Many of us take for granted access to transit and the ability to travel. However, access to transit and the ability to use it safely and independently involves for many people some kind of support.
Travel training helps those who need extra help or support to make transit trips safely on their own. The term ‘travel training’ includes a wide range of support and help by:
- providing short-term help to familiarize people with CAT transit works and giving them the confidence to use it; and
- providing longer term, regular, intensive one-on-one training.
Travel training provides support and can help people take part in all that Collier County has to offer, as well as make transit trips to access employment, medical services and day-to-day activities that would otherwise not be available.
Who is travel training for?
Travel training is for people of all ages who need extra help to learn to use transit, including children, young people and adults. Travel training is not limited to people with learning disabilities; travel training can benefit people with a range of needs and abilities.
Travel training may be useful for:
- those who are not familiar with using transit;
- those having to make new transit trips;
- people who have difficulties getting around due to a recent disability or illness; and
- those for whom English is not a first language.
Travel training may benefit children who have never travelled alone on transit; children who need to travel on transit when they start secondary school and who have no experience using it because they have always travelled in the family car.