Travel training teaches people how to access public transport safely and with confidence.
For the cost of an Opal fare, this service can assist anyone living in the Blacktown, Cumberland, Hills and Parramatta Council areas who is physically and mentally capable of travelling on public transport.
This is a 2 year pilot project funded by Transport for NSW. The project commenced in July 2016 and runs on a part time capacity.
Training is offered to individuals and groups and during this period our travel training services played a vital role by assisting 14 groups and 24 individuals in becoming more confident and independent in their use of the public transport system.
A few examples of how we have connected people to their communities through travel training include:
• catching the bus to their local shopping centre;
• using the train to travel to work; and,
• we taught a group of year 6 students how to get to the high schools they will be attending in the New Year