Travel Training

Travel Training Makes Riding the Bus Fun and Stress-free!

Travel Training instructors from GATRA are skilled in assisting people in overcoming fears and building confidence so they can ride the public bus on their own.

The goal of the program is to teach individuals how to ride public transportation systems safely and independently in Attleboro, Taunton and other communities where GATRA operates fixed route buses. We offer group lessons which include many of the following tasks:

  • Using GATRA’s website and other online tools to obtain bus system information
  • Trip planning activities
  • Reading and understanding route maps and schedules
  • Riding specific routes
  • Getting to and from a specific bus stop
  • Recognizing bus numbers, bus stops, and landmarks
  • Paying fares and purchasing tickets and passes
  • Getting on and off the bus safely
  • Locating and transferring to other buses
  • Crossing the street safely
  • Phone, emergency, and safety skills

There are many benefits of learning to ride the GATRA bus such as greater independence, convenience, and an increased sense of confidence and self-reliance. To learn more please contact a GATRA representative at 508-823-8828, ext. 225.