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Travel Training for Older Adults Part I: A Handbook (2014)

Chapter: Appendix B - Suggested Contents for Travel Training Program Forms

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Suggested Contents for Travel Training Program Forms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2014. Travel Training for Older Adults Part I: A Handbook. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22299.
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70 Suggested Contents for Travel Training Program Forms Forms are important to ensure that travel trainers have correct and complete information on prospective trainees, their capabil- ities, the environment in which they will be traveling, and to pro- vide post-training follow-up to ensure continuing travel. This information establishes the baseline for successful training that will endure. The following forms and the areas of information within each of them represent the core forms that are necessary. Training Referral • Trainee contact information • Referral source information • Reason for referral • Potential destination and days and times of travel • Disabilities and special considerations • Current methods of transportation Initial Travel Trainee Interview or Assessment— Recommended Content • Contact Information: name, address, phone, email, form of ID • Contact: individual, parent primary care provider, guardian • Emergency contact information • Background—current travel interests, prior bus use • Cognitive recognition, communication, physical/medical condition, vision, mental health, hearing, coping skills, natural support system, safety, navigation • Physical Outing Assessment—safety assessment, demonstra- ted physical capabilities, barriers that impede travel • Travel skills assessment • Logistics for Training Appointment • Trainer Recommendations Environmental or Path of Travel Assessment (natural and built environment) • Going from origin to the bus stop and back to origin • At the bus stop • On the vehicle • Going from bus stop to destination and back again • Additional issues • Recommendations to improve the path of travel Follow-up Evaluation (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, multi-year) • Contact information • Date of follow-up and name of trainer completing follow-up • Current fixed route riding—same/different level of riding, new destinations, reason for change • Problems encountered, changes in travel capabilities, need for refresher training • Assessment and recommendations Other forms that some travel training programs have found useful include these: • Job descriptions of key travel training personnel – Travel trainers (instructors) – Travel training program supervisor – Outreach staff, coordinators, specialists – Others • Travel training program Code of Ethics • Procedures for assignment to a specific form of travel training • Pre-training goals agreement • Responsibilities agreement and liability waiver (Consent form) • Training program trip log • Follow-up surveys • Annual or other periodic reports A P P E N D I X B

Abbreviations and acronyms used without definitions in TRB publications: A4A Airlines for America AAAE American Association of Airport Executives AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ACI–NA Airports Council International–North America ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program ADA Americans with Disabilities Act APTA American Public Transportation Association ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATA American Trucking Associations CTAA Community Transportation Association of America CTBSSP Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program DHS Department of Homeland Security DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FHWA Federal Highway Administration FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FRA Federal Railroad Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration HMCRP Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (2012) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAO National Association of State Aviation Officials NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NTSB National Transportation Safety Board PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005) TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998) TRB Transportation Research Board TSA Transportation Security Administration U.S.DOT United States Department of Transportation

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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 168: Travel Training for Older Adults, Part I: A Handbook presents a comprehensive roadmap for designing a travel training program to meet the mobility needs of older persons. The Handbook, Part I, addresses the primary components of an effective travel training program and provides an extensive set of guidelines for transit agencies and human services providers on how to build and implement training programs to help older adults who are able to use fixed-route public transit.

The supplemental research report, Part II, reviews the research plan that produced this report as well as the case studies used to formulate the overall strategic program.

An Executive Summary brochure summarizes the highlights of TCRP Report 168, Parts I and II.

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