Meet Our Partners

Our 3P Ride partners represent diverse backgrounds and disciplines from many facets of our community.  These partners have invested time and resources to enhance transportation options for our community to connect “more people to more places with more possibilities.”

 

Q: Why is the work of this nonprofit important to you or to the community?

Kevin A. Alvarnaz

Director, Community Health & Wellness, WellSpan Health

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"The health & well-being of an individual extends beyond their access to physical health services (e.g., doctor appt.). People desire access to family events, social connections & spiritual activities, to name a few. Those with limited mobility and/or transportation challenges cannot engage these other aspects of their well-being. The 3P Ride project seeks to eliminate those barriers & therefore could result in improving the health and well-being of community members."

Cathy Bollinger

Managing Director of Embracing Aging, York County Community Foundation

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“Embracing Aging is making York County a great place to age by expanding age-inclusive thinking and reducing barriers to aging well. Easily available/accessible transportation services repeatedly surface as a barrier to aging well. I’m thrilled to be a partner in developing solutions to address these barriers. I especially like that older adults and people with disabilities are also partners; their insights enrich and inform the process and are key to our success.”

Sherry Fair

Director of Volunteer Services, SpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-Life Program

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"Sharing resources to provide the widest variety of transportation options to those in need will benefit us all."

Terry Gendron

Director, County of York Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs

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"The 3P initiative is another means for us to honor our commitment to helping our veterans maximize their benefits and improve their quality of life. It allows veterans the ability to access health care and other resources that may otherwise be limited by barriers to transportation."

Deb Gogniat

Coalition Coordinator, Healthy York County Coalition

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“3P Ride will strengthen regional transportation ensuring residents have access to health care, as well as programs and services that support healthy choices.”

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Member, White Rose Senior Center

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"I use rabbittransit to get to & from White Rose Senior Center. They also take me to the doctor, the mall, sightseeing, & even to visit friends. I encourage people to Ride the Rabbit because it is a quick way to reach your destinations without the hassle of driving yourself. It's quick, fast and safe! Overall, I am satisfied with the service I receive and want people to have access to their transportation needs and desires."

Kate Harmon

Co-owner, Working Progress

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"Needing a short-term transportation option, I rode the fixed route and was humbled to see what many people deal with on a daily basis. Now that I am behind the wheel again, I want to use my marketing background to help drive the conversation forward to make transportation more accessible for all."

Lydia Horner

Member, White Rose Senior Center

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"rabbittransit is very valuable to me in getting me to the senior center where I can be amongst friends my own age and to get to my doctor appointments. What is not successful for me is my ability to get to my church. This is one desire I hope will come out of this project and help others in the community who have the same request."

Teresa Johnescu

Program Manager, FedEx Supply Chain at GSK NE-DPC

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"Our site employs more than 30 adults with disabilities through an inclusion initiative. Transportation is a barrier to the full integration of people with disabilities in the community & has limited the ability of some individuals who wish to work here. Partnership with this project, in addition to making the jobs at our site more accessible, also satisfies the desire of my current employees to access social & educational opportunities that further empower & enrich."

David Kalinoski

Associate State Director, AARP - PA Office

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"Mobility is essential to a more age friendly and livable community."

Lisa Krout

Lisa Krout

Executive Director, White Rose Senior Center

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"I am the Executive Director at White Rose Senior Center and rabbittransit provides service to many of our participants. We are a vibrant and active Senior Center who are always looking for new places to visit and to broaden our horizons! If we can help to better the transportation system in York County with ideas and suggestions, then we are helping to make a better life for an older adult!"

Debbie Loucks

Executive Director, York Area Housing Group

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"Improve transportation for people we serve by helping them to get to and from our affordable housing and utilize community services to improve/maintain their overall health."

Carol Miller

Program and Development Director, Jewish Family Services of York

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"Improving community connections, reducing isolation and increasing mobility for seniors are all important components to improved quality of life."

Jaritza Nguyen

I&R Assistant, Center for Independent Living Opportunities

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"This project is important to our community because it is a key factor in helping individual's with and without disabilities continue to live more independent within the community."

Kathleen O'Malley

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

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"I'm a new York County, PA resident from Washington, D.C. metro area. I am also physically challenged. Transportation has been a struggle."

Eric J. Orr

I&R and Advocacy Coordinator, Center for Independent Living Opportunities (CILO)

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"This project is important to CILO because it is addressing transportation which is a key factor in an individual’s ability to remain independent in the community."

Mike Pritchard

Senior Planner, York County Planning Commission

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"The 3P Initiative expands transportation opportunities for York County residents. 3P connects transit riders directly to decision-makers to tackle long-standing issues and make real changes in the community. As a transportation planner, I am happy to be a partner in this inclusive and innovative program."

Anthony Schweitzer

Assistant Director of Mental Health Services, Bell Socialization Services, Inc.

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"Bell Socialization has served with York Countians with disabilities for 50 years. I know firsthand the importance of having confidence in one’s ability to get where they need to go in a safe & timely manner. It affects big decisions, like where to live & work, quality of life, who your doctor is & when to see them – especially unplanned needs. I feel 3P Ride shows rabbittransit’s true commitment to improving its ability to meet transportation needs of all residents."

Mark W. Shea

Director, York County Area Agency on Aging

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"Transportation is one of the primary keys to successful aging. Without the appropriate means of transportation older adults are challenged to meet their health care, nutrition and socialization needs. Staying healthy means staying mobile."

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Roberta Simmons

Member, York Area Council of the Blind

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Why is the 3P ride project valuable to you or why you are participating?

People: "We are able to increase our independence."
Places: "Can travel to many places in the city, county or beyond."
Possibilities: "Increase in weekend hours and travel out of the city, able to attend plays, sports and other venues."

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Rodger Simmons

Member, York Area Council of the Blind

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Why is the 3P ride project valuable to you or why you are participating?

People: “The disabled are helped by this service."
Places: “To cover a large area.”
Possibilities: “Using many resources.”

Patrick J. Sullivan

WellSpan Health Patient Partner

"It helps to improve county-wide mobility for those citizens who are unable to drive or do not have routine access to reliable transportation."

Barbara Zortman

Director, Center for Traffic Safety

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"The Center for Traffic Safety's interests includes older drivers; helping them successfully deal with the effects of aging as it pertains to their ability to continue to drive safely. Through this partnership with 3P Ride, the Center will have the necessary resources to assist the older driver, who is no longer able to safely drive themselves, to comfortably transition into using public transportation services."