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Using your Smartphone for Transportation Options like Lyft, Uber, and More

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this two-part class you will learn to use your smartphone to find the most efficient and affordable transportation options. Find out why so many people use Uber and Lyft, and check out whether ride hail services suit your transportation needs. This popular class has been updated to give you step-by-step instruction in the classroom and the opportunity to practice at home or when it’s most convenient. The goal is to answer all your questions and put you in the driver’s seat with your phone! We will also introduce other smartphone apps that can help you plan trips and ride public transit with ease. This program is supported by MCOA.

Jane Gould, PhD, is the author of “Aging in Suburbia,” a book about transportation choices and future mobility. She is trained as a transportation planner and has more than 15 years of experience developing campaigns for transit and public agencies. She keeps an interactive blog on technology, www.bemobilesmart.com, and has been an active trainer for Ridehail since 2016.

Maria Foster, Community Outreach Specialist, manages all program development and administration for TRIPPS. She and Jane have taught over 30 classes on driving retirement, transportation, and Uber & Lyft. Maria is responsible for all the transportation services provided by the Brookline Council on Aging. Maria is from the Boston area and has over 15 years of experience with program planning, implementation, and adult learning.

RSVP requested. Please stop by the Front Desk at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, or call 617-796-1675. Or send your name, telephone number, and email address to our receptionists at seniorprograms@newtonma.gov.

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Date:
May 2
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Newton Senior Center
Phone
617-796-1660
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Venue

Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street
Newton,
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