5 minutes Date Launched: Feb 1, 2022 Dates given are approximate.
Credit: City of Fort Collins
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced $492,000 in grants to assist communities with different transportation demand management (TDM) efforts. Some of these grants specifically fund shared mobility efforts, including:
$50,000 to help Colorado CarShare provide a fleet of electric vehicles to underserved communities in areas like Denver, Lafayette, and Louisville.
$50,000 to support the service expansion of the Summit County Trailhead Shuttle as it transitions out of a pilot period. This shuttle has helped transport people to Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch and has mitigated highway congestion.
$50,000 to the City of Aspen to expand microtransit service and launch new bikeshare stations that support e-bikes.
$81,000 to the City of Fort Collins to provide free access to the Spin micromobility system for municipal employees and low-income residents and implement a TDM education program.
CDOT is also supporting other TDM efforts in communities like Castle Pines, Glenwood Springs, and Colorado State University. TDM often employs a broad range of strategies, like transit, vanpool, and bike subsidies, education campaigns, and shuttles that encourage individuals to reduce the use of single-occupancy vehicles. As new technologies emerge, shared mobility can play an integral role in TDM programs. This grant cycle demonstrates that states and other government entities can use monies to bolster particular TDM and shared mobility efforts.