Speaker Christine Quinn shares with us a pilot program running through September 30th, the Project CART’s: Freedom Van, run by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC). It  allows seniors to make arrangements to use the escort service to travel to appointments or join a shopping group where they will be driven to Pathmark on Mondays and Costco on Wednesdays. The service includes a return trip.

When making reservations, seniors need only to supply their phone numbers, addresses, date of birth and any disabilities or special needs. Pickup must be below West 110th Street 

For Escort service to your appointment, call  212 956 0840 on Tuesdays at least one week in advance . Trips are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m. Click Here for more information.

For shopping trip to Costco and Pathmark, call  212 956 0840 on Tuesdays. Wednesady and Thursday.

  • Trips to Costco at 517 East 177th Street  are available on Wednesdays with pickup starting at 9 a.m. Click Here for more information.
  • Trips to Pathmark at 227 Cherry Street are available on Mondays with pickup starting at 9 a.m. Click Here for more information.
  • You are not required to shop at these stores to take the van.
This sounds like a terrific option. Let us know how it goes …. 



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10 years ago

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Laura J. Lutterbie
Laura J. Lutterbie
9 years ago

Hi: I’m a senior citizen living in Manhattan Plaza. I picked up the Project CART’s Freedom Van flyers from our Rodney Kirk Center.

I have been calling Project CART’s number (212-956-0840) since 9:00 this morning (Tuesday, 6/18) – the phone just rings and rings (no answering machine). How can I reach someone to make an appointment to take the van to Costco and Pathmark. If possible, I’m interested in going to Costco tomorrow (6/19). If that cannot be, then I’d love to make the appointment for next Wednesday.

Please let me know as soon as possible. Many thanks for your help … Laura

Team Chekpeds
Team Chekpeds
9 years ago

Laura, I am checking it out ..

Team Chekpeds
Team Chekpeds
Reply to  Team Chekpeds
9 years ago

So it turns out that the CART project ended and lost its funding . For transportation you better call Access-A-Ride.

8 years ago