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Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC)

Mobility and Access Coalition celebrates 10-year anniversary

On November 3, 2022, Boulder County’s Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) celebrated their 10-year anniversary at the Boulder Jewish Community Center. This celebration commemorated the coalition’s accomplishments and awarded our regions’ drivers and other transportation professionals who have helped advance transportation equity in Boulder County and beyond. More than 75 guests attended the celebration including bus drivers, school bus drivers, volunteer drivers, dispatchers, schedulers, safety professionals, and MAC members. Commissioner Marta Loachamin shared opening remarks. Community Table Kitchen catered this event.

This celebration highlighted the importance of collaboration as a fundamental tool to advance equity; the relevance of effective multimodal transportation systems; past MAC achievements; and took a moment to recognize drivers and other essential transportation professionals. View a photo album of the event.

In light of the nationwide driver shortage, the MAC wanted to recognize the dedication of transportation professionals who work tirelessly every day to connect community members to health care, school, and economic opportunities. The MAC presented 11 awards to the following Mobility Heroes:

  • Favorite Fixed-Route Bus Driver Award: Leah Six, Lyons Flyer Service.
  • Favorite Mountain Transportation Driver Award: Chris Perret, Peaceful Drives.
  • Favorite Nonprofit Paratransit Driver Award: Bonnie Loos, Via Mobility Services Paratransit.
  • Favorite On Demand Transit Driver Award: Roberto Sanchez, Ride Free Lafayette.
  • Favorite School Bus Driver Award: Hector Castano, Boulder Valley School District.
  • Favorite School Transportation Professional Award: Jane Fastenau, Boulder Valley School District.
  • Favorite Transit Professional Award: Audrey Riehl, Via Mobility Services.
  • Favorite Transportation Safety Professional Award: Sandee Cirian, Community Cycles.
  • Favorite Volunteer Driver Awards: Terry Sheffer, Cultivate, and to Steve Carnes, Via Mobility Services.
  • Favorite Regional Bus Driver Award: Roberta Lynn Matzke, RTD.

The MAC also recognized four long-standing members for their dedication to expanding equitable, affordable, and accessible transportation options in Boulder County

  • Michele Waite, formerly with City of Longmont Senior Services.
  • Sandy Stewart, formerly with OUR Center, Longmont.
  • Lenna Kottke, formerly with Via Mobility Services.
  • Aaron Pasterz, Center for People with Disabilities.

Mobility Hero Nominees

Name Transit provider
1 Amy Thompson Boulder Valley School District
2 Anthony Skala Boulder Valley School District
3 Brittney Connolly Boulder Valley School District
4 Hector Castano Boulder Valley School District
5 Jane Fastenau Boulder Valley School District
6 Joseph Cleveland Boulder Valley School District
7 Kevin Williams Boulder Valley School District
8 Kim Cooley Boulder Valley School District
9 Kipp Nash Boulder Valley School District
10 Michael Guidarelli Boulder Valley School District
11 Paul Weissmann Boulder Valley School District
12 Shane Julias Boulder Valley School District
13 Tom Casey Boulder Valley School District
14 Val Hughes Boulder Valley School District
16 Sandee Cirian Community Cycles
21 Tzegai Negash Passage Quality Mobile Transit
22 Chris Perret Peaceful Rides, in Nederland
23 Lewis Housley RTD
24 Roberta Lynn Matzke RTD
25 Timothy Wolcott RTD
26 Terry Sheffer VetsGo – Cultivate
27 Annie Montelione Via Mobility Services
28 Bonnie Loos Via Mobility Services
29 Bret Gibson Via Mobility Services
30 Robert Gray Via Mobility Services
31 Salvador Subia Via Mobility Services
32 Steve Carnes Via Mobility Services
33 Audrey Riehl Via Mobility Services – Dispatcher
34 Christina Archuleta Via Mobility Services – HOP – City of Boulder bus
35 Leah Six Via Mobility Services – Lyons Flyer
36 Rick Johnson Via Mobility Services – Ridefree
37 Roberto Sanchez Via Mobility Services – Ridefree

About

The Mobility and Access Coalition’s vision is to promote and provide accessible, affordable, and equitable transportation options for Boulder County through collaboration. The county established the MAC (formerly known as the LCC) in 2012 as an alliance of community organizations, individuals, and interest groups working together to achieve common goals regarding transportation services to people with mobility challenges, including seniors, low-income families, and people with disabilities.

The MAC meets the second Monday of the month from 2 to 3:45 pm. Learn more about MAC meetings and register to attend here.

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Members of the Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) in a meeting

Why Multi-Modal Matters

One mode of transportation does not all needs. By integrating various modes, transportation becomes flexible & provides diverse options for diverse needs:

    • Social
    • Economic
    • Affordability
    • Independence
    • Quality of Life
    • Health

You Can Help

Join the Local Coordinating Council
Advocate for Increased Transportation Funding
Promote Accessible, Affordable, and Equitable Transportation Options
Join a Volunteer Driver Program
Include Transportation Support as a Line Item in Grant Proposals

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Past Meetings

All recordings will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!

  • August Minutes, Recording
  • July Minutes, Recording
  • June Minutes, Recording
  • May Minutes, Recording
  • April Minutes, Recording
  • March Minutes, Recording
  • February Minutes, Recording
  • January Minutes, Recording

All recordings will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!

  • December Minutes, Recording
  • November Minutes, Recording
  • October Minutes, Recording
  • September Minutes, Recording
  • August Minutes, Recording
  • July Minutes, Recording
  • June Minutes, Recording
  • May Minutes, Recording
  • April Minutes, Recording

Contact Us

Angel L. Bond
Mobility for All Program Manager
720-564-2218
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