What is Mobility Coordination?

Mobility coordination starts with understanding how people want and need to get around in their community for either recreational purposes or everyday life necessities. Agencies involved in mobility coordination seek to create physical networks of accessible transportation options for individuals and families. These networks include public transit, designated bike lanes and routes, and pedestrian paths designed to get people where they want or need to go safely and efficiently.

PPACG’s Role

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Area Agency on Aging, Rural Transit Authority, and convening Council of Governments, PPACG works across member jurisdictions to coordinate mobility projects throughout El Paso, Teller, and Park counties. PPACG works with Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) and human service transportation organizations to develop long-range plans for fixed-route, paratransit, and specialized transit projects. PPACG coordinates with local municipalities to develop road and pedestrian path systems to create safe access to work, recreation, school, and essential services. Regionally, PPACG staff assist in coordination projects to create rural transit networks to transport individuals across county lines to destinations and vital services not offered in their area.

PPACG Funding Opportunities for Public Transit Projects

In 2021, PPACG became the Designated Recipient of the funds through the Federal Transit Administration for specialized transportation. The funding is to be used to “enhance the mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities.” PPACG also receives funds through the Colorado State Unit on Aging to pass through to agencies providing senior transportation throughout our region. See links to previous funding opportunities, eligibility criteria, program management plans, and project scoring tools used to evaluate proposals. Projects funded must concur with the Pikes Peak Urbanized Area Long Range Plan and PPACG’s Strategic Plans for our region. Links to these plans can also be found under “Resources.”

Notices of funding availability (NOFA) are typically made available to the public at the end of February, early March each year. A NOFA will be posted on our website and promoted through print and online advertisements when funds are available.

Title VI: Civil Rights and ADA Compliance

As a recipient of Federal and State of Colorado transit funds, PPACG has adopted a Title VI Civil Rights Policy that complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Executive Orders 12898 on environmental justice and 13166 on Limited English Proficiency.

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is committed to providing access to our electronic and information technology, including our web pages, for individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Section 508 requires us to ensure that Federal employees with disabilities, and members of the public with disabilities seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees or members of the public who are not individuals with disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. Our web pages have been designed to meet or exceed the Section 508 standards in meeting this commitment.

PPACG’s Title VI and ADA Section 508 Compliance policies are located under the “Resources” tab. PPACG ensures that programs and agencies we support will follow the same standards, offering services to our communities equally and equitably.