ITN Founder Katherine Freund was welcomed to Lexington last week when she made a stop with ITNBluegrass as part of the 60-day cross-country ITNAmerica Storybook Tour.

Katherine is stopping in dozens of cities from coast to collect and share inspiring stories about how access to transportation is changing lives for older Americans and those with impaired vision.

The need for better senior transportation touches almost every family in America. By 2030, one in every five Americans will be over 65, and as they age many will find themselves losing abilities needed to drive safely.

The answer is parked in driveways from coast to coast – in our individual capacity to share rides. Still the transportation needs of older Americans far outweigh the supply of rides.

That’s why ITNAmerica Founder and President Katherine Freund has embarked on a 60-day cross-country Storybook Tour this summer, from June 16 to August 14.

June 16 is the 20th anniversary of the first ride ever given by the Independent Transportation Network. Katherine is stopping in at least two dozen cities from coast to coast and has been blogging, Tweeting and Facebooking along the way to share a wide range of inspiring stories about how access to transportation is changing lives.

Kathleen has driven more than 10,000 miles from Maine to California and now back.

To learn more about her tour, go to