Residents interested in improved, coordinated specialized transportation services for older adults and those with disabilities or low incomes have until Aug.14 to make their opinions heard.

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is seeking comment about a proposed amendment to its coordination plan. The multi-jurisdictional organization, which includes 15 municipal and county governments, also has requested input about the funding requests it has received for transportation programs.

The documents are available at

Comments can be made in the following ways:

* By mail, to Lisa Thomas at 15 South 7th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

* By e-mail, to

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* By phone, to (719) 471-7080 ext. 114

* In person, at 14 S. Chestnut Street during the Mobility Coordination Open House ( 4 to 6 p.m., Aug.14) or the Board of Directors meeting (9 a.m., Aug. 12).

The goal of the transportation plan is to provide mobility to individuals with special needs, allowing them to live independently and to participate in community life.


  1. Looking beyond the current financial crisis in Colorado Springs we must as a community provide public transportation regardless of cost to all citizens. The EDC is trying to get businesses to come here and we have a feeble transportation system–this does not work in our favor attracting potential businesses. When council was proposing gutting our transportaion system I posed a question, “What if mayor Bloomberg of New York city with its $1 billion deficit decided to make up the loss by reducing public transportation services?” A major portion of the city’s economy would come to a halt and the city would lose more revenue than the $1 billion. Unfortunately we do not have an economy like New York city, San Francisco, or Chicago, but we can be proud of the fact that we have an economy and mentallity for public transportation like Mayberry, RFD.

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