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Letter: West GarCo RFTA needs

A year ago, I addressed a letter to the editor regarding RFTA and the bus schedule leaving from Glenwood Springs to Rifle and back.

Being in the area for medical reasons has shown me that nothing has changed. The infrequent schedule and wasted fuel on traveling I-70 continues after many calls to RFTA. In comparison, the frequency, speed and location of Carbondale/Aspen runs are excellent.

Then the “promise” of a Parachute run surfaced and still has not happened. First — fix Rifle. Run hourly with stops where people need to get off. Get off I-70 at Canyon Creek with two-three stops along Highway 6 to New Castle.

Secondly — initiative the Parachute/Battlement Mesa run with a stop in Rifle to cover airport road, including Wal-Mart, Grand River Hospital and travel on to Parachute/Battle Mountain and return to Rifle not the way back to Glenwood Springs.

“Tax base” appears to be part of the issue, but most of the riders in Rifle are going to the Aspen area to work. Let Aspen share the expenses to provide improved transportation in order to work.

Last of all, why cancel 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. trips on Saturday and Sunday, which would be peak times for passengers that travel to Glenwood Springs for weekend shopping?

How about a “town meeting” for Rifle?

Janet Bridges

Colbran

 


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