcontract to the transit agencies.

The company I work for now takes people to and from doctor's appointments, dialysis treatments, and to and from hospitals. It is quite a bit more limited than the transit service, but there is no fare for the passenger.

If others are interested in these services, they should contact their local transit agency to work out rides anywhere, or their doctor's office to see if there is an agency that transports people to and from medical appointments.

Thanks for sharing your experiences!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Writeronline,

I so appreciate your kind words.

Thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


writeronline 5 years ago

Hi N.E., I enjoyed this read - not knowing anything about NY (I live on the other side of the world..)I felt like I was along for the bus ride with you. But also, not knowing anything about real life in NY either, I felt like I've learnt a little from you about that ride too...well done.

Cheers


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Anthea,

Thanks for your lovely praise.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Anthea Carson 5 years ago from Colorado Springs

You are such a good writer!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Dexter,

Yes this service is supposed to be in all 50 states.

I appreciate the share.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Kathy do you have this service also?

You are correct either way. It is a life saver.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Kathy Atwood 5 years ago from California, USA

This service is a life saver!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi N.E. This is such good information. I know that we have a similar service in Chicago, but so many people are unaware of it. I will share this with others!

Thanks so much!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Junko,

You know, I really did not think about that, because I am living in a very blue -- New York -- city. Plus our new governor is a Democrat. Still, anything is possible.

I do not want to think about what would happen if I had no service again. It is a scary thought for me and other like me.

Thank you so much for your very thought provoking comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Alexander,

The service really did transform my life. I can take my son to his appointments all the time. I just took him to his doctor's appointment today.

I do not know why I -- and most newly disabled people -- was not informed of the para-transportation bus service. It is something we should be told ....

I thank you so much for your kind comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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junko 5 years ago

N. E. Wright. I hope the type of service you need and others like you need isn't cut Nationwide. If you needs and appreciate this type of services millions more nationwide also have needs they can't live without.Your hub makes these people human.


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

It's amazing how this service has transformed your life. It makes me mad no one told you about this when they were telling you you couldn't work anymore. But what a blessing this service is.

You turned what could have been a mundane hub into an interesting story, thanks.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello AliciaC,

Access-A-Ride gets me where I have to go, and that is totally freedom to me. LOL.

Thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Access-A–Ride sounds like a wonderful service. I’m glad that it’s given you freedom!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Jalus,

The service is extremely useful. Not perfect at all. LOL. Still, what is?

I am happy for your friend. I truly know how he feels.

Take Care,

N.E.


Jalus 5 years ago

They have a similar service down here where I live and I have a friend that uses it. He has C.P. and he just loves dropping by on his own. It has changed his life too. Great hub!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Sunnie Day,

Having no transportation feels like a trap. I did not know my area for years until I received my transportation. LOL.

I am happy for your son. There is nothing like transportation to make you feel free. LOL.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hello Bethany,

Oh, man do I know about being stranded, but that was before my son, and without a cell phone. LOL.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


Bethany Culpepper 5 years ago

N.E. - thank you for sharing your story! There's nothing worse than being stranded! I'm hoping the best for you and your son.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Great hub N.E. No one can understand this unless they have been without transportation. I am so happy this came your way. It surly brought a freedom to you. My son moved to Houston because of the transport system and being able to get to work. We live in a rural area. It makes all the difference in the world. Thanks for sharing. God bless ya N.E.

Sunnie


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Beverly,

I pray they do not cut this service also. I am really lucky -- so far -- to be living in a very BLUE state. LOL.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi Cogerson,

It really is a great service. Plenty of people have it. Young and old.

Thanks for your ... comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

I am glad that this service does so much good for you and lots of other people...voted up


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Beverly Stevens 5 years ago from College Station

Thanks for sharing your story. I hope the Republicans don't cut all social service programs like this as they are trying to do right now (although this one is probably locally funded). Keep writing!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi B. Malin,

Thanks for your kind words.

I love the fact that I could go banking, shopping, and etc. Without depending on someone to take me when they have the time. LOL. Who feels comfortable with that? LOL.

Thanks for your nice comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What an Inspirational Hub N.E., I had a big smile on my face when I finished reading it. Thanks for sharing, and I'm so happy you were able to find a solution, and you are now able to get around at a reasonable cost.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Oh, thank you so much for such lovely words, and praises, Teresa8go.

I truly appreciate your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi Dusty,

Thank you for your kind praise.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hello Fossillady,

It is needed everywhere. Yes, I am sure it has been a life saver. LOL.

No Matter some of the problems ..., I love it.

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi Charmgirl,

I used it Sunday to get from my brother's restaurant. Every Sunday they have a brunch. My sister, two of her children, my son, and I took a cab there, and I took my Access-A-Ride bus back home later that night. LOL.

Thank you so much to your kind words.

Take care,

N.E.


charmgirl 5 years ago

Great to see you have transport now and are able to get out. Lovely Hub.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

We have the Inner Urban in the little town I live in and it has been a life saver on many occasions!


