United We Ride. Freedom, independence, dignity and choice are at the heart of an accessible and mobile community. Via’s community resources contribute mightily to the quality of life of the people living in the cities, towns and communities in which we operate.
Volunteer Driver Safety Training
Via offers group training for volunteer drivers associated with local nonprofit or service organizations.
The training covers basic passenger assistance techniques, disability awareness, defensive driving and safe transport of people with mobility limitations.
Contact: Dale Binkley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Awareness, Education and Advocacy
We take disability rights, and relationships, seriously. As part of our commitment to community outreach, our team is available to make presentations covering:
- Travel Rights Mandated by the American with Disabilities Act
- Ensuring an Accessible Community for People with Mobility Limitations
- Disability Awareness: Respectful Language, People First
- Train the Trainer: Setting up Your Own Travel Training Program
- Overview of Disabilities for Travel Trainers
Contact: Susan Unger at email@example.com
Human Service Collaborations
To coordinate and expand transportation options for vulnerable populations, Via partners with many local nonprofit organizations, including:
- The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
- Care Connect – Medical Mobility Volunteer Drive Collaboration
- Circle of Care
Contact: Nicole Cavalino at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Climb – Sustainable Rural Transportation
The Climb operates a regularly scheduled bus service currently serving the Four Mile Canyon, Gold Hill and Ward communities in Boulder County. The Climb provides sustainable subsidized transportation to lower the cost and environmental impact of commuting.
Community Transit – Contract Services
As a means of supporting its mission-based mobility options programs, Via operates earned income contracts to generate additional revenue.
The HOP is the heart of Boulder’s Community Transit Network. The HOP is a high frequency circulator shuttle connecting the primary retail, social and educational centers in the city of Boulder, including the University of Colorado.
Access-a-Ride is a complementary paratransit program mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is provided throughout the Regional Transportation District (RTD) fixed route service area. Individuals must be certified as having a disability that prohibits them from using the fixed route system to qualify for Access-a-Ride.
Call-n-Ride is a hybrid demand-response program established to serve residents living in specific communities where fixed routes are generally not cost effective. Drivers take ride requests directly from a passenger. Designed to connect people to RTD park-n-Rides during peak hours, the service is open to anyone living or working within the defined geographic area for general transportation purposes. Via operates Call-n-Ride in eight communities.
Via is available on a per hour contract basis to provide affordable group transportation, prioritizing nonprofit, mission-aligned organizations serving older adults, people with disabilities, individuals with low income and those who have mobility limitations. This community resource is also available to Via’s organizational funding partners. Additional groups may be authorized on a limited case by case basis by Via’s Director of Customer and Community Services.
For more information, please contact Barb Borg at 303-447-2848, ext. 1047.