Put your car in storage for the winter and ride the bus. Starting Nov. 25 the brand new, Grand Hogback/Ride Glenwood monthly pass goes on sale. The Grand Hogback/Ride Glenwood monthly pass is $75 – a savings of $101 per month – and the youth Grand Hogback/Ride Glenwood monthly pass is $45 – a savings of $87 per month.Both RFTA passes are nontransferable monthly picture passes and can be used for unlimited rides on RFTA and Ride Glenwood buses between and within Rifle, Silt, New Castle and Glenwood Springs. These passes are good for unlimited rides from the first day of the month to the last day of the month. Both passes can only be purchased at Glenwood Springs City Hall.If you are interested in Glenwood Springs bus service try either the 20-day punch card for $20 or the $20 Ride Glenwood monthly-unlimited pass. The 20-day punch card for $20 is interchangeable among employees or customers and is available at Safeway, City Market, City Hall and the chamber.With the new $20 Ride Glenwood monthly picture pass you can save $40 per month. This monthly picture pass is nontransferable and can be used for unlimited rides on Ride Glenwood from the first day of the month to the last day of the month. This pass can only be purchased at Glenwood Springs City Hall. Winter Service ChangesEffective Nov. 28 there will be several winter service changes for local bus service. Mike Davis, RFTA Planner, explained that the Grand Hogback changes will better accommodate winter driving conditions and that the Ride Glenwood changes will provide new service to the Cardiff Glen area.On the Grand Hogback route all trips will run Monday through Sunday. Most trip times will change by up to ten minutes. Please see the new winter schedule when they become available.On Ride Glenwood all trips will start or end at Cardiff Glen instead of Mountain Valley/ Glenwood Park. Also, a new stop will be added in the Southbound direction on the Community Center Route by the Conoco (South of the West Glenwood Freeway Interchange). In addition, buses will begin using the new stop near the Community Center on Midland Avenue and will no longer travel into the Community Center parking lot.Remember, all seniors 65 years and older and children 5 years of age or younger are now able to Ride Glenwood for FREE.Construction report for Glenwood SpringsSewer main replacement is under way along the railroad tracks west of Roaring Fork Drive, south of the high school. Periodic closure of Roaring Fork Drive in the area will be necessary this week. Alternative routes are advised.A new fire hydrant is going to be installed in South Grand Avenue Nov. 18 at the 23rd Street intersection south of the railroad crossing. Vehicles southbound on Grand Avenue will not be able to turn right onto the 2300 block of South Grand Avenue and should detour to 27th Street. If the weather is bad, the patch will happen the following day.Conversion of overhead to underground electric lines will continue in the front- and backyards in the Park Drive/Polo Road subdivision. This should have little effect on traffic.The electric department will be pulling fiber optic cable on County Road 116, in North Glenwood, and on 27th and Glen Avenue. They will be pulling electric cable in the Western Pines subdivision. They also will be working on Christmas lighting throughout Glenwood Springs.Cathy Tuttle is with the consulting firm of Tuttle Marketing and Communications and is the TRY/TDM manager/consultant for the city of Glenwood Springs. For additional information please call 384-6427 or e-mail to try@ci.glenwood-springs. 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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