Transit Advocate Task Force (TATF)

Community Updates

What is the Transit Advocate Task Force?

The Transit Advocate Task Force (TATF) is a group of advocates who attend transit themed meetings in the Denver Metropolitan Area; these TATF members then report on their meetings and those reports will be posted on the DRMAC website to provide updated information on projects, initiatives, and policies.

Our transit advocates on behalf of DRMAC:

  • Attend transit, disability and older adults events representing DRMAC 
  • Participate in task forces, work groups, committees  
  • Provide relevant issues to DRMAC
  • Advocate for transit and disability rights for older adults 
  • Attend resource fairs

To see what they have accomplished, check the posts below!

Transit Advocate Task Force Meeting Notes

APAC Member Meeting - March 24th, 2020

Location: Meeting by phone Introductions APAC members RTD Contractors Public Comment Concerned about RTD’s position on denying 360 people in wheelchairs unlimited access to paratransit in the last 2 years. APAC…

DRCOG’s Technical Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, March 23.

Highlights included: *Discussion and approval of Eligibility Rules and Selection Process for the RTO&T Set-Aside. The Regional Transportation Operations & Technology (RTO&T) Set-Aside funds transportation technology improvements…

Colorado Department of Human Services March 6th, 2020

Adams’ County Diversity and Inclusion Division Diversity: The condition of having or being composed of differing elements, values, experiences, knowledge, and strengths, acknowledging each individual, and recognizing their individuality. AND Inclusivity: The…

RTD Board Meeting March 10th

There was committee meetings last night. First, communications committee, and customer service committee: Under communications committee there was robust discussion on reduction of services and canceling service. The light rail service…

Jeffco LCC meeting March 6th

Karin Jeffco HS: Karin from Jefferson County Human Services spoke about the plan with Age Friendly Community development and how the focus is on the 8 domains of livability. They are: Transportation, Housing, Health Services, Sociable Communities,…

Denver Streets Partnership Meeting

Denver Streets Partnership meeting Friday March 6 9am-10:30 am Downtown Denver Partnership, 1515 Arapahoe Street, Denver DSP meets monthly at a variety of locations. This month the agenda included a presentation by the Denver Police…

3rd Annual Lobby Day with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Women from all across the state of Colorado gathered at the Capitol on March 5th to introduce themselves to their legislators and to watch the House and Senate in action.   This day of education was hosted by The Women’s Foundation…

DRCOG Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan Civic Advisory Group March 3, 2020

The Civic Advisory Group is convened by DRCOG as a form of public engagement to gather input for its Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan 2050. This was the second meeting of the group. The first meeting was held December 2019. This group…

Technical Advisory Committee Feb. 24th 2020

DRCOG’s Technical Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, February 24. Highlights included: Approval of a one-time exception to the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Waiting Lists Protocol in order to leverage $9 million of…

DRMAC at the Capitol

On February 26, DRMAC Executive Director Kate Williams and DRMAC Government Liaison Malia Munson attended an exciting event hosted by Chris Hansen, Senator for Colorado’s House District 6. This event, called HD 6 Day, is held every year to…

Our TATF Members Are Being Heard

Colorado lawmakers hear from people with disabilities as RTD struggles to provide service.

Boulder Local Coordinating Council (LCC) - February 10th, 2020

Location: 515 Coffman Street, Longmont, CO 80501 (Room 112S) Introductions Meet every month 2:00pm-4:00pm Even months – Longmont Odd months – Boulder RTD Access a Ride (AaR) Discussion Certification process …

Jeffco Local Coordinating Council (LCC) - February 6, 2020

Location: Seniors’ Resource Center - 3227 Chase St., Wheat Ridge, CO (3rd Floor Conference Rm) Dawn will step down as Chair effective in March. Joe Lamars has said that he would like to replace her.  Currently no one else has volunteered,…

Strategic Action Plan Group on Aging (SAPGA) - February 2020

Outreach meeting at Aurora Center for Active Adults Topic: Community-Based Successes and Strengths: Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council – DRMAC o Creating an app that will be age-friendly (e.g., large font, user friendly) …

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…

Douglas Local Coordinating Council - January 23, 2020

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…

ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee (APAC) - January 14, 2020

RTD-Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway 19th Floor Conference Room What starts the 6 minute wait clock? - Shuttle arrives at pick-up point and driver presses “Arrive” on the MDC Driver Shortage Update - RTD continues to search…

SAPGA – Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging

  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agingstrategy The Colorado General Assembly and the Governor formed the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging with passage and signage of House Bill 15-1033 in 2015 (key provisions, and fiscal…

Boulder Local Coordinating Council - January 13, 2020

Administrative Updates: Boulder County – changing county administrators. Mobility for All will now be under Community Planning & Permitting instead of Transportation Why the change? Continuity & oversight since…

Denver County Local Coordinating Council - December 18th, 2019

Speakers - Naomi Amohoaw-Goldneck from the American Heart Association shared about her participation with the Denver Streets Partnership.  Her focus is working on transit policy and establishing a working relationship with local City Council…

People Centered Transportation Committee (PCTC) - December 9th 2019

This was the second kickoff meeting, with the new structure and aims of PCTC. PCTC efforts are to improve Non-Emergent Medical Transportation.  In attendance, there were representatives of various community agencies, seeing how they can contribute…

Denver Commission for People With Disabilities - December 5, 2019

Krystin Trustman presented the DRMAC (Denver Regional Mobility Access Council) Getting There Guide, a transportation resource on transportation in the Denver Metro Area. The Guide is published annually in five languages. It lists different…

RTD Advisory Committee For People With Disabilities - November 21, 2019

ACPD presented 5 ADA Hero Awards for drivers and dispatch personnel who have demonstrated an exceptional performance. The Regional Leadership Academy presented their project to collect ridership data for riders using Access-a-Ride.  Data…

Douglas Local Coordinating Council - Nov 21, 2019

Location: Castle Rock Senior Center (2323 Woodlands Blvd) Intros & Updates Faye Estes Waiting on funding from RTD & CDOT for 2020 Getting new bus for Senior Center Celebrate: approved for full funding amount requested …