All aboard at Staples store
On June 8, the bus stop next to JC Penney at the Glenwood Springs Mall was moved to Storm King Road, in front of the Staples store. Transit passengers should wait for the bus at this new location.Routes affected by this change include the RFTA Valley Route, RFTA Hogback Route, Ride Glenwood Community Center Route, and Ride Glenwood 6 & 24 Route.Also, on June 8, a new 3:57 p.m. trip started from Wal-Mart serving the Grand Hogback route to Rifle. This new time replaces the 6 p.m. trip. Other minor Hogback schedule changes were made as well. Pick up a Grand Hogback summer schedule for additional information.Ride Glenwood, Hogback pass informationDaily fare on the Grand Hogback is $4 one-way and $8 round-trip between Glenwood Springs and Rifle. The Grand Hogback punch pass is $11.50 for $20 worth of rides and $23 for $40 worth of rides. Ride Glenwood’s daily fare is $1 one-way and $2 all day. A punch pass is $20 for 20 days. The monthly picture pass for Ride Glenwood is $18 for unlimited rides for Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association members. This is a $42 savings per month. A 20-day punch pass on Ride Glenwood is $18 for chamber members, a $22 savings. The combo monthly picture pass for the Grand Hogback/Ride Glenwood is available for $75 to the public and for $70 to Glenwood chamber member’s employees. This pass is valued at $176 per month, a savings of $106 per month. This combo monthly picture pass is offered to children and teens, ages 6 to 18, for $45.Children 5 and younger and seniors 65 and older ride free. Monthly picture passes can be purchased at City Hall. Punch passes are available at Safeway, City Market, City Hall and the chamber. For bus schedule information call 925-8484 or 928-8272, or go online to http://www.rfta.com.Glenwood Springs transportation update-Construction will begin this week on a new roundabout at the intersection of Midland Avenue, Airport and Four Mile roads. Short traffic delays may be expected. During construction of this project, the intersection will be made a three-way stop for the safety of construction crews and the traveling public. Signs will be posted advising motorists of this change.-The replacement of the water line on 135 Road in West Glenwood Springs is nearing completion. The contractor will build new curb and gutter this week. Residents will be contacted regarding parking and access to driveways. The road will be open to one-way traffic and work will be completed the middle of June.-Curbs and gutters will be installed June 9-13 on South Hyland Park Drive and in the 1800 block of Blake Avenue in conjunction with the St. Stephen’s Church construction. This work extends next week to 19th Street adjacent to the church property. Traffic will not be detoured, but no roadside parking is allowed within the area of construction until the project is completed.Cathy Tuttle is with the consulting firm of Tuttle Marketing and is the RFTA/city of Glenwood Transportation Marketing Alliance manager/consultant. For information call 384-6427 or e-mail to email@example.com.This column appears every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time!
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Glenwood Springs Police Chief Joseph Deras lamented his department’s inability to maintain a constant presence downtown during a virtual public forum Monday night.