Nation’s First Certified Travel Trainer

Today, Roberta Yegidis (left) presented Kelsey Calder (right) of Greater Richmond Transit Company with a certificate of completion for becoming the first ever nationally certified Travel Training Instructor.  Easterseals’ Travel Training Certification program teaches instructors essential, practically-relevant skills, including: performing a successful trainee assessment, customized trip planning, environmental barrier examination, task analysis, training strategies, street crossing skills, boarding/alighting processes, and compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The Travel Training Certification program operates through the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida and is co-sponsored by Easterseals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC). Congratulations, Kelsey!

L-R: Roberta Yegidis, CUTR; Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant; David Green, GRTC Chief Executive Officer; and Kelsey Calder, GRTC Travel Training Instructor

L-R: Roberta Yegidis, CUTR; Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant; David Green, GRTC Chief Executive Officer; and Kelsey Calder, GRTC Travel Training Instructor

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