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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Starting Monday, April 9, Ride Glenwood bus riders must pay a $1 fare per ride. Children age 4 and younger ride free.

Fare discounts are not offered, although the city will consider various discounts after conducting a ridership analysis to see the effects of the $1 fare.

Ride Glenwood depends on Federal Transit Administration grants, which have decreased. City Council approved the fare in February in hopes that fare income would make up the federal funding shortfall.

Ride Glenwood Springs is a year-round daily transit service operating every 30 minutes from 6:50 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.

For information, contact Rosa Mendez Silver, city transportation manager, at 384-6437 or rosa.silver@cogs.us.

Grand Avenue Bridge: A paid advertisement in the April 2 Post Independent, which was placed by the Colorado Department of Transportation, included an incorrect website address for information about the Grand Avenue Bridge project. The correct address is http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge, or simply http://www.sh82grandavenuebridge.com.

Air quality monitoring: Due to a combination of reporting and editing errors, the April 4 article about Garfield County’s air quality monitoring program included incorrect information. Corrections include:

• The Colorado School of Public Health did not complete the Battlement Mesa health impact assessment on its own after the county decommissioned the study last year. Rather, the school used some of the information from that study to prepare a separate health risk assessment report related to oil and gas industry hydraulic fracturing operations.

• The county’s air monitoring program began in 2005, while initial air quality studies begun in 2002 were conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Environmental Protection Association.

• The county’s program currently does not monitor for ethylene, benzene, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides or carbon monoxide.

• The formal title for CDPHE representative Gordon Pierce is Air Pollution Control Division Technical Services Unit Manager.

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