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March 9, 2022

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

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

March 14, 2:00-3:45 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting

This meeting will be conducted in a working group style.

Welcome & Introductions

  • Transportation Case Study Break Out Session

Updates

  • Mountain Mobility Working Group
  • Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities
  • CPWD Transportation Survey
  • Marshall Fire Survey
  • Transportation Providers

2022 MAC Work Plan

  • Menti and Small Group Discussions
  • MAC Charter Membership
  • MAC Charter Integration with Strategies from the Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan
  • 10th Anniversary of Boulder County LCC Event

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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


March 14

Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC), Mobility for All

March 15

Workplace Commute Ambassadors Meeting, Commuting Solutions

March 16
Ride Hailing Apps Workshop, Mobility for All

March 28

Gender Equality Mechanic (GEM), Community Cycles

April 13

18th Annual Colorado Transportation Symposium

April 20

Using Apps to Access RTD Workshop, Mobility for All

April 23

9th Annual A Perfect Pairing, EasterSeals Colorado

April 27

2022 Annual Awards, DRCOG

Human Stories

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Provide Input on The Mobility and Access for All Ages & Abilities Plan

The draft of the Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan, or the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan, is a collaborative action plan for human services and transportation programs and partners to work together to improve mobility and access for people of all ages and abilities in and around Boulder County. The plan includes realistic and manageable strategies for the Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) and its community partners to work on collaboratively and adequately address over the next 5 years.

We are looking for your input on these strategies that will guide the work of Boulder County, Mobility for All, the MAC, and Youth Transportation Programs over the next five years. Specifically, we would appreciate any comments about the "who" in each strategy.

Comments on the plan are due by March 25.

Click here to review the plan and add comments.

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Get Involved

Pollution

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.

Donate: Help victims of the Marshall Fire by donating to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.

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


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Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD) is conducting a survey to better understand transportation needs of individuals experiencing disabilities. Please encourage the people you serve who are experiencing disabilities take this 12 question survey, telling CPWD why access to transportation services is important.

They are especially interested in hearing about any barriers that people are currently experiencing to inform potential transportation training options with CPWD.

To request assistance or take the survey over the phone please email or call us at (303) 442-8662

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WR85P38


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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host four listening sessions centered on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). All four sessions are open to the public.

Through these listening sessions, CMS is seeking input regarding potential practices for improving Medicaid program integrity for NEMT. Sessions include:

  • Enrollment Requirements and Eligibility Determinations for Providers/Drivers
  • Program Integrity, Billing Concerns, Documentation and Data Requirements for NEMT Providers
  • Economic Factors and Cost Containment Challenges in NEMT
  • NEMT Coordination Topics – Brokers, MCOs, Community Transportation and Paratransit Services

Registration is required for each session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join.


Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Equity: Tools for Equitable Mobility Practices Guide, The Barr Foundation

Webinar: The Importance of Public Transportation for Patients, and Why We Must Protect It, National Center for Mobility Management, March 15

Podcast: Arrested Mobility, a podcast about why Black Americans and other people of color are disproportionately victims of police enforcement and brutality while walking, biking, driving, or taking public transit by Charles Brown

Policy: USDOT released their National Roadway Safety Strategy for 2022 to create safer roads, vehicles, speeds, post-crash care, and people for the future of transportation.

Guide: Creating a Transportation Committee that Reflects All Community Voices, The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)

Panel Discussion: Disconnected: Personal stories about transportation not meeting community needs and why that matters, Bicycle Colorado

Job Opportunities:

  1. RTD Access-a-Ride Ridehailing Technician
  2. Commuting Solutions Marketing Communications Specialist
  3. City of Longmont Bilingual Equity and Engagement Specialist
  4. Via Mobility Services Driver Positions
  5. 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. Build Healthy Places Network is offering a 2022 Community Innovations for Racial Equity grant opportunity. Applications are due March 18. Read 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

The Failure of Cars: The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life, The Atlantic

Mobility Management: Mobility Lines, a podcast covering various topics in transit and mobility, National Center for Mobility Management

Cycling: Mechanics Ask Walmart, Major Bike Manufacturers to Stop Making and Selling "Built-to-Fail" Bikes, Vice

Bus Transit: Throwing Our Car Culture Under the Bus, Ted Talks

Federal Funding: Pete Buttigieg calls Colorado transportation projects "especially well positioned" for new federal money, The Denver Post

RTD: I made a documentary about RTD. Here are some curious things I found along the way, CPR News

International Mobility: Opibus: The mobility startup converting Kenya to electric vehicles, CNN

Housing: The Duplex Next Door Is Not Normal. The One Not Built Yet Is a Threat, Strong Towns

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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.