Topic : travel training

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Revamped paratransit program saves $25 million

Accessibility| September 21, 2012
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.

Calif.’s Omnitrans launches rebranding

Bus| August 10, 2012
Will unveil new logo, slogan, fleet graphics, bike racks and mascot.
Accessibility| August 6, 2012

UT Survey: Operators weigh in on paratransit programs

University officials based in Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Indiana discuss increasing ridership, contracting service and travel training.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Travel training conference to be held in Colorado

The conference, sponsored by the Association of Travel Instruction, is recommended for travel trainers, mobility managers and other persons interested in greater use of public transit by all disabled individuals and seniors.
Accessibility| June 11, 2012

Tenn. transit's travel training helps disabled riders

Assisted more than 400 riders who are disabled, elderly, or immigrants adjusting to a new city.

Accessibility| April 18, 2012

Enhancing independence through transit travel training

The ability to live a self-sufficient life is important to everyone, and the ability to travel between home and destinations of choice is an integral part of self-sufficient living. Some people with disabilities use paratransit services to get where they need to go while others use fixed-route systems.

Accessibility| March 19, 2012

RIPTA, AARP partner on senior rider workshops

The “How to Ride RIPTA Workshop” series, held March 5, created for the state’s senior community, was designed to empower the senior community to mobilize and remain independent. All attendees of this travel training program received a free step-by-step “How to Ride Guide.”
Accessibility| March 19, 2012

Indiana training first step to forming accessible council

Formation comes as the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority is trying to rally support for continued funding for bus services, since a temporary operational subsidy from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority ran out last year.
Accessibility| March 19, 2012

OCTA unveils transit simulator to aid disabled riders

One of only four nationwide, the new transit simulator includes a 40-foot OCTA bus, sidewalks, wheelchair-accessible curbs, crosswalk and operating traffic signals to fully replicate a bus stop. The facility will be used to determine eligibility for the agency's paratransit system.
January 18, 2012

Making mass transit accessible to the masses

When the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opens its Accessible Travel Center in February, it will mark more than the unveiling of another facility — the authority will celebrate helping people with disabilities experience the freedom of traveling on public transportation independently.

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