Talk about moving up through the ranks. Sarah Hill started her career with the city of Durango as a part-time Durango Transit bus driver in 2012. On July 6, Durango City Council appointed her as …
Join us August 1, Colorado Day, for the official 2021 walk for the Canal kickoff celebration at our brand new office! We’ll have an open house style party and celebration with booths from our partners and friends, light refreshments, and more……….Walk FOR the Canal – Campaign (classy.org)
Now that HB21-1318 is law, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are eager for recommendations to the Board of the Outdoor Equity Grant Program. Right now, we are seeking eight volunteers to help assist in the vetting of Board Candidates. To be clear, individuals selected for this committee will not be eligible for this round of board appointments. If you are interested in volunteering for the board member selection committee, which will work with DNR/CPW to select the board members, enter your name here.
Though DNR and CPW are not yet accepting applications for people who might like to be on the actual Board of the Outdoor Equity Grant Program, we are accepting recommendations of people the community might like to see nominated to the Board. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the youth seats on the board, enter that information here. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the non-youth seats on the board, enter that information here.
Please feel encouraged to share these materials out with any organizations or individuals you think would be interested in serving on the Board Selection Committee or the Board itself! And please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jared Bynum at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have!
Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) July 12, 2021
Meeting via Zoom
- RTD Fall Service Changes, Nataly Handlos
- Nataly provided updates regarding the proposed routes for service improvements in communities that rely on transit for travel needs. Operator availability continues to be an issue. The proposed route changes should not negatively impact Access-a-Ride service since all changes are expansions and improvements. Final adjustments will take place September 5, 2021.
- RTD Updates, Christina Zazueta
- Christina reported that capacity limits in buses and trains have been lifted. RTD launched stored value account (SCA) in RTD mobile tickets app, which allows users to deposit funds into their account to purchase RTD passes whenever they want. RTD will have access to $203 million in CRRSAA funding and plans for these funds include continuing to keep employment, recall laid-off represented employees, and rescind pay-cuts.
- DRMAC Travel Training Program, Latoya Prante
- DRMAC is now the primary travel training program in the Denver Metro area since Via Mobility has ended their program. Group sessions are available, and all online courses must be completed before an in-person excursion can take place. To register for a class, visit drmac-co.org and click “Getting There”.
- Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Stakeholder Survey, Angel Bond
- A short 20 min survey has been created to help identify transportation service gaps and duplicate services in the area, develop an inventory of transportation providers and resources, and identify strategies for improved efficiency and coordination among public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services programs. Organizations can complete survey by July 21, 2021. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoulderCHSTP-Providers
- Via Pilot in Weld and Larimer Counties (Feedback Requested), Lisa Bitzer and Cory Schmitt
- Pilot runs on August 2, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Seeking feedback to assess transportation needs of protentional riders. There is one driver and one bus. There is no cost for riders and they are serving residents in rural areas of ages and abilities.
- North Front Range MPO Coordinated Plan, Cory Schmitt
- There is a plan to use section 5310 funds support a variety of programs like dial-a-taxi, rider’s guides, technical assistance, and RideNoCo. Next steps include identifying gaps that exist in the community.
Next meeting is Monday August 9, 2021 at 2pm via Zoom
Broomfield Local Coordinating Council (LCC) July 9, 2021 via Zoom
In attendance: Sarah Grant, Teague Kirkpatrick, Dean Bennett, Marc Ambrosi, Stephanie O’Neill, Bob Davis, Jennifer Hussey
Easy Ride is currently at a standstill and someone at DRCOG is looking into next steps to get Ride Alliance back up and running. They are done with meals on wheels and grocery box delivery. Still disinfecting and wearing masks. Ridership is increasing with the opening of senior centers and other places that were closed due to COVID
Flex Ride should be getting second bus back online by August. There is a shortage of bus drivers that is impacting the number of rides given. Flex Ride is a curb to curb service that serves all residents of all ages and abilities. They are working with RTD to include a few point deviations to go outside of the normal routes to specific destinations. Saturday service is now operational 9am-6pm.
Broomfield Voice Wayfinding Plan is to implement new sign standards to create low stress network in Broomfield) Online Open House on July 15th 7pm. Visit https://www.broomfieldvoice.com/wayfinding. Want to share your input? Leave comments on the online survey and map. Interactive survey and map will close July 31, 2021.
More discussion surrounded National Night Out on Tuesday August 3rd at 5pm. There will be lots of transportation information and a Flex Ride bus will be there for everyone to check out.
August 13th, 2021
9:30am-11:00am: ZOOM MEETING
DRCOG Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) June 28, 2021
There was a presentation on federal money that’s been set aside for non-infrastructure transportation demand management projects. Another presentation followed on the Unified Planning Work Program for the Denver Region for 2022-2023. There is $500K for 2022 and $1.5M for 2023.
Discussion continued on to shared micromobility in the Denver Region (electric and non-electric bikes & scooters).There were around 20M trips taken in 2020 with a median distance of .87 miles. There is a micromobility work group that was meeting monthly & now meets quarterly.
Discussion moved to potential revisions to the Metro Vision performance measures & targets. DRCOG wants to add sections on transit quality and comfort of transit options. There is not data, yet, on greenhouse gas emission and waiting on Reimagine RTD to add metrics for transit comfort. Still need to find metrics for micromobility comfort. The final section was on 2024-2027 TIP policy elements: project scoring and project readiness and that generated the most discussion.
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