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July 28, 2014

Ask the Expert: Cherie Leporatti, Travel Trainer (WMATA)

Metro provides group orientations, station tours, trips on training buses, and one-to-one training to over 6,000 transit riders each year. In this interview Cherie Leporttia shares information about her background and Metro’s travel training program.


June 9, 2014

Transit access training saves Ontario city cash

The city of Hamilton has diverted 151 people from the much more expensive paratransit service and saved an estimated $1,558 per participant per year in specialized transit costs.


April 28, 2014

Ask the Expert - Judi Bonilla, Travel Trainer

As a gerontologist, Bonilla, who works for San Diego-based We Get Around!, saw early on the benefits travel training can offer older adults.


April 14, 2014

Calif. transit partners with community on travel training program

Victor Valley Transit Authority is donating a paratransit bus to local community group's New Freedom Program. The agency is also providing driver training, parking facilities, routine vehicle maintenance and assistance in meeting federal reporting requirements.


February 28, 2014

Rutgers U., NJ Transit educate disabled to ride system

The program, which offers travel instruction, individually or in small-group settings is available to people on the autism spectrum, with Down syndrome, and with mobility impairments and other disabilities with a referral.


November 25, 2013

Valley Metro training empowers disabled riders

After classroom lessons, which cover universal topics such as how to buy tickets, participants practice boarding and make an escorted round trip on Metro light rail.


September 30, 2013

Pace addresses paratransit growth with outreach

In 2006, Pace assumed responsibility for paratransit operations in Chicago from the CTA. Prior to that, the agency ran paratransit only in the suburbs.


July 18, 2013

MBTA, nonprofit partner for travel training program

Travel training will be the first in a series of mobility management services organized under a consortium dubbed Ways2Go and funded with federal grant funds.


May 7, 2013

Transitional program alleviates paratransit demand, cuts costs

Riverside Transit Agency’s travel training program is effectively steering a growing number of customers away from its costly Dial-A-Ride service as well as saving the agency money along the way.


February 11, 2013

N.J. groups merge to increase travel training

The impacts of travel instruction can yield tremendous benefits to individuals, such as increased independence, increased mobility options with associated cost savings and decreased isolation from their community.


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