Agency on Aging

Supporting Transportation for Older Adults & People with Disabilities

“We are proud to be a part of giving more access to transportation so that older adults and people with disabilities enjoy the freedom that comes with greater access” commented Ted Surh, President of AASCC,  “the level of demand has been consistently growing and will continue to grow as more older adults stop driving due to health reasons.”  

The Greater New Haven Transit District Foundation received a $5,000 grant from AASCC through Older Americans Act Title III funding.  To raise funds to provide transportation services for older adults and individuals with disabilities, the GNHTD Foundation started an Art in Motion campaign.

 As part of this initiative, the GNHTD is featuring original artwork on the buses.  AASCC's sponsored bus has a lovely scene created by local artist Cathy Weiss, who did the artwork pro bono.  This bus will be in service 3-5 years providing transportation throughout New Haven county.

L-R:  Lou (Rep. Rosa DeLauro's office); Susan Hamilton, Beverly Kidder and Ted Surh (AASCC); Donna Carter (GNHTD Foundation); Ben (Sen. Chris Murphy’s office); artist Cathy Weiss; Robert Bohannon (Chairman, AASCC Board of Directors)