Media & Press
Exciting things are happening at envida! From a rebrand to launching innovative solutions for transportation, we’re eager to share how we’re expanding our services to meet the growing needs of our senior and disabled neighbors.
envida’s CEO, has been named Transit Champion of the Year by The Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA). The award recognizes the contributions of individuals and agencies throughout Colorado with outstanding programs or projects, and who have made notable contributions to transit.
OCTOBER 5, 2021
Anger and Veteran Mental Health with Charlton Clarke and Envida Transportation Services
May 17, 2021
Mental health agencies calling attention to the uptick in suicides among teens
COLORADO SPRINGS — The pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health, and young people are no different. According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens, and now local officials are calling attention to a very troubling trend.
2018 award winner
Routematch Community Impact Award
“envida and Southwest Public Transit have shown us how transit profoundly impacts the quality of life of people in their local communities, and how to turn obstacles into opportunities along the way,” said Daisy Wall, Vice President of Community Engagement at Routematch. “We’re thrilled and thankful that they have shared their story of resourcefulness, collaboration and purpose through this award to others within transit industry.
The urban winner, envida, has helped bridged the gap between transportation and healthcare in their community.”
Envida delivers riders to the city’s isolation center to be treated for COVID-19.”
2021 CASTA Award Winners
The 36th annual CASTA Awards Dinner took place on September 16th at the CASTA Fall Conference & EXPO in Grand Junction, CO.
Denver, CO – The Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Annual Awards. CASTA represents 50 transit agencies around the state, ranging from RTD in Denver to Dolores County Senior Services in Dolores County Colorado. The CASTA Awards Program recognized the contributions of individuals and agencies in Colorado with outstanding programs or projects or who have made notable contributions to transit.
Human Services Agency of the Year
Envida was presented the award for Human Services Agency of the Year which recognized best practices implemented by an organization that provided transportation services for the elderly and those with disabilities. Envida, as an entrepreneurial non profit organization, is seen as a solution-oriented agency for transit problems in a three-county area of El Paso, Teller, and Park. This year, Envida has delivered more than 400 trips to the homeless isolation center, coordinated 579 trips for vaccinations, and completed 300 rides specifically to help people access behavioral health and substance use treatment. Thanks to Envida for their attitude encapsulated in the quote: “Give it to Envida. They solve problems.”
January 28, 2021
Envida CEO Gail Nehls on KRDO News Radio's "The Extra" with Shannon Brinias
On Thursday’s “The Extra,” host Shannon Brinias chatted with Envida CEO Gail Nehls about the non-profit’s mission, the service they provide throughout El Paso and Teller counties, how COVID-19 has changed their practices and new partnerships helping the homeless.
Gail Nehls on The Extra (01-28-21)
June 5, 2019
FTA awards envida $250K for innovative transportation
The Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) announced the 2018 recipients of its Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) grant program. envida of Colorado Springs is proud to receive nearly $250,000 for its project Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Changing and Saving Lives.
October 19, 2018
CO: Calhan connection bringing public transportation to rural El Paso County
A local nonprofit is offering Calhan residents a service they say they’ve never had: reliable public transportation. Calhan Connection will allow eastern El Paso County residents to take a bus to and from the Colorado Springs area for $5 each way.
September 27, 2018
Calhan bus service to begin in October
The September meeting of the Community Outreach Coalition in Calhan featured a presentation by Cari Davis of the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. The foundation was established in 2001 through the citizens’ vote to lease Memorial Health System to UCHealth.
April 18, 2018
Transportation for north-side seniors
Feature article in the Woodmen & Cheyenne Mountain Editions details how envida partners to provide residents with ride.
April 16, 2018
New app helps seniors get where they need to go
“Riders now have the freedom to request rides via their smartphone or computer, receive confirmations, and view all the rides they have scheduled. “
April 6, 2018
New mobile app for seniors
Press release outlining the new mobile app unveiled by envida. The app provides easier ways to schedule rides right from your phone.
ENVIDA IN THE NEWS
May 3, 2018
Inclusion for all! envida provides ADA rides for those in the Colorado Springs area.
October 17, 2018
Public bus service is now available on the eastern plains of El Paso County. The non-profit organization envida launched limited service bus line Wednesday.
July 9, 2015
Live with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center and envida, formerly Amblicab.
September 8, 2014
Amblicab is a disability transportation service that has served Colorado Springs, CO for more than 40 years.