RFTA summer schedule begins today | PostIndependent.com

RFTA summer schedule begins today

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will begin its new summer service schedule today, including additional runs to and from Rifle.

Service between Rifle and Glenwood Springs has been expanded to six times daily, Monday through Friday, with four trips daily on weekends.

For those headed east, new rides from Metro Park in Rifle will leave at 6:20 a.m., 8:56 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. Also, the 2:56 p.m. bus will be replaced by a ride at 3:56 p.m.

For westbound riders, an 8:09 a.m. and 11:09 a.m. ride will be added – those times being when the bus leaves the Glenwood Springs Mall – and the 2:09 p.m. ride will be moved forward to 3:09 p.m.

Three trips will be added to the Hog’s eastbound schedule and two trips will be added for riders headed west. Also, instead of various termination points, each ride will move between the Roaring Fork Marketplace and Metro Park in Rifle.

The fare from Rifle to Glenwood Springs is $3.

Roaring Fork Valley fare bus service will run from 4:35 a.m. through 2:15 a.m. daily. Departures from Aspen to El Jebel will occur every half hour from 6:15 a.m. to 2:15 a.m.

In Aspen, the Galena Street Shuttle and the Cross Town Shuttle will once again be operating for the summer season. The Galena Street Shuttle runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the Cross Town Shuttle runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Aspen free shuttle routes also run from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days per week.

The Maroon Bells Tour will be running three times each hour from the Highlands base village area. Passengers for the tour may take the Castle/Maroon bus, from downtown Aspen to the Highlands, three times per hour. Free parking is also available at the Highlands Base Village. Fares are $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.

Also, service to and from Woody Creek will be available for the summer season, also beginning on June 9.

The new schedule will stay in effect until Labor Day.

For fare and schedule information, call 925-8484 or check out the RFTA website at www. RFTA.com.

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