Senator Addabbo Brings Metrocard Van to Howard Beach & Ridgewood


WHEN:                       Wednesday,  December 29, 2010                    

WHERE/TIME:         Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street  (10 AM– 12 Noon)

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood (1- 3 PM)                      

For the disabled and senior members of our community, it can be difficult to get around town. In an effort to provide more accessible service, New York City Transit has a mobile outreach program designed especially to serve their needs in their own communities. NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring
the agency’s MetroCard Bus to visit his district again this month. 

A specially-equipped MetroCard van will park at Howard Beach and Ridgewood locations on the dates/times above, and MetroCard Mobile Sales staff will assist residents 65+ and disabled customers in applying for Reduced Fare MetroCards. All customers may purchase and/or refill MetroCards; report a lost or stolen card;
or have a damaged MetroCard replaced on-site. Seniors applying for a reduced-fare MetroCard will need to bring at least 2 types of identification to the MetroCard bus:  Medicare Card, Social Security Card,
Birth Certificate, Driver License, or Non-Driver License. A photographer is available on MetroCard buses to complete applications on-site, free of charge. Disabled passengers can get an application on-site,
which they must then have completed by their physician, acknowledging their disability. 

For more information, please call Senator Addabbo’s Howard Beach (718-738-1111) or Middle Village (718-497-1630) district offices.

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