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December 10, 2020

Dec 14, Mobility for All Local Coordinating Council Agenda and Newsletter

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In an effort to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting office at 2045 13th St., Boulder is currently closed, and we continue to perform all operations remotely. Please visit our webpage at for more information.

Looking Ahead to 2021!

The Monday, December 14, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Mobility for All Local Coordinating Council (LCC) is our annual Work Plan Development meeting and provides an opportunity to set forth goals, strategies and priorities for the LCC in 2021. This is your opportunity to get transportation gaps you are seeing with the people you serve on the LCC agenda for next year. We have already identified funding for a couple of priorities listed below:

Dec 10
Technology is Changing Paratransit, Via Transit Talk

Jan 7
12th Legislative Breakfast, Committing Solutions

2021 Priorities

  • Access-a-Ride Certification Center Feasibility Study: DRCOG awarded Human Service Set Aside funding to Boulder County to hire a consultant for a feasibility study to determine whether an Access-a-Ride certification center can be opened in Boulder making it more convenient to become certified and increase ridership.

  • Boulder County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan: The plan will compile a funding inventory to identify who in the county is responsible for each funding streams and how they can be better leveraged towards shared goals. The planning process will evaluate the structure of the LCC, analyze youth transportation in the county and explore federal requirements for FTA 5310 funds. The Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan will lay the foundation for a 10 year strategic plan for the LCC.

  • Next meeting: Monday, January 11, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Topic: Local Inventory of the Federal Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) Program Inventory

  • To Join the Local Coordinating Council Email List, Contact:

Human Stories

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Experience Using Ride Free Lafayette


A friend told me about the service when it premiered early this summer and I originally dismissed it. I was sure that there was a catch, and that I wouldn’t be able to ride (whether it was because of my chair or some other reason). A few days later, I was leaving work when a driver for the service asked if I was the person who requested the ride. I wasn’t, but he excitedly told me how it all worked.  I smiled, thanked him and thought to myself, this is too good to be true. Then, last month, another friend curious about the service challenged me to ride. She saw someone step off of a bus for happy hour at a local bar and asked, what are you doing on AccessaRide?” He said that he was not and explained that it’s a new transportation service. At first, I said no to the challenge, dreading that the possibility would entail to then being denied. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I decided to try it out. Googling the number, calling dispatch and boarding the bus took less than 20 minutes. The usual fight and pride I feel when I use the RTD was accompanied with something unexpected this time… the feeling of being VALUED!

App services Uber and Lyft upgraded decades old transportation opportunities for many but not people with disabilities. And a discount program for low income individuals excluded access-a- ride passengers. Unlike that Lafayette Free Ride is a model transportation service and a helpful cog for public transportation.

For more information on the NEW Ride Free Lafayette Service, please visit

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Peak Ride Volunteer Driver Plan

he Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department Mobility for All (M4A) Program, has opened the draft Peak Ride Volunteer Driver Plan for public comment. The inclusive planning effort assessed the feasibility of a volunteer driver program for Bolder County’s mountain communities. A volunteer driver program would help expand personal mobility for all mountain residents. The plan will serve as a guide for community partners to create a viable, locally derived, volunteer driver program while meeting funding reporting criteria.

Key finding from the plan

  • The mountain community has very strong social bonds, with residents wanting to help one another
  • The core clients for the service will be older adults, adults with disabilities and low-income individuals. All three groups are at risk of becoming isolated due to limited mobility options in the region
  • The unmet travel needs of mountain residents extends beyond just Boulder County and into Gilpin, Larimer and Grand Counties
  • There are multiple funding streams that volunteer driver programs can tap into

The draft plan can be found feedback and recommendations will lead to the best plan possible. The plan will be open for comments until December 31, 2020.


DRMAC Metro Area Travel Training (MATT)

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Join DRMAC on an educational and accessible virtual transit training. Learn how to download apps, apply for income-based discounts, and most importantly, how to ride RTD’s trains and buses.

If you are interested to learn more about the program or want to schedule a training, please contact DRMAC Program Manager, Latoya Prante at (719)581-2040 or email her at

Get Involved

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Meeting: Commuting Solutions is hosting the 12th Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 7. This virtual event will convene transportation industry leaders, governmental officials and private sector stakeholders virtually to discuss upcoming transportation projects and funding before the legislative session begins.

Tickets are $25 and includes two hours of speeches and presentations by industry officials, governmental officials and much more, as well as the recording to be watch anytime.

Tickets can be purchased online through Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.

Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Podcast: Checking up on The Health of Public Transportation Systems, 1A (Audio)

Webinar: Dec 10, 2 pm MST, Environmental (in)Justice During COVID-19, Eno Center for Transportation

Toolkit: Lessons from Livability Leaders, AARP

Report: Tackling the legacy of persistent urban inequality and concentrated poverty, Brookings

In the News

Accessibility & Advocacy: The election of a War Veteran in Colorado Puts Wheelchair Access Front and Center at the Capital, CPR

Racial Justice and Equity: How Oakland Got Real About Equitable Urban Planning, We Are Not Divided

COVID-19 and Transit: No One's Riding Transit. So Why Did Voters Support It? Wired

COVID-19: Privatizing the Curb for Pubic Benefit, Strong Towns

Racial Justice: Public Transportation Has Been Key to Civil Rights Movements Throughout History, Jalopnik

Transit: Op-Ed: The Time for Dedicated Bus Lanes is Now, StreetsBlog USA

Biking: Pedaling during a pandemic: How to make cycling part of your self-care routine, StreetsBlog Chicago

Transportation and Livability: It's Time for Equitable Transit Oriented Development, StreetsBlog Denver

Stay Up to Date on Transportation Services in the Denver Region During the COVID-19 Pandemic!


Request Materials

Request mobility resources and we will bring them to the next LCC meeting. Examples include:

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Boulder County LCC Vision: Promote and provide efficient, accessible, affordable, seamless, equitable, responsive, and
easy to arrange transportation options for Boulder County residents through coordination and collaboration between
service providers.