operates regularly scheduled bus service in select mountain communities of western Boulder County and provides sustainable subsidized transportation services (Routes and Schedules). The Climb’s interconnects the residents of the mountain communities to each other and to the urban corridor served by public transit including the city of Boulder and metro-Denver. The Climb’s intention is to lower the cost and environmental impact of commuting in areas not fully served by public transit by providing reliable and safe transportation.
Founded in 2009, The Climb originated with the intention to empower rural residents and communities to address their transportation needs through collaboration and shared transportation resources to expand economic opportunity, access services and protect the environment. Ensuring economic opportunity, access of services and environmental protection remain core values of The Climb.
The Climb became a member of the Via Mobility Services family of transportation and mobility programs in 2012. The Climb’s drivers are Via employees and are hired, trained and supervised by Via staff. However, The Climb maintains its own unique identity reflecting the mountain communities it serves.
The Climb is funded by Boulder County, FTA Section 5311 grant secured by Via, contract services, rider fares and donations.
Via Mobility Services is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting independence and self-sufficiency for people living with mobility limitations. For more information viacolorado.org.