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Bus riders get chance for fame

Cathy TuttleSpecial to the Post Independent

Many people started riding the bus when they were in grade school and continued into middle school and high school. Many adults continue to ride mass transit as an alternative to single occupancy vehicles. In upcoming radio, newspaper and TV promotions, the faces and personalities of those who ride RFTA’s Grand Hogback and Glenwood’s Ride Glenwood bus service will be highlighted. Primary reasons for taking the bus may vary from avoiding traffic to saving money on cost of driving and time on parking. Some individuals may not have a car available for the trip, or they care about the environment and the air quality in our community.Once a month in this column, we will introduce to you someone who takes advantage of the bus service in this community or who drives a bus.How to nominate your favorite bus commute or driver.Winners receive a free lunch for two and one month of free bus service.If there is someone you would like to nominate for taking an active role in decreasing congestion and pollution in our valley by riding the bus, please submit the following entry:In 25 words or less, describe why this person should be recognized. Nominees should ride one of the valley’s buses at least two times a week or consistently at lunch or break times. Entrants will be called for information for the column and asked to stop by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent to have their photo taken.Mail nomination forms to: TRY Alternative Transportation, City of Glenwood Springs, 101 West 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or e-mail to try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us. The next monthly meeting for the TRY alternative transportation stakeholders committee is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the City Hall engineering conference room. If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, call 384-6427. Construction report for Glenwood SpringsA pedestrian / bicycle underpass is being constructed on Midland Avenue near the Community Center. Work will be ongoing for the next several weeks. Sewer main replacement will begin this week west of Grand Avenue near 23rd Street. Reconstruction of the street, sidewalks, and water main on West 13th Street from the intersection of Midland Ave. to Walz Ave. has begun. Today, traffic on Midland will be one lane. The construction area will be open to local traffic only.Water main replacement is complete. The next phase will be street and sidewalk reconstruction. Weather permitting, repaving will start on Thursday and Friday. This project will take approximately 15 days.Conversion of overhead to underground electric lines will continue in the front and back yards in the Polo Park subdivision.Construction report for Highway 82Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. upvalley and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. downvalley, traffic will be reduced to one lane in one or both directions at various locations between south Glenwood Springs and Carbondale for paving operations. Only minor delays are expected. On Saturday, Sept. 28, paving work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Cathy Tuttle is with the transportation team of Kaup/Tuttle, LLC, transportation consultants for the city of Glenwood Springs. Please call 384-6427 or e-mail to try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us. This column will appear 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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