Save Lives Act allows VA to provide vaccinations to all Veterans
VA has begun work to implement the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. We still have a limited amount of vaccines. We’re working to determine how quickly we can begin to offer vaccines to these other groups. In accordance with the law, we must prioritize vaccinations and health care delivery for Veterans enrolled in VA care. In the meantime, Veterans, caregivers, spouses, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries newly eligible under the law can go to www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/ to indicate your interest in receiving a vaccine from VA. Signing up will also give you regular updates about VA’s vaccine rollout process.
AT&T Offers additional option for Boulder
To drive additional giving for the Boulder Community, AT&T has activated its Text-to-Give program to support victims and their families devastated by the Boulder tragedy. Text Colorado to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $20 to the Colorado Healing Fund (CHF). The program is active for all carriers. The AT&T Foundation is contributing $25,000 to the Colorado Healing Fund. CHF provides a secure way to donate in times of tragedy, ensuring the funds go to victims and their families.
N Line promotional fare pilot ends
Six months after the Regional Transportation District (RTD) opened its newest commuter rail line, the N Line, with a Local fare in place to ride the entirety of the line, a promotional pilot program ended at the close of the service on Monday. The agency’s regular fare structure for the line resumes at the start of the service day Sunday, March 28.
Following a week of free fares after the N Line opened on Sept. 21, 2020, customers have been able to board at any of the seven stations along the line and pay a $3 Local fare, with exceptions for trips that require transfers out of the Local service area. Starting tomorrow, a trip that extends from Union Station in Denver to either of the two stops farthest along the line, at Northglenn•112th Avenue Station or Eastlake•124th Station, will carry a $5.25 Regional fare. A fare calculator tool on the N Line webpage allows customers to see how their fare may be affected.
RTD’s Board of Directors adopted the N Line fare pilot to encourage ridership on the newly opened line, which serves Denver, Commerce City, Northglenn and Thornton and includes a stop at the National Western Complex. A trip between Union Station and Eastlake•124th Station, the current end-of-line stop, takes about 29 minutes to travel 13 miles.
To learn more about this rail line, visit the N Line webpage.
The White House announced the members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The advisory council will provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address current and historic environmental injustices, including recommendations for updating Executive Order 12898.
Governor Jared Polis announced Monday that anyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the week, opening up one of Colorado’s final stages of inoculation. Polis also had this to say, “We still anticipate by mid-to-late May, six to eight weeks from now, everybody who wants a vaccine will have had a vaccine.”
Mayor Michael B. Hancock and other officials celebrated the grand opening of the Sheridan Station Apartments, offering 133 units of permanently affordable rental housing at Sheridan Station on the Regional Transportation District’s W Line. Located at 5330 W. 11th Ave., the project was developed by Mile High Development and Brinshore Development. The site is part of the Urban Land Conservancy’s Community Land Trust, ensuring the property will remain affordable for generations through a 99-year renewable ground lease. “Community investments like the Sheridan Station Apartments are making a lasting difference in the lives of families and helping to keep Denver affordable and accessible for generations to come.” Mayor Hancock said.