Get more out of your CASTA membership! Participate in a committee or two. Serving on CASTA committees is voluntary and open to anyone employed by a CASTA member agency. Don’t worry – meetings are typically held at the two conferences or by phone and do not require extensive preparation or follow-up. Committees serve as advisory bodies for staff and board to ensure CASTA is representing and working on the issues critical to the CASTA membership.
Develops and purses CASTA’s state and federal advocacy agenda. The Legislative Committee meets twice a year at the two transit conferences and by phone during the legislative session.
Colorado Resort Transit Providers (CREST)
Chair: David Peckler, Town of Snowmass Village
Addresses issues specific to providing transit in mountain resort communities. The CREST committee meets during the two transit conferences and more often at the discretion of the chair.
Human Services Transportation (formerly Elderly and Disabled Transportation Providers)
Chair: Hank Braaksma, Seniors’ Resource Center
Tackles issues specific to operating transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities. Meetings typically include an educational component followed by topical discussion. Committee meets at least twice a year at the two transit conferences and more often at the discretion of the chair.
Electric Bus Committee (EBC)
This committee is for agencies in Colorado that are thinking about adding, are in process of transitioning to, or are already operating electric vehicles as part of their fleet. Meetings occur every other month and are typically held by conference call or online meeting software although we hold two in-person meetings at the CASTA spring and fall conferences. Agenda items include educational presentations, issues agencies are facing, successes agencies are seeing with their fleet electrification initiatives as well as policy discussions.
Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) Advisory Committee
Chair: Dawn Block, City of La Junta
The RTAP committee is made up of representatives from rural and specialized transit agencies. The committee oversees the administration of the RTAP contract for CDOT, discusses regional and agency-specific training needs and makes suggestions on how CASTA can assist in meeting those needs. This committee meets quarterly, with two of those meetings scheduled in conjunction with CASTA’s conferences.
Colorado Mobility and Action Coalition (CMAC)
Chair: Sarah Dodson, City of Durango
CMAC provides an effective support network for anyone in Colorado who works in coordination and/or Mobility Management. The group aims to promote mobility needs, issues, and accomplishments through education and awareness. Our conference calls and online group portal allow for information sharing such as funding and educational opportunities, workshops, resources, and other support functions. We conduct regular sessions at CASTA conferences, to which all are welcome.
For more information visit our CMAC Webpage.
Zero-Emission Vehicle Committee (ZEVC)
CASTA has formed a new committee for those of you who are implementing or exploring zero-emission vehicles. The committee is called the Zero-Emission Vehicle Committee-ZEVC for short. It will meet every other month by phone or webinar starting in January and meet in person at the CASTA fall and spring conferences. You are welcome to attend if your agency is implementing or considering zero-emission vehicles in your fleet. Agenda items will cover, successes and challenges of implementation, best practices, updates, education items, and policy discussions.
There is also a new transit subcommittee of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition (CEVC). This sub-committee will keep the transit in the mix as the CEVC discusses broader statewide policy. This committee has a more inclusive membership and includes policy folks, businesses, and agencies. If you are interested in being part of this subcommittee let Ann Rajewski know.