Topic : travel training

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Travel Instruction group annual conference set for August

Accessibility| June 15, 2011
Presentations include how to teach safe street crossings in congested urban environments; current practices for effective travel training of seniors; and preparing newly-hired travel trainers.

Valley Metro mobility center wins innovation award

Accessibility| April 21, 2011
A full-size bus and bus shelter are part of the indoor landscape, as well as varied pavement and ground applications. Input on the development of the Mobility Center was considered by a paratransit technical advisory committee and a regional paratransit stakeholders group.
Accessibility| March 23, 2011

Web Extra: D.C. Metro programs empower disabled riders

Alternatives to paratransit offered by the agency have enabled it to contain costs and provide riders with disabilities with more affordable transportation options.
Accessibility| March 1, 2011

Travel Instruction group to meet in Philadelphia

The conference assists its national and international members by providing educational opportunities and showcasing best practices.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Valley Metro unveils Mobility Center

Created to make travel easier for more than 11,000 passengers who are currently eligible for the Americans with Disabilities Act designation. Will provide in-person eligibility determinations and offer travel training and other programs making the transit system more accessible to local residents.
Accessibility| August 10, 2010

Training key to controlling costs

Travel trainers teach disabled and older persons to use local public transportation fixed-route services safely and independently
Accessibility| March 24, 2010

D.C. Metro provides travel training

In the face of a $190 million budget shortfall, Metro is hoping to reduce paratransit costs by training disabled passengers to use fixed route and subway services.
Accessibility| November 17, 2009

Web Extra: D.C. Metro pilot to provide travel training for 600 customers with disabilities

Participants in the program will receive on average between 32 hours and 34 hours of comprehensive travel training, Metro estimates.
Accessibility| December 1, 2008

Tailored Programs Educate Public on Transit Options

Programs aimed at young children use field trips and visual effects-filled presentations to extol the benefits of using transportation, while others geared toward seniors use discussions and training to help them make the sometimes difficult transition from driving.

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