Lunch n' Learn with DRMAC and RTD!
October 19th, 2022
1:00-2:00pm Via Zoom
This free lunch n' learn will feature two speakers from RTD to talk about phase 3 of RTD's fare study and new updates to MyRide and fare payment
Colorado & Wyoming Transit Feasibility Study
The CO-WY Transit Feasibility Study will examine transit needs, routing, amenities, and overall benefits of the transit to communities in the North Front Range region of Colorado and the Cheyenne, Wyoming area. The feasibility analysis will build on recent and ongoing planning efforts, expand existing service models (such as Bustang), and evaluate how to maximize connectivity and integration between local transit providers.
To learn more about the study and take a survey to consider your needs and desires between the North Front Range of Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming, click here.
CPWD, Beyond Vision, and M4A Visually Impaired & Blind Workshops
Mobility for All and CPWD are looking for visually impaired or blind folks or individuals who work with these communities to participate in a series of interactive feedback sessions to critically evaluate our transportation workshops to make them more accessible to low-vision folks. The workshops teach folks how to use smartphone based transit applications, including Uber, Lyft, Google Maps, the Transit App, and RTD Mobile Ticketing.
Workshops will be the third Thursday of every month from 12:00PM – 2:00PM. Workshops will take place on October 20th: 12:00PM – 2:00PM, November 17th: 12:00PM – 2:00PM, January 19th: 12:00PM – 2:00PM, and February 16th: 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Workshops will be hosted at the Center for People with Disabilities at 1675 Range Street, Boulder CO 80301. Please let us know if you need transportation assistance to the CPWD office. We will be offering refreshments at the workshops. Please let us know if you have an dietary restrictions beforehand. We will also be providing a $50 gift card at the end of the inclusive planning process for active participants and offer Uber and Lyft credits or RTD mobile tickets as compensation.
Sign Up: Please sign up for the workshops here.
Contact: Please contact Angel Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions and interest.
Re-Introducing RTD MyRide Cards
RTD is changing the way they distirbute tickets on their mobile application. RTD MyRide, the replacement for the RTD Mobile Ticketing Application, is a new account-based fare payment system. The system includes an updated mobile app, customer web portal, and an improved MyRide card. The system also includes new validators on buses and rail platforms, improved security, and features like fare capping.
The new system launched in September 2022. This change is a part of RTD's Fare Modernization Project with the goal of replacing RTD's card-based system with a cloud-based system. To get started download the RTD MyRide App and create an account. You can request to transfer the balance on existing MyRide cards to a new RTD MyRide account. For more information, click here.
School Travel Study Exhibit
The Museum of Boulder is hosting an exhibit on the results from the Boulder County School Travel Study. The results will be on display from September 6th - November 8th in the Mason's Nook. Learn about the research done by Darcy Kitching with CU Denver in partnership with Boulder County Youth Transportation and Growing Up Boulder. The study seeks to understand how students, parents, and transportation professionals travel during the weekday.
The display is interactive and will allow museum goers to see their school on the map, draw a map of how you get to school during the day for both kids and adults, and will have information and supplies to take home. Future exhibits of the study will be planned in communities throughout Boulder.
Nominate Youth Leader: The Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Awards recognizes places in the United States that are leading the way in prioritizing pedestrian and bicyclist safety for children and youth. Nominate your town, city, county, or advocate here. Nominations are due October 21.
Bike Around Boulder County! The Boulder County Transportation Department has created an updated 2022 bike map including bike paths and roadways, shoulder width and traffic volume, rules of the road and traffic stops, and elevation profiles for specific bikeways. Take a trip on your bike https://bouldercounty.gov/transportation/maps/bike-map/
Nominate Transportation Leaders: WTS is now taking applications recognizing 2022 leaders in transit and mobility. View the list of awards and how to nominate leaders here.
Go-Tober Challenge: Help improve air quality in the Denver region and have fun this October! Way to Go is rewarding companies who offer telework or support their employees getting to the office without taking a personal vehicle. Join the challenge and win prizes throughout the month of October.
US Highway 287 Corridor Planning: Boulder County is presenting the US Highway 287 Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study for public review. View the plan and provide comments to help move forward suggestions for the project here.
