Your link to independent travel. With patience and practice, you can safely, confidently, and independently use accessible public transportation to expand your travel options. Enhance your ability to live, work, play, shop, vote, pursue an education, raise your family or volunteer in your community. We’re with you every step of the way.
Travel Training – We’re ready when you are!
Before ever riding a bus, a member of our team of expert travel trainers conducts an in-home visit with each individual to get acquainted and determine travel goals.
- An individual and family assessment
- Individualized training plan
- Planning a bus trip using a route schedule and map
- Getting on and off buses using proper fare and equipment
- Identifying landmarks
- Transferring from one bus to another
- Use of safe pedestrian skills
- Problem solving while traveling in the community
- Learning travel rights under federal legislation
- Effectively communicating travel needs with transportation employees
The ideal candidate for travel training is motivated, willing to learn new ways of travel and understands the importance of being safe in the community. The travel trainer will work with a trainee for as long as it takes to ensure confidence in independent travel.
Travel trainers have knowledge of medical and psychosocial aspects of disabilities, human growth and development over the lifespan, travel concepts, systems of transportation, travel skills and techniques and assessment, instructional methods and strategies.
Via offers an abbreviated travel training program for groups. Via’s Travel Training Coordinator also conducts “train the trainer” workshops for organizations interested in setting up their own travel training programs.
Cost: Individual Travel Training: $25 registration fee
Group Travel Training: $10 materials fee per person
No one is turned away because of the inability to pay.
Susan Unger, MS, Travel Training Instructor/Coordinator, (en Espanol)
Professional Travel Instructor; Member, Association of Travel Instructors
Certificate of Completion, Easter Seals Project Action Travel Instruction
303-447-2848 ext. 1048