Denver expands on-demand ridesharing program

Posted on November 10, 2022


Denver expands on-demand ridesharing program by Globeville, Elyria-Swansea and Gateway

The Denver Connector offers FREE weekday service using eco-friendly vehicles

DENVER- Starting next week, the City and County of Denver will expand its free on-demand ridesharing service – the Denver Connector – to the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) neighborhoods. This expansion follows a successful year of operating the service in Montbello, where we will add a fourth vehicle and expand the service area to now include Gateway.

The Denver Connector is led by the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) and was created to help the community access neighborhood destinations and connect to regional transit services. DOTI partners with Northeast Transportation Connections and Downtowner to operate the service. We’ll be hosting events throughout GES next week to help launch the service and sign people up for the Denver Connector app – see the list of events at the end of the release.

The Denver Connector began as a one-year pilot project in October 2021, with service in Montbello following community feedback and awareness. In November 2022, the Denver City Council voted to extend the pilot project for another two years and expand service to other neighborhoods. As of October 31, the Denver Connector offered rides to approximately 46,000 passengers. The service provides point-to-point service for passengers (as opposed to a fixed route system).

“The Denver Connector will now work in more areas of the city where people have limited access to a vehicle, getting them to work, grocery stores, city services, school, and connecting them to transit stations. in common,” said Adam Phipps, director of DOTI. Director. “This past year has shown us what we can achieve by creating an easier way to help people get around town, and we’re excited to see this service grow.”

About service:

  • Runners use the Denver Connector mobile or call (720) 868-0560 to request rides in English and Spanish.
  • Service is available weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with on-demand travel within the Montbello-Gateway or GES service areas.
  • The service offers wheelchair-accessible vans, eco-friendly plug-in hybrid minivans and all-electric sedans (sedans purchased through the new voter-created Climate Protection Fund).

To learn more about the Denver Connector, view service areas, and download the app, visit: https://bit.ly/DenverConnector.

Community events:

Saturday 11/12

– CSU Spur 2nd Saturday Event (4817 National Western Dr, Denver, CO 80216): 10am-12pm

Monday 11/14:

– Prodigy Coffeehouse – Globeville (4500 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216): 8am-12pm
– Birdseed Collective (4496 Grant St, Denver, CO 80216): 2:30-4:30 p.m.
– 5090 Broadway Rec Center (5090 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216): 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday 11/15:

– Focal Points (2501 E 48th Ave, Denver, CO 80216): 8:30-9:30 a.m.
– Prodigy Coffeehouse (3801 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205): 8am-12pm
– Vina Apartments (2121 E 48th Ave, Denver, CO 80216): 3:00-5:00 p.m.
– Johnson Rec (4809 Race St, Denver, CO 80216): 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday 16/11:

– RTD 41st & Fox Station (4045 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216): 6:30am-9:30am
– Valdez-Perry Denver Library (4690 Vine St, Denver, CO 80216): 12pm-2pm
– Garden Place Academy (4425 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80216): 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday 11/17:

– RTD 40th & Colorado Station (4220 Garfield St, Denver, CO 80216): 6:30am-9:30am
– Garden Place Academy (4425 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80216): 3:30-6:30 p.m.
– Swansea Rec (2645 E ​​48th Ave, Denver, CO 80216): 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 23/11:

– Valdez-Perry Denver Library (4690 Vine St, Denver, CO 80216): 10:30am-2pm

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