Mobility and Access Coalition (MAC) April Agenda and Newsletter

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Paratransit services RTD ADA

RTD Mobile Ticketing

RTD offers a variety of paratransit services, including Access-a-Ride and its brand new on-demand program using Uber. Access-a-Ride is an ADA paratransit add-on service for those unable to use the fixed-route bus. Information on how to qualify for Access-a-Ride can be found by by clicking here.

Access-a-Ride tickets can now be purchased directly from the RTD mobile ticketing app. To learn more, watch this informative video how to buy tickets on the app and how to use them with your mobile phone.

Eligible Access-a-Ride customers can now register for Access-On-Demand with Uber. Once certified, customers can take advantage of an on-demand transit option through the Uber app. 60 trips per month are offered at a reduced rate. To register for the service, you must make a request here.

Ministry of Transportation Safe Routes Funding

Safe travel for pedestrians

The bipartisan Infrastructure Act established a new discretionary Safe Streets and Roads for All program that provides $5 billion to $6 billion in grants over the next five years. This funding will support regional, local and tribal initiatives aimed at preventing road deaths and serious injuries.

This grant encourages initiatives that create safe routes to schools and transit services through multimodal modes in underserved communities to apply. The Ministry of Transport will organize information webinars and a dedicated webpage as soon as possible. For more information now, Click here.

Apply by May 2022 to be accepted into the first round of funding.

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FREE e-bike tours

With the Bosch Earth Day Pass

April 22-24!!

In partnership with Bosch eBike Systems, BCycle is offering free e-bike rides in eight cities on Earth Day weekend, April 22-24. Electric bikes are a great way to explore your city, enjoy outdoor recreation, or replace a road trip.

When you download the BCycle app, starting Friday, April 22, the Bosch Earth Day Pass will appear in the Pass menu. Simply select this option and you will have the option of unlimited 60-minute e-bike rides until Sunday April 24th until midnight.

How will you give back to our (one and only) Earth this Earth Day?

To be involved

Ride a bike in your park

Survey of Marshall’s fire transportation requirements: Were you hit by the Marshall Fire? Boulder County and its partners would like to understand the transportation needs of community members affected by the fire through a survey that will inform what resources, guidance and incentives may be needed. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Public comment: RTD seeks your opinion on the system optimization plan.

Become a DRMAC member: Support advocacy for the elderly and disabled by becoming a $25 DRMAC member for individuals or advocates.

RTD Citizen Advisory Committee: RTD is looking for people interested in improving public transit and supporting community awareness around public transit. To be considered, you must submit an application by April 18.

Bike-to-work day: Save the date, June 22 is Bike to Work Day!

Opportunities Learn and grow

In the news

Story: Ghost Traina podcast miniseries about people with a vision for a more sustainable transportation system in Colorado, CPR

Fire Resources: NCAR Fire ResourcesGoing through

Driver shortage: Already short of bus drivers, school districts now face soaring diesel fuel costsMarketplace

Roll call: Uber will offer New York City taxis in its app under a groundbreaking new deal, The edge

Infrastructure: Wheelchair users and pedestrians showed city and state transportation officials just how bad Denver’s sidewalks can beDenverian

Gas price: Is this finally the year of the electric car? The New York Times

Travel: As workers return to the office, experts are seeing the first signs of an increase in driving, The Washington Post

Gender equality: 7 ways cities can make transport safer for women: studyDiving into smart cities

RTDs: RTD Board authorizes new contract for unionized employees, RTD

Driving in winter: The CDOT has created a YouTube mini-series on winter driving, CDOT

National funding: President Biden and the United States DOT Announce $2.9 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Act Funding for Major Infrastructure Projects of Regional or National SignificanceUSDOT

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