Travel Training

What is Travel Training?

Travel Training is a free personalized service provided to anyone interested in learning how to use the fixed-route bus system and other transit options in the area. This program is customized to meet your individual needs and goals. You will gain the necessary skills to travel independently through hands-on experience. The Travel Trainer will spend as much time as needed with you to ensure you are comfortable traveling on your own.

Travel Training options

  • One-on-one sessions
  • Group training
  • Train the trainer (for organizations)

Benefits of Travel Training

  • Enhances mobility options in the community
  • Promotes independence
  • Teaches practical skills to travel Lawrence safely
  • Provides low-cost, environmentally friendly transportation option

What does the program offer?

The program is extremely flexible and can be tailored to your specific needs. We offer one-on-one or group training, as well as train the trainer sessions so you can bring this information back to your organization. Below are several topics the training could include:

  • Trip planning
  • Reading a bus schedule
  • Using smartphone apps for real time information and step-by-step trip planning
  • Bus behavior
  • Transferring between buses
  • Paying the fare and buying bus passes
  • Using bikes, grocery carts, and strollers
  • Safety skills
  • Getting on and off the bus
  • Boarding using a mobility device
  • Pedestrian skills
  • Getting to and from bus stops
  • Unique situations

Who can use it?

Anyone! Seniors. Students. Adults. Individuals with Disabilities. Paratransit Approved Riders. New to Lawrence Area.


More information

If you or your organization are interested in learning more about the Travel Training program, send us an email at