​What is Travel Training?

Transportation can be a significant barrier for many individuals and their families when it comes to employment. Travel Training is utilized to teach individuals how to travel independently on public transportation. Pathways to Independence will assess the needs of the individual and make recommendations regarding in which areas the individual may have barriers as well as the individual’s strengths. Instruction will include topics such as:

What Pathways will do...

•how to schedule transportation requests with transportation providers

•reading bus schedules

•purchasing tokens/bus passes

•training on the public transportation rules

•contingency planning in the event of an unexpected issue (such as missed bus, getting off at the wrong stop, etc)

•instruction by demonstrating how to ride public transportation with the job seeker until the individual is independent

•bus social skills and behavior