Community Access Enterprise

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In June 2021, Governor Polis signed SB21-260 which creates new sources of dedicated transportation funding and new state enterprises to enable a sustainable transportation system. The law will help modernize the infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles and mitigate adverse environmental and health impacts of transportation system use.

SB21-260 creates three new transportation electrification enterprises: the Clean Transit Enterprise housed in the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Clean Fleet Enterprise housed in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Community Access Enterprise housed in the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). 

The Community Access Enterprise supports the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, equitably invests in transportation infrastructure, and incentivizes the acquisition and use of electric motor vehicles and electric alternatives to motor vehicles. Over the first decade, the Community Access Enterprise is expected to receive approximately $310 million to support electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure and low and moderate income adoption of EVs and electric bicycles. 

The Community Access Enterprise Board includes four Governor-appointed members and executive directors or their designees from CDOT, CDPHE and CEO. Appointed board members will serve terms of three or four years. Governing Bylaws for the Community Access Enterprise can be found here.

Members of the Community Access Enterprise Board include:

  • Reverend Eugene Downing - New Hope Baptist Church (3 year term) - Chair
  • Sarah Meirose - Ford Motor Company (3 year term) - Vice Chair
  • Ryan Hurst - Motiv Power Systems, Inc. (4 year term)
  • Alice Laird - Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER) (4 year term)
  • Rebecca White - Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Michael Ogletree - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Will Toor - Colorado Energy Office

Fee Rulemaking

On March 10, 2022, the Community Access Enterprise board unanimously voted to adopt rules establishing the community access retail delivery fee as required by § 24-38.5-303(7), C.R.S. The rule goes into effect on July 1, 2022. 

Final rule

Ten-Year Plan

According to SB21-260, the enterprise is required to develop and post to its website a Ten-Year Plan no later than June 1, 2022. The Ten-Year Plan will be used to guide programming and funding recommendations to support electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure and low and moderate income adoption of EVs and electric alternatives.

Ten-Year Plan Stakeholder Engagement 

The enterprise seeks to have a robust engagement process where diverse ideas and opinions are openly shared. Comments and feedback received during the stakeholder engagement process will help inform development of the Ten-Year Plan to guide recommended programs and funding. The following stakeholder engagement meetings were held:

  1. Light-Duty Vehicles and Infrastructure, Monday, March 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Presentations and recording here
  2. Disproportionately Impacted Communities, Equity, and Accessibility, Tuesday, March 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Presentations and recording here
  3. Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Infrastructure, Wednesday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Presentations and recording here.  
  4. Disproportionately Impacted Communities, Equity, and Accessibility, Tuesday, March 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Presentations and recording here
  5. Electric alternatives to motor vehicles (e-bikes, e-scooters, EV car share) and high-emitting vehicles, Wednesday, March 16, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Presentations and recording here

Draft Outcomes

The proposed draft outcomes for the enterprise 10-Year Plan can be found here

Board Meetings

The Community Access Enterprise Board meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10 AM - 12 PM. Meeting agendas will be posted prior to each meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2022. All meetings are open to the public. To attend, register using the following link:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_we6-goAzSuK2Dk_ZSY6enA

Previous Meeting Minutes, Recordings, Agendas, Presentations

Minutes for each meeting will be posted after approval by the Board in the following meeting along with other documents such as powerpoint presentations.  

Stay Informed

If you would like to be included in updates about the Community Access Enterprise, please provide your contact information here.

For more information about the CAE, please email ceo_communityaccessenterprise@state.co.us.