Boulder Chamber and Boulder Transportation Connections
Organizations merge to strengthen shared efforts in workforce transportation
Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC), the local nonprofit Transportation Management Organization (TMO) focused on promoting transportation choices that are efficient and sustainable, has integrated into the Boulder Chamber as of April 1.
Merging BTC under the Boulder Chamber umbrella of business and community services and economic vitality organizations, which includes the Boulder Economic Council and the Boulder Chamber Foundation, is expected to advance the shared mission of improving commute options for Boulder’s workforce and residents. Operating as a unified organization will elevate awareness of BTC services among area businesses and residents, strengthen Boulder’s voice in regional transportation issues and more efficiently deliver mobility services.
“After years of collaborative work together, the Boulder Chamber and BTC determined that having our organizations team up in an even closer partnership would help us more effectively implement the vision of a sustainable transportation system, promote diverse mobility options for the local workforce and residents, and support the region’s economic vitality,” said Boulder Chamber President and CEO John Tayer. “We look forward to having the expertise and knowledge of the BTC staff fully integrated with the Boulder Chamber team and working with our other local and regional stakeholders to accelerate Boulder’s advancement toward a more technologically advanced, convenient and environmentally sensitive transportation system.”
“Joining in this enhanced partnership with the Boulder Chamber provides the opportunity for increased exposure to the business community, which is critical to supporting the local workforce in meeting their transportation needs,” said Karen Worminghaus, former BTC Board Chair. “Together, BTC and the Boulder Chamber also look to achieve their common interest in the equitable delivery of mobility services across the full diversity of Boulder’s businesses, workforce and residents.”
“The Boulder Chamber and BTC look forward to continued work with our transportation partners across the state, region and locally in the collective effort to improve mobility for our workforce,” says Lori Call, senior director of policy programs at the Boulder Chamber. “Providing advisory guidance on BTC operations as we move forward under the new partnership will be a Transportation Advisory Committee, known as the TrAC, that will be made up of a combination of public and private sector leaders that represent our major employers focused on the transportation needs of Boulder’s workforce.”
BTC and the Boulder Chamber welcome members of the Boulder community to join them at the next Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) meeting on June 10. Learn more at https://www.bouldertc.org/meetings-events