ON THE MOVE TRAVEL TRAINING
“The goal of non-emergency medical transportation is simple: ensure eligible members get to their medical appointments safely and on time using the most appropriate mode of transportation for their physical and cognitive needs. Travel training—a method of teaching transit skills to older adults and individuals with disabilities—offers… an opportunity to achieve this goal while maximizing public transit use among Medicaid and Medicare members.”
Travel or transit training helps older adults how to use the transit system.
Trainers can train older adults and others One-on One in the street around bus stops, ride along in vehicles, etc. In addition to real life use of transit systems, trainers also use photos, trip plans, and worksheets.
Classroom and Group Training - allows older adults and others to learn how to take transit through general demonstrations.
Train the Trainer - classroom instruction to organizations providing travel training services to individuals.
In addition to training seniors and older adults on how to successfully use the transit system the program is also designed to help military and veterans, those with physical or cognitive disabilities, the Deaf and others.
Travel training may include the following topics:
- Safety and Awareness
- Reading Maps and Schedules
- Trip Planning and Transfers
- Identifying, Boarding, and Disembarking Vehicles
- Paying Fare
- Street Crossing Safety
- Accessibility Features
- Emergency skills
- Social Behavior and System Rules
- Self-Advocacy with the Driver and Public
- Requesting Stops and Assistance with Special Needs
- Judging Distance and Time
- Stranger Awareness
Elderly Driver and Senior Transportation