What is Mobility Training?
Mobility training is a free one-on-one or group training program to help people with disabilities and senior citizens learn to use the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC’s) fixed-route transit system safely and properly. Mobility training is meant to aid people in developing the confidence necessary to travel independently.
Am I eligible for the service?
If you are disabled and unfamiliar with the RTC transit fixed-route system, you may email or call the RTC’s mobility specialists at (702) 676-1767 to set up an in-home, in-person assessment of your needs. Our mobility specialists will determine your eligibility for the program and be able to get a better understanding of the type of training you will require.
Who will conduct the Mobility Training?
A qualified mobility specialists from the RTC will provide the training you need. Our trainers will work with your schedule to make sure it is as convenient as possible for you.
The mobility training program is available and provided free-of-charge to citizens in the Las Vegas Valley and Boulder City.
What will I learn?
During the training period, you will be taught how to get to and from the bus, important riding techniques, emergency procedures and how to get to and from specific destinations. Our mobility specialists will work with you to plan out your trips using the RTC Transit Guide and you will be taught how to maneuver your mobility aid, if necessary, on and off the bus using devices such as ramps, courtesy seats and securement straps.
You will also learn how to deal with certain situations such as what to do if you miss your bus, get on the wrong bus or get lost.
How long will the training last?
The time spent on training is based completely on individual need. Mobility training is a gradual process that begins with learning community orientation shells, map reading and routing shells and safety information. Training then moves to the RTC fixed route vehicles where you will ride with an RTC mobility specialist who will show you everything you need to know to travel independently.
What are the benefits of Mobility Training?
Mobility training will provide you with the independence you desire and enable you to travel where you want, when you want. As an independent traveler, you will be able to rely less on family and neighbors and have the freedom to plan your trips according to your own schedule.
Using the RTC fixed-route transit system is less expensive than driving, using Paratransit or taxi service, and you won’t have to schedule your trips in advance.
How do I get started?
You can start by calling or emailing our mobility specialists at (702) 676-1767 to set up an appointment for your in-home assessment. When you call, please be prepared to provide your name, address and telephone number.