Travel instruction is the professional activity of teaching individuals with disabilities, seniors, and others how to use public transportation independently and safely to access their environment and community. Find a program near you.
Travel instruction from your transit authority
Many transit authorities in Massachusetts offer travel instruction programs for individuals and/or groups.
|Transit Authority||Contact Information|
|Berkshire Regional Transit Authority|
|Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority||(508) 775-8504 ext. 201|
|Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority||(508) 823-8828, ext. 225|
|Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transit Authority||(508) 693-9440|
|Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority||(978) 469-6878|
|MetroWest Regional Transit Authority||(508) 935-2222 - ask for Carl Damigella|
Montachusett Regional Transit Authority
(offered in partnership with local human service agencies)
|Pioneer Valley Transit Authority||pvta.com/travelTraining.php|
|Worcester Regional Transit Authority||www.wrtaparatransit.com/wrta-travel-training.htm|
Travel instruction from a human service agency
Some state agencies, human service agencies, or community agencies that serve seniors or people with disabilities may offer travel instruction as part of their suite of services. If you are interested in learning to ride transit and are currently working with an agency or caseworker, ask them if they offer this service.
Travel instruction from your local school district
Many schools offer some travel instruction or transportation exposure as part of their special education or transition curricula, especially for students who have a goal of independent travel in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Talk to your school to find out what they offer, or to encourage them to incorporate public transit into the curriculum.