TravelSmart Programs for Teachers
As a service that is the backbone to many different communities, public transit shares many things in common with schools. This is why TransLink is constantly trying to support families, schools and students through different school programs.
We recognize that "school age" covers everything from 4 to 19 years old. We love the thought of kids growing up using public transit, especially to get to school, and TransLink has programs that will help students transition from playschool to high school. Starting in September 2011, TransLink will have a brand new set of TravelSmart programs for teachers to use in classroom discussions and projects, and training to help students get to school more efficiently and, as always, safely.
TransLink is continually working with different government ministries and agencies, school districts, individual institutions and their student societies and parent-teacher associations. We're busy listening, responding, and developing!
Starting in September 2011, TransLink will have a brand new set of TravelSmart programs for teachers to use.
Some of our programs include:
- Student passes: We have a variety of passes for students in high school and university to help them save money while attending full-time studies.
- International Walk to School Week: TransLink is proud to support this annual event. Every year, TransLink allows elementary and high school students to ride transit for free during that week.
- TravelSmart - supporting active transportation: We encourage students to combine public transit with walking, cycling, driving and ride-sharing and outline the many benefits related to being TravelSmart - for individuals, communities and our environment.
We have a variety of school programs that have been created in response to what communities tell us they need. But if you think there are areas we can improve upon or services not yet addressed, contact us! We love hearing from you about great ideas that will help us serve the public better.
Contact TransLink's TravelSmart team at 604.216.3299 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a teacher who's incorporated TravelSmart discussions, projects or ideas into your classroom? Leave a comment below to help other teachers with their TravelSmart plans or needs.