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Ride the bus and save on gas

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We have a solution for soaring gas prices … ride the bus and use our gas! Why pay those high gas prices at the pump? Jump aboard and save money.Riding the bus is easy and now more convenient than ever with our extended service hours. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority now provides half-hour service throughout the Roaring Fork Valley during the extended commuter hours. 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. Ride Glenwood Springs operates Monday through Sunday until 10 p.m. daily, making it more convenient to dine in at restaurants throughout town.The bus system, both local and regional, is perfect for commute and noncommute trips. It is convenient, affordable and less stressful. You never have to find a parking place, and you’ll always be on time.Think differently. Use our gas to get around. For RFTA and Ride Glenwood bus schedules, purchasing RFTA 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. Bus schedules/ maps are also available by visiting http://www.rfta.com or http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and look under the transportation pages.

For the month of June, ridership on the city’s transit service, Ride Glenwood, has reached the all-time high of 33,626 passengers. That’s almost 4,000 more than last month and almost double from 2005.

With direction from City Council, the city of Glenwood Springs has decided not to pursue the implementation of a designed delivery truck loading zone at the northeast corner of the 700 block of Cooper Avenue at this time. This project was part of the back-in diagonal parking pilot project adopted by City Council last year to make the streets safer in downtown Glenwood by removing such vehicles from parking in the middle of the street when making deliveries. However, the city is looking into implementing designated delivery hours. For questions or comments concerning this or other pilot project, please contact Sabrina Harris at (970) 384-6427, skharris@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us, or fax (970) 945-8582.

The Polo Road Reconstruction project has begun with Martinez Western Constructors. With this 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. Weather permitting, the project will be completed by September. If you have any questions, you may contact the Engineering Department at 384-6435 and ask for King Lloyd.The Electric Department is continuing their system upgrade in Oasis Creek Subdivision. Excavation will start at the intersection of Traver Trail and Harvard and proceed south along the open space area. No road cuts or asphalt repair are anticipated. Excavation will take place near the edge of roadway so downhill traffic will encounter partial lane obstruction. Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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