City Councilmember Eric Ulrich arranged for the MTA MetroCard van to stop outside the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Ozone Park Senior Center for two hourd on Tuesday, June 29, providing dozens of seniors with convenient access to discounted public transit fares.
“It is difficult for many of my constituents, especially those in their golden years, to make the necessary trip to apply for and receive discounted MetroCards,” Said Ulrich. “I am pleased to bring the service directly to them at their neighborhood senior center, making it easier for eligible residents to take advantage of this discount.”
The reduced fare for seniors is $1.10 under the program.
“It makes it so much more convenient. I like to have a MetroCard because you never know when you will need it,” said local senior Caroline Darienzo.
“Having this here is an invaluable service,” said Debra Hoffer, project director with Catholic Charities. “Some of our seniors have difficulty traveling, so this is a great convenience, being able to get a MetroCard right in front of the senior center. We are so appreciative of Councilmember Ulrich’s wonderful support of Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services.”