During the entire month of August, RTD will offer zero fares across its system as part of the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative. This collaborative, statewide initiative, made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, is designed to reduce ground-level ozone by increasing the use of public transit. Current RTD customers will also benefit as they will not have to use or purchase fare products from August 1-31, during Colorado’s high ozone season.
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Broomfield LCC, July 8th 2022
Marc Ambrosi reported that the Midway Boulevard has had a project going for about a year and they’ll be sharing their proposals soon on https://www.broomfieldvoice.com/midwayplan
Sarah Grant reported that route 128 service will likely not be returning to Broomfield and Westminster. Conversation shifted to implementing resources on Flex Ride. RTD Flex ride free fare summer in Broomfield is going really well. Ridership is 3-times what is was in 2019 pre-pandemic. There is a google form on the Broomfield website asking for feedback on transportation needs of community members.
John Hubbard reported that Broomfield Bikes arranged a free bike repair event last month and it was very successful. The article covering that event can be found here: https://www.broomfieldleader.com/local-news/broomfield-bikes-free-repair-events-draw-large-crowds-5539820. This event showed the clear need and desire for events like this and they hope to do another one soon.
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2nd at Broomfield County Commons and members of Broomfield LCC will be there promoting transit opportunities.
DRMAC attended the Summit organized by The Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC) and The Denver Streets Partnership. It featured 3 Mobile tours options of: Montbello Transit Tour, Sun Valley Biking and Rolling Tour and Downtown Denver Walking and Rolling Tour.
Keynote speakers were Elena Madison, Director of Project for Public Spaces and Nancy Young, Director of On Ramps Program, Fountain House. Keynote speakers presented on how both of their organizations are working with people in communities in New York especially those who are homeless in public spaces.
The last leg of the summit was a panel discussion with Carleigh Sailon of Star Operations Manager with Denver County, Kayleigh Gates, Community Resource Outreach Administrator of The Denver Public Library, Debra Johnson CEO and General Manager of RTD Denver and Lisa Raville, Executive Director of Harm Reduction Action Center. The moderator Molly McKinley, Policy Director of Denver Streets Partnership asked questions about how each panelist was addressing the needs of the community especially those who are unhoused and struggling with drug abuse.
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