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What transportation options are available for the elderly in New York City?

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Access-A-Ride and the Public Transportation Reduced Fare MetroCard Program are transportation options available for the elderly in New York City. Access-A-Ride is operated by the city's paratransit system. It offers door-to-door service everyday including holidays for people with disabilities and for those unable to use the subway or public bus.

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A Reduced Fare MetroCard is available for citizens age 65 years or over. It reduces fares on both local buses and New York City Transit subways by half. It can be purchased to include unlimited rides or pay-per-ride.

There are also several community-based transportation services offered by the Department for the Aging. Local senior centers also offer shopping and recreational transportation.

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