In June 2021, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 21-260 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.
Senate Bill 21-260 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.
Community Access Enterprise Board
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
- Trisha Oeth - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Will Toor - Colorado Energy Office
The Community Access Enterprise Board meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for 12/9/21.
All meetings are open to the public. To attend, register using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vS9RYxtjSHOXC7LylCM3eA
Meeting agendas will be posted prior to each meeting. Meeting minutes will be posted after approval by the Board in the following meeting along with other documents such as PowerPoint presentations.
- December 9, 2021 - Meeting Agenda | Meeting Minutes [to be posted following 12/9/21 Board Meeting]
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