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Travel training provides consumers with information and hands-on training to learn how to travel safely and comfortably.

Training sessions involve one-on-one or group instruction designed to teach seniors and people with disabilities how to travel independently on fixed-route public transit. Typically, individuals receive training on how to travel to their most frequent destination (for example, to work or to a medical office).

Several organizations in Alameda County offer travel training classes.

Countywide Providers

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)

(510) 849-4663 x 1378

www.borp.org/programs/

Training as needed to participants of BORP.

Lighthouse for the Blind

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

(415) 431-1481

www.lighthouse-sf.org

Through the Looking Glass

(510) 848-1112 x8156

www.lookingglass.org

Training to families with disability issues in Alameda County.

Local Providers

Center for Independent Living (The CIL)

(510) 841-4776 x 3118

www.thecil.org/coco

Individual training for people with disabilities and seniors. Training primarily provided in Northern and Central Alameda County.

City of Pleasanton

(925) 931-5376

www.pleasantonseniorcenter.org

Individual training for seniors 70+ and people with disabilities in Pleasanton and Sunol.

City of San Leandro

(510) 577-7985

www.sanleandro.org/depts/rec/paratransit.asp

FLEX Shuttle orientations for new members by appointment in San Leandro.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) and City of Hayward

(510) 881-5743 x5938

http://crilhayward.org/our-services/bart-travel-training.php

Individual and group training for people with disabilities and seniors in Hayward. Training primarily provided in Central and Eastern Alameda County.

Easy Does It

(510) 845-5513

www.easydoesitservices.org

Provides workshops on wheelchair repair and maintenance.  Workshops based in Berkeley but open to all.

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA Wheels)

(925) 455-7500

https://www.wheelsbus.com/rider-information/accessibility-wheelchairs-tie-downs/

Individual and group training for people with disabilities and seniors age 65 years or older. Serving primarily those in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and unincorporated areas of the Tri-Valley.

United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC)

(510) 729-0851

www.USOAC.org

Group training for seniors 55 years or older and people with disabilities in Alameda County.  Training primarily provided in Northern and Central Alameda County.

Tri-City Travel Training Program

(510) 574-2053

www.fremont.gov/index.aspx?NID=1808

Individual and group training for people with disabilities and seniors in Fremont, Newark, and Union City.