OHIO - The American Red Cross - Ohio Buckeye Region provides a Community Transportation Service for seniors and other eligible residents of Franklin County. Volunteer drivers provide "safe, reliable, and timely" transport for those who live in the community but are unable to get to medical appointments and other services on their own. Eligibility varies throughout the region, with some wheelchair service available, so check website for details. The following video features a volunteer driver and a long-term client served by the American Red Cross Community Transportation Program in Columbus, Ohio.
February 27, 2016
January 16, 2016
FILM - Taxi is a 2015 Iranian film directed by and starring acclaimed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi (b.1960). Also known as Jafar Panahi's Taxi and Taxi Tehran, it was filmed in Iran and smuggled out of the country despite Panahi being banned from making films there or from travelling abroad. The movie follows Panahi (playing himself) as a taxi driver in Tehran as various passengers catch a lift in his shared-ride cab. Most of the film is seen through the perspective of a security cam located on the taxi's dashboard. Although it has the feel of a docudrama, all the characters in Taxi are portrayed by actors, including Panahi's niece who would later travel to Germany to accept on Panahi's behalf, the Golden Bear (Best Film) prize at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.
October 25, 2015
NIGERIA - Eelaki Care Transportation is a non-emergency medical transportation provider located in Lagos, Nigeria. They provide professional assisted door-to-door ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher services for all occasions, as well as transport for children with special needs.
July 31, 2015
NEW YORK STATE - In the following video, New York State Senators Tom O’Mara and James L. Seward, as well as local leaders and transportation management officials discuss how upstate, rural legislative districts are being hurt by recent state-level changes underway in the management of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. For more information on this and a similar roundtable held in Albany in early 2013, go to: Rural Public Transportation Issues Focus Of Senate Forum.