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Learn to ride transit with travel instruction

Find a travel instruction program near you.

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

Montachusett Regional Transit Authority

(offered in partnership with local human service agencies)
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Worcester Regional Transit Authority

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.

Blind individuals can receive Orientation and Mobility training from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, which can include travel instruction among other activities.

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.

Travel training in action

Rider on a small bus
Travel trainee practices riding the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Route 12 Southeast Loop.