Hopelink - Travel Training Programs

Hopelink staff and volunteers provide on-the-bus transit orientation and training to groups in King County through the Mobilize! Public Transit Orientation Program. Volunteers are also available at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland, Redmond Senior Center, Auburn Senior Center, and various other locations around King County to assist travelers with transportation questions and trip planning. Please email bkrein@hope-link.org or call 425-943-6760 for more information.

Training Provided: One-on-One Assistance and Group Transit Training.

To learn more about Hopelink's Travel Training programs, click here.


King County Metro - Transit Instruction

The goal of the Transit Instruction program is to facilitate the independence of Individuals with Disabilities and/or Senior Citizens by teaching them the skills required to utilize public transportation.

Training Provided: One-on-One and Group training

To learn more about King County Metro's Transit Instruction program, click here.  


Lighthouse for the Blind

Orientation and Mobility training includes bus travel, route planning, assistive technology assessment, safety techniques for low-vision travelers, relocation and route planning for new community members, and supplemental training for guide-dog users.

Training Provided: Training for community members who are blind, low vision, or Deaf-Blind and are referred by Metro Transit.

To learn more about Lighthouse for the Blind Instruction program, click here.  


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By bus, train & ferry – it’s the easy way to get there.  Learn how here.


Community Transit - Transit Instruction Program

Community Transit 's free transit instruction program is designed to provide the necessary assistance for each person to successfully learn how to use Community Transit's regular route bus system. The program is available to seniors, persons with disabilities, and non-English speaking customers. Trainings are customized to the customer's individual needs. Group presentations and trainings are available for senior centers, schools, residential facilities and other organizations.

Training ProvidedOne-on-One Assistance and Group Transit Training and Presentations. 

To learn more about Community Transit's instruction program click here


Pierce County Coordinated Transportation Coalition Bus Buddy Program

In partnership with Pierce Transit, PCCTC's Bus Buddy Program provides group and one on one trainings on how to plan a trip and ride the bus for seniors, people who are disabled, and other persons. Volunteer bus buddies assist clients by providing information on bus trip planning and also accompany clients on the bus. Bus buddies may serve as one time assistance for someone new to public transit, or are available to become a regular riding companion for clients who need long term assistance. 

To learn more call (253) 502-2690 or 1 (800) 372-3697 ext. 690.