Wednesday, March 17, 2010

State Senator Joe Addabbo: Metrocard Van Is Coming To Middle Village, Howard Beach and Woodhaven...

For the disabled and senior members of our community, it can be difficult to get around town. In an effort to provide more accessible service, New York City Transit has a mobile outreach program designed especially to serve their needs in their own communities. NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring the agency’s MetroCard Bus to visit his district again this year.

A specially-equipped MetroCard bus will park at Howard Beach and Woodhaven locations on listed dates/times, and MetroCard Mobile Sales staff will assist residents 65+ and disabled customers in applying for Reduced Fare MetroCards. All customers may purchase and/or refill MetroCards; report a lost or stolen card; or have a damaged MetroCard replaced on-site. Seniors applying for a reduced-fare MetroCard will need to bring at least 2 types of identification to the MetroCard bus: Medicare Card, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Driver License, or Non-Driver License. A photographer is available on MetroCard buses to complete applications on-site, free of charge. Disabled passengers can get an application on-site, which they must then have completed by their physician, acknowledging their disability.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 31 (rescheduled, due to Passover holiday)


  • St. Margaret's Church, 66-16 80th Street, Middle Village (10 AM to 12 Noon)

  • NE Corner Forest Parkway & Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven (1 - 3 PM)



  • Wednesdays, June 30, September 29 and December 29


  • Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street (10 AM – 12 Noon)

  • NE Corner Forest Parkway & Jamaica Avenue Woodhaven (1 – 3 PM)

For more information about these events, please call Sen. Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.