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“I would like to nominate Linda Harrington for riding the bus on a regular basis when she could have been driving her personal car,” commented Ron Kinnell, RFTA bus driver. “She would rather leave the driving to the professional drivers who she has relied on since 1978 to get her to work on time.”Ron went on to explain that Linda has a very pleasant attitude and is very easygoing. “Wish we had a busload of passengers like her.”Linda has been using the valleys bus service for the past 14 years. She first commuted from Carbondale to Snowmass and for the past seven years she has been commuting from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs where she is a lab assistant at Valley View Hospital.Linda likes to ride the bus because it is a stress-free environment and the bus drivers are all so friendly. She uses the time to enjoy some of her favorite hobbies of quilting and reading. She was even able to sew a quilt by hand, which she admits did take a couple of years to complete.Saving wear and tear on her vehicle is also a good reason to take the bus, as is the great camaraderie that she experiences with fellow commuters.The bus ride from Carbondale to Glenwood takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Linda is dropped off at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent bus stop and she has a one-block walk to get to work, which she says gets her heart pumping in time for work.For being TRY Alternative Transportation Riding Hero, Linda will receive 40 $1 punch passes with RFTA and a free lunch for two at the Brew Pub.How to nominateyour Riding HeroChosen 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 who 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 West 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Construction reportfor Glenwood SpringsSewer main replacement will continue this week 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.Conversion of overhead to underground electric lines will continue in the front and back yards 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 setting transformers 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 email@example.com. 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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