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Adams County Low-Income Transportation Gap Analysis & Recommendations

Adams County Low-Income Transportation Gap Analysis & Recommendations

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Adams County Low-Income Transportation Gap Analysis & Recommendations

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  1. Adams County Low-Income Transportation Gap Analysis & Recommendations Fall 2013 University of Colorado Denver Anne Kuechenmeister, Sarah Rosenberg & Cameron Savois

  2. Overview What transportation options do low-income riders in Adams County have, are options adequate and how can they be improved? Overview/Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  3. RTD Time-Lapse Denver Metro Activity Overview/Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  4. Demographics • Density of Poverty • Hispanic Population • Young Families • Population Growth • RTD Routes Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  5. Route 88 Mobility Audit Survey and Analysis Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  6. Infrastructure Needs No walkway or sidewalks Trash and no receptacle Poor lighting Proximity to roadway No benches Accessibility issues Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  7. Infrastructure Needs Benches Shelter Trash receptacles Protected landing area Signage ADA accessibility Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  8. Process to Form Recommendations Interview • Brenda Mascarenas, Adams County Housing Authority • At Adams County Human Resources Building • Identify strengths and weaknesses of current system Recommendations • Based on identified needs develop appropriate recommendations to better serve low-income riders Gaps Analysis • Review of Getting There Guide • Interview input • Infrastructure Conditions • Map analysis • Statistical Analysis Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  9. Trip Duration & Area Interview • Full day for single appointment • Lengthy transfers • Loss of work time & limited geographic location availability • Inefficient • Rural, incorporate areas have very few options Recommendations • Increase frequency of routes run • Decrease delays between transfers • Expand Call-n-ride flex routes • Expand service for target times Gaps Analysis • Weekend or outside of business hours • Frequency that routes run • Brighton – One route • Unincorporated Areas Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  10. Eligibility Interview • No subsidized options available • Compounding factors required Recommendations • Provide low-income specific subsidized transportation • Streamline benefit distribution through ID cards for qualified residents Gaps Analysis • Four options that are free/accept donations • All services limited to medical trips or 65 years of age or older Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility/ Trip Purpose / Affordability

  11. Trip Purpose Interview • Employment • Housing/ House Hunting • Medical Appointments • Attending Workshops/Interviews • Access Childcare • Groceries Recommendations • Provide transportation to specifically access benefit and social support programs • Housing Authority • Social Services • Family Support Services • Food Stamps • Medical Services Gaps Analysis • Greater access to medical trips • Greater access to benefits and social support programs Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area/ Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  12. Affordability Interview • Greatest barrier to transportation for low-income riders • Rent, utilities, food and childcare take priority • Scarcity of reduced fair tokens Gaps Analysis • No single service provider that is tailored to low-income riders • Must have a compounding factor (i.e. age or medical condition) to access affordable care Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  13. Affordability Recommendations Private Transportation • Carshare Options • Vehicles of Change • Car Loan Programs tailored to low-income persons • Bike share programs Public Transportation • Bulk sales to non-profits • Standardized system for low-income riders to prove eligibility and make common ID card available • Printed educational materials in Spanish & English • Routes and nearby services • Schedules • Suggested Routes Overview /Demographics/ Route 88 / Infrastructure Needs / Trip Duration & Area / Eligibility / Trip Purpose / Affordability

  14. Thank You& Additional Information Cameron Savois Sarah Rosenberg Anne Kuechenmeister • Additional Information and best practices: • vehiclesforchange.org • Rtd-denver.com • Trimet.org