Travel Training and Education
Travel training is available free of charge to persons with a disability and senior citizens through the Kennedy Collective. Travel trainers will plan out your route and schedule, teach public transit skills and ride the bus or train with you until you are comfortable on your own. Click here for more information.
Public Transit 101
Public Transit 101 is a program designed to introduce service providers and potential users to public transit. The program covers using schedules, waiting for the bus, an overview of accessibility features, etiquette and safety. The program is offered free of charge through a partnership of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Kennedy Collective and River Valley Transit. To schedule your PT101 program, email us at email@example.com.
Know How to Go South Central CT is a one-stop-shop for information on all your travel needs in South Central Connecticut. Whether you are a senior, or a person with a disability transportation can be a challenge. Their purpose is to provide you with a host of valuable travel-related information to help you better access your community. They can be reached at 860-333-7302.
RVT at Your Event
RVT participates in dozens of information fairs, expos and events annually and is always looking for new ones! Provide your group with travel information from the experts at no cost. Simply email the even information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Transit in Education
Using public transit is an important life skill for all middle or high school aged students to learn. River Valley Transit has partnered with LEARN to increase awareness of the transportation options available to students in our region. River Valley Transit is happy to assist in planning trips for any purpose. This can include an internship or even a group outing by bus. Many area high schools have taken classes on the bus to the supermarket or a restaurant as part of their education programs. If you area interested in planning a trip for your class, please call us at (860) 510-0429 and speak to our dispatcher.
RVT is also always available to come speak to any group about using public transit, and can even provide a bus, all at no cost. Email us at email@example.com to schedule a session.
In addition, LEARN has helped develop a core curriculum for use in the classroom, which can be downloaded here. LEARN has also created a list of website resources for educators, which can be found here.
The Kennedy Collective also provides services for transitional students, a list of which can be found here.