Riding the Bus
 

Travel Training



What is travel training?

METRO Regional Transit Authority has created a travel training program designed to teach residents of Summit County how to ride the bus independently. It also can show you just how fun and easy it is to ride METRO. One of our main goals for travel training is to acquire the necessary skills to travel on your own schedule without relying on family, friends, and co-workers to get to work, school, doctor appointments, or anywhere else you may need to go..

Who can use travel training?

Any resident of Summit County interested in learning more about how to ride METRO line service buses can participate in travel training. If you are a SCAT passenger who is unfamiliar with line service or a new resident of the county who has never used a public transit system before, we are here to help! By the way, a SCAT passenger only pays 50 cents on our line service routes. We also do classroom training and group training if requested.

How does it work?

 

A mobility specialist will conduct a basic assessment to determine the options available for your travel needs. The training is customized to teach you the skills you need to ride. You may learn how to read bus schedules so you can plan your trip, understand how to transfer to different buses, and how to use bike racks, just to name a few. Travel Training can last from one day, one week, or however long it takes for you to be comfortable using METRO’s line service. Travel Training is based on your own schedule, so we will schedule appointments at your convenience. If necessary, we can set up a schedule reading class and website demonstration to get familiar with planning a trip before riding the bus.

 

What will travel training cost me?

Travel training is free while training with a Mobility Specialist.

 

Where do I start?

It’s easy! Just give METRO a call at 330-762-0341. Ask to speak to a METRO mobility specialist and from there, your friendly mobility specialist will help you learn the skills you need to get up and go METRO! Or, fill out a travel training application below.

Travel Training Application

 

* = required field
First Name *
Last Name *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Phone *
Primary Email *
Date of Birth *
Emergency Contact *
Relationship *
Emergency Contact Phone Number *
Have you ever used METRO Line Service? *
Have you ever used METRO SCAT Service? *
Describe why you are requesting travel training for METRO Line Service *
What are your goals for travel training? *
Where would you like to travel via METRO Line Service? *
Do you have a disability or medical issue that may make traveling on METRO Line Service more difficult? *
If yes, please describe disability or medical issue
Do you use a mobility device? *
If yes, what type of device do you use?
If other, please describe the device
Can you travel in inclement weather? *
Can you wait at a bus stop without difficulty? *