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March 10, 2023

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

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

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

To Register in Advance:

  • Welcome
  • Colorado CarShare Lunch and Learn
  • Mobility Heroes Page Overview
  • Driver Shortage Panel Discussion
    • Ann Rajewski, Colorado Association of Transit Agencies
    • Chrysti Britt, Cultivate
    • Heather Burke, Boulder Valley School District
    • Lisa Jensen, Boulder County Workforce Career Services
    • Lisa Bitzer, Via Mobility Services
    • RTD Representative
  • Mobility Hero Social Media Campaign
  • Area Agency on Aging Transportation and Assisted Transportation RFP

Next meeting: April 10, 2023

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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.


All Month Long

Women's History Month

March 7: DRMAC RRC Meeting

March 8: Vision Zero Safety, Boulder County

March 13-19: Neurodiversity Celebration Week

March 15: CO Carshare L&L, Mobility for All & Colorado Carshare

March 16: Low Vision Workshop, Mobility for All & CPWD

March 18: Transit Driver Appreciation Day!

March 21 & 23: Via Mobility Services Virtual and On-Site Job Fairs

March 31: International Day of Transgender Visibility

April 4: Intro to Bike Trains, Youth Transportation/Safe Routes to School

Human Stories

Tackling the Bus Driver Shortage

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As part of the strategies outlined by the MAAA the MAC recognizes the importance of supporting and promoting driver jobs and driver retention in our region as they are key to advance our mobility goals. With that in mind, this month's MAC meeting will be focusing on the driver shortage. We will be joined by an amazing panel of folks that can create dialogue and conservation on this situation and co-create possible solutions.

The panel will include:

  • Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA)
  • Via Mobility Service
  • Boulder County Workforce
  • Cultivate VetsGo
  • RTD
  • Boulder Valley School District

In addition, M4A has created a landing page for driving and volunteer opportunities. This page will promote this profession, advertise job opportunities, highlight a "Driver of the Quarter", and provide resources to stakeholders about the driver shortage. Check it out at this link and don't hesitate to spread the word! We aim to update this regularly!

RTD Fare Study Outcomes

RTD Board will review the recommendations of the 18-month fare study and fare equity analysis after 18 months, the largest fare study in RTD history!

Emerging from this study are proposed changes to fares to relieve some financial strain for the service. In short, the suggested changes would eliminate the regional fare price and replace a full fare price that would include both local and regional trips.

To learn more about the proposed changes, please check out this link for media coverage.

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Get Involved

Colorado Carshare Lunch n Learn

On March 15th Mobility for All and Colorado Carshare are getting together for a Lunch n Learn Event! All community members and Mobility and Access Coalition members are invited to attend and participate in a discussion with Colorado Carshare! Register at this link! We look forward to seeing you!

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Vision Zero Safety with Boulder County

Boulder County Transportation Department is presenting Vision Zero Safety information to the County Commissioners on March 8th. The department will provide updates regarding multimodal transportation crash analysis, safety projects and other initiatives that are supporting the county’s Vision Zero safety goal. The meeting will be held virtual and the public is welcome to listen in to learn more. Register in advance at this link.

Tribal Transit Manager Toolkit

National Rural Transit Assistance Program is conducting a survey to create an informed and helpful knowledge bank for Tribal Transit managers. The survey shouldn't take more than 15 minutes, can be completed anonymously and is open until March 24, 2023. Click on this link to read more and complete the survey!

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Ice & Snow: Community Engagement with City of Boulder

The City of Boulder Transportation and Mobility Department is providing information in their current process of snow and ice removal and taking feedback on how they can improve. They are striving to support safe travel for all modes of transportation and they need community input to improve! Click this link to read more and complete the survey at the bottom of the page. They are taking input until March 17th

Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Webinars & Trainings:

CTAA Customer Driven Service Training on March 23

Ability360 American Indian Disability Summit on March 24

Grant & Funding Opportunities:

The State of Colorado has established a new tax credit for 2023/2024 to assist business in paying for alternative transportation options for their employees. The tax credit can cover 50% or up to $250,000, of a businesses expenses for alternative transportation options. Read more about the bill at this link

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!

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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.