RTD is considering sweeping changes to their Neighborhood EcoPass program, which currently gives nearly all BHC members unlimited access to transit. A consultant has recommended potentially eliminating the pass programs altogether because they are not equitably accessible to lower income folks!
This seems kind of backwards — why not make them MORE accessible to low-income communities, rather than eliminate the passes entirely?!
There will be a public meeting to hear feedback on the proposals this Thursday. If you can come and speak up on behalf of low-income folks who have Neighborhood EcoPasses and want to keep them, please do! If you can’t make the meeting in person, please send your feedback to the following folks, who have been advocating to preserve the EcoPass program, as well as to email@example.com:
* Mary Young (Boulder City Council)
* David Cook (University of Colorado)
* John Tayer (Boulder Chamber)
* Scott McCarey (Boulder County Transportation Staff)
* Chris Hagelin (City of Boulder Transportation Staff)