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

Great hub. Thank you for sharing.


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teresa8go 5 years ago from Michigan, USA

Absolutely heart warming and inspiring. It was so great when I woke up. I checked my e-mail and found that you had written another hub. What a great way to start the day!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Marcoujor,

Thank you. LOL. I will remember that when I am not being grateful. LOL.

I would not have heard my former employers if they informed me about any of those services. I really begged them to give me a year to get back. They did and I still was no better. I was worse. I just cried like a baby. All that over time I was not getting. LOL.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I truly appreciate them.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Mdlawyer,

Thanks for your wonderful praise.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Marcella,

The service is great, and I can use it as a visitor in other states. So far I have only been able to do that with New Jersey.

Oh, my brother is too cool. I really am fortunate to have him and my other siblings.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


Marcella Glenn 5 years ago from PA

What a valuable service, and you are fortunate to have a caring brother.


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mdlawyer 5 years ago

Great hub, wright.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

N. E. ~~ You absolutely deserve Access-A-Ride and how shameful that you were not informed earlier by whoever "assisted" you with disability/ former employer.

You have many gifts to offer and much life to live~~ so glad you will not be hampered by lack of transportation.

Voted UP & AWESOME...!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi Hyphenbird,

Wow, I wish I could walk from one end to another here in the Bronx. LOL. If I did not pass out from that, I would go back to work. LOL.

Hey, how would I know it is you if I eyes were to meet while I am on the bus? LOL. Still, I would love if that could happen. That would be cool. LOL.

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Tom,

Long time no hear from. LOL.

Wow, does the -- 85 year old -- lady travel with a PCA. A Personal Care Attendant? Here in New York they -- the PCAs -- do not have to pay while with their patients.

The cost of traveling on the ... bus is now $2.25. New York City Transit is always giving us fare hikes. It is what they do best. LOL.

Oh, man are you right about inflation. It has been creeping in for a few years now. The government does not want us to panic. I will not panic if a gallon of milk still stays under $4.00. LOL. But if it goes back up to close to $5.00 you will see me in the news. LOL.

Now, the sad the is there is a governor looking to take $2.00 off the now current minimum wages for teenagers. From over $7.00 to over $5.00? $5.25 is about the amount I made hourly 31 years ago when I was a teenager. I was praying that Regan would raise the rates a quarter. He did not. Wow, what a shock. LOL. Still, what is wrong with this governor?

Hum, some people either do not know what it was like to be a teenager struggling to pay for books while in college. Or they just forgot. That is sad.

Well, you can tell I am for collective bargaining. LOL.

We need more unions! LOL.

Oh, well, let me get off my soap box. LOL.

Thanks so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi Mentalist Acer,

I was informed every state has this service. Check with your local transit for the para service ....

It is always good to know about things before you need it. LOL. Not years after you could have used it. LOL.

Thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Harlan, I have accepted years ago that I would not get better without meds. LOL. I am doing okay taking them. LOL. It enables me to take my son on outings through my Access-A-Ride transportation. LOL. What else could a mother ask for.

Thank you so much for your praise.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Golfgal,

LOL. According to my son his Momma really does need a new pair of shoes. LOL. He said he has more of everything than I do. LOL. He wants me to buy myself more things.

OMG. LOL.

Thanks for your kind words.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Christopheranton,

Thank you.

Access-A-Ride was more like an emotional rescue I needed. LOL.

When I learned about the service I did not waste any time applying.

I no longer have to pay those co-payments. That stopped under President George W. Bush. I had plenty of problems with him, but that was not one of them. LOL.

I still have to pay a bit for my Meds, but you cannot have everything. LOL.

I totally enjoy having Access-A-Ride. I don't know if I deserve it, but I know I love it. LOL.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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gradeAmerican 5 years ago

FINALLY, your hub score is going up! And enjoyed the hub also!


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

I,m really glad that you found that very useful service. You can flit about all over town now, which is just as it should be.

I do find it rather shocking though that you have to pay your doctor, but that is another story.

Enjoy Access- A Ride. You deserve it.


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Golfgal 5 years ago from McKinney, Texas

Go get them shoes girlfriend! Good Hub. voted up and funny.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Ya know what Ms. Wright?

I'm happy for ya too!

What a great story. And I do pray you get better.

- God bless,

- Harlan


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I need to check-out these sevices in my area to see how they work.Right now I don't need them but it's good to know they're there,you never know,thanks for sharing N E Wright.;)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

I love the way you tell stories N.E.! I know a lady that's 85 and she uses that access bus too. It's terrible not to be able to get around and with prices of everything going through the roof I don't know. I'm on a fixed income too, isn't it nice that out government tells us there's no inflation so we can't get a bit of a raise. Everything we need is going up...except our checks. Oh well. Glad you're doing well. Peace!! Tom


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I am from a tiny little rural town. I could walk from one end to another in a short time. When I come to the big Apple, I will keep my eyes open for these transportation buses and vans. Perhaps you will be on one and our eyes will meet, we will smile a HubPage greeting.

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