The Rapid offers programs designed to help those who need some extra assistance in using the bus.
Travel Training offers one-on-one training for people with disabilities. The travel trainer plans the client's route, rides with him or her during training, and stays in contact with the client to monitor progress.
Senior Mentors is an exciting opportunity for seniors to stay active and mobile. Our Rapid Senior Mentor Program pairs an experienced volunteer with any senior who would like to feel more comfortable using the bus system. The mentor provides all the information, plans the route to a destination of the client's choosing, and goes with the new bus rider. The mentor also gives the participant a free 10-ride fare card to start his or her bus travels.
All of our route service buses are lift equipped (accessible). Central Station is a comfortable safe place to transfer with security staff and an indoor waiting area. Seniors pay just 75 cents to ride the bus. Door-to-door senior transportation can cost $7.00 or more each way!
Both programs are free to participants, including free rides during training. For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact Sarah Green at (616) 456-7514.