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Florham Park Addresses Seniors’ Plea for Better Transportation

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ- At last month’s Florham Park Borough Council Meeting Charlene Sozansky, President of Florham Park’s Senior Citizen’s Club, petitioned the council for better transportation options for seniors.

The township offers a shuttle for seniors known as the Morris Area Paratransit System or MAPS. This system is limited to medical related transportation and works great for seniors who need help getting to doctor’s appointments and physical therapy treatments, but these are not the only needs of our senior citizens.

“Last month I awakened one morning with a severe stiff neck,” said Sozansky when presenting the idea to the council. “This resulted in a rotator cuff problem and I was temporarily unable to drive. It can happen to any of us. It would have been comforting to know that if I needed it, there would have been a car service available to me in Florham Park.”

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The seniors amassed nearly 200 surveys outlying their transportation needs and presented a petition to the council with names numbering well over that amount. Since then, the Florham Park Borough Council has begun to mobilize and take another look at the transportation system for seniors in the borough.

“Over the last few weeks, several of us on the council along with the borough administrator have aggressively been researching various options for senior citizen transportation,” Councilwoman Carmen Cefolo-Pane went on to say when asked about the progress being made on the issue. “I have been in touch with several other communities and organizations that already supply transportation services for other communities.”

The council has heard from several service providers and have received proposals from some of the promising ones. Councilwoman Cefolo-Pane alongside Councilmen Bill Zuckerman and Scott Carpenter have researched the service providers as well as the prerequisite requirements many townships and boroughs lay out for who can utilize these services. The next step from the borough is to form a formal committee to evaluate the proposals and determine their viability for the borough.

“I was happy to hear that our council liaison, Carmen Cefolo-Pane, and two other councilmen as well as the borough administrator have been looking into our senior transportation request,” Sozansky said.

We will surely hear more from the council in the future as the transportation request is worked through in formal committee.

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