Thanks to fare change, bus now free for some |

Thanks to fare change, bus now free for some

Cathy TuttleSpecial to the Post Independent

If you are a senior 65 years and older or a parents with a child 5 years of age or younger, they will now be able to Ride Glenwood for FREE. This transitional step is being offered to conform to RFTA’s ridership and fare procedures.A new fare transfer system was initiated earlier this spring between Ride Glenwood and RFTA.”The goal of a new fare system is a joint effort with RFTA and Ride Glenwood Springs (RGS) to make the system simpler to use,” commented City Councilman Don Gillespie. “It will give you more flexibility time-wise between the West Glenwood to Wal-Mart route because of the availability of more buses. Your ticket or pass from RFTA to RGS will be honored by both systems (transferable.)”When someone boards a RFTA bus in Glenwood Springs, and wants a one-way ride within Glenwood Springs, they can either pay $1 cash or use a RFTA punch pass.If someone boards a RFTA bus in Glenwood Springs and wants to purchase an all-day Ride Glenwood Springs ticket, they can either pay $2 cash or use a RFTA punch pass.The driver will issue the passenger a RFTA transfer and punch the date and the Ride Glenwood Springs box. The passenger can then use the transfer to ride on all RFTA buses within Glenwood Springs on that date, and can also use it to ride all RGS buses on that date as wellAdditionally, people can ride RFTA buses within Glenwood Springs by showing drivers their RGS all-day tickets. “Additional small changes to the Grand Hogback schedule will be implemented this fall to help accommodate winter driving conditions and increased ridership,” said Mike Davis, RFTA’s director of planning. “Most trip times will change by only a few minutes and changes will go into effect on November 23.” Nominate your favorite bus commuter or driver. Chosen entrants will receive a free lunch and one month of free bus service.Once a month in this column, we will introduce to you an individual that takes advantage of the bus service in this community or an individual who drives one of these large multi-passenger vehicles.In 25 words or less, please describe why this person should be recognized. Entrants should ride one of the Valley’s buses at least two times a week or consistently at lunch or break times. Please mail nomination forms to: TRY Alternative Transportation, City of Glenwood Springs, 101 W. 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or e-mail to .Transportation Responsibility & You, One Day at a Time!-Construction report for Glenwood Springs:Work will continue on a pedestrian / bicycle underpass on Midland Avenue near the Community Center. No significant traffic delays are expected. Sewer main replacement will continue this week west of Grand Avenue near 23rd Street. No street closures are expected, but construction traffic may be entering and exiting Grand Avenue at this location.Reconstruction of the street, sidewalks and water main on West 13th Street from the intersection of Midland Avenue to Walz Avenue is almost completed. The construction area will open to local traffic only during the working hours of 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. with occasional delays. The next phase to begin will be the replacing of driveways and yard repairs. Be aware of equipment that might be backing into position; don’t follow close behind. This project will take approximately 10 days to complete.AT&T Broadband will be installing new buried cable on Linden Street. This project will start Monday, Oct. 7, and finish Thursday, Oct. 10. The road will be open to local traffic only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Electric Department will be doing pothole utility locating on Linden and Laurel Street. Conversion of overhead to underground electric lines will continue in the front and back yards in the Park Drive – Polo Road Subdivision. Both projects should have little effect on traffic.Construction report for Highway 82:Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. upvalley and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. downvalley, traffic will be reduced to one lane in one or both directions at various locations between south Glenwood Springs and Carbondale for paving operations. Only minor delays are expected. Cathy Tuttle is the TRY/TDM manager/consultant for the city of Glenwood Springs. Please call 384-6427 or e-mail to This column appears 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!

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.