How is the program funded?
This granted is funded through a Section 5310 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The grant is administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
What is mobility management?
The federal government defines mobility management as “as “short-range planning and management activities and projects for improving coordination among public transportation and other transportation service providers”. Douglas County is using mobility management to achieve the following:
- provide coordination of all existing transit and transportation providers in Douglas County
- provide an information clearinghouse of transit and transportation services in Douglas County- this clearinghouse can be accessed through this website, through outreach to community based organizations, and is planned to be available through a call center
- analyze the need for future transit and transportation services in Douglas County
- advocate for needed transit and transportation services in Douglas County
How do I find out what transit/ transportation services are currently provided in Douglas County?
Most of the services provided will be found using the search tool in the future. In addition, a future call center is planned to assist with finding applicable services and to help plan trips. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Who benefits from this program?
In short- all residents of and visitors to Douglas County benefit as transit can reduce dependence on automobiles, relieve traffic congestion, and help improve air quality through a reduction in traffic congestion. However, the audience that this project is intended to help the most is transit dependent populations. Transit dependent populations include the following:
- persons with disabilities
- persons and families who do not have access to automobiles