Mercer County Travel Training Program
What is Travel Training/Instruction?GMTMA and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program @ Rutgers (NJTIP @ Rutgers) have partnered to develop and implement a Travel Training Program for Mercer County. Travel training is a group of services used to teach safe and independent travel skills on public transportation, including bus, rail, and light rail. Training skills can be taught for many services provided by NJ TRANSIT, Mercer County, municipalities and private companies.
Riders learn how to plan their trips, read schedules, pay fares, use accessibility features and take safety precautions during their travel.
What is the New Jersey Travel Independence Program @ Rutgers (NJTIP @ Rutgers)The mission of the New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP @ Rutgers) is to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults and others by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently. Since 2005, NJTIP @ Rutgers has worked with a variety of government agencies, community organizations and schools to teach travel skills to more than 2,300 individuals.
Why is Travel Training Important?Travel training helps seniors, individuals with disabilities and people with lower incomes improve their mobility which is important to maintain healthy lifestyles, participate in their community and achieve economic success.
The Mercer County Mobility Survey conducted by GMTMA found that 20% of respondents from these populations indicated they did not know the public transportation system well enough to feel comfortable using it. In addition, 20% of the respondents indicated that they require assistance to travel. The Mercer County Travel Training Program will assist seniors, individuals with disabilities and people with lower incomes overcome these obstacles to using public transportation and improve their mobility.
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Contact GMTMA to Request Information or Register for a Travel Training Event
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