Travel instruction is the professional activity of teaching individuals with disabilities, seniors, and others how to use public transportation independently to access their environment and community. Learn more here.

To find a travel instruction program near you, check out our interactive map or read the list of programs below. This list will grow as we learn about additional programs around the state. If you know of a program that is not listed, please contact us so we can add it.

 

OrganizationLocationDescriptionOpen toScopeWebsitePhone
Easter Seals Massachusetts484 Main St. Worcester MAOffer services to current program participants around the stateprogram participantsStatewidema.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=MADR_homepage(800) 244-2756
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)600 Washington St. Boston MA

The Orientation and Mobility Department provides individualized training programs within the home, neighborhood, workplace and community for Massachusetts residents who are legally blind.

public (legally blind)

Statewidewww.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/disability-services/services-by-type/blind-services/orientation-and-mobility.html(617) 626-7581
UMass Boston100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston MAOrientation and Mobility training. The University of Massachusetts Boston is the only academic center for preparing Orientation and Mobility specialists in New England. Much of the program is online.trainersStatewidewww.nercve.org/prospective-students/o-and-m-program 

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority

1 Columbus Ave Pittsfield MA

Travel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schools

public

regional

www.berkshirerta.com

(413) 292-2782 Option 1

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority215 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MAVideos to orient passengers to different servicespublicregionalwww.youtube.com/user/gocapecod?feature=watch(800) 352-7155

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority

10 Oak St.
Taunton, MA

Travel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schools

public

regional

www.gatra.org

(508) 823-8828, ext. 225

Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transit Authority

11 A Street Edgartown, MA

Travel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schools

public

regional

www.vineyardtransit.com

 

(508) 693-9440

 

Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority

85 Railroad Avenue Haverhill, MA

 

Travel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schools

public

regional

www.mvrta.com

(978) 469-6878 

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority15 Blandin Ave
Framingham MA

The Transitions program offers both one-on-one travel training for all individuals ranging from high school students to senior citizens, and group training for local COAs, social and human service organizations, and local school districts

publicregionalwww.mwrta.com(508) 935-2222
Montachusett Regional Transit Authority1427 Water St. Fitchburg MAMakes presentations to agencies and organizations upon requestagenciesregionalwww.mrta.us(800) 922-5636
Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority2808 Main St., Springfield MAOne-on-one travel training for people with mobility impairments and seniors; we also do a limited number of small group trainingspublicregionalwww.pvta.com/travelTraining.php(413) 732-6248 ext. 235

MBTA Travel Training

570 Rutherford Ave
Boston (Charlestown), MA

System-wide accessibility orientations and individualized training for seniors and people with disabilities available on MBTA systems

public

regional (MBTA service area)

 (617) 945-6176
Worcester Regional Transit Authority60 Foster Street Worcester, MAIndividualized and group travel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schoolspublicregionalwww.wrtaparatransit.com/wrta-travel-training.htm(508) 453-3451
Auburn School SystemAuburn, MApartnership with WRTAstudentslocal  

Evolution

64 Holden St Shrewsbury, MA

 

Transition program for students aged 18-22 with group travel training on the WRTA system

students

local

http://www.avcollaborative.org/2012-09-04-20-09-01/evolution.html

(508) 841-1562

Grafton School SystemGrafton, MApartnership with WRTAstudentslocal  

Marlborough School System

431 Bolton Street Marlborough, MA

Travel training for students turning 22

students

local

tinyurl.com/o6l2gwn

(508) 460-3787

Pembroke High School80 Learning Lane Pembroke MAtravel training on the GATRA Pembroke-Kingston busstudentslocal  

Salem High School

77 Willson Street, Salem MA

Fieldtrips involving public transportation for students with a variety of special educational needs

students

local

spssalemhs.salemk12.org

(978) 745-9300

Spencer School SystemSpencer, MApartnership with WRTAstudentslocal  
Winchester High SchoolWinchester, MAProvides individualized orientation and familiarization on the MBTA commuter rail to students as neededstudentslocal  
Worcester School System20 Irving St. Worcester, MApartnership with WRTAstudentslocal  

This information is provided by the EOHHS Human Service Transportation Office