Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (ASAP) Transportation Day event at the FAMU-FSU College of Engine
On Friday, September 18th, the ASAP Center held its Second Annual Transportation Day at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. More than 140 community members, researchers, and K-12 students enjoyed presentations and demonstrations on the theme of Transportation for a Lifetime.
The event kicked off with a Teens and Transportation workshop for younger participants. Shakira Crandol, a Transportation Planning Specialist with the Federal Highway Administration introduced the students to career opportunities in transportation, and Dean Perkins, FDOT's ADA Coordinator spoke on pedestrian and driver safety in the lecture Pedestrians are People, Too.
After a walk through transportation themed displays and posters, the students enjoyed hands-on games and activities in the FAMU-FSU computer lab, as they got to be Bridge Engineers and Traffic Engineers for a day.
Concurrent activities for senior adults included a CarFit safety event, led by Fran Carlin Rogers, CarFit instructor from Orlando, and Dr. Debora Oliveira, ASAP affiliate and Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at FAMU; demonstration of the ASAP driving simulator; and booths by the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, HomeFit, and StarMetro transit, among others.
More than 20 drivers were "fit" in their vehicles, and volunteers from the Thursday training session completed their certification as CarFit Technicians.
Related Link - CarFit Video