Discounted Rides for CU Affiliates with Disabilities

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In the fall semester of 2013, Disability Services, ADA Coordinator's Office, Housing & Dining Services, the Dean of Student's Office, Parking & Transportation Services, and Via Mobility Services partnered to create a pilot program that provided more access to campus and to introduce Via's capabilities for CU students, faculty, and staff with disabilities or temporary injuries that affect mobility. 

Via

Founded in 1979, Via is a private, nonprofit organization providing on-demand transportation, travel training and mobility options information and referral for people living with mobility limitations and their families. Via provides service in 19 communities in five counties in Colorado. www.viacolorado.org.

 

Vouchers for Via Discounts

CU Students, Faculty & Staff, are able to utilize Via vouchers which will discount rides by up to half the cost (by $1). Each CU student, faculty, or staff member who qualifies for the program may receive up to 60 vouchers that will be good during a 60-day period.

Vouchers can be picked up: 

East Campus: ADA Coordinator's Office
3100 Marine Street
3rd Floor
303-492-0956
adacoordinator@colorado.edu

Main Campus: Disability Services
N200 Center for Community
303-492-8671
DSInfo@colorado.edu
 

Ride Costs

 

Rides*

Regular Cost

Cost to CU Affiliate
(with voucher)

One way within most communities.
(example: within the City of Boulder)

$2.00/ride

$1.00/ride

One way between communities
(example: between Broomfield and Boulder)

$4.00/ride

$3.00/ride

Aides ride free when accompanying a rider!

*Either the destination or the departure point must be CU Boulder's campus.

How Do I Schedule Rides?

Once you've received your vouchers, you can begin scheduling your rides. Rides can be scheduled through the Via Call Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You may schedule a ride from one to seven days before the ride is needed.

First-Time Riders

  1. Register with a Mobility Specialist by calling 303-444-3043
  2. Provide first and last name, date of birth, mobility limitation, and type of assistive device, if any

Current Riders

  1. Call 303-447-9636
  2. Provide your name, address, and date of requested ride
  3. Provide addresses of pick-up location and destination
  4. Provide ideal arrival and departure times at destination
  5. Provide the above information for additional trip destinations as well