• Travel Instructionbus

    For information, please contact:
    Sarah Kaminski
    Travel Training Coordinator
    The Pittsburgh Public Schools is dedicated to encouraging each student to achieve the highest degree of independence possible.

    Program Features:

    • Community Based Instruction according to the individual needs of the student
    • Skill development in: Street Crossing, Street Signs, Emergency Phone Use, Traffic Lights, Riding the PAT Bus
    • Lessons in Anti-Victimization
    • Lessons in Stranger Awareness
    • Individualized evaluation of present levels
    • Individualized instruction


    • Enhanced self-esteem
    • Increased level of independence
    • Better understanding of self
    • Confidence in community and Environment


    • Students supported by the Program for Students with Exceptionalities are eligible
    • Travel instruction evaluation and implementation is completed at the request of a parent, teacher, counselor or other school personnel
    • Students of high school age are given priority scheduling


    • Instruction is done in the community
    • One instructor with one student
    • Individualized evaluation of student's skills
    • Individualized instruction plan is designed
    • Instructor utilized gradual withdrawal as student demonstrates targeted skills
    • Clearances as an independent traveler after intense modeling, instruction and shadowing
    • Progress monitored through observation and record keeping
    • Safety skills embedded in instruction and assessments
    • Free monthly bus pass issued to successful candidates
    • 24 hour security system to ensure safe travel of student 


  • The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 341 Bellfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412.529.HELP (4357).