Educational Programs

Learning to use public transportation can enhance the freedom and independence of citizens of all ages. Students can take Laketran to numerous recreation sites, libraries and job sites. This not only helps them to become independent, but teaches them responsibility and environmental awareness.

For adults, access to public transit can reduce or eliminate the need for a personal automobile. This can help you save money and improve your health by walking or biking to the bus stop.

Learning to use public transit can dramatically impact a senior citizen’s ability to remain in his/her home as (s)he ages. In Northeast Ohio, thousands of seniors choose to ride on Laketran buses rather than fight the icy roads in the winter or the increased traffic in the summer.

Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn to ride Laketran’s fully accessible fleet of buses, we can design a program to meet your needs. And best of all, these programs are free of charge!

For more information, or to schedule a program, call (440) 350-1067 or email Ben Mordush at bmordush@laketran.com.

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Laketran’s Class Pass Program

Laketran’s Class Pass is an outreach program designed to introduce students and teachers to their transit system. By building a positive attitude toward public transportation, we teach students how to be safe and knowledgeable bus riders.

A Class Pass is an environmentally-friendly program that combines experiential educational outings with the use of transit. The program includes a short training session on public transit planning a few days prior to your trip, then allows for a classroom on-board excursion on Laketran’s local routes.

Each Class Pass can accommodate up to 15 students and chaperons. Class Pass is ideal for grades 4 through 12. It is also available to student groups for ages 10 and up. For more information, or to schedule a program, (440) 350-1067 or email Ben Mordush at bmordush@laketran.com.

 Program restrictions

  • Group size is a maximum of 15 people per bus, including students and adults.
  • Group must use regularly scheduled Laketran local route buses and designated bus stops.
  • Class Pass is good only on Laketran buses.
  • Group trips are scheduled according to space availability on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot make route or schedule changes, or provide additional buses for trips.
  • Groups of more than 20 must be scheduled on different buses departing at different times. Bus departures for each group may differ by as much as one hour.

Tips for Groups Riding Laketran

Day of your Laketran bus trip:

  • Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Wait in the area away from the curb and street.
  • Check the bus sign above the windshield to confirm you are getting on the correct bus.
  • Have your fare ready when you board.
  • Inform the driver of your final destination. Request a stop announcement if you need a reminder.
  • Assist your group in finding seats quickly. If you have to stand, hold onto the handrails.
  • Observe proper bus etiquette.
  • Watch for the bus stop where you need to exit the bus and use the pull cord to signal the driver for your stop.

Educational Programs Adults

Are you new to our community? Are you interested in an environmentally-friendly way to travel around town? Are you interested in saving money on your automotive fuel, maintenance and insurance costs?

Laketran offers adult programs on a one-to-one or small group basis. This training is free and available to all residents. Individual assessments are recommended in order to tailor the instruction to meet personal transportation needs.

Instruction includes destination planning, map navigation, schedule reading, fare payment and bus etiquette. Laketran’s training staff will even accompany you on your first trip to ensure that you are confident with your new transit skills!

For more information contact, Ben Mordush at (440) 350-1067 or email bmordush@laketran.com.

Educational Programs Seniors

Lake County’s seniors are the fastest growing population demographic. But being a senior doesn’t have to mean feeling dependent. Laketran’s Seniors on the Go program can provide you with transportation options that can help you remain engaged in your community and travel independently.

Laketran offers a one-on-one, home visits for individuals or small group training for community groups or senior centers. This training is free and available to all residents. Laketran’s staff can tailor the instruction to meet your personal transportation needs. Whether you want to go to the salon, the library, the grocery or the movies, we can show you how to get there safely and easily.

Many seniors enjoy our small group sessions. This service is ideal for Red Hat Societies, senior clubs, veterans groups, and even fitness groups.

Instruction includes destination planning, map navigation, schedule reading, fare payment, reduce fare programs, and bus etiquette. Laketran’s training staff will even accompany you on your first trip to ensure that you are confident with your new transit skills!

For more information contact, Ben Mordush at (440) 350-1067 or email bmordush@laketran.com.