Travel Training

No-cost Program to Help You Plan Your Trip

COTA Travel Training is a resource that provides the tools for you to ride independently and confidently. Travel Trainers provide a safe, supportive environment. Individuals or groups can experience travel training through a virtual or in-person presentation, with an out-of-service vehicle, and/or field training in the community.

You’ll learn to:

  • Navigate successfully using the Transit app
  • Plan your trip using the easiest and safest route to specific destinations
  • Read and understand route maps and schedules
  • Locate and transfer to other vehicles
  • Board the vehicle with a mobility device
  • Recognize vehicle numbers, transit stops and landmarks
  • Pay fares and purchase passes

Magnus Cards

For instant Travel Training support, we encourage you to explore our How to Ride page, as well as COTA’s MagnusCards Deck. The MagnusCards app uses visual cues, step-by-step instructions and optional audio in either English or Spanish to guide users through the transit process. COTA’s Card Decks in the app help autistic, neurodiverse and neurotypical customers plan trips, pay fares, board buses, ride and transfer. Download Magnus Cards

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    Disclaimer: Travel training requests will be determined based on order received, need and availability. Our travel team will be in touch within 5-7 business days. Customers are also welcome to email for more information.

    Additional travel training resources

    Visit our How to Ride page for resources including our Trip Planner and the Transit app.