July, 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

July 11, 2:00-3:45 p.m. 

To Register in Advance: boco.org/MACMeeting

Welcome & Introductions 

  • Transportation Case Study 

Updates (5 min each) 

  • Via Mobility Services
  • Cultivate 
  • RTD Access-a-Ride Lunch and Learn, July 14
  • Mountain Mobility Working Group
  • Commuting Solutions
  • Boulder Transportation Connections 
  • Center for People with Disabilities
  • Organizational Updates on Collaborative Efforts & Transportation Gaps

MAC Coordination on Outreach Effort

Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan

  • Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan Public Hearing
  • MAC Charter Integration Working Group 



July 12
Educational Opportunity: Accessibility Outdoors, DRMAC

July 12-15
65 Hour Summer Fundraising Event, Cultivate

July 14
CPWD 45th Anniversary Event, Boulder Location

July 14
RTD & Mobility for All Lunch and Learn: RTD Access-a-Ride

July 28
6th Sustainable Transportation Summit, Commuting Solutions

July 28
Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan Public Hearing, Boulder County

Zero Fare for Better Air, RTD

August 5
Social Media, Newsletter, and Event Inventory Due, Mobility and Access Coalition

It is Boulder County policy to make county programs, meetings, activities, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at 303-441-3525 at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Human Stories

RTD Zero Fare for Better Air

RTD Zero Fare

Ride free on RTD for all of August 2022! During the entire month of August, RTD will be offering zero fares across its system as part of the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative. This collaborative, statewide initiative was made possible by the Colorado State Senate 22-180 and the Colorado Energy Office. The initiative is designed to reduce ground level ozone by increasing the use of public transit during Colorado's high ozone season. 

Learn more about fare free August on RTD here.

Mobility & Access for All Ages & Abilities Plan Public Hearing

Video Link Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 28 at 1pm to consider the MAAAA for adoption. CPP Staff will provide a presentation on the MAAAA Strategies to improve multimodal transportation access for individuals with disabilities, older adults, Spanish-speaking households, veterans, youth, and other populations with unique transportation needs and gaps. The draft plan can be viewed here: https://boco.org/MAAAA At the meeting, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the MAAAA Strategies and planning process.

  • What: Virtual Public Hearing on Boulder County Mobility and Access for All Ages and Abilities Plan
  • When: Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual meeting via Zoom at https://boco.org/Meeting-Portal

Boulder County Worthy Cause Grant

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In the 2017 General Election, Boulder County voters approved an extension of the 0.05% Worthy Cause sales tax for a 15-year initiative to allocate a portion of sales tax to Boulder County nonprofit human service agencies for capitol projects. This includes the purchase of land or buildings, construction, renovation, or debt reduction. See what projects have previously won grants by clicking here.

The 2023 Worthy Cause VI Pool Funding Request is currently open. The application closes on August 19, 2022. Apply for the grant here.

For more information about the grant, please click here.

Charge Ahead Colorado Grant

View of Pleasant View Farms agricultural land in Weld Co. protected by a Boulder County conservation easement

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) provides grants for electric vehicle charging stations. Grant funding to install EV charging stations is offered to fleets and entities located in the seven-county Denver Metro Area, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglass, and Jefferson Counties. 

Learn more about the funding opportunity by clicking here. Apply for the grant by clicking here

Get Involved

City of Boulder Vision Zero Public Comment: The City of Boulder is seeking public comments on their Vision Zero Action Plan that will help move the city to a goal of zero crash-related deaths and serious injuries on our streets as well as safety improvements on arterial streets. 

Flatiron Flyer Ridership Challenge: Log your trips on the Flatiron Flyer for a chance to win $150! Commuting Solutions, DRCOG, and Way to Go are offering prizes for riding the FF1 to promote using transit to lower your carbon footprint. Register to join the challenge and track your trips here.

Ride the Lyons Flyer: Beginning June 27, the commuter transit service between Lyons and Boulder along US 36 is back. The Lyons Flyer will replace the Y route formerly operated by RTD. See schedules for the Lyons Flyer here.

Opportunities Learn and Grow
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Podcast: Arrested Mobility, a podcast hosted by Charles T. Brown, evaluated sidewalk riding and micromobility for persons with disabilities, micromobility devices, and vulnerable pedestrians. Listen to the episode and others here. 

Roundtable Discussion (recording):Lessons Learned on Communication for Inclusive Transit Planning, Administration for Community Living

Webinar (July 14),Designing Road Diets for Walkability and Community Revitalization, Smart Growth

Resource: MIT AgeLab Transportation and Livable Communities research on the intersection of transportation and aging  

Grant Opportunities

1. CDOT Division of Transit and Rail Notice of Funding Availability for 2023 Federal and State Transit Funding Super Call Capital, Planning, Administrative, Operating, and Mobility Management Projects. If an applicant has never received transit grant funding from CDOT, or has not received transit grant funding from CDOT in the last three years, a New Applicant Questionnaire is required to be completed and submitted to Emily Barden at emily.barden@state.co.us. The New Applicant Questionnaire is due by email no later than 5:00 pm MDT, Friday July 15, 2022.  

2. FTA Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning to support comprehensive or site-specific planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects. Apply by July 25 to be considered for funding.

3. USDOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program is now open to all metropolitan planning organizations, counties, cities, towns, transit agencies, federally recognized Tribal governments, and multijurisdictional groups.. Apply by September 15, 2022 to be considered for funding. 

Job Opportunities:

Want to have a meaningful career giving back to your community? Many of our amazing community partners are hiring for positions that help connect people with transportation resources or provide transportation services. Check out the opportunities today!

  1. Area Agency on Aging: Lyons & Allenspark Resource Specialist
  2. City of Boulder: Older Adult Services Program Manager for Client Services
  3. City of Lafayette: Senior Services Resource Coordinator
  4. City of Longmont: Senior Services Manager 
  5. Cultivate: Outreach Specialist
  6. RTD: Civil Rights Specialist (Bilingual Preferred)
  7. RTD: Multiple Open Positions with Signing Bonuses!
  8. Via Mobility Services: Bus, Paratransit, and Volunteer Driver Positions
  9. Center for People with Disabilities: Youth Employment Program
In the News
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119 Bikeway: Officials: Safety, mobility the focus of improvements, Boulder Daily Camera

Environmental Justice: Environmental K.W.E.E.N., Denver Voice

Gas Tax: A Gas Tax Holiday is a Gift to Oil Companies, Not Americans, National Association of City Transportation Officials

Fare Free: Should Transit Be Free? TransitCenter

Ridership Growth: Mayors are wielding free transit to draw people back downtown. It’s not that easyPolitico

Electric Vehicles: Electric Vehicles Won't Save Us, Marker

Equity: Oregon DOT Social Equity White Paper, HDR

Safety: More Police Won't Make Public Transit Safer. Housing and Social Services Will, Vera

Parking: Less Parking Could Increase Housing, Boulder Daily Camera

Electric Scooters: Downtown Denver residents complain of being "terrorized" by scooter rides. Councilman weighs action, Out There Colorado

Bikes: New Homes for Old Share Bikes, Better Bike Share Partnership

Podcast: CPR is launching a new podcast called ¿Quién Are We?, exploring what it means to be Latino, Chicana, Hispanic, and other wide-ranging identifies. The podcast debuts July 8th.

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.