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 MAThe Orientation and Mobility Department provides individualized training programs within the home, neighborhood, workplace and community for Massachusetts residents with vision loss.public (residents with vision loss)Statewidewww.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/disability-services/services-by-type/blind-services/orientation-and-mobility.html(617) 727-5550
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

Berkshire Rides6 West Main St. North Adams, MATravel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schools. Train-the-trainer available for agenciespublicregionalwww.berkshirerides.org/index.php(413) 664-0300
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 Authority37 Waverly St. 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 seniorspublicregionalwww.pvta.com/travelTraining.php(413) 732-6248 ext. 235

 

 

 

Ways2Go

 

 

 

167 Holland St. Somerville MA

System-wide accessibility orientations and individualized training available on MBTA system from English/Spanish bilingual Travel Trainer. Ways2Go is a collaboration between Door2Door by SCM, MBTA, MRC, and City of Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities.public

 

regional (MBTA service area)

 http://tinyurl.com/Ways2Go-MM

 

 

(857) 756-5893

Worcester Regional Transit Authority60 Foster Street Worcester, MATravel instruction programs for individuals, groups, and schoolspublicregionalwww.wrtaparatransit.com/wrta-travel-training.htm(508) 791-9782
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

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