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1999 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Air Quality Improvement: The HOP and the SKIP Community Transit System

City of Boulder
Special Transit
Regional Transportation District

Photo-"Hop and Skip Routes"

The HOP and the SKIP transit services are helping the city of Boulder meet its clean air and congestion relief goals. The services provide easy access and high frequency service for citizens and commuters in Boulder, and they have received widespread community support. The HOP shuttle circulates through Boulder's three main activity centers. The SKIP provides north/south service that connects residents to employment centers and retail districts along the route. Each day, the HOP and SKIP provide service for close to 10,000 riders. Through partnerships, creative planning, and public involvement, the HOP and the SKIP transit services demonstrate how citizens working with local government can set up a successful, cost-effective, and community-oriented transit system.

Project Contributors

City of Boulder
Tracy S. Winfree, GO Boulder Coordinator
Bob Whitson, GO Boulder Transportation Planner
Penny Puskarich, GO Boulder Transportation Planner
Andrea Kaufman Robbins, GO Boulder
Communications Coordinator
Special Transit
Linda Diebert, Co-Executive Director
Lenna Kottke, Co-Executive Director
Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Cal Marsella, General Manager
John Barberis, Superintendent of Transportation
Photo - People getting on SKIP shuttle
Photo-SKIP Shuttle

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