RTD ADA Paratransit Services
RTD offers various paratransit services including Access-a-Ride and it’s newest on-demand program using Uber. Access-a-Ride is a complementary ADA paratransit service intended for those who cannot use the fixed-route bus. Information about how to qualify for Access-a-Ride can be found by clicking here.
Access-a-Ride tickets can now be bought directly from the RTD Mobile Ticketing Application. To learn more, watch this informational video about how to purchase tickets on the app and how to use them with your mobile phone.
Qualified Access-a-Ride customers may now register for Access-On-Demand with Uber. Once certified, customers can have an on-demand transit option through the Uber application. 60 trips per month are offered at a discounted rate. To sign up for the service, one must apply here.
Department of Transportation Safe Routes Funding
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established a new Safe Streets and Roads for All discretionary program that provides $5-$6 billion in grants over the next five years. This funding will support regional, local, and tribal initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
This grant encourages initiatives that create safe routes to school and public transit services through multimodal modes in underserved communities to apply. The Department of Transportation will be holding informational webinars and a dedicated webpage as soon as possible. For more information now, click here.
Apply by May of 2022 to be accepted to Round 1 of funding.
FREE E-Bike Trips
With The Bosch Earth Day Pass
In partnership with Bosch eBike Systems, BCycle is offering free pedal-assist bike share rides across eight cities Earth Day weekend, April 22 -24. eBikes are a great way to explore your city, enjoy outdoor recreation, or replace a car trip.
When you download the BCycle App, starting Friday, April, 22, the Bosch Earth Day Pass will appear in the pass menu. Just select this option and you will have the opportunity to take unlimited 60-minute e-bike trips through Sunday, April 24 till midnight.
How will you give back to our (one and only) Earth this Earth Day?
Marshall Fire Transportation Needs Survey: Have you been affected by the Marshall Fire? Boulder County and partners would like to understand the transportation needs of community members affected by the fire through a survey that will inform what resources, advising, and incentives may be needed. Survey is available in French and Spanish.
Public Comment: RTD Is Seeking Your Input on the System Optimization Plan.
Become a DRMAC Member: Support the advocacy of older adults and people with disabilities by becoming a member of DRMAC at $25 for individuals or advocates.
RTD Citizens Advisory Committee: RTD is looking for people who are interested in improving public transportation and supporting community awareness around 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!
History: Ghost Train, a podcast miniseries about the people with a vision of a more sustainable transportation system in Colorado, CPR
Fire Resources: NCAR fire resources, Via
Driver Shortage: Already short on bus drivers, school districts now face soaring diesel fuel costs, Marketplace
Ride Hailing: Uber will feature NYC taxi cabs in its app under groundbreaking new deal, The Verge
Infrastructure: Wheelchair users and pedestrians showed city and state transportation brass how bad Denver’s sidewalks can be, Denverite
Gas Prices: Is This Finally the Year of the Electric Car? The New York Times
switching: As workers return to the office, experts see early signs of more driving, The Washington Post
Gender Equality: 7 ways cities can make transportation safer for women: study, Smart Cities Dive
RTDs: RTD Board of Directors Authorizes New Contract for Union Employees, RTD
Winter Driving: CDOT created a YouTube miniseries about winter driving, CDOT
National Funding: President Biden, US DOT Announce $2.9 Billion of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Major Infrastructure Projects of Regional or National Significance, USDOT