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Offbeat Ile-de-France: free adapted transport for old people who are going to be vaccinated

22:37  15 january  2021
22:37  15 january  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Le Service transports de personnes handicapées PAM 75 (Pour Aider à la Mobilité) a été lancé en 2003. © LP / Sebastian Compagnon The transport service for disabled people PAM 75 (To Help Mobility) was launched in 2003.

La vaccination campaign is launched. And to facilitate access for people over 75, priority, to vaccination centers, Ile-de-France Mobilités announces several measures, this Friday.

The authority in charge of transport first proposes the “mobilization of PAM networks”. In each department of Ile-de-France, the PAM (Pour Aider à la Mobilité) offers a transport solution adapted to people with reduced mobility. “For people over 75 who have difficulty getting around, Ile-de-France Mobilités has asked the departments to expand the PAM service for people over 75 with loss of autonomy (assessed according to the AGGIR Grid and beneficiaries of the APA under a GIR 1 to 4) to take them to the vaccination centers ”, details IDFM.

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"On-demand transport" will serve the centers

The PAM is co-financed by the departments, Ile-de-France Mobilités and the region. To facilitate access to this service with vehicles adapted for people in wheelchairs, "Île-de-France Mobilités has asked the departments to set up free travel for these journeys and has undertaken to finance this free".

In 25 local networks, Ile-de-France Mobilités has launched “transport on demand” (TAD) systems. In these areas, the traveler can reserve a place in a vehicle, which establishes its route according to requests. "The TAD will be adapted to serve the vaccination center, and people over 75 years old will be able to borrow it free of charge," says IDFM.

To register, go to the site tad.idfmobilites.fr

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