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RFTA bus service times are changing

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Roaring Fork Transportation Authority valley schedules are changing to 30 minute frequencies starting Sunday, June 11. Ride Glenwood Free service will be extended to 10 p.m. starting June 11. Check out http://www.rfta.com for details on schedules for both services.

Join RFTA, the city of Aspen and the city of Glenwood Springs in celebrating National Dump the Pump Day Thursday. From coast to coast, U.S. transit agencies will be urging people to “dump the pump,” park their cars, and ride public transit. Public transportation is the quickest way to beat high gas prices. National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a nonprofit association of more than 1,600 member organizations, including almost 400 public transit agencies.With gasoline prices at record levels, public transit systems across the United States are seeing an increase in ridership. “People use public transit more frequently when the cost of gas rises,” said APTA President William Millar. “National Dump the Pump Day on June 8 will highlight that by using public transit, people can beat high gas prices, help reduce traffic congestion and assist our country in beating our oil addiction.”Many Americans are finding that mobility is becoming unaffordable, especially here in the Roaring Fork Valley. By parking the car and using transit instead to commute to work, a person would save between $3,300 and $11,100 annually. Transit use saves more than 855 million gallons of gasoline every year. Dump the Pump Day is an opportunity to discover public transportation as a cost savings alternative to driving and paying high gas prices. So get on board and Dump the Pump on June 8.

Communities in Motion would like to congratulate Mary Cranor, our winner of the grand prize in last Thursday’s Communities in Motion Day drawing. Mary won tickets to this weekends’ Chili Pepper & Brew Fest in Snowmass Village and a stay at Silvertree Hotel. Congratulations, Mary, and thank you for using RFTA.

The city of Glenwood Springs would like to invite the public to the following public meetings:Donegan Road Reconstruction: The meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. June 22 at the Glenwood Springs Church of Christ, 260 Soccer Field Road in Glenwood Springs. Intersection Improvement of Traver Trail, Devereux Road, and Linden Street with Highway 6 & 24: The meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. June 20, at the Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St. in Glenwood Springs. For additional questions regarding these meetings, please contact the city engineering department at 384-6435.Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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