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. See our Travel Training brochure or Spanish version.

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 Charlie Cards and Travel Training

The BRTA Charlie Card/Travel Training informational vehicle is in North Adams and Great Barrington a couple of times a month. Please see the announcement’s page for the schedule.

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.


There is no fee for this service.

Schedule Your Training

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