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May 6, 2022

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

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

May 9, 2:00-3:45 p.m.

To Register in Advance: boco.org/MACMeeting

Welcome & Introductions

  • Transportation Case Study

Updates

  • Public Health Transportation Needs for COVID Patients
  • Mountain Mobility Working Group
  • Ride Free Lafayette
  • Organizational Updates

2022 MAC Work Plan

  • Menti and Small Group Discussions
  • 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


May 13
Bike to Work Day Open House, DRCOG

May 14
EV Ride and Drive, Northern Colorado Clean Cities

May 25
Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Workshop, Northern Colorado Clean Cities

May 19
Workplace Commute Ambassador Lunch-n-Learn, Commuting Solutions

May 24-27
2022 CASTA Spring Training Conference, Colorado Springs

May 31
RTD Telephone Town Hall with District I Director Davidson

June 6
RTD Telephone Town Hall with District O Director Guissinger

June 22
Bike to Work Day, Commuting Solutions

June 2022
Walk and Bike Month, City of Boulder

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Flatiron Flyer Ridership Challenge

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Commuting Solutions is inviting people from the Denver metro area to take the RTD Flatiron Flyer to explore the areas between Denver and Boulder rather than driving an individual car. The goal of the challenge is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote public transit. Participants can log their trips on the Flatiron Flyer for a chance to win an Amazon gift card of $150! The challenge will last from now until June. Click here to learn more about the challenge and enroll.


RTD Systemwide Fare Study and Equity Analysis


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RTD is examining their fare structure through a Systemwide Fare Study and Equity Analysis with the goals of increasing fare equity, affordability, and simplicity. RTD is taking a customer-centric approach to gaining knowledge on the current fare system and what improvements need to be made through actively engaging with community organizations and individuals.

Share your thoughts on the RTD fare structure by visiting the study website for updates about engagement opportunities, submitting a comment and subscribing to the mailing list to receive project updates, and by calling the RTD hotline at 303-299-6000 or emailing them at farestudy@rtd-denver.com.



Get Involved

Bike Your Park Day

Leadership Conference: The Young Emerging Leaders for Disability Power program is looking to bring a diverse group of young leaders together to explore and advance disability policies by practicing advocacy, organizing, fundraising, and engaging in the community over the course of 3 months. Learn more about the opportunity by clicking here.

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

Become a DRMAC Member: Support the advocacy of older adults and people with disabilities by becoming a member of DRMAC at $25 for individuals or advocates.

Bike to Work Day: Save the date, June 22 is Bike to Work Day!


Opportunities Learn and Grow

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Regional Database: DRCOG has created a regional shared micro-mobility data portal in collaboration with local governments, CDOT, and operators that summarizes micro-mobility trips and usage throughout the Denver region.

Roundtable: Transit Planning 4 All is hosting a virtual roundtable for partnerships to learn how to develop diverse and effective partnerships for transit planning. Click here to attend the event on May 16 at 12:00PM MST.

Shared Mobility Summit: The 2022 National Shared Mobility Summit on May 17-18 in Chicago brings together national stakeholders in mobility to discuss collective action. Click here to register for the event.

Webinar: Rural Transit Planning: On-Demand and Demand-Response Solutions Webinar presented by Transit Planning 4 All.

Report: Utah Transit Authority Fare Free February Report, April 2022

Job Opportunities:

  1. Via Mobility Services Driver Positions
  2. Colorado Car Share Open Positions

    1. Operations and Member Services Assistant
    2. Operations and Fleet Assistant (Part Time)
    3. Operations and Outreach Intern
  3. Veteran Outreach Specialist with Cultivate

Grant Opportunities:

  1. The 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant program is open for submissions. Learn more and apply by clicking here.
  2. USDA has a Rural Energy Pilot Program for rural communities to further develop renewable energy. Learn more and apply by clicking here.

In the News

Funding: Boulder County Applies for RAISE Grant for $25M Improvements Along the "Diagonal", Commuting Solutions

Free Transit: Colorado is about to spend $28 million to fund free summer bus and train trips, The Journal

Free Transit: Free Public Transit Is Not a Climate Policy, Bloomberg

Bike Safety: The Colorado Safety Stop is the law of the land, Bicycle Colorado

Equity: Study: Car Ownership Doesn't Always Cut Black Worker's Commutes, Streets Blog USA

Micro-mobility: Integrating Micro-mobility and Public Transit for Better Service, Planetizen

History: Colorado Proud: Recognizing Community and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Ann Witt King, RTD

Safety: Reckless Road Design is Killing Us, Not Reckless Drivers, Strong Towns

Cycling: Making Bikes Count: New Tips and Guidance for Better Bike Count Programs, National Association of City Transportation Officials

City Planning: The Dutch city testing the future of urban life, BBC Future

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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.