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Totally Transit – Connecting Older Adults with Public Transit

hsrGreen Venture has been offering bus education programs for several years through the Totally Transit program.  This program introduces people to the HSR, and provides them with the information needed to take the bus.  This is the second year that Green Venture has expanded this program to cater to older adults.

Taking the bus is one of the most convenient and affordable ways to get around our city.  The HSR carries millions of passengers per year and operates comprehensive bus routes throughout Hamilton.  These workshops will discuss HSR bus services and focus on the neighbourhood around the workshop location.

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Through a series of free workshops offered at ten locations across Hamilton, older adults will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate public transit.  Topics such as local bus routes, bus fare and passes, seniors’ discounts, and trip planning will be covered.

After a 45 minute presentation on taking the bus, an optional 15 minute presentation will be offered on how to use Google maps to plan your trip, for those who use the internet.  All workshop participants will have the opportunity to fill out a form requesting bus trip planning to two destinations.  Green Venture will mail participants step by step instructions explaining how to take the bus to their destinations.

Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a guided bus trip, where they will travel in small groups of 2-4 on the bus with a trained bus travel guide.  Free bus tickets will be provided, and the travel guide will orient them on how to use the bus while they ride to a fun location for an outing, before travelling back to their starting point on the bus together.

Workshops will be offered at:

Wednesday September 10, 10:30 to 12:00pm- Concession Street Library, 565 Concession St, Hamilton

Tuesday September 23, 2:00 to 3:30pm -Westdale Library 955 King St W, Hamilton,

Monday September 29, 2:00 to 3:30pm Turner Park Library 352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton

Wednesday October 1, 2:00 to 3:30pm Red Hill Library 695 Queenston Road Hamilton

Monday October 20, 10 to 11:30am – North End Community Health Centre, 438 Hughson Street North, Hamilton

Thursday October 23, 10 to 11:30am – Sackville Hill Senior Center, 780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton

Wednesday October 29, 10 to 11:30am – Dundas Library, 18 Ogilvie St, Dundas

 

Registration is required to attend a workshop.

To sign up for a guided bus trip, please call 905-540-8787 ext. 151

 

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Media contact-

Michael Albanese

Green Venture

905-540-8787 ext 151

gvcoordinator2@gmail.com

www.greenventure.ca

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Green Venture’s Totally Transit Program

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Taking the bus is one of the most convenient and affordable ways to get around our city. The HSR carries millions of passengers each year and operates comprehensive bus routes throughout Hamilton.

Green Venture has been offering HSR bus education programs since 2007 through the Totally Transit programs for kids and older adults. Green Venture has reached over 5,000 students through this program and [insert number] older adults.

The Totally Transit Kids program introduces Grade 5 students to the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) transit system and provides hands-on bus experience.  The program stimulates a discussion on the positive environmental (air quality, climate change, energy conservation) and social (human health, accessibility) impacts associated with choosing active and sustainable transportation.  Students learn how to ride the HSR responsibly and understand why it is important to choose sustainable transportation.

There are three lesson options that teachers may choose from:

Option 1:

Green Venture offers Totally Transit Kids in combination with an EcoHouse Sustainability Tour.  A chartered HSR bus is used as transportation to and from EcoHouse.

Option 2:

Green Venture offers Totally Transit Kids as part of a full day of programming in conjunction with the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.  A chartered HSR bus is used as transportation between the two venues.

Option 3:

Green Venture offers Totally Transit Kids by bringing a chartered HSR bus to their school or other community venue.

Book your Totally Transit Kids program by contacting Virginia Stonehouse, Education Coordinator at Green Venture at 905 540-8787×154 or email education@greenventure.ca.

Learn more about Green Venture school programs by visiting our website http://ecohouse.greenventure.ca/education-programs

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