The survey was developed by the Boulder County Mountain Transit Stakeholders Group. This group was organized in the spring of 2010 to assess the viability of new and expanded transit service to Boulder County’s mountain communities and connections to Boulder, Longmont, Gilpin County (Blackhawk/Central City), and Larimer County (Estes Park). The study area includes the communities of Eldora, Ward, Jamestown, Allenspark, Lyons, Gold Hill, Nederland, and the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
The study, initiated in April and scheduled for completion in October, examines the demand for transit service to and from these communities; the amount, type, and configuration of viable service; and the cost/benefit implications of such service.
The project also seeks to strike a sensible balance between expanding personal mobility and travel choices for local residents, commuters, and visitors while ensuring cost-effective investment of limited transportation resources and funding. The study results will inform the county’s ongoing Transportation Master Plan, community-specific transportation planning efforts, and other planning and funding pursuits.