Topic : travel training

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Rutgers U., NJ Transit educate disabled to ride system

Accessibility| February 28, 2014
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.

Valley Metro training empowers disabled riders

Accessibility| November 25, 2013

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.

Accessibility| 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.
Accessibility| 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.
Accessibility| 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.
Accessibility| 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.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

Wash. paratransit tightens disabled rider screening

Due to a significant spike in paratransit ridership, RiverCities Transit hired a new mobility manager, who has been tasked with screening paratransit applicants, calling doctors with follow-up questions to determine ridership eligibility, and developing a travel training program.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA partners for service animal training

Working with Knott’s Berry Farm to help service animals and handlers get accustomed to navigating public buses. Handlers and service animals will have access to enter the theme park in order to train around large groups of people and various unfamiliar sights and sounds.
Bus| September 21, 2012

Pa. transit scavenger hunt educates children

Schuylkill Transportation System took children throughout Schuylkill County on a tour designed to teach them about public transit.
Accessibility| September 21, 2012

Revamped paratransit program saves $25 million

As part of its revamped paratransit program, Metro provides travel training and outreach to customers with disabilities to teach them about the accessibility features of the bus and rail systems.

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