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129300A2749C49A2872584A10069FBE7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION FROM THE COLORADO CROSS DISABILITY COALITION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Oct 28, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Presentation from the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition - Committee Discussion Only


01:32:10 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:32:20 PM  

Julie Reiskin, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, discussed the state of transportation for persons with disabilities in Colorado. She stated that major tansportation issues encompass four areas: Bustang, on-demand transportation, safe walking, and county-to-county travel.  She stated that there should be a Bustang route to Sterling and that outrider stops are not wheelchair accessible.  She also discussed transportation networking companies and that there is no on-demand transportation for wheelchairs.

01:40:20 PM  

Lloyd Lewis, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, provided information about the cost of transportation.  Ms. Reiskin provided information about Access-a-Ride. She noted that there are issues with operation and timing of appointments, especially riders visiting parts of the city that they had not planned to visit because trips are not being grouped by destination.

01:43:51 PM  

Ms. Reiskin continued by discussing the hazards of distracted driving and their impacts on persons with disabilities. Ms. Reiskin responded to questions about the bike lanes and stated there are accessibility problems from the bike lane to the curb.

01:46:41 PM  

Mr. Lewis responded to questions about ride share and best practices. Committee discussion ensued on Access-a-Ride, including driver pay rates.

01:50:00 PM  

Mr. Lewis responded to questions about Bustang and access to facilities. Outrider routes extend to smaller towns where there are no facilities for passengers in wheelchairs.

01:51:51 PM  

Committee discussion continued regarding Access-a-Ride.