Glenwood has a new Park & Ride |

Glenwood has a new Park & Ride

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With the surge of ridership in Glenwood over the past several months, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has been working hard to keep up with the challenging demands of the commuters, finding solutions to continue making riding the bus convenient and easy. To help meet the demand, RFTA has opened up its newest Park & Ride in West Glenwood. The new Park & Ride in West Glenwood is open to the public and is being served by RFTA Valley and Hogback routes and Ride Glenwood Springs. The site, located west of the Glenwood Meadows development and just south of the Wulfsohn and Midland intersection, currently has approximately 30 parking spaces for transit users and carpoolers. While the site was scheduled to be completed by Thanksgiving, the weather presented difficulties in concrete work. The contractor was able to complete the paving of the bus pullout, but only with the use of ground-warming machines. Due to the extra expense of these machines, the project team decided to postpone until spring the remaining concrete work on the passenger loading platform and the sidewalk. There is currently a sidewalk on the other side of the street which extends all the way down Wulfsohn Road to Midland Avenue (near the Sopris Lighting store). Fortunately, the permanent lights at the site were recently installed and are now operating.Once the concrete loading platform has cured, the permanent bus shelters can be placed. The asphalt paving work of the parking lot and landscaping will also take place this spring. When the parking lot is completed, there will be twice as many parking spaces available. RFTA would like to thank everyone for their patience with the less than ideal conditions at the new Park & Ride. We are hopeful the remaining improvements may be incorporated as soon as possible in the spring – weather and resources permitting!For more information on RFTA’s Park & Rides throughout the valley and stops close to major employment centers, please call 384-6437 or e-mail at Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for Glenwood Springs.

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