Bus service schedule changes start today
Who should ride the bus? You should!According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the average daily traffic count on the Grand Avenue Bridge is 29,700 vehicles. Average daily traffic count on the Grand Avenue Bridge is projected to increase to 38,900 vehicles by the year 2020.Who should use the Ride Glenwood service? You should, if you are one of the single occupancy vehicle (SOV) drivers contributing to these numbers. TRY the bus for one trip, one day, one week or TRY biking, carpooling, vanpooling or telecommuting.Starting today, Ride Glenwood’s time schedule changes.Inbound route from the Glenwood Springs Mall to Wal-Mart and Glenwood Park will begin service at 6:50 a.m. and end service at 9:50 p.m.Outbound route from Glenwood Park will begin service at 6:44 a.m. and end service at 9:44 p.m.Buses will arrive at stops along the way 11 minutes earlier than on the old schedule.The change staggers Ride Glenwood buses apart from RFTA service through Glenwood, providing more bus options per hour. The change also meshes the new Grand Hogback Schedule (Glenwood Springs to Rifle) with Ride Glenwood’s schedule and RFTA’s upvalley schedule so riders can make a smooth transfer between buses.The summer Ride Glenwood Brochure and website highlight the new schedules.To get a bulk supply of bus schedules, call 928-6027 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Weekly construction for Glenwood SpringsGlenwood Springs’ Fiber Optic Backbone project crews will be starting on 8th & Pitkin to School Street on April 15. Eighth Street will be closed west of Pitkin Avenue. Alternative parking will be available in a temporary parking lot along the railroad tracks west of the new Garfield County Detention Center. Access to this area is from Seventh Street at the railroad tracks on the north side of the detention center. A limited number of parking spaces will also be available on the north side of Seventh Street west of the railroad tracks (the former city shop site). Park only in areas designated for parking.Starting today, crack sealing crews will work on Devereux Road and Midland Avenue. The last part of the project will be the core area of town. Work will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In residential areas, one-half of the street will be worked on per day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each neighborhood will be notified by door hangers the day before.Weekly construction report for CDOTThe Glenwood Canyon bike path is still officially closed for the winter season.Weekly construction report for Highway 82Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., downvalley traffic will detour from Highway 82 at Gerbaz Way and use Lower River Road for 5.5 miles. Vehicles longer than 71 feet, wider than 8.5 feet and taller than 14.5 feet are required to wait at the CDOT checkpoint until 3 p.m. Upvalley traffic will use one lane of Highway 82. On Saturdays, traffic stops up to 10 minutes are possible in the upvalley or downvalley lane. More information is available at http://www.sh82.com .On Saturday, April 20, the lower River Road detour will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. for restriping work and for installation of a center rumble strip through Snowmass Canyon.Cathy Tuttle is with the transportation team of Kaup/Tuttle, LLC, transportation consultants for the city of Glenwood Springs. For information please call 928-6027 or e-mail to email@example.com. This column appears on Mondays 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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