Location: Douglas County Government building (100 S 3rd Street, Castle Rock)

  • Intros & Updates (19 attended)
    • Empower Health Partners (Natalie)
      • Her business provides resources and services
    • Bob Epstein
      • Legislation that could affect transportation
        • Senate Bill 2044 – Targeting transportation funding
        • Senate Bill 70 – Dealing with traffic offenses and paying them
        • House Bill 1151 – Regional transportation funds
      • Rand
        • Next Thursday – 4-6pm – Strive to Thrive resource fair
        • Transportation dashboard
          • Great 2019 date of ridership and funding
            • Flyer posted in LCC book
          • Doug Tisdale
            • RTD spiel – same as last meeting
          • Faye
            • New grant year
              • Services will continue until grants are signed
            • It’s also an application year for Douglas LCC partners & providers

Tom & Steve – Castle Rock Feasibility Study

  • Early stages
  • Public input session extended a month
    • Community meetings scheduled
  • Scope:
    • Community Engagement
    • Identify town needs
    • Develop & analyze transit models
    • Cost analysis
    • Identify funding sources
  • Questions:
    • What does short term & long term transit in Castle Rock look like?
      • Senior Center services – right now people need to schedule several days in advance
        • This is working, but it could be much better
          • Doesn’t allow for quality of like trips like getting ice cream on a hot July day
        • When it is same day requests they are currently referring them to taxi services
        • More same day services options would be nice
          • Even moving to a 1 day in advance would change a lot
        • SAME DAY SERVICE OPTIONS WOULD BE HUGE!
        • RidgeGate Parkway is getting more usage
          • Need more services that get people to and from that park n’ ride
        • Later hours of operation
          • Costly but needed
        • What groups are important to serve?
          • Aging population
          • ADA
          • Human Services
            • Probation and court dates
              • Human services open 8-5 but jail releases people as late as 11pm
            • Minors
              • After school activities or first jobs
            • Transit types?
              • On demand – flex service – same day
                • Circulator is too limited
              • Partner with other towns
                • Castle Rock to Lone Tree, etc.
              • Gaps?
                • Young population w/ ADA
                  • Encouraged to get out and be part of the community or get their first job
                    • Then left with no way of getting there reliably
                  • Larger service area and extended hours of operation
                  • NOTE: Whatever the county decides needs to be cost affective for the county BUT also for the residents
                    • People of low income need these services too
                  • What does the future look like?
                    • Transportation hub(s) to connect services
  • Next meeting – 2/27/20