Transportation Resources Available for Those Affected by Marshall Fire

This post has been updated as of Jan. 31, 2022.

The recent fire that devastated our area has brought a multitude of challenges. Commuting Solutions is providing resources from local and regional partners regarding transportation together to help those affected by the fire.

The list will be updated as resources are made more available.

Disaster Assistance Center

All organizations that were located at the Disaster Assistance Center in Lafayette will continue to provide services at their traditional locations and online. Some have relocated to the Marshall Fire Donations and Resource Center at the Flatirons Crossing Mall in Broomfield.

The Center is in the former Nordstrom’s between Macy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, at 21. W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield.

Boulder County Services

Boulder County is working with local and regional agencies to provide transportation assistance to and from the impacted communities as well as to the DAC. Boulder County has created a webpage with available information and resources.

RTD Services

Complimentary ride passes are available at the DAC for those who need them. Commuting Solutions can also provide ride passes— email cathi@commutingsolutions.org or call at 303-604-4383.

As of Jan. 6, customers booking FlexRide trips can book rides to any destination throughout east Boulder County including to/from Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette.

To schedule a FlexRide trip, go to rtd-denver.com/services/flexride/trip-planner. FlexRide can also be scheduled by downloading the FlexRide app or by phone at 303-299-6000.

RTD customers who left their vehicle at the US 36 McCaslin Park-n-Ride can now pick up their vehicles. Customers must enter at the corner of McCaslin Blvd. and Marshall Road and may be asked to show identification to enter.

School Commuting

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is working with Boulder Valley School District to provide a resource which connects parents to available carpools to school. To register for the resource, email your name and where your student goes to school to saferoutes@bvsd.org. You will receive information about registering for your specific school, which will allow you to connect with other parents.

Ride Free Lafayette Service

As of Jan. 6, customers can book rides to any destination throughout east Boulder County including to/from Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and the Disaster Assistance Center using Ride Free Lafayette (RFL).

You can book a trip by visiting www.ridefreelafayette.com, by calling 833-456-3359 or via the On Demand Transit Rider app.

Via Mobility Service

Via Mobility Services’ Paratransit division can provide rides to people and assist with trips to the DAC Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 303-447-9636. For assistance after those hours, please call 303-725-4160.

Car Share Services

Colorado CarShare is offering a variety of free services to those affected. Call 303-720-1185 or email info@carshare.org to explain your transportation needs.

Uber vouchers are available for claim online at boco.org/DACUber. You will need an Uber account to claim the voucher. For more information, visit Boulder County’s Transportation services webpage.

Bicycle Services

Community Cycles is offering free used bikes for transportation for those affected. To apply for a bike, email firebikes@communitycycles.org and include your height, address and a brief description of how you’ll be using the bike.

Louisville Cyclery is collecting and distributing used bikes. Visit their shop to donate or if you need a bike at 889 E. South Boulder Road in Louisville.

Telework Services

Confluence Small Business Collective in Lafayette is offering free workspaces to those who have been impacted. Visit Confluence online for more information.

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