February, Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) Agenda and Newsletter

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Collaborating for Equitable Transportation Options to
Empower People of All Ages & Abilities

 Monthly Newsletter

Mobility & Access Coalition meetings are virtual, 2nd Monday of the Month

February 14, 2:00-3:45 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting


Welcome & Introductions 

  • Ice Breaker Break Out Session


  • DRMAC Getting There Travel Training Program
  • RTD Service Changes
  • BCHA EcoPass Program
  • Marshall Fire Recovery Transportation Supports
  • Transportation Provider Updates


  • 2020 Census, State Demography Office

2022 MAC Work Plan

  • Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Strategy Prioritization



Feb 15
Making the Switch to an Electric Vehicle, Senior Planet

Feb 16
Technology and My Mobility Workshop, Mobility for All

Feb 17
Mountain Mobility Working Group, 10am, Email to RSVP

Feb 23
Bike to Work Day Winter Commuting, Community Cycles

Feb 23
Hiring for a Diverse Workforce Panel, ITE/WTS

Mar 1
Paratransit - what is is, how does it work, who rides?, DRMAC

Mar 3
Mobility Matters Conference
Portland State University 

March 16
Ride Hailing Apps Workshop, Mobility for All

Human Stories
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Marshall Fire Impacts On Transportation

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Over the past month, Boulder County community members have been in recovery from the tragic Marshall Fire that spread across part of the county, specially Superior and Louisville. While the Disaster and Assistance Center (DAC) closed on January 22, many other assistance programs are in place to help victims of the fire.

Updates and resources about how fire has impacted transit throughout the affected areas are listed below.

Marshall Fire-Related Transportation and Transit Resources

General Boulder County Marshall Fire Updates.

Boulder County will dispose of smoke detectors in homes impacted by the Marshall Fire.

Marshall Fire Debris Removal Program.

Coalton Trailhead and trails to remain closed through February due to Marshall Fire Mesa fire damage.

Colorado Car Share is providing free car service to those affected by the fire.

Provide Input on Transit and Intersectional Equity

Research has proven that public transit systems are failing to adequately meet diverse needs, particularly those of women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Increased research is needed to make public transit feel safe for all people, regardless of their identities. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation's Office of Innovative Mobility (OIM) aims to gather data on women's, LGBTQIA+ peoples', and people with disabilities' needs and experiences in using transit. 

OIM research fellow Dani McLean would like to connect with you and/or the community you serve, hear your stories, and use your stories to inform recommendations to improve transportation from an intersectional equity lens. This could be in the form of a group discussion, individual conversations, a forum, or whatever you feel is most appropriate. If this is something you are interested in participating in, please contact Dani at dani.mclean@state.co.us or 970-978-2340.


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Get Involved

Public Comment: RTD Is Seeking Your Input on the System Optimization Plan. 

Donate: Help victims of the Marshall Fire by donating to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.

Bike to Work: Winter Bike to Work day is February 11th. Bike to work with DRCOG and stop at a service station along the way.

Letter of Interest: The National Center for Mobility Management is seeking letters of interest from communities who would like to have NCMM facilitate a one-day meeting with mobility management practitioners to make connections, share ideas, and coordinate mobility options. The goal is to strengthen mobility opportunities across local, state, and federal lines.

Free COVID19 Vaccines and Boosters: The Boulder County Fairgrounds Drive Through Clinic is now offering free COVID19 Vaccines and Boosters. Appointments are required. 

Opportunities Learn and Grow
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Webinar: February 23, Engaging Communities and Creating through Safe Routes to School (Part One), Safe Routes Partnership. 

Webinar: February 4, Building an Authentic Engagement from an Equity Perspective, National Center for Mobility Management.

Seat Belt Safety: Miniseries highlighting the importance of using seatbelts, CDOT.

Webinar: Marketing Workshop Series on How to Market Public Transit, National RTAP

Webinar: February 17, Introduction to Mobility Patterns Patterns & Transportation Project Equitable Process, University of Florida Transportation Institute

Micro-Mobility Inventory: Shared Micro-Mobility in Colorado, DRCOG & Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition

Job Opportunities: 

  1. Mobility for All: Mobility For All Bilingual Planner I, Application due Sunday, February 13.
  2. Safe Routes Partnership: Program Coordinator for the Safe Routes Partnership. Application due Thursday, February 10.
  3. Via Mobility Services: Grant Contract Manager.

Grant Opportunity: 

  1. The 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant program is open for submissions. Learn more and apply by clicking here
In the News

Podcast: Ghost Train, a miniseries about the people with a vision of a more sustainable transportation system in Colorado, CPR

Sustainability: To Stop Building Heat Islands, Stop Overbuilding Parking Lots, Sightline Institute

E-Bicycles: A successful Colorado program gets eBikes to low-income essential workers, NPR

RTD Updates: RTD proposes massive overhaul: Fewer suburban buses, more service where riders remained during the pandemic, CPR

RTD Opinion: Why is RTD "Dramatically" Overhauling Bus Routes Now?, City Cast Denver

Infrastructure: Lyft, Bird execs say subsidies, infrastructure crucial to expanding micro-mobility, Smart Cities Dive

Rural Communities: Fertile Ground for Innovation: A Fresh Look at Rural Mobility, National Center for Mobility Management

Bus Safety: Picture a Better Way to Protect Bus Lanes, Bloomberg

Accessibility: San Francisco Rolls Out E-Scooter Program that Accommodates People with Disabilities, Next City


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Learn about mobility options and resources in our region: 

Boulder County Mobility and Access Coalition's Vision is an equitable transportation network that empowers people of all ages and abilities to move in and beyond the Boulder County community.