Entries by Malia Munson

INC Transportation Committee – January 9, 2020

Topic 1 – RTD Board Perspective on Operator Shortage, General Manager Search, and Reimagine RTD – Jeff Walker, RTD Director (District D) Q & A Driver Operating Shortage Service changes every 4 months Reductions often happen in less dense areas Currently down operators (60 LRT, 80 Bus) Usually lose about 20 drivers per month for […]

Advantages Of Using GoGoGrandparent

If you’re reading this, you have likely used GoGo or have thought about utilizing our service. Did you know that GoGo is more than a phone number to request rides through? We have certain features geared directly towards our caller’s needs that put us above going through any app to get a ride. Read below […]

Two Weeks Left to Apply for the Inclusive Pipeline Challenge

The Administration for Community Living invites businesses to expand inclusion of people with disabilities in their workforce. Community-based organizations serving people with disabilities are encouraged to partner with local businesses to develop innovative models that can be replicated to help businesses across the country reach a wider talent pool and to create more opportunities for […]

The Denver Division of Disability Rights is Hiring!

Qualified applicants living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to share the information below with your network(s).   Accessibility Inspections Specialist: https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Downtown-Denver/Accessibility-Data—Inspections-Specialist—Denver-Division-of-Disability-Rights_R0024942 ADA Project Manager II: https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Downtown-Denver/ADA-Project-Manager-II—Division-of-Disability-Rights_R0026056 ADA Architectural Access Manager: https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Downtown-Denver/ADA-Architectural-Access-Manager—Division-of-Disability-Rights_R0026055

Boulder County emphasizes mental health services for offenders

At the Boulder County Jail, incarceration means an immediate mental health evaluation, and it begins at the booking desk. That’s because Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle has been a long-time proponent of providing mental health treatment as a way to keep people with mental illness from returning to jail. Sheriff Joe Pelle in an interview […]

Will making transit free make people want to ride more?

At the end of last year, Kansas City, Missouri’s City Council voted unanimously to make the city’s bus system fare-free. The plan was meant to increase transportation equity in the region and was a priority of the city’s recently elected Mayor, Quinton Lucas and newly elected council member, Eric Bunch. Several cities in the U.S., […]

Bustang! Growth along CDOT’s ‘tough route’ through the San Juans

In densely populated urban areas, it’s nearly impossible to imagine not being able to easily get where you want to go. Indeed, in New York City (where this reporter lived for years), there are innumerable choices when it comes to transportation: Lyft, Uber, taxis, buses and subways, all competing to offer you a ride, wherever […]

What new tech and services are transit agencies implementing?

Q: What new technology/service are you now offering/planning to offer at your agency? Vicki L. Shotland Vicki L. Shotland, Executive Director Greater Hartford Transit District Hartford, Conn. The Greater Hartford Transit District has been a Trapeze-licensed user for many years. Providing over 500,000 trips annually to our ADA paratransit riders has also created the need […]

What the US needs to know about the Wuhan coronavirus

There are now five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus here in the United States. While the arrival of a new virus is never welcomed news, remember: The threat in the United States is low.   We are still getting more information about the five patients, but the one thing they all have in common […]