Transportation


Title VI Policy


The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments , Golden Age Center/Fremont County Transit and Wet Mountain Valley Community Services (sub-grantees) complies with Title VI of the Civil RIghts Act of 1964, and the Civil RIghts Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) which requires that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or natural origin, as provided by be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.


The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments Coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities.


For more information on the Title VI policy or how to file a complaint please contact:


Judy Gilkerson

Transportation Coordinator

3224 A Independence Road

Canon City, CO

PH. 719-275-1675


Transit Services

 

The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments provides coordinated grant administration for the region.  UAACOG is the fiscal agent for 5311 funding. We administer the grant to two providers; Wet Mountain Community Service of Custer County and Golden Shuttle/Fremont County Transit of Fremont County. Both providers currently offer demand-response services in their counties.

 

Transit Overview and Services:

 

Golden Shuttle/Fremont County Transit  - Canon City

 

General public transit provider that provides door to door transportation services within Canon City. The suggested donation for seniors is $1.00 per/trip. The suggested donation for all other riders is $2.00 per/trip. A rider will not be turned away for the inability to pay the donation.  Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule transportation or for additional information please call 719-275-5177.

If interested in becoming a volunteer driver contact Jim Wiles, Director at 719-275-5177.

 

 

Wet Mountain Valley Community Services - Westcliffe

 

General public transit provider that provides door to door transportation services in Westcliffe and surrounding areas. Transit services also include trips to Canon City, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs. Donations are accepted and appreciated however a rider will not be turned away for the inability to pay. Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule transportatiom or for additional information please call 719-783-2343/9305. If interested in becoming a volunteer driver contact Rachel Clince at 719-783-9305.

 

You may also contact Judy Gilkerson at 719-275-1675 or email me at judy.gilkerson@uaacog.com for additional information or concerns or problems you may have.

 

The Chaffee Shuttle in Salida provides services to Pueblo with a stop in Canon City. The Mountain Goat departs at 9:15 a.m. from Hanks Travel Plaza, 420 Royal Gorge Blvd in Canon City.

For Information on tickets or schedule contact the Chaffee Shuttle at 719-530-8980 or visit their website http://chaffeeshuttle.org/Bus-to-Pueblo.

 

 

 

Local Coordinating Council (LCC)

 

The LCC is comprised of representatives from Human Service agencies, Pueblo Community College, RE-1 School District, transit providers, citizens, work force, local government employees and other organizations.

 

The purpose of the council is for Transportation Access and Mobility to improve Citizens access to health, human and employment services by promoting coordination of human service agencies, transportation, and public transit services at the regional and local levels. The meetings are held quarterly at the offices of UAACOG, 3224-A Independence Rd., Canon City. If interested in attending meetings please contact Judy Gilkerson @ 719-275-1675 or email me @ judy.gilkerson@uaacog.com for meeting dates.

 

 

 

Central Front RangeTransportation Planning  Region

  

The commitee is comprised of citizens, elected officials, CDOT staff, and local government employees. The CFRTRP includes the geographic center of Colorado. It is composed of Custer, Fremont, Teller, and El Paso Counties, including the cities of Cripple Creek, Victor, Canon City, Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, Florence, Alma and Fairplay.

 

 

The TPR is responsible for the 2035 Central Front Range Transportation Plan which establishes visions, goals, and stragegies for each cooridor including the cost for desired improvements. The planning process identifies roads with high volumes of traffic contributing to the need to accelerate maintenance and repairs of existing roadways. The plan includes safety projects and congestion areas throughout the region.

 

 

The committee reviews and approves transportation enhancement projects and various projects.

 

 

The meetings are held quarterly and alternated between Fremont, Park, Teller and El Paso Counties. If interested in attending meetings, please contact Judy Gilkerson @ 719-275-1675 or email me at judy.gilkerson@uaacog.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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