Travel Training and Mobility Outreach
GOPASCO believes in promoting travel independence and empowering customers by providing mobility options. Check out our Travel Training and Mobility Outreach services listed below.
TRAVEL TRAINING PROGRAM
If you want to learn how to access and ride GOPASCO, then our FREE Travel Training Program may be for you. Anyone can take advantage of this program, regardless of your bus experience. Our professional Travel Trainers can help you learn the bus system to become more independent and comfortable riding the bus.
Travel Training’s Goal
The program’s goal is to teach individuals how to ride safely and independently throughout Pasco County for recreation, work, shopping, medical, and more. We will also teach you how to connect with neighboring counties: Hernando (TheBus), Hillsborough (HART), and Pinellas (PSTA).
How Does Travel Training Work?
A GOPASCO Travel Trainer will give you step-by-step instructions on how to ride the bus and will design a customized travel program for you involving specific destinations that meet your needs.
What You Will Learn
- Skills to safely use GOPASCO Transportation
- Planning your trip: how to read a bus schedule and use mobile apps for bus information
- Identifying the appropriate bus to ride
- Boarding, riding, and exiting the bus
- Crossing the street
- Handling unexpected situations
- Asking for assistance and requesting help from an appropriate source
- Paying the travel fare and learning of other fare options
What Types of Travel Training are Offered?
Travel Training instruction is customized to meet the needs of each passenger or group.
- One-on-One Training
Individual training sessions will be customized to meet your goals. The Travel Trainer will call or email you to discuss your goals, develop your plan and schedule your session(s).
- Small Group Training
Community groups, groups of friends or employees have the option to experience Travel Training together. The Travel Trainer will call or email a contact person from your group to discuss your goals, develop your plan and schedule your session(s).
- Classroom Training
Classroom sessions offer a comprehensive presentation using PowerPoint or other guides and activities to teach people how to travel safely and independently on GOPASCO Public Transportation.
MOBILITY OUTREACH SERVICES
GOPASCO offers FREE Mobility Outreach services that consist of group presentations and attending events to inform the community about the benefits of using the GOPASCO Fixed Route and Paratransit bus systems.
GOPASCO Mobility Outreach staff are available to present to your community, small groups, or employees about available options of GOPASCO’s Fixed Route and Paratransit bus systems. We will also discuss tools available to teach individuals how to use the bus, such as Travel Training, Google Transit, schedules, and maps.
Some highlights of outreach presentations include:
- Local Transportation Options
- Accessibility Features
- Planning A Trip
- GOPACO Fare Programs
- GOPASCO’s Travel Training Program
- Proper Etiquette When Onboard
- Regional Connectivity
Mobility Outreach staff are available to attend events and resource fairs in Pasco County with or without a bus. We provide handouts and other information regarding public transportation.
To request GOPASCO’S Mobility Outreach staff for a group presentation or to attend your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use Mobility Outreach as the subject.