Winter is a great time to try alternative transportation |

Winter is a great time to try alternative transportation

Sabrina HarrisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is: Dont drive at all, take the bus. Its convenient, hassle-free, and can make your daily commute easier.Riding the bus is safer and easier than driving alone in winter conditions. You can travel from Rifle to Aspen and all points in between during the snowy months. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) will get you to work on time and with no stress. Riding the bus allows time for you to read, and lets you wind down from a busy day.If you need to drive, share a ride with someone. Sharing a ride can save on transportation costs and provides you with company during your commute. Carpooling allows you to get to know people really well and is more flexible than the bus. Carpooling is a viable option in the Roaring Fork Valley.Think differently about how you get around. Dont drive if you can walk. Dont make four trips in your car when you can combine it into one. Use the bus to get around town. Commute to Glenwood Springs by carpool. All small changes in travel behavior can make a big difference on congestion. Any trip made without your car is a benefit to you and our community. Try walking to your destination and enjoy the holiday season, or try using the bus or carpooling to work, even if it is just one day a week. Need assistance? No problem. I can help you find people to carpool with, and can connect you with friendly people who are happy to show first-timers how to use the bus. For information about carpooling or alternative transportation choices, please log on to, e-mail or call 384-6437.Winter bus schedules RFTA is currently operating on its winter schedule, effective Nov. 27 through April 12. The new schedule brings increases to most services, including 30-minute service between Glenwood Springs and Aspen. The service will connect without transfers from 4:05 a.m. until 8:05 p.m. going from Glenwood Springs to Aspen; then returning to hourly service, and 6:15 a.m. until 8:15 p.m. Aspen to Glenwood Springs, before returning to hourly service. For bus schedules and fare rates, please visit The free Ride Glenwood Springs will continue on its regular schedule throughout the winter season operating daily with 30-minute frequencies within Glenwood Springs from 5:53 a.m. to 9:53 p.m. For Ride Glenwood winter schedule, please visit Jump aboard!Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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