Boulder Local Coordinating Council (LCC)

April 12, 2021
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Frequency: 2nd Monday of every month 2:00pm-4:00pm until Dec 13, 2021

Mission – Overcome transportation gaps in the community, Multi-modal education

 

Speaker:

Commissioner Marta Loachamin
District 2 Commissioner. Contact: MLoachamin@bouldercounty.org

As a teacher at St. Vrain school district, Ms. Loachamin noticed that no students were riding the bus. Invested in understanding how, from a community standpoint access to transportation can be modeled and taught, and improved for safety (ex: crossing busy streets to access medical clinic). Active with Resiliency for All/Resiliencia Para Todos: Identifying barriers to accessing local resources for monolingual community.

 

Provider Updates:

 

DRMAC: Virtual Resource Fair April 12,13,14

 

Boulder County Youth Transportation:  Safe Walking Discussion Sessions 5:30-6:30P

Youth 10-14 (in Spanish) 4/12      Youth 15-18 (in Spanish) 4/19   Youth 15-18 (in English) 4/21
Information and registration: https://www.bouldercounty.org/transportation/multimodal/youth-transportation-program/#trainings-and-workshops-registration

 

Boulder County Farmer’s Markets:
Curbside Pickup available in Boulder, Denver, Lafayette
https://bcfm.org/curbside-pickup/
Delivery in several metro area zip codes: https://mcusercontent.com/c9ff5047f2cda61182c98aa3d/files/854fcc26-90ef-4923-8823-4a7d714d6e43/Zip_Codes.pdf
Delivering Ollin Farms and CSA shares to families who are part of the Boulder County Public Health programs to fight food insecurity
Older adults/ WIC/ SNAP deliveries by Via in all Via service areas.

 

Imagine! Vaccine Clinic sign-ups: https://www.imaginecolorado.org/vaccine-clinic/index.php

 

Via Mobility:
Vaccine Appointments: Willing to go far north (Ft Collins etc) and into mountain communities. Still free for 60+ or people who have a disability
. 2nd vaccine appointments: Will assist riders and bypass the system to get people to scheduled 2nd vaccine appointments.

Food Delivery: Delivering from Boulder County Farmers Markets to all older adults, WIC & SNAP recipients. Also delivering through partnerships with EFFA/ Louisville Community Food Share. Still delivering COVID bags for quarantined individuals

 

RTD (Christina Zazueta & Natalie Huntlos)
-2020 10-ride ticket books are good until the end of 2021
-RTD metro Taxi pilot: supplementing Flex-ride in DTC 10A-2P

– Hired 3 additional mental health clinicians (this is an expansion of 2018 program) whose role is to supplement or assist officers and to provide advocacy and resources.

-Ridership is still capacity limited, Currently at about 60%.
-Received funding and distributed to support operations and services. Impact will be in effect for many years. Will be approaching changes with impact of service at forefront.
Service changes available here: www.rtd- Denver.com/ service-changes

Listening sessions terminated April 6 but always welcoming emailed comments to email @ service-changes@rtd-denver.com

 

Q: What about school transportation?
A: Very expensive to provide this. Community liaisons are serving mobile home parks / children not in RTD 2.5 mile radius.

(Comment: Landon Hilliard and Amy Thompson from Safe Routes to School are asking to have this conversation prior to next school year.)

Boulder County/ RTD Accountability Committee: Fare and pass recommendations
Alex Hyde-Wright  (email Ahyde-wright@bouldercounty.org)
Staff suggestions to RTD included:
Fares: eliminate regional fare- make finding MyRide purchase options easier and then make non cash fares cheaper than cash; Change discount fares and qualifying LiVE fares free. Form pass programs- to prevent double paying for fares. Add monthly pay as you go option. Consolidate EcoPass into one business/ neighborhood to combat free fares and lost revenue.

Parking: charge for parking at all RTD lots, tiering parking fees based on proximity. Allow organizations to determine if they want to pay for parking for employees

Small groups: MAC (Mobility and Access Coalition-new name for Boulder LCC) redesign brainstorming session/ MAC mission statement.

Next Meeting: May 12, 2021 from 2:00-4:00PM