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Travel Training

Easter Seals Project ACTION offers training, an online community, and resources dedicated to the practice of travel training.

Introduction to Travel Training Course - This training initiative is provided to increase the skills, knowledge and abilities of travel training professionals.  For more information, please contact Kristi McLaughlin or call 800-659-6428 toll free.

Join our online travel training community - ESPA hosts a Global Travel Training Community, providing a forum for members to pose questions, share answers, ideas and actual resources, discuss issues, and much more.

Travel Training for Student Success - This training program is a primer for school administrators interested in learning how high schools across the country are connecting students to travel training services, developing and adapting goals, and supporting local implementation of travel training programs.

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Additional Resources

Can Travel Training Services Save Public Transportation Agencies Money? This TR News January-February 2012 article, co-written by ESPA, describes field test results of a travel training cost-benefit model co-developed by ESPA.

Association of Travel Instruction (ATI) -- a national professional association which exists to develop the relatively new professions of travel training instructor and travel trainer for seniors and persons with disabilities, other than those with blindness. The goal of ATI is to serve the practitioners who teach persons with disabilities and seniors to use public transit safely and independently.

Securing Funding for a New Travel Training Program -- ESPA hosted this event as part of a series of distance learning events. In this session, Sarah Green of The Rapid and Frances Rankos of Pierce Transit discussed steps a transit agency can take to secure funding for a new travel training program.


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