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RFTA increases bus service in the valley

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As of June 11, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and free Ride Glenwood Springs increased their service hours. RFTA is now providing half-hour service throughout the Roaring Fork Valley during the extended commuter hours (5:30-11a.m., and 2-7 p.m.). For significant portions of the day, valley buses are running every 30 minutes to and from Glenwood, Carbondale and upper-valley communities in both directions. Additional buses have been added to the previous schedule that now make a loop between Glenwood to El Jebel. Therefore, passengers on the new runs only need to transfer at El Jebel if going on to Aspen and Snowmass. Ride Glenwood Springs has extended its hours throughout town for the summer. The extended hours are Monday through Sunday until 10 p.m. daily. This hopefully will encourage more people to take the Ride to dinner at restaurants throughout the city. No changes have been made to either RFTA or Ride Glenwood Springs’ existing bus routes – only the times.New schedules/maps are available by visiting http://www.rfta.com or http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and looking under the transportation pages. For information about bus schedules, purchasing bus passes, registering to find carpool partners or other alternative transportation options, please call 384-6437 or e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us.

Thursday morning will bring parking changes to the 700 and 800 block of Cooper Avenue. The city of Glenwood Springs has hired a contractor to stripe the parking spaces to implement back-in diagonal parking, a pilot project adopted by City Council last year. Included in this project will be a designated delivery truck loading area at the northeast corner of the 700 block, to remove such vehicles from parking in the middle of the street when making deliveries. For questions or comments concerning this pilot project, please contact Sabrina Harris at (970) 384-6427, skharris@ci.glenwood-springs. co.us or fax (970) 945-8582.

The city of Glenwood Springs has awarded the contract for the reconstruction of Polo Road to Martinez Western Constructors. They will start moving equipment in for the project starting July 5. Survey crews from Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Engineering, will start staking for the project approximately June 26. Weather permitting, we hope to have the project completed by September. With the start of the project, there will be no on-street parking during working hours. Polo Road will remain open to local traffic at all times. The contractor, by city ordinance, is allowed working hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekend work is allowed only by special request. The contractor will be using door hangers with contact information and to advise residents of driveway closures or street closures in advance so you can plan around the work. The city is requesting that any residents with automatic sprinkler systems contact the contractor before activating your system. Any systems that are affected by the construction will be reinstalled as part of the project. The city would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation with this project. If you have any questions, you may contact King Lloyd in the engineering department at 384-6435.Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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