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April 7, 2022

April, Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) Agenda and Newsletter

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Mobility & Access Coalition meetings are virtual, 2nd Monday of the Month

April 11, 2:00-3:45 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting

Welcome & Introductions


Updates

  • Ride Free Lafayette
  • Disability Policy Seminar

Presentations

  • Worthy Cause Grant
  • Potential Boulder County Transportation Ballot Measure
  • City of Boulder Health Equity and Human Services Fund
  • Housing and Human Services Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Supporting Safe, Connected Transportation Systems in Colorado

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It is Boulder County policy to make county programs, meetings, activities, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at 303-441-3525 at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Events


April 12
Onsite Job Fair, Via Mobility Services

April 13
Introduction to Bike Trains, BoCo Youth Transportation

April 13
18th Annual Colorado Transportation Symposium

April 20
Using Apps to Access RTD Workshop, Mobility for All

April 22
22nd Annual Bicycle Film Festival, Community Cycles

April 23
Spring Clean Your Mobility Options BCHA Kestrel

April 23
9th Annual A Perfect Pairing, EasterSeals Colorado

April 27
2022 Annual Awards, DRCOG

May 13
Kevin "Pharris" Snow "Riding Denver's Rails: A Mile-High Streetcar History, Forney Museum of Transportation

May 19
Bike to Work Day Open House, Commuting Solutions

May 24-27
CASTA Spring Conference, Colorado Springs

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RTD ADA Paratransit Services

RTD Mobile Ticketing


RTD offers various paratransit services including Access-a-Ride and it's newest on-demand program using Uber. Access-a-Ride is a complementary ADA paratransit service intended for those who cannot use the fixed-route bus. Information about how to qualify for Access-a-Ride can be found by clicking here.

Access-a-Ride tickets can now be bought directly from the RTD Mobile Ticketing Application. To learn more, watch this informational video about how to purchase tickets on the app and how to use them with your mobile phone.

Qualified Access-a-Ride customers may now register for Access-On-Demand with Uber. Once certified, customers can have an on-demand transit option through the Uber application. 60 trips per month are offered at a discounted rate. To sign up for the service, one must apply here.


Department of Transportation Safe Routes Funding


Pedestrian Safer Journey

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established a new Safe Streets and Roads for All discretionary program that provides $5-$6 billion in grants over the next five years. This funding will support regional, local, and tribal initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

This grant encourages initiatives that create safe routes to school and public transit services through multimodal modes in underserved communities to apply. The Department of Transportation will be holding informational webinars and a dedicated webpage as soon as possible. For more information now, click here.

Apply by May of 2022 to be accepted to Round 1 of funding.


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FREE E-Bike Trips

With The Bosch Earth Day Pass

April 22-24!!

In partnership with Bosch eBike Systems, BCycle is offering free pedal-assist bike share rides across eight cities Earth Day weekend, April 22 -24. eBikes are a great way to explore your city, enjoy outdoor recreation, or replace a car trip.

When you download the BCycle App, starting Friday, April, 22, the Bosch Earth Day Pass will appear in the pass menu. Just select this option and you will have the opportunity to take unlimited 60-minute e-bike trips through Sunday, April 24 till midnight.

How will you give back to our (one and only) Earth this Earth Day?


Get Involved

Bike Your Park Day

Marshall Fire Transportation Needs Survey: Have you been affected by the Marshall Fire? Boulder County and partners would like to understand the transportation needs of community members affected by the fire through a survey that will inform what resources, advising, and incentives may be needed. Survey is available in English and Spanish.

Public Comment: RTD Is Seeking Your Input on the System Optimization Plan.

Become a DRMAC Member: Support the advocacy of older adults and people with disabilities by becoming a member of DRMAC at $25 for individuals or advocates.

RTD Citizens Advisory Committee: RTD is looking for people who are interested in improving public transportation and supporting community awareness around transit. To be considered, you must submit an application by April 18.

Bike to Work Day: Save the date, June 22 is Bike to Work Day!


Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Carpooling: A new carpooling application for Colorado residents to and from Denver as well as the mountain communities and ski mountains.

Safe Streets Report: The Safe Streets Report provides an overview of the City of Boulder's effort to continuously improve transportation safety.

Forum: The National Center for Mobility Management is holding a forum on May 12 in Louisville, Kentucky for mobility managers across the county to connect. Click here to register for the event.

Public Health Emergency Webinar: The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is hosting Planning for the End of the Public Health Emergency: Continuous Coverage Requirements, a webinar related to the end of the public health emergency geared toward community partners. The event is on April 15, 2022.

Job Opportunities:

  1. RTD Access-a-Ride Ridehailing Technician
  2. RTD Senior Manager, Rail Operations Planning and Systems
  3. Veteran Outreach Specialist with Cultivate
  4. Commuting Solutions Marketing Communications Specialist
  5. City of Longmont Bilingual Equity and Engagement Specialist
  6. Via Mobility Services Driver Positions
  7. Boulder Valley School District Bus Driver Positions

Grant Opportunities:

  1. The 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant program is open for submissions. Learn more and apply by clicking here.
  2. USDA has a Rural Energy Pilot Program for rural communities to further develop renewable energy. Learn more and apply by clicking here.

In the News

History: Ghost Train, a podcast miniseries about the people with a vision of a more sustainable transportation system in Colorado, CPR

Fire Resources: NCAR fire resources, Via

Driver Shortage: Already short on bus drivers, school districts now face soaring diesel fuel costs, Marketplace

Ride Hailing: Uber will feature NYC taxi cabs in its app under groundbreaking new deal, The Verge

Infrastructure: Wheelchair users and pedestrians showed city and state transportation brass how bad Denver's sidewalks can be, Denverite

Gas Prices: Is This Finally the Year of the Electric Car? The New York Times

Commuting: As workers return to the office, experts see early signs of more driving, The Washington Post

Gender Equality: 7 ways cities can make transportation safer for women: study, Smart Cities Dive

RTD: RTD Board of Directors Authorizes New Contract for Union Employees, RTD

Winter Driving: CDOT created a YouTube miniseries about winter driving, CDOT

National Funding: President Biden, U.S. DOT Announce $2.9 Billion of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Major Infrastructure Projects of Regional or National Significance, USDOT

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Boulder County Mobility and Access Coalition's Vision is an equitable transportation network that empowers people of all ages and abilities to move in and beyond the Boulder County community.