Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) Boulder, August 9, 2021 via Zoom
Updates of note:
- A new youth transportation resource was presented by Cammie Piller Edson. It is a one-page guide to all transportation options available to youth in Boulder County. Any suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State Highway 119 Bikeway Public Meeting, Angel Bond- There is a goal to get a bikeway on State Highway 119 like the one on 36 so there is a safe and direct place for folks to ride bikes. A presentation on conceptual design will be held on August 30th from 5:30-7:00pm. It will primarily be in English, but there will be a simultaneous Spanish translation via Zoom.
- The Center for People with Disabilities is ending their home healthcare program on October 26th, 2021. They will work with individuals to make sure their care and needs are continued to be met.
Other updates included those for the Mountain Mobility Working Group and the MAC Redesign Timeline.
Gabe Christie, RTD ADA Manager, and Jan Rowe, CDOT Region 4 Transit Liaison, introduced themselves to the group.
Presentation: Bustang and Outrider, Kyle French and Brandon Najdovsk, CDOT Operations
- There will be 4 new Outrider routes arriving in 2021. The newest route is to Estes from Union Station, Westminster, Boulder, and Lyons ($5 each direction). If you take this route, you do not need a timed reservation pass to get into Rocky Mountain National Park. Masabi mobile ticketing is now active with Bustang and Outrider. They are bringing back the Bustang to Broncos service and the Snowstang service for the 2021-2022 snow season. Additionally, a new I70 shuttle service called Pegasus will be introduced. These vehicles are shorter, giving them the ability to travel in the express lanes. The expected launch is late December 2021-January 2022.
Coalition members were assigned to breakout groups to brainstorm ideas on how to address driver recruitment, retention, and recognition. We discussed if there were any steps the MAC could take to help providers address driver shortages.
The next meeting will be on Monday, September 13th from 2:00-4:00pm.