Lucky bus riders win big |

Lucky bus riders win big

Melissa LaeserSpecial to the Post Independent

Chris McCullough and Glen Sell, both residents of the valley, know how great it is to be rewarded for riding the bus. They each won a $300 gift certificate to City Market for riding the bus on March 31. Congratulations!On March 31, Communities in Motion hosted a Bus Rider Appreciation Day. Riders were encouraged and rewarded for riding the bus and making a difference in our community.Riders were given entry forms while on the bus and entered their forms into “I rode the bus” boxes located throughout the valley. The winners were drawn on April 8. Prizes were gift cards from City Market, Snowmass Village, Starbucks and Glenwood Adventure Park, Yampah Cave passes, and goodies donated by local businesses.The lucky bus riders are: Annette Parker, Chris McKelvey, Richard Cummings, Brianne Phelps, Jan Kearsey, Carla Rowell, Scott Webster, Kathy Fil, Heidi Merrell, Mary Kenney, Sarah Avelenda, C. Kimbrell, George Hart, Jan Burns, Alida Barker, Levi Manning, Steve Olson, Keith Giezentanner, Karl Jones, Patricia Brooks, E.L. Camp-Richey, Renee Pogrow, Mary Lackner, Cheryl McAlloch, and Ellen Carven.All bus riders are winners, and a special thanks goes out to all who ride the bus everyday. Riding the bus decreases congestion and pollution and increases the livability of our community. Thank you.Alternative transportation plays a vital role in our community. Thank you to all of those who use alternative transportation. Look for upcoming reward days for carpoolers, cyclists, walkers and more.If you have questions about alternative transportation, Commuter Club or other transportation issues, call 384-6437, e-mail, or go to and click on Transportation for more information.Construction UpdatesGAPP is finishing up and looking good. Traffic will be back to its normal configuration today. Manhole replacement and utility work began March 29 on Grand Avenue between 22nd Street and South Hyland Park. Lanes may be reduced to the two west-side lanes at times. Watch for the traffic control signs as you travel in this area. The 20th Street intersection will be closed to through traffic intermittently. All business accesses will remain open, and buses will be allowed to go through the intersection.Virginia Road street reconstruction started April 4. The road will remain open to local traffic with no on street parking. The project should be complete by the end of May, weather permitting.A sewerline in 23rd Street between Bennett and Palmer will be replaced beginning next week. Crews will be working in the area and the street will remain open for through traffic. At times, flaggers may be present. The electric department will be working in the Oasis Creek subdivision over the next few weeks installing new power lines before street reconstruction will occur. Street reconstruction is scheduled to begin later this summer.Melissa Laeser is the transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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