Agency eases apprehension with travel training
The training will help people use public and private transportation.
Older adults, people with disabilities and others who want to learn how to use public and private transportation independently can now receive travel training through the Region 4 Regional Transportation Coordinating Council.
The service is offered to those who live in Douglas County or seven other nearby counties: Otter Tail, Pope, Grant, Clay, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties.
Skilled travel trainers provide guidance to people who are curious or apprehensive about using alternative forms of transportation.
Training can be done on a one-on-one basis or through small groups.
Each participant in travel training will go through an assessment process to determine their travel comfort level. They will learn about travel options available to them, and a travel trainer will assist them as they schedule their first ride and even travel along until they are comfortable making the trip independently.
There is no cost to enroll in travel training. For more information, contact Marcy at 218-671-2030 or email@example.com, or visit the West Central Communities Action website at wcmca.org and click under the transportation tab.