Lafayette Multimodal Transportation Plan: The City of Lafayette, in partnership with a transportation consulting firm, is taking steps to create the City's first ever Multimodal Transportation Plan to analyze data and gather community input to understand the existing and future conditions of multimodal transportation in Lafayette. View the plan and learn how to participate here.
Equity in Transportation Guide: Streetlight Data created a guidebook to ensuring equity in transportation with a wide array of demographic insights, examples and a sample analysis of how demographic insights can be used to inform infrastructure.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety: The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) created a guide to improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists accessing transit for transit agencies, State and local roadway owners, and regional organizations involved in planning.
Virtual Roundtables: Transit Planning 4 All hosted four roundtable discussions on inclusive transit planning. The roundtables include Lessons Learned on Partnerships, Lessons Learned on Communicating, Lessons Learned on Engagement Strategies, and Lessons Learned on Measuring Success. Watch each round table by clicking on the links provided.
Equity Action Plan: The U.S. Department of Transportation released their Equity Action Plan that highlights work that USDOT will undertake across four focus areas - wealth creation, power of community, interventions, and expanding access. Read more about the plan here.
Climate and Transit Program: CC4A and BGA are hosting a virtual workshop for Leveraging Federal Funding for Local Governments: How to combat climate change, support workers, and meet the critical needs of your community on October 13th from 10:00 - 11:00AM. Click here to sign up for the workshop.
Safe Routes to School Webinar: Safe Routes to School is hosting a webinar called Building Connections: How Communities Can Use Federal Funds to Connect People to Place, Opportunity, and Each Other. The webinar is on October 18th 12:00PM - 1:15PM. Sign up here.
1. The Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the first ever grant program to help reconnect communities that have been previously cut off from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure to restore communities through removal, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure. Apply by October 13, 2022 to be considered for funding.
2. WTS Colorado Scholarship Program: WTS Colorado supports exceptional young women as they pursue careers in the transportation industry by awarding six local scholarships. All scholarship applications are due Saturday, October 15th.
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!
- Boulder County: Long Range Planner
- City of Boulder: City Senior Planner and Transportation Planning Intern
- City of Lafayette: Senior Planner
- Cultivate: Outreach Specialist
- Community Cycles: Production Manager
- Center for People with Disabilities: Beyond Vision Skills Trainer and Youth Independent Living Advisor
- RTD: Multiple Open Positions with Signing Bonuses!
- Via Mobility Services: Bus, Paratransit, and Volunteer Driver Positions
- Boulder Valley School District: Bus Drivers
- St. Vrain School District: Bus Drivers
Driver Shortage: A need for bus drivers forces school districts to be creative, CPR News
Climate: Climate change: First bill written by children on climate education, BBC News
Mobility: Universal Basic Mobility and the Road to Transportation Security, Cityfi
Youth: Epic 150-kid 'Bike Bus' Shows America a Better Way to Get to School, Streetsblog USA
Car Free: Nondrivers Are The Future, The Stranger
Policy: Jaywalking is illegal in Denver. Is it time to change that law?, Westword
Biking: CU's Bike Fest encourages sustainable transportation, CU Independent
Bus Rapid Transit in Boulder: US Highway 287 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasbility Study for Public Review, Comments, Commuting Solutions
CO 119: Plans for Diagonal Highway Adjusted Following Community Input, Longmont Leader
Future: Centering Bikes in the Future of Mobility, Planetzine
Travel: Sustainability and Innovation are the Keys To the Future of Travel Mobility, Travel Pulse
Podcast: The Rail-Volution Podcast explored transportation demand management (TDM) and how it acts as the soft side of transportation and the flipside of infrastructure.
Lyons Pathway: Group matches funds for study to build path to Lyons, Boulder Camera
Diversity: Promoting Diversity in Transit Leadership, Planetzine
Access: New research shows that 1 in 4 adults in the United States suffers from transportation insecurity, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Racial Justice: Massive Investment in Public Transit Needed to Achieve Racial Equity, Climate Justice, Between the Lines
Learn about mobility options and resources in our region: