Community Mobility

Public transit is a valuable community resource that can be intimidating for those unfamiliar with the system.  The Community Mobility Program provides comprehensive instruction in real-life transit scenarios to familiarize passengers with local transportation options.

The goal is to remove transportation barriers by helping passengers travel independently, safely, and confidently.

  • One on One Coaching
  • Small Group Training
  • Train the Trainer
  • Employment Transportation
  • Senior Mobility Program
  • CarFit

One-on-One Coaching

For passengers who need individualized attention, staff conducts comprehensive one-on-one instruction to specific destinations. This is the most flexible coaching option.

The Community Mobility Coordinator is available to teach you about all available transportation options and how to use them, including:

  • Reading and using system maps and schedules
  • Trip planning, including making transfers
  • Identifying, boarding, and disembarking vehicles
  • Paying fare
  • Street crossing safety
  • Following appropriate social behavior and system rules
  • Requesting stops and assistance with special needs

As appropriate, we will walk you through how to call the LINK Central Dispatch office to discuss your travel needs and schedule your trip. If you would like, we will even accompany you on your first bus or train ride!

Small group training

Small group training offers a less intensive approach than one-on-one training by providing general route demonstrations and familiarization. During these sessions, staff will review sample ride scenarios and will take a ride with the small group. This method is recommended for passengers who need a refresher on public transit use, as well as groups of peers who could support each other in using services in the future.

Train the Trainer

Classroom style instruction is available to individuals and organizations, allowing them to serve as a resource for the populations they serve. Topics include system overviews, accessibility, reading a schedule, and trip planning.

Employment Transportation Coaching

Are you looking for work and rely on public transportation? The Community Mobility Coordinator is available to meet with you to discuss opportunities for you to have a successful job search by creating customized travel plan based on current bus and train schedules.

"Transportation Coaching" offers individuals increased confidence and self-reliance as they learn to travel independently. The skills they learn improve the passenger's quality of life by encouraging community integration, participation in recreational and employment opportunities, and overall independence.

Senior Mobility Program

goHunterdon wants to encourage and support seniors to stay active and independent.

Whether you want to keep driving longer, learn how to use other transportation options, or find ways to stay physically active, we can assist you. Our goal is to provide you with the information and advice you need to maintain your mobility and to feel safe and comfortable while getting around. Contact us to schedule a free one on one transportation coaching session or to set up a “Seniors on the Go” presentation for your group.

CarFit

Increase your confidence and comfort behind the wheel with CarFit, an educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

CarFit promotes continued safe driving and mobility among older drivers by focusing attention on safety and comfort behind the wheel. During a 20 minute CarFit session, a CarFit technician guides the driver through a “12 Step Checklist” that includes seat position, mirror position to reduce blind spots, seatbelt adjustment, and steering wheel position to ensure driver’s “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. CarFit is not a driving evaluation. To schedule a free CarFit session, call Cathy Taglienti, goHunterdon, Community Mobility Coordinator 908-788-5553 ext 14, or email, ctaglienti@gohunterdon.org

Community Mobility

For more information about
Community Mobility contact
Cathy Taglienti 
(908) 788-5553 ext.14