Training the Travelers

2 May

As part of its ongoing mobility management efforts, GMTMA recently began its 2011 travel training program. Travel training is an effort to teach various populations — particularly populations without automobile access — how to use mass transit, and encourage them to do so whenever possible. In March, GMTMA Executive Director Cheryl Kastrenakes and Mobility Manager Nick Cecconi paid a visit to Montgomery High School to teach students how to use public transit.  Topics included an overview of New Jersey’s various mass transit options, trip planning, how to read a timetable, and how to ride the bus.  The class’s students then practiced their new skills and took a bus trip to Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville.

Travel training is an important component to the TMA’s mobility management goals. Training sessions can be tailored to the needs of any group, ensuring maximum benefit for all who take part.  Bolstered by this early success, the TMA looks forward to its next session. Want to explore travel training yourself? Contact our Mobility Manager Nick Cecconi at ncecconi@gmtma.org.

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