Equitable Vaccine Distribution? Leverage Existing Transit Infrastructure.

In the months since the COVID vaccination efforts kicked off in the state, we’ve made enormous strides – over half of Colorado’s state population has been at least partially vaccinated to date, and community vaccine sites are emerging thanks in large part to organizations and leaders championing the cause.  While there may no longer be […]


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What to Know About RTD’s Income-Based Discount Program: LiVE

As our communities recover, we have an eye on those most adversely impacted by COVID-19, the economic downturn, and inequitable systems. Prior to the pandemic, low-income riders made up about half of RTD transit riders, and those who continue to rely on public transportation are mostly Black, Brown, Indigenous, other people of color and low-income […]


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Community is Leading the Way. Let’s Clear the Path Ahead.

“in community, our potential is truly realized…we have the capacity to hold each other, serve each other, heal each other, create for and with each other, forgive each other, and liberate ourselves and each other.” – adrienne maree brown, “in relationship with others” blog post, July 7, 2009 The rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19 greatly […]


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Meeting the Moment: MHC 2019-2020 Community Impact Report

Last year was difficult for everyone. But through the efforts of those around the Mile High Connects collaborative table, we were able to come together to ensure our region’s residents had a roof over their heads, food on their table, and access to transit. Mile High Connects is pleased to share it’s 2019-2020 Impact Report […]


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Still time to apply!

Come work with Mile High Connects! We are hiring a Grants Manager and Program Officer. These roles will collaborate with the Executive Director and senior leadership to execute the collaborative’s strategic direction and programs. Mile High Connects (MHC) is a broad collaborative of private, public, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders committed to ensuring that all residents […]


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What’s Mile High Connects up to?

The Mile High Connects coalition has been hard at work outlining its priorities for the next year. This workplan represents the work of our steering committee and partners, coming together to advance equitable development in the Denver metro region. Who are our partners coming together with Mile High Connects? (Note: These partners are working on […]


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Get on the Bus with Us: It’s a Transit Justice Forum!

Mile High Connects and Denver Streets Partnership joined forces to host Get on the Bus: Transit Justice Forum. This conversation honed in on the connection between public transit, workforce, and the climate crisis. “This is a dramatical different conversation at the federal level when it comes to funding for transportation,” said Ariana Gonzalez, moderator and […]


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In solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community

As a collaborative committed to a racially equitable and resilient Denver region, we stand with the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community as we collectively grieve the horrific acts of violence in Georgia. While it may be difficult for some to believe the horrors of Tuesday following this summer’s racial awakening, people of color […]


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We’re Hiring

The Mile High Connects is hiring a Grants Manager and Program Officer. These roles will collaborate with the Executive Director and senior leadership to execute the collaborative’s strategic direction and programs. Mile High Connects (MHC) is a broad collaborative of private, public, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders committed to ensuring that all residents of the Metro […]


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Unpacking the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan

Mile High Connects, in partnership with Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), hosted a panel discussion with regional leaders from the transit and environmental space to discuss the state of our region. Panelists included: Christian Steward with Denver’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure – Learn more about DOTI’s programs, priorities and services. Dr. Janiece Mackey […]


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