[Ohio-talk] New places and hiring drivers

barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 11:48:00 UTC 2016

I think you are on the right track. But I suggest that you look to see if there are retirement communities in the area. I know that I could find drivers here at Kendal immediately. You might even offer to exchange leading a group sing or other music-related activity in exchange for getting to know possible drivers.

Barbara Pierce 
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> On Oct 2, 2016, at 5:04 PM, Kaiti Shelton via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> In a previous email I mentioned that I'm looking into an internship
> for next school year in Chillicothe, Oh.  I have done some research
> and have found that there is some public busing available in the city
> of Chillicothe, and para-transit is available in the city as well as
> to some parts of the surrounding area in the county.  However, in my
> efforts to be extra prepared, I've been thinking about possible
> solutions for cases such as this: I take the para-transit van to work,
> do a few sessions, then take it again to a new site.  However, this
> next site only has me there for 45 minutes before I need to be
> somewhere else, but the para-transit has a rule I need to be off the
> bus for an hour before taking another ride.
> I've been thinking of trying to hire private drivers from the area who
> could fill in the gaps where public and para-transit busing won't
> serve me.  I am thinking of the possibility of reaching out to local
> churches to see if any retirees or other people who aren't working
> during the day would be able to drive me around a bit if needed.  Of
> course, I would know my schedule ahead of time and would be able to
> let them know in advance, and I would pay them for their time and gas.
> I am open to using cab services as well (I don't believe this area has
> Oober), but having someone who I work with directly and can schedule
> pick up times with in advance would give me some additional piece of
> mind, as I'll need reliable transportation no matter which internship
> I take.
> Any ideas about how this might work based on your past experiences, or
> possible other solutions would be really appreciated.  I am trying to
> be as resourceful as possible so that if/when I get an interview I can
> have a concrete answer for this important logistic, but this is new to
> me so I'd appreciate feedback from any more experienced travelers and
> employees who might have hired their own drivers or managed
> transportation between buildings n a work day.
> -- 
> Kaiti Shelton
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