Boulder County Transit Program of Projects (POP) Public Comment
In compliance with requirements and guidelines outlined in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 9030.1E, and the Boulder County Title VI Program, comment is requested on the FTA American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) formula fund apportionment for the small Urbanized Areas (UZAs) of Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville-Lafayette-Erie FTA Formula Funds Program of Projects (POP).
On June 8, 2022, Boulder County hosted a public meeting to seek input on the proposed list of transit projects. The recording of that video can be viewed here. The formal public comment period concludes on June 30, 2022.
Information on how to comment on the proposed Program of Projects can be found at https://boco.org/TransitPOP
Accessibility Event in Boulder
It's walk, bike, and roll month! Join Boulder Transportation Connections, The City of Boulder, Center for People with Disabilities, Via, and The City of Boulder Open Space and Parks for an adaptive bike demo and wheelchair walk on Boulder Creek Path. Learn about the obstacles, barriers, and opportunities to travel in Boulder using wheelchairs and mobility devices, and experience first-hand what it's like to travel by wheelchair and adaptive bike. Learn more here.
When: June 25, 2022 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: NW corner of the municipal building by the Boulder Creek Path
Charge Ahead Colorado Grant
The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) provides grants for electric vehicle charging stations. Grant funding to install EV charging stations is offered to fleets and entities located in the seven-county Denver Metro Area, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglass, and Jefferson Counties.
Learn more about the funding opportunity by clicking here. Apply for the grant by clicking here.
Free Hessie Trailhead Shuttle begins Friday, May 27
Boulder County is providing free shuttle service on Fridays, weekends, and holidays this summer and fall to carry passengers from Nederland High School (597 County Road 130) to the Hessie Trailhead, a popular entry point to access hiking trails such as Lost Lake and the Indian Peak Wilderness off of Fourth of July Road.
On days when the Hessie Shuttle is open, the RTD route NB between Boulder and Nederland High School will be free to ride. Masks are not required on the shuttle.
Boulder B(Cycle) Providing Free E-bike Bike Share to Low Income Workers
Community Cycles and Boulder BCycle are partnering to offer free BCycle passes to low-income workers, especially those who participate in low-income, affordable, or subsidized programs. Learn more here and find out if you qualify for this program.
View the application to learn more and see if you qualify.
Flatiron Flyer Ridership Challenge: Log your trips on the Flatiron Flyer for a chance to win $150! Commuting Solutions, DRCOG, and Way to Go are offering prizes for riding the FF1 to promote using transit to lower your carbon footprint. Register to join the challenge and track your trips here.
Buses to the Outdoors: As of May 9th, Bustang is offering weekend trips to Rocky Mountain National Park by reservation. Boulder County residents can board on Boulder's US-36 Table Mesa Station. Round trips are $10 with accessible options available. Click here to reserve your ride.
Public Comment: RTD Is Seeking Your Input on the System Optimization Plan.
Bike to Work Day: Save the date, June 22 is Bike to Work Day!
Driver Shortage: RTD's Express Denver-Boulder Flatiron Flyer Bus Isn't Coming Back Anytime Soon, CPR
Justice: Designing self-policing streets, and other mobility justice strategies, Streetsblog Chicago
Mountain Transit: Launch of I-70 "Pegasus" service will test Coloradans' appetite for
Safety: How to Calm a Street, Starting with Your Own Anger, Strong Towns
Rebuilding: 'Beauty, meaning, and connection': As the city considers changes for the Pearl Street Mall, it's history offers perspective on present challenges and future opportunities, Boulder Reporting Lab
Development: Transit-Oriented model for economic development in the suburbs, Congress for the New Urbanism
Fare-Free on RTD: To improve air quality, Colorado Democrats are poised to fund a free public transit program. RTD's past suggests it won't help much, CPR
RTD Funding: Polis signs bill for RTD pilot, main streets fixes, Boulder Daily Camera
Leadership: There's a Big Difference Between Transit Boards and Transit Riders, Governing
Pedestrians: Walkability Scores Don't Tell The Whole Story, Planetizen
Equity: City launches income-based traffic fine pilot, halving the fees for low-income residents, Streetsblog Chicago
Future: Taxes, Buses, and the Urban Transportation Future, Governing
Public Transit: Opinion: Public transit is more important than a small discount at the pump, The Washington Post
Fare Free: Cities are Experimenting with Free Public Transit to Promote Sustainable Mobility, Arch Daily
Colorado Hiking: Looking to hike in Colorado, but don't have a car? These transit options will get you to (or near) a trailhead, CPR
Learn about mobility options and resources in our region: