Seniors learn bus riding basics

This morning Omnitrans outreach specialist Nicole Ramos and fleet training & safety instructor Stephen McClure visited TELACU Senior Apartments with our travel training bus to teach residents new rider basics.

Residents were able to climb on board to learn how to use the fare box, read the bus book and and alert the driver to their desired stop. They learned about the NexTrip real-time bus arrival prediction app and how they can phone the Omnitrans customer service center to help them plan their trip. At the end of the training, the seniors were given a free 7-Day Bus Pass so they could try the bus service for themselves.

Vtrans was also on hand to offer information on their one-on-one rider training to residents.

To find out how you can book the Omnitrans Travel Training Bus to teach new rider basics to your community group, please contact Nicole Ramos at

You can view more photos of today’s travel training bus event on Flickr.


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