The State of the Transit Industry in 2021

New Year, New Opportunities: The State of the Transit Industry in 2021

The year 2020 delivered a “gut-punch” to the public transportation industry. After riding high in 2019, seeing ridership gains for the first time in nearly a decade, transit agencies were caught flat-footed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the…
Citizens Academy

Citizens' Academy

Are you interested in increasing your knowledge of regional issues and enhancing your civic leadership skills? DRCOG is accepting applications for its Spring 2021 Virtual Citizens’ Academy that will take place from April 1 to May 13. You’ll…
Happy Valentines Day

A movie date for Valentine's Day weekend!

On February 13 from 10 AM to Noon MT, Changing the Narrative will host a Colorado screening of Duty Free, a film about a son's attempt to get his 75-year-old mother back on her feet after she is fired from her lifelong job. They go off on a…
Black History Month

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the…
VANCOUVER SAFE SENIORS

DAY 11 - VANCOUVER - SAFE SENIORS, STRONG COMMUNITIES

Darien and Teddy live in Comox, a small island town of 15,000 residents located off the coast of British Columbia (BC), Canada. Through the United Way’s “Safe Seniors, Strong Communities” initiative, Darien and Teddy have their groceries…
Getting there Guide - 9News

'Getting There Guide' app connects seniors to rides featured on 9News

A popular publication that helps seniors find a ride to things like doctor's appointments or grocery store trips is going mobile in 2021. The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council's (DRMAC) developed a mobile app for its "Getting There…
Transit 2021

Re-emerging from COVID: What Will Transit Look Like in 2021?

It’s 2021 and that means: there's a light at the end of the tunnel. While 2020 was one of our most challenging years that I can remember (between #workingfromhomewithkids, to its impact on commuter transit services, to getting used to new…
Amtrak train

Testing On Amtrak’s Newest High-Speed Train Nears Completion At Pueblo R&D Track

At a test track 20 miles outside of Pueblo, Amtrak’s latest high-speed Acela train has been topping 166 miles per hour. Staff at the Transportation Technology Center are monitoring and evaluating its performance and safety features, including…
Older adults sharing a drink

Older Coloradans Are Making New Holiday Traditions As Coronavirus Keeps Them Isolated

Denise Wood lives alone in Denver, and that's how she’s spending Christmas this year — alone.
Holiday Lights

Dec. 18, 2020: From Music To Comedy And A Chance To Reflect, It’s The Holiday Extravaganza!

It's the 5th Annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza. Grammy-nominated jazz cornetist Ron Miles headlines; Broadway star Beth Malone channels Judy Garland; and Colorado Springs comedian Rion Evans brings some levity to 2020. They're just…