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Travel Training

BRTA Travel Training is a FREE service designed to teach individuals, groups, students, passengers with disabilities, and seniors how to travel independently throughout Berkshire County.

What is Travel Training?

Self-paced and available to all, the training process is individualized with an overall emphasis on safety. A qualified mobility instructor travels with you to your desired locations when it’s convenient for you. Your instructor will stay with you, teaching you techniques for safe travel until you are ready to travel on your own.

Learning to travel independently and confidently on the public bus transportation system opens up social, recreational, educational, and employment opportunities.

What does a BRTA Travel Trainer teach?

  • Bus Route Training
  • Trip Planning
  • Street Crossing
  • Community Safety Awareness
  • Proper Wheelchair Securement
  • Bus Fare Structure
  • Bicycle Rack Positioning
  • Purchasing and Using CharlieCards

Information Bus for CharlieCards and Travel Training

July 2020 Schedule

The BRTA Charlie Card/Travel Training informational vehicle will be at the following locations.

Riders may purchase a Charlie Card or half fare card, load stored value on their cards, and receive one-on-one information on how to use the BRTA.

If your group or organization would like the information vehicle to visit your location on available days, please contact the BRTA.

Week of June 29, 2020 – July 4, 2020

June 29June 30July 1July 2July 3July 4
availableavailable8:30-11:00 Main Street North AdamsavailableavailableHOLIDAY

Week of July 6, 2020 – July 11, 2020

July 6July 7July 8July 9July 10July 11
availableavailable8:30-11:00 Main Barrington Plaza Gt. Barringtonavailableavailableavailable

Week of July 13, 2020 – July 18, 2020

July 13July 14July 15July 16July 17July 18
availableavailable8:30 – 11:00
Main Street
North Adams
availableavailableavailable

Week of July 20, 2020 – July 25, 2020

July 20July 21July 22July 23July 24July 25
availableavailable8:30-11:00 Main Barrington Plaza Gt. Barringtonavailableavailableavailable

Week of July 27, 2020 – August 1, 2020

July 27July 28July 29July 30July 31Aug 1
availableavailable8:30 – 11:00
Main Street
North Adams
availableavailableavailable

Cost

There is no fee for this service.

Schedule Your Training

Please contact BRTA for more information or to schedule an appointment by emailing traveltraining@berkshirerta.com or calling (413) 499-2782, extension 2900.

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