Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) – May 26th, 2020

The state transit collective met on a weekly virtual COVID 19 call this morning. Among the topics were safety shields for drivers – types of material, and how they stand up in a crash. The state’s new Medicaid program, IntelliRide, was also on the agenda – it is on the state website as starting statewide on June 1, but no one had been notified yet. Demand response service was reviewed – ridership is still low, and many services are operating primarily on “reverse service” – delivering medicines and groceries to their clientele. There was some discussion about volunteer driver programs, Lyft & Uber, and what areas have had success stories. The next meeting has not been announced; contact for more information.