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Ride local, buy local with RFTA

Sabrina HarrisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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RFTA is partnering with local businesses throughout the valley to ride out the recession this off-season. Their new campaign “Ride Local … Buy Local” encourages locals to try transit and use their savings to reinvest in the local economy. By using transit, a household can save more than $9,000 every year. The average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation and 94 percent of this goes to buying, maintaining and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing. This October and November get a coupon each time you ride the bus. These coupons are redeemable at any participating local business. Think about all of the money you could save when you use transit and RFTA’s “Ride Local … Buy Local” discount coupons. This is a win-win situation for you and your community. To receive your coupon to your favorite local participating businesses, all you need to do is ride any RFTA, Ride Glenwood, or local Aspen bus. The more you ride, the more you save. Coupons are redeemable for a discount. To see the latest updated list of participating businesses business in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, El Jebel and Willits and their discount, please visit http://www.rfta.com. Each business decides exactly what kind of discount they would like to provide. Who knows, your frequently visited local business could be offerings a 10 to 20 percent discount off the total purchase and your favorite restaurant could be offerings a free drink with the purchase of a meal. This winter, help get us all get rolling again by buying locally. Try transit, save money and reinvest it in our local economy. Together we can drive the local economy forward. Any trip made without your car is a benefit to you, our community and our environment.To find out how you can participate in RFTA’s Ride Local … Buy Local campaign, please call (970) 384-4985 or e-mail dchase@rfta.com. To see a continually updated list of participating businesses, visit http://www.rfta.com or see the Ride Local – Buy Local ads in the Aspen Times and the Post Independent each Friday.

• Donegan Road is open to through traffic. There will be some roadside construction during regular working hours. Motorists need to watch for equipment and workers. Please abide by the advisory signs in the construction zones. The City of Glenwood Springs and the contractors would like to thank you for your patience during these improvements to the roadway.• 8th Street: Asphalt paving on 8th street, east and west side of the 8th street bridge. Crews will be milling asphalt, preparing road base, and paving the road. During the day, traffic will be flagged in both directions; the road will be completely open in the evenings.


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