Kevin Welch, Assistant to the Director of Mobility Options, Paratransit, Inc.

K. Welch

Kevin has over 40 years’ experience in the human service/transportation field with emphasis on travel training.  Kevin worked for seven years as an Assistant Physical Therapist for a leading physical therapy firm in Sacramento before beginning his journey working for Paratransit in 1984.  In the early years, he was instrumental in assisting the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District in starting up their successful travel training program in 1987.

Kevin has continued his quest to spread the message as to the benefits of travel training and was published in the January edition of the Transit Research Board’s newsletter on the cost benefits of travel training.  He has worked to implement or provided assistance for programs in Boulder Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, Portland Oregon, Spokane Washington, Baltimore Maryland, Santa Clara, California, Stockton California, Honolulu, Hawaii, Salt Lake City, Utah and San Bernardino County, California.  He has presented at several local and national conferences including “The National Conference on Aging” in Washington D.C., the annual Cal-Act conference in Monterey California, and “The National Conference for “Rural, Public, and Intercity Bus Transportation” in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kevin represents the true meaning of mobility management in his efforts to assist in equal access to public transportation and striving to insure that indivudals are given the opportunity to use the mobility option that best meets their needs.    

Kevin is certified in Comprehensive A.D.A. Paratransit Eligibility, as well as in Transit and Paratransit Management. He has served as a member of the Sacramento County Developmental Disabilities Council, and is the immediate past President of the Foster Grandparent Advisory Council receiving the President’s Volunteer Service award in 2005.  Kevin was chosen to be one of four faculty members to provide instruction for the “Introduction to Travel Training” curriculum provided by Easter Seals Project Action in cities throughout the United States.  He is also a founding members of The Association of Travel Instruction and served a three year term on its board of directors.