NEW CASTLE — Riders will soon be able to catch a Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) bus in New Castle without having to worry about where to park, if a proposed RFTA park-and-ride lot is approved by the town.
RFTA is seeking a conditional use permit that would allow construction of the parking lot on the west side of the Stop ‘n Save convenience store in front of the Wash By U car wash at the east end of town.
“It will accommodate between 60 and 65 vehicles,” said Town Administrator Tom Baker. “We have RFTA pick-up at McDonald’s and on both sides of Sixth and Main Street, but with this, you can park your car there and then catch the bus.”
RFTA received money to help build the facility from Garfield County and from grant money.
The permit application will be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission in March and, if approved, construction of the park-and-ride is expected to begin this spring.