Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County is $15.69/hour.

A partir del 1 de enero, el salario mínimo local en la zona no incorporada del condado de Boulder será de $15.69/hora.

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February 9, 2023

February 2023 Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) Agenda and Newsletter

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

February 13th, 2023 - 2:00-3:30pm

To Register in Advance: https://boco.org/MACMeeting

2/13 Meeting Agenda:

Next meeting: March 13, 2-3:30pm

To Join the Mobility and Access Coalition Email List, Contact: mobilityforall@bouldercounty.org

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

All Month Long

Black History Month

Love the Bus Month

February 4
Transit Equity Day

February 10
Winter Bike to Work Day, DRCOG

February 15
Fix-a-Flat Workshop, Community Cycles

February 15
Local Coordinating Council Listening Session
DRMAC

February 16
Low Vision Lyft App Workshop, Mobility for All & CPWD

February 21
Lunch & Learn with Intelliride, Mobility for All

February 22-25
South West Transit Association Annual Conference


Human Stories


Lunch & Learn with Intelliride

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IntelliRide manages non-emergency medical and non-medical transportation for Health First Colorado members in the Denver Metro Area. Would you like to learn more about how to help the people you serve access InteliRide Services? Attend a Lunch and Learn with IntelliRide and Mobility for All! If you can't make the Lunch & Learn, that's okay! Read more about InteliRide at this link.

To register for the zoom call, click here


Join the Mountain Mobility Working Group


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Mobility and Access Coalition and the Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Alliance, working together to achieve common goals regarding transportation services to people with mobility challenges, including households with low incomes, older adults, people with disabilities, and youth in the mountain region. These meetings are held virtually every 3rd Thursday of the Month, 10:00-10:50am. Register for upcoming meetings by clicking here.

Ambassador Volunteer Shout Out: Jenn


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Jenn, a volunteer ambassador with Mobility for All and a local advocate for people with disabilities was just awarded Ms. Wheelchair America. Jenn is a community leader in Boulder and advocate for affordable housing and greater accessibility around Boulder. Watch this video of Jenn speaking about being a transportation ambassador by clicking here. Read about Jenn's experience and motivation to run of Ms. Wheelchair America by clicking here. Best of luck to Jennifer in the next round!


Get Involved

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DRCOG TIP Grant Public Comment Period: Last month, DRCOG accepted applications for Transportation Improvement Project (TIP) Grant Proposals. Of all the applications, Boulder County submitted 10 different applications for future projects. We request your input on those projects through the public comment period lasting from February 6 to 22. While all the projects are great, we want to advance the projects centered around mobility and transit equity. To read more about the projects and provide input, please visit this website. Thanks!

DRMAC Local Coordinating Council Lunch n Learn: All community members and Mobility and Access Coalition members are invited to attend and participate in a discussion involving the mobilization of each county around transportation coordination on February 15. Come collaborate with DRMAC and help strengthen our community!

Northwest Rail Peak Service Study: RTD wants to hear from you! Following two in-person public meetings, that discussed future opportunities to work with our communities to bring forth rail and expanded transit solutions. Read more about the project in either English or Spanish and give your feedback here.


Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Mircotransit vs. Micromobility Series Webinar will be conducted on February 22, 2023 by the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC), which will present a framework for what a true Microtransit service and network should look like in a community.

Black History Month takes place through the entire month of February. To learn more on topics at the intersection of Black History and Transit Equity click here!

Complete Streets are Safer Streets In 2021, Congress directed FHWA to lay the groundwork for the adoption of a Complete Streets design model. Complete Streets is a transformative strategy in which the transportation network is planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained to enable safe mobility and access for all road users.

National Shared Used Mobility Summit first in-person event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic taking place in Chicago, IL. Conversations will focus on opportunities to replace car-centric transportation with people-focused shared mobility that fights climate change, promotes equity, and strengthens community.

NACTO's 11th Designing Cities Conference Mark your calendars for May 15th-18th! Denver will host 1,000 officials, planners, and practitioners to advance the state of transportation in cities. General registration for non-member cities will open on February 15th. Registration will close on April 28th.

Grant Opportunities

US DOT RAISE Grants for 2023 - Deadline February 28th

Job Opportunities:

Want to have a meaningful career giving back to your community? Many of our amazing community partners are hiring for positions that help connect people with transportation resources or provide transportation services. Check out the opportunities today!

In the News

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Podcast: Ghost Train, CPR News

Safety: CDOT implementing new safety program in response to historically high fatalities, Daily Camera

Walkability: America’s Most Equitably Walkable City is … Cleveland?, Streets Blog

Biking: The Best New U.S. Bike Lanes, People for Bikes

Accessibility: Amtrack works to make MYC Penn Station More Accessible, Railway News

Report: Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRT) Global Industry Trends, Globe Newswire

Equity: Transit Equity: What it means in today's world, Kitsap Daily News

Mobility: Global Mobility Study of 2022 and progress made since 2011, Continental

Transportation + Land Use: Moving From Cars To People: A Comic About Transportation and Land Use, PSU

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Learn about mobility options and resources in our region:

